Anonymous, 10 Mar 2016The Nexus 5x is arguably a better phone than the A9 and can be had for £140 right now if... moreProject Fi is US only though, and the Nexus 5X remains far more expensive in the UK than it should be given the £/$ exchange rate.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2016I don't agree, the 5X feels cheap compared to the A9, it doesn't support adoptable storage, it... moreThe a9 doesn't have boomsound. And it has midrange internals, including camera. And it has abysmal battery life. You get more bang for your buck with pretty much any other phone in the market.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2016The Nexus 5x is arguably a better phone than the A9 and can be had for £140 right now if... moreI don't agree, the 5X feels cheap compared to the A9, it doesn't support adoptable storage, it doesn't have BoomSound, Dolby Audio, 24bit hi res, amplifier, Blinkfeed, Zoe highlight, it just don't have jack.
pika2000, 10 Mar 2016Cutting prices is not a good practice. In the future, whoever wants to buy an HTC phone will w... moreThe Nexus 5x is arguably a better phone than the A9 and can be had for £140 right now if you buy it through Project Fi. I don't think anyone would refer to the Nexus 5x as a cheap Chinese phone.
I hear what you're saying about price cuts and tend to agree. That said, the A9 was overpriced from the start for what it is. HTC continues to misread the market.
Can HTC make the argument that it has better build quality than cheaper phones and people should pay more for that? Sure. Is that worth double the price of those phones? Phone buyers have spoken and answer is No.
Cutting prices is not a good practice. In the future, whoever wants to buy an HTC phone will wait for price drop, reducing sales at MSRP, forcing HTC to cut price and have less margin/profit. Vicious circle. Add on to that that they behave like all other OEMs, with lazy updates, etc, their brand have less and less value. So not only people are expecting price cut, they expect the price to equal any cheap Chinese phone out there.
Oh well, good luck HTC.
Oh dear. With that pricing, they don't seem to want to sell that much units.
[deleted post]what if i say u can buy mi5 for 300 dollars...what am i? a xiaomi fanboy?
Sure this device will have a big price cut because nobody cares about...and M10 will be the new fail from HTC...if the design is the same as the leaks then HTC is guarantee a new Nokia even the news says HTC will make the next 2/3 Nexus...hope the NExus line dont have the same destiny!