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Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244

20 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244 - read the full textIn its usual fashion, IHS iSupply has posted its virtual teardown of the Galaxy S4 revealing an estimate of its bill of materials (BOM). The company believes that the materials for the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy S4 costs $236, which when added to the manufacturing cost, give a total production...

 

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> In reply to likeasir @ 2013-03-20 14:10 from IVNq - click to readYou are also very funny my friend, if thats the case why was iCrap upgraded to a dual core processor, & 4'screen, thats because Apps on the iCrap App store are very less as compared to Android phones & of-course the Android phones are faster in processing.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:20
  • XNtq

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 14:04 from vV5G - click to readAhahaha...drop tests doesn't prove anything. There exists many variables to influence a drop test and if you are clumsy, you can protect yours with any type of material. What is great in S3 (like with iPhone) exist many many many official and 3rd party accessories to protect, to connect with other devices, etc. Most of the best selling smartphones or not, depending on the surface, conditions or actions can easily break or not.
Gorilla Glass 1 was hard but not unbreakable, Gorilla Glass 2 (in S3) seems more vulnerable than the predecessor, so let's see how Gorilla 3 handles. I think even gorilla glass being commun in almost every smartphone, Dragontail Glass appears more solid. (Sony)

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  • 2013-03-20 14:17
  • Mqx$

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 14:09 from vV5G - click to readMy friend even we are glad to get this info about SIV's production cost, however i didn't get the answer to my question...whatever you say the fact remains that crApple is just snatching money for outdated H/w & same old s/w as well. So based on that crApple is the worst product when you talk about value for money.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:15
  • XNtq

> In reply to optimus- @ 2013-03-20 14:08 from tUwV - click to readSell millions...

Because of spending millions money for promoting and marketing only???????

Apple,asus,google,motorola dont do this marketing crap...
They delivered the correct quality level to the price tag???

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  • 2013-03-20 14:13
  • vV5G

> In reply to iCrap @ 2013-03-20 13:53 from jd21 - click to read"This is an era of quad core phones"? Sure, but for Android.

There is simply no point for iOS devices to have quad core right now, because the iPhone (5,4s,4) is capable of running all 800,000+ apps in the App Store, while still maintaining smooth OS experience.

Android needed quad-core to ensure its OS is smooth, and run every apps in the Play Store. Even then, not every quad-core Android phones out there is free of stutter & lag.

Adding quad-core to the iPhone is an overkill, unless there are huge demands from developers that requires quad-core iPhones to run their apps. Quad-core consume more battery, and unless it's fully utilized by the OS itself and apps, it's going to be a big waste, and just another useless bragging point.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:10
  • IVNq

> In reply to Just Me @ 2013-03-20 14:05 from NaDC - click to readAgreed and not only that the HSPA+ version is an Octa core processor phone even that adds on ot the cost.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:10
  • XNtq

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 14:04 from vV5G - click to readWow...can you post a link which says millions of complaints against GS3? I bet you came up with that number on your own.
Nice try though.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:09
  • jtfU

The Person who writing this article should give credit " thumbs up"
For very accurate imformation tell to the smarphone fan readers.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:09
  • vV5G

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 14:04 from vV5G - click to readAnd why on earth did it sell in millions if its build quality is cheap?
Get a life!

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  • 2013-03-20 14:08
  • tUwV

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 14:04 from vV5G - click to readWell can you explain the built quality of SIV not SII as I have been saying its a polycarbonate plastic which is stronger that aluminum bodies on phone out there, is it only the drop test that is bothering you. To inform you my friend no one buys a phone to bounce it around, the drop test is only to see the durability & SIV will be one of the best durable phone out there.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:08
  • XNtq

> In reply to apple-sux @ 2013-03-20 13:34 from Pn$W - click to readThats cos the hardware cost cheaper but the licence fees are alot more

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  • 2013-03-20 14:05
  • NaDC

> In reply to AJ @ 2013-03-20 14:01 from XNtq - click to readYou should go youtube and search for - galaxys3 drop test..

Then you will know why millions people in this world complaining the
Samsung built quality...

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  • 2013-03-20 14:04
  • vV5G

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 13:58 from vV5G - click to readand also kindly look at this link
http://www.gsmarena.com/microm..._hd-5256.php
will tell you more about cheaper Android Phones with good built quality, not the best but good built.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:04
  • XNtq

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 13:58 from vV5G - click to readCan you kindly elaborate "Poor Built Quality" of SIV that you are mumbling about from so long.

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  • 2013-03-20 14:01
  • XNtq

> In reply to AJ @ 2013-03-20 13:52 from XNtq - click to readYes my friend.....some android device there cheaper than nex4...agreed...

But nexus 4 is pack with s4 pro performance+ ips panel+2 gbram
And they manage to sell it as low as $349....

Dont you think that is da bes price sor far in history???

$700 dollar with poor built is totally customer abuse...

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  • 2013-03-20 13:58
  • vV5G

> In reply to [deleted post]Agree with you my friend.

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  • 2013-03-20 13:56
  • XNtq

> In reply to TheMan @ 2013-03-20 13:02 from fqfM - click to readif your s3 back doesn't Crack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp6wJfrhDOk

you may have better luck with the front:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFQ14_8XDqQ

or maybe you are one of the millions who carries a "microwave" with them, no phone is perfect so don't act like a spoiled little girl...and you name yourself TheMan:)))). Buy whatever you like but you are lying to yourself if you think there's something worse in build quality than samy...

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  • 2013-03-20 13:55
  • mjPY

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 13:47 from vV5G - click to readThe lines I cited were taken from the article here... You must read and know that there are many other things involved after a device is manufactured. OEM cant sell it with a profit of $10.00 right? If youd have a smartphone business would you sell it cheap or youd expect a profit out of it? What youre saying just out of wholesome cupidity. Once a device is manufactured, many other expenses are involved which Im sure youre not aware of kid. Its not just about Samsung; its about every other OEM there. The manufacturing cost will always be lower than the retail cost for the reason that many other operating outlays come in pictures before you can have the device in your hands. There are in-between disbursements from manufacturing until the phone is actually sold.

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  • 2013-03-20 13:55
  • tUaI

Samsung has made it this far and they still have a long way to go. I personaly think that the galaxy flagship will dominate in the market for this year and who knows? in the next year to come. Iphone has been a great phone but as of this moment? they're in ditch. Its expensive, then we all know that the features & specs really sucks!. Its an era of quad cores, bigger screen and excellent software innovations. LG, HTC, Sony & Sammy are doing a great job with there phones but as for iPhone? I don't think they stand a change againts these Android Phones. I think sammy will sell more with the s4 than that of the iPhone.

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  • 2013-03-20 13:53
  • jd21

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 13:47 from vV5G - click to readThere are whole lot of Android phones out there on quad core processors but even cheaper than Nexus 4 so does that mean the Google is expensive, its not my friend, take a hike.

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  • 2013-03-20 13:52
  • XNtq

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