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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 why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 12:37 from vV5G - click to readWhat a foolish comment!
iPhone 5 estimate cost production is 199$ and they sell it x5 times of its original cost production and i don't see you comment on that
Source:
http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple...s-for-apple/

244$ is the factory price and don't forget there are taxes, employers' salaries, advertising, research ...etc
Saying Galaxy has poor build quality made me laugh because you are so cheap you never own one so you mumbling over it, Galaxy has the best quality build since Samsung are the only one build their own phones completely unlike the rest they build their phones with cheapest materials from Foxccon.
Lumia 920 production cost is 85$ and creaks when holding it and screen breaks spontaneously, Nokia use cheapest plastic and materials, and sell it so cheap 300$ new with no contract so go and buy it, if SIV is too expensive for you don't cry over it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzt4SPAkuSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Y-YD0oB74

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  • 2013-03-20 13:02
  • fqfM

Gsmarena is very brave at this time...

Im impressed with this articel....bye bye..

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  • 2013-03-20 12:52
  • vV5G

> In reply to man @ 2013-03-20 12:21 from 3F{k - click to read"Man", nobody makes those for charity to sell them at production cost price. There is much more tha that(investitions in technology, accesories, packaging, taxes ...etc)

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  • 2013-03-20 12:51
  • 3RQm

> In reply to [deleted post]No 1 interm of best marketting brand and also poor built quality.

Its good gsmarena in brave to exposed this article to the world reader.
Hail gsmarena....
The true color of samsung are produce super cheap product and sell it like diamond price......

Sorry fanboy....dont butthurt...this article is accurate 100%..

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  • 2013-03-20 12:49
  • vV5G

> In reply to fush n chups @ 2013-03-20 12:22 from uF00 - click to readBOM, in that production price are included newer Technologies than in iPhone 5 and what is powerfull and new costs more. If at the end iPhone price is higher, in that price is included the overall feel, the brand, customer service(bad things are more often replaced by Apple wether Samsung takes them to be repaired and in exceptional situations replace them) ...etc. PS: For any troll out there I don't own a single Apple product.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:46
  • 3RQm

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 12:37 from vV5G - click to readyou behave like a kid , if you close your eyes it doesn't mean that world is not watching, whatever you say the fact remains that Samsung is still number one in the world market for mobile phones, & even Google is scared about it now, crapple can't beat Samsung now. Its a mission impossible for them. hahahah.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:45
  • XNtq

> In reply to Shad @ 2013-03-20 12:18 from PEqh - click to readIts not what u suppose to call a fair play from samsung...

Its totally about ridiculouly high profit margin in sell for 1 unit
Of galaxy s4 to cover back the $500million lawsuit loss.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:42
  • vV5G

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 12:37 from vV5G - click to readoh pleassssseeee for your kind info its not just plastic its the same polycarbonate plastic used to make bullet proof materials in army, i bet u didn't know about it. Get a hang of all the info and then speak.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:41
  • XNtq

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 12:37 from vV5G - click to readiphone 5 and bb z10 come with cheap cost production but selling with the higher pricing. crapple & bb are the true greedy company and bullying their consumers with their overpricing strategy.
http://blogs.cio.com/blackberr...ore-iphone-5

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  • 2013-03-20 12:38
  • U}}D

> In reply to Ady @ 2013-03-20 12:32 from SvBq - click to readOh please watch what you write, its true that Samsung will never become crApple, coz it doesn't want to.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:38
  • XNtq

To make plastic crap just need $244.
To make plastic hype become so popular and sell it at premium price $650....what da heck sammy....
This is totally customer rip off and abuse.

Samsung is makin easy money with these poor fanboy..

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  • 2013-03-20 12:37
  • vV5G

Of course that iPhone cost more than Samsung because Apple is not Samsung and Samsung will never be like Apple. All the things and services are better at Apple than at Samsung.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:32
  • SvBq

> In reply to Eikcam @ 2013-03-20 12:13 from mHc9 - click to readyeah i agree and with that they spent $441 million on advertising alone last year, and in 6 months the phone will depriciate by maybe $150 so considering apple is selling technically an inferior product at over inflated prices with out any reduction for at least 8 months samsung are doing the right thing

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  • 2013-03-20 12:28
  • 3xqh

Iphone5's bill of materials costs only $200 and sells to costumers with higher price than S3 or S4. And they call S4 as cheap plastic, where in fact the BOM is higher than iphone.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:22
  • uF00

hopefully all phone manufacturers could cut their price a little bit... 10-15% quite reasonable

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  • 2013-03-20 12:22
  • PFx7

it is going to cost 700 euro thats 3 times even more the production price, im guessing fair price? nope

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  • 2013-03-20 12:21
  • 3F{k

If this is going to cost $580 then I'm definitely going to choose this over the Htc one even if S4 is very ugly LOL.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:19
  • t7NY

> In reply to Eikcam @ 2013-03-20 12:13 from mHc9 - click to readYes. Very fair pricing unlike Apple

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  • 2013-03-20 12:18
  • PEqh

So not a huge profit overall really, when you take into consideration marketing costs (Which includes but not limited to advertising and sponsorship), employee costs.

Fair play to Samsung.

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  • 2013-03-20 12:13
  • mHc9

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