vik, 30 Jul 2014Stop complaining it's overpriced: it is high time you understand there is a launch price which... moreVik, sorry, but Samsung devices have become almost universally overpriced compared to the competition, and especially this phone, which is a mid-range phone which Samsung is trying to hawk as a mini flagship. Even last year's model, the S4 Mini, is still overpriced (250€ in Germany). Comparable phones from LG are available for significantly less, and better spec'd phones are available for the same price (the Sony Z1 Compact being an excellent example). To me, it's no surprise that Samsung recorded a decline in sales last quarter.
Stop complaining it's overpriced: it is high time you understand there is a launch price which includes more marketing cost.
That is you have to pay a premium to get anything early (OTOH early birds prices are only with hospitality and events dudes).
By late October the price should already have dropped to about €350, and closer to €300 by 2015.
Under €250 this will be a good device... unless tests prove otherwise, which the first best reason to wait 3-6 months before buying a recent release.
GunterO, 29 Jul 2014Way too expensive. You can buy the Sony Z1 Compact for even less, and that is a premium phone.One small step in specs
One giant step in price kind (sorry price evil)
The Z1 compact (except for the removable battery) does make a much much better sense
The marginal 'increase' in specs between the S4 Mini and S5 mini simply show that the S5 mini is way way way overpriced
The biggest change is between the model numbers of these two phones
Whilst the Minis or 4.3" to 4.8" phones are my preferred size, the S5 Mini @ £389.95 is overpriced
As you can get BRAND SPANKING NEW 16Mp Galaxy S4 for £380.00 at Carphone Warehouse which has overall better specs than the S5 Mini the only loss is the S4 is not dust and waterproof
taz-chaz, 29 Jul 2014Way to expensive for the specs.u can get the htc m7 or lumia 1520 which is way betterEverytime i heard Lumia mentioned, its always make me cringe!lmao!
Its too expensive. I'd rather choose the Nokia 1100.
Better than the latest model of today.
This is the best phone for customers who want a one handed phone that never needs charging.
Bigger and a lot heavier then the S4 mini. It's not mini any more. It's just a another inadequate phone.
too expensive for that specs...
I'd prefer Z1 compact. It's a impressive Phone, not like this ...
Way to expensive for the specs.u can get the htc m7 or lumia 1520 which is way better
Way too expensive. You can buy the Sony Z1 Compact for even less, and that is a premium phone.
Not going to help samsung, samsung is going down.
Samsung was actually only OEM which sales actually went down last Q compared to year ago.