Who wants a phone with a back that looks like a band aid? And useless features that nobody ever uses like a heart rate scanner or group play or Samsung Hub or whatever else there is. Yet they leave out features like FM radio and Stereo speakers which people do want. I used to love Samsung but they must start listening to their customers for a change, otherwise this will only get worse.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2014Samsung should focus to stay on own superiority of hardware .Apple sales $199 phone in $999 in... moreWhere'd you get those numbers? Last article I read:
Note 4 manufacturing costs $260 approx and sells at $749 (32gb) off contract tmobile
Iphone 6+ costs approx $210 to $260(various storage sizes) and sells at $749 (16gb) and $849 (64gb)
Obviously this doesn't include overheads of marketing and r&d and stuff..
Both of them are milking the customers for money.. Samsung isn't the goody boy people make them to be.. You have to realise that all manufacturers are in it for the $$
Samsung should focus to stay on own superiority of hardware .Apple sales $199 phone in $999 in the market but Samsung sales $255 phone $655 in retail. Just improve design more stylish .
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014It's different when you are just buying some nice parts compared to when you are in house deve... moreNot really much about in house development (excet the amoled and exynos maybe).. Most of the sensors/modules are 3rd party..
The main cost comes for purchase of parts and assembly + marketing etc.
And some of the sensor are well senseless.. How many users are going to need an oxygen saturation monitor?
IMO with Samsung it is best to wait 3 or 4 months.. They keep trying to raise the price of their device each generation but a couple of months down the line you have them on pretty good discounts (Apple has managed to always price their iphones at the same price since the very 1st gen to iphone 6 except the iphone 5c and 6+ and they don't drop the price till next gen arrives. I believe it is mostly because people who like iOS don't have an option. Whereas in android universe you have lots of options)
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014Next year 2015 is a "more nightmare" for Samsung bussiness. Chinese flagship CPU ... moreAnd the note never sold as well as the s because it costs more and not everyone wants larger phones
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014Next year 2015 is a "more nightmare" for Samsung bussiness.
Chinese flagship CPU ... moreIt's different when you are just buying some nice parts compared to when you are in house developing all new all top of the line hardware and have to advertise fiercely.
Note 4 might be a little expensive, but it is the most top of the line device available which took much more time and money in r and d.
Next year 2015 is a "more nightmare" for Samsung bussiness.
Chinese flagship CPU phone selling at usd250-299. Note4=usd849-950.
Note4 also going same path with S5 . Dont deny,every human being know about it.
Mr Black, 25 Nov 2014The problem is that life cycle of cell phones is so short and is getting shorter... S3 is stil... moreJust to add... diversity of product don't help at all. So much different products at same time?! What for? Look at Apple shelves... about only two new models at the time...
The problem is that life cycle of cell phones is so short and is getting shorter... S3 is still in shelves and, for average users, he is good quite enough ... Good screen, good camera, have all necessary functions, maybe some lag but all in all satisfactory. And all that in 1/3 price of S5.
Pity of Samsung. This blamed on Apple iPhone6 popularity & China's cheap smartphone that cut-off the half of Samsung's market...
[deleted post]In your opinion G3 is better. By objective fact at that time S5 was the overall best.
Compared to G3 it had better display in all aspects except resolution and M8 didn't even have resolution advantage.
Durability is better compared to both. As well as soft comfortable texture.
Camera was better than both.
Headset output was better than G3.
The software is the original of which LG copied though is finally looking different with G3. Offers the most of the 3 while still having about the same free space.
Please stop selling your phones with useless overheating exynos processor and put Snapdragon in them.... Ur sales will increase atleast 100% in india and china
mfan, 25 Nov 2014If you own an iPhone, you will be getting more superior than those High-end Sammy.Lmfao! Cute story
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014Cool story.
But since you only owned a S2 before, it lacks of consistency. Let me help you,... moreBased on your comment I decided to check if it's available on the S5 and it is, just under a different name.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Dexterity and interaction. It's called "Air wake up". Turn it on.
Thanks for commenting though otherwise I would have never investigated to see whether the S5 has quick glance feature.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014Cool story. But since you only owned a S2 before, it lacks of consistency. Let me help you,... moreI was actually wondering about that feature where you wave your hand over the phone to make it wake up temporarily. I saw it on the Note 2 but didn't realise it was called quick glance. Thanks for that update.
Original-Jamaican, 24 Nov 2014To EVERYONE: There are three comments worthy of me mentioning... 1. "Does it need a... moreIf you own an iPhone, you will be getting more superior than those High-end Sammy.