shivtech, 14 Mar 2016I wonder how much Mi 5 cost in making?(BOM).........going by it sells at very less 300$ the 32... moreI guess it'll be similar too. But Xiaomi takes less profit on the device and they virtually make no advertisement (outside of China). Retails prices will be lower in China too due to no import fees and other governmental taxes (like VAT, battery-recycling-tax etc...) which makes European prices astronomically high :-(
The culprit of high prices are usually the additional taxes that are asked. In Belgium alone they have 33% import tax, 21% retail tax, a separate Battery recycling tax + additional device recycling tax. I guess alone in taxes that government in that country steals over $170 per device per customer!!!!
well atleast this one is done or undone...for all those fanboys of samsung saying ooo an iphone only cost 300euros to make and sells for 800...while samsung is gooodddddddddd etc etc....i ask all of you where is the price difference cuz i cant see it
Waz, 14 Mar 2016Vs. the iTrash 6s that costs $60, lelYou mean $245 (for the 64GB model 6S) source: http://www.techinsights.com/teardown.com/apple-iphone-6s/
and approx. $236 (for the 16GB 6S model) source: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/30/iphone-6s-plus-component-costs/
Which is actually very similar to this.
It's obvious that both companies spend a lot on marketing and less on R&D in the case of Samsung (obvious again since most of the R&D o/t OS is done by Google itself). They appear to have similar profit figures for similar devices. It more and more doesn't matter if you'd go for Android (Samsung) or iOS-phones. Bill of materials is similar and retail prices are similar.
Interesting read nonetheless.
I wonder how much Mi 5 cost in making?(BOM).........going by it sells at very less 300$ the 32gb rom version.
This cost is pretty high for a company spends 12 billion dollars in R&D! The cost of material must be a lot lower than this.
bad design, too high price, camera some quality than lg or sony. fans will pay for every year flagship phone. let them waste of money. who got brain will buy other phone
nobody count development of the product, like it said cost of bill of materials not complete cost, I agree that every brand like samsung, sony, lg, htc, apple asks a lot of money for their products and it could be less but if you think that this can be made for 255$ why don't you open your own company
[deleted post]Anything you buy has material margin of over 50%. Only stupid people don't realize that there are other costs involved in a product than material cost. Try not paying for the labour and see what happens to the company. And that's only one of many. LOL
Igor Carvalho, 14 Mar 2016I wonder the same... AND how much costs the display too. I remember that the display was the ... moreThe in-house development drove the cost down lower. I think only their own accountants would know such thing as they don't "buy" those parts anymore (they make them themselves).
Grey1213, 14 Mar 2016It means they have other costs that weren't accounted for, and naturally, those costs have to ... moreHey,everones to there own opinion right ? You wana pay these silly prices then good look to you,chinese offer same specs at less half the price,thats why there doing so well,everyone is to there own ?
why do droidfans have to mention iphones in everything? this article has nothing to do with iphones but its pretty obvious bcuz iphones sell by the bucketloads wether its marketing brainwashing or not. but i agree these competions to who is the best will go on forever but its usually when what a person loves, is being overshadowed by sumthing better. its either samsung vs apple, batman vs superman, liverpool vs man u, real madrid vs barcelona, england vs germany, list goes on.
usually the people following sumthing which is superior, either financially, or more common, they usually remain quiet. but the ones who speak negatively about the other are usually the ones who feel overshadowed. (droidfans) proof? every comment section on most articles on here consists of negative comments mostly by droidfans.
[deleted post]It means they have other costs that weren't accounted for, and naturally, those costs have to be footed by the customers, otherwise there's no point in selling a product. Stop being so dense and use some common sense.
Jack Hobbs, 14 Mar 2016Typical sammy,they tripple the price and everyone can nip cash point ? Day light robbery ?How long you would be able to work for free? Marketing, labor? Maybe they could make it cheaper and you could go to China to pick up phone.
Waz, 14 Mar 2016Vs. the iTrash 6s that costs $60, lelBefore we trash a company, how bout we consider total cost of making a device including things like patents, R&D
May be Apple is asking too high price
still we don't really know how much margin they have on each unit.......
I wonder if Samsung makes a higher margin or Apple on their flagships........
Looks more like Apple makes a higher Margin, it would be interesting to know....
In real life, Samsung company (holding company's) its much bigger than Apple (maybe google too), they invest alot off money in R&D, their line production are very complete. Samsung's success is not about making things people buy
P, 14 Mar 2016Ugh, articles like these are a bit difficult for people like you. It mentions clearly that lab... morereally brother ! all adds about samsung s7 has apple touch to it. sammy copies that too,
this is resonable for all companys. example apple spends more money on marketing and devolopment. thats why they are so succsusfull on mobile market, sammy did the same and you cant blame them.