Nothing surprising.The OnePlus3T here costs 520 Euroes for 64 gb variant but on the internet for 450$.
Also the LG G6 that supposed to cost 700$ it costs 800$ here.So go figure.
I won'ssssst be surprised if the Samsung S8+ costs 1000$ here
AnonD-8311, 24 Mar 2017u dont hear pple complaining about iphones, yet every yer th materials cost list of a samsung ... moreThe XZ premium is great spec wise but it has major flaws.First the screen is crazy great in terms of pixels,like what is that UHD,it's looks like a better LG G6 screen and the battery is not even 3500 mah.I know the snapdragon 835 is really power and newest out there and is built on 10 nm which is amazing for battery efficiency but this screen will destroy the battery during gaming on high graphics.
If the Screen on the Sony XZ premium was like 1440x2880 pixels it would have been much better.
Also people love phones like Xiaomi mi Mix and the S8 looks really great with that screen.
R.I.P. Samsung, long live Huawei!
Samsung is no longer the innovator, now that companies like Huawei have catched up we don't rely on Samsung only.
Paying $800+ for a phone? No thanks. Its not that i cant afford. I think its a waste of money. 6 months later the phone will be almost half price.
Sam, 24 Mar 2017Even the 4k hdr display, SD835, waterproof,Hi res audio, superslow 960 fps capturing Xperia XZ... moreu dont hear pple complaining about iphones, yet every yer th materials cost list of a samsung flagship is higher than for iphone but th retail price is lower , eg 32gig iphone 7 costs $240 to make but 32gig S7 cost around $285 to make but we both know which is cheaper to buy and has better screen,better battry, overall processor , better ram etc
Yup, Samsung has to make the consumer to pay for their mistakes on the Note 7. Typical corporate bureaucrats :(
I don't understand why you people want to pay this much money for S8? Is Xperia Xz premium that bad that you are skipping it for S8?
mir, 23 Mar 2017Thank you! Someone finally said it. If you can't afford a flagship which is going to be expens... moreIt's not that we don't have the money it's for we don't pay the price of a descent car for a smartphone it's the matter of wisdom not richness
In my country...
Price when phone was released
Z5 Premium : US$ 1450
Zen 3 Deluxe 256gb : US$ 1500
S7 Edge : US$ 1250
Iphone 7+ 256gb : US$ 1350
Moto Z : US$ 980
AnonD-568493, 24 Mar 2017Here in South Africa according to our exchange rate we pay well over $1000 for any top of the ... moreNot to worry, here in 'first world' Singapore, we also pay more than the normal price compared to our neighbouring countries...
And for cars, we pay between 3 to 5 times the normal price of it compared to our neighbouring countries and can only keep it for 10 years (to use beyond this time frame have to buy the certificate again)...
AnonD-568493, 24 Mar 2017Here in South Africa according to our exchange rate we pay well over $1000 for any top of the ... moreWell, taxes/tariff can really hurt in places where the phone isn't being manufactured.
People keep blabbering about it being expensive blah blah.
I'll repeat what others have kept saying: if you can't afford it, don't buy it. Simple as that - there are other phones if you want a cheaper one.
Here in South Africa according to our exchange rate we pay well over $1000 for any top of the range phone. We earn less and pay more. It's typical of 3rd world countries.