1000$ for phone is crazy. Not buying a phone over 200$-300$. But thanks to contracts for other countries, they dont even bother about the prices anymore, its 20$/mo vs 10$/mo for them.
I think it's because smart phones are getting better every year, I'm still rocking the Google pixel and I have no regrets not upgrading to the pixel 2 because my phone works the same way it did the first day I got it and it's even better with the 8.1 update. But I know I will be upgrading to the next pixel this year end because I know it will have a better camera and better battery life😊
AnonD-709626, 23 Feb 2018china govt give subsidy for exports that's why Chinese products are cheapNo they don't. Their prices are cheaper because they're willing to make less profit on every phone sold to sell more phones thereby making the money back when they sell more phones overall as shown by the Gartner results.
This kind of news should actually be no surprise anymore. What with the steadily increasing prices of smartphones, people would surely want to keep their phones for longer.
Who in their right mind would want to waste money buying a brand new expensive phone that isnt any more much different than last year’s model? Certainly not someone like me. I’d stick to what I have now and wait a few years for real innovation to happen!
well maybe because people start realizing that a smartphone can last easily few years (i still got my lg g4 and its brilliant).
AnonD-725837, 23 Feb 2018Mission Accomplished... market saturation achieved.This is probably the reason.
Not those subjective values like the presence/absence of this or that.
Alien , 23 Feb 2018- Prices went up too much and what they offer in return isn't a huge improvement (if the s8, s... moreThe cat s61 seems like a good mid ranger and I'd like to have it especially for the improved thermal camera over its predecessor and being a good looking tough device.
However if LG Samsung or Sony implemented that then it would be awesome and their asking prices would be justified but knowing reality, the price would need to be enough to stretch their pockets even more.
Flagship phones bill of materials usually is around $200-300.
That's why I don't buy phones for more than $350.
I don't give a crap about R&D, marketing, shipping etc because this is where all consumer money goes.
Instead of focusing on adding features & hardware they do the opposite...
Why has the IR blaster dissappeared? I don't need a TV remote at all, I want my phone to do it all. (it's a portable all-in-one computer after all)
Why has the 3.5mm jack disappeared? I'm not about that dongle life, hassle with it yourselves.
Why has the microsd slot disappeared? Keep your hackable & privacy-free clouds to yourselves! I got all my data locally stored available on-the-go as I please.
Why are more and more devices coming out with no improvements or barely noticeable ones? - in order to leech the sheep - plain and simple.
All in all, company money is just very unwisely spent (a lot of it goes to feed the bank accounts/pockets/duffle bags of the posh lifestyles) therefore I will restrict that by will wisely spending mine. :-)
peachy001, 23 Feb 2018I hope Sony and HTC look at the Samsung devices and wise up. Samsung success must in some way ... moreThe biggest difference between HTC, Sony, and Samsung (mobile divisions) - in North America at least - is marketing budget. Sony and HTC's appear to be approximately zero.
"Due to the massive success of the Galaxy S8 duo and the disappointment with the pricing and launch strategy of the iPhone X, Samsung was back in the lead both in volume and market share ahead of Apple for Q4."
According to other statistics like IDC Samsung sold less units than Apple in Q4. Also look at the profit Samsung mobile division made in Q4 this year, its less than last year even though they had the Note 7 issue then, so the math tells us that the S/Note 8 series could not have done that good in Q4.
Most smartphones are pretty good while Chinese manufacturers offer huge value. I bought the Redmi Note 4 twice. Not for me though.
Indian , 23 Feb 2018Y will anybody buy a new phone in every 3 month?????? Technology make humans to waste money :PCoin pay phone that way please.
MarcioR, 23 Feb 2018Oh look at this. Apple is losing groundGained a hell of a lot of ground in Q4 2017
Y will anybody buy a new phone in every 3 month?????? Technology make humans to waste money :P
I hope Sony and HTC look at the Samsung devices and wise up. Samsung success must in some way be attributable to the fact that they tick more boxes than most. Wireless charging, decent screen, decent cameras front and back, choice of form factor. The gimmick 4k screens, squeeze sides, uber shiny backs, count for nothing if you slowly strip out bits and features. Samsung also has the huge advantage of offering its two widely appealing flagships early in the year, and at the same time. LG and HTC should consider that, as it reduces Buyers remotes. If they offered a V40 in two sizes, at the same time, as opposed to a bigger/better one 4 months later, then buyers would know that they were making a secure choice. The screen and front camera let LG down last year. And the screen and lack of wireless charging and 3.5 jack hampered HTC. Launching multiple variants of the same device is not great, particularly if the difference is RAM, size.
Hagren, 23 Feb 2018I'm not surprised- almost every phone looks the same, innovation is scarce and most of the tim... moreDude I'm still using my 2014 flagship and will continue to till it craps out on me lol
xiaomi sales never goes down, other company should learn about the value of the product, not just brand without much improvement
I guess people are now turning towards utility part of handset rather than just an Adrenalin rush., Over the period people (At least me :)) ) have realized that all the value of your money spent on a phone does not even last for six months!! as the same brand will launch something better than that of what you have bought or some other brand would do it and all the charm and hype you (and your circle) had about your phone goes away, people have or should realize that all phones have same functionality of making us talk/message and post scrap on social media,shoot decent photos (By the way what you do of so many pictures except for uploading on Social media ?) no point in spending ultra/high end phones which costs even more than combined cost of LED TV+Fully Automatic Washing machine+Good two door Refrigerator+An Oven or Vacuum Cleaner !! at least this is fact in India, you can buy all these things at the price of an iPhone X or S8/+, or upcoming S9!!