Anonymous, 18 Mar 2018You realise that is cost of parts right? Doesn't include labour, shipping, marketing etc. etc.... moreMan thats the cost of one phone.
And the labour? You have no idea how much earn labourer at foxconn.
For your information is a 0,20 eur per hour. You must agree thats not fair compared to some movie star which get couple of millions promoting Samsung product for a 30 second in TV spot advertising.
So i know nothing as usualy as you always say but i know enough to tell thata Samsung is greedy company obsessed by money. They do litterary everything to maximize sales.
In case of xiaomi they dont need to do anything apart putting a 350 price tag next to a comparable specs of Mi7 with S9 samsung.
To me xiaomi is winner and Samsung can breathe dust left by xiaomi which is far ahead in specs compared to price.
Just to tell you better than advertising its a price compared to specs.
This is the best advertising. And havuing the best possible specs for lowest possible price always sells much more that stupid advertising promoted by some stupid star who cant even value the money. Charlie Sheen for example.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018I love Xiaomi, but you have to admit their photo quality is crap compared to Samsung flagships... moreMan i admit and understand but paying 500 more quids to have equaly same phone like Samsung flagship but doing better photos. I rather spend 150-200 toa good camera from Nikon or Cannon and for the rest i buy my wife nice dinner for two or a weekend vacation somewhere in hills.
There are 3 main issues with the S line that prevent me to buy one:
1 - I don't like edge display (watching full screen movies, photos etc is a nightmare + accidental touches)
2 - VERY LAZY updates - it takes Sammy 1 year to roll out what other brands have had for months - premium price for not so premium updates - even those china replika brands are ahead)
3 - Almost EVERYONE I see using a Samsung phone has a broken display - is this a trend of Sammy users or what? I tend to believe that Sammy either lies about the gorilla glass used either the phones are specially designed this way - a new display costs about 50% of a brand new phone = Bling Bling!
Conclusion: premium price for below average updates = No thanks!
monsterduc1000, 18 Mar 2018Great customer support with those Chinese phones I hear...I never had any business with the customer support. Maybe because I'm lucky, or because I purchase a new phone every 2 years, before any problems would occur...
Levy, 18 Mar 2018There there, save up some money and maybe one day you can buy a Samsung Galaxy and stop being ... moreI owned a samsung galaxy phone. I wasn't happy with it. I believe I am a rational buyer, not a fanboy...
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018"The S7 generation WAS a revolutionary improvement over the S6 and people DIDN'T noticed." ... moreThey been already with S5 series, people didint think it was something specifically new
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018You just described the perfect phone. Launch your company now. Would make mucho $$$$$$$.Hahaha thankchuu! I am a mere developer unfortunately. And even my only ettempt to make a PDA went down the drain. (Had to disassemble because it wasn't as powerful as I expected it to be)
None of these since the S2 do anything that would make me want them in the least - some of the things like the various dropped features or curved edge / 18:9 screens are even huge drawbacks for me. Frankly, at this rate, I don't see my next phone being a Samsung - or even there being a "next phone" any time soon. There's simply no compelling reason to "upgrade" - it would be more like just "grade" anyway...
Kangal, 19 Mar 2018The S7 most definitely WAS a revolutionary change.
It managed to keep two features from the S... moreSays it's a revolutionary change then proceeds to say things are slightly improved. First of all half of what you said is not true. Speaker is worse, it the same hardware but now has to blow through an extra waterproof layer, try talking with a piece of tissue in front of your mouth. Have you actually compared them in real life? S7 uses screen panel as the S6. Body strength is the same, how can S7 be stronger when they use the same type of construction and materials. Of course the price was the same, cost goes down and improvements are made, what do you think happens in a year of r&d.
S6 wasn't behind competition, it was easily the best camera of the year. Also S6 is much sharper than S7, S7 is only better in low light and auto focus. S7's dynamic range is garbage, and video sucks. It surely does not still have the best camera out there. If S6 is midrange and S7 would be mid range too. S8 has camera improvements, it not the same camera as S7.
Micro SD is not an improvement, it's just bringing back a feature that shouldn't have been removed in the first place, same goes for waterproofing. How many features does the S7 have over S5? S5 has more features actually.
The same fast charging is also on the S6, not an improvement.
Of course it should have better performance, it 1 YEAR NEWER.
It wasn't revolutionary at all, just refinement.
Sense sible, 19 Mar 2018There's no way chinese phone quality compared to Samsung, HTC and iPhone Their components, en... moreCheap price with "premium" external looks, but ugly in the inside because they slack, that's the point
wayne34, 18 Mar 2018Galaxy S phones are overpriced phones, made to fool people, to think they are special owners o... moreThere's no way chinese phone quality compared to Samsung, HTC and iPhone
Their components, endurance, materials, etc are differences you can't see
Don't even dream your cheap price will get you the very best.
Imperator Neubaticus, 19 Mar 2018Maybe do something like this for the note line too.Good idea actually.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018"The S7 generation WAS a revolutionary improvement over the S6 and people DIDN'T noticed."
... moreThe S7 most definitely WAS a revolutionary change.
It managed to keep two features from the S6: 3.5mm aux port and Stylish aspect.
...and it improved the Screen to Body ratio slightly, and the speakers slightly, and the screen quality slightly, and the Selfie Cam slightly, and the Body Strength slightly, and the asking price WAS SAME.
On top of that it had some several major improvements.
First of all, the waterproofing. It's one of the best out there, and it did it without covering the flaps, using a special case, making the device much much thicker... or anything negative.
Secondly, the rear-camera wasn't slightly behind the competition like the S6 it was in-fact much much ahead. In fact, the S8 performs practically equal to it, and the Pixel was slightly better than the S7. The Pixel2 is much much better than the S7, though. So today, the S7 still has one of the best cameras out there, but the S6 is barely midrange.
Thirdly, the microSD making a comeback is also a major improvement. Especially if you have a 32GB model for just the OS and Apps, and use the microSD to take photos, videos, and store your music.
Forthly, it still managed to get an decent boost to battery life. A combination of better internals and more battery capacity did the trick. Not to mention the fast charging.
Fifth, it STILL got a boost in performance. The QSD 820 was slightly faster than the Exynos 7420 but the new Exynos 8890 was actually quite decently faster.
....it was Samsung being competitive, it was a Revolutionary Device back in Early 2017 and still holds up today as an okay flagship, or probably the best midrange device.
Maybe do something like this for the note line too.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 18 Mar 2018I actually like HUAWEI smartphones too, my father is using a HUAWEI P10 PLUS I chose for him, ... moreI know. And the P10+ does have a 3.5mm jack. For me no such port limits myself (i own an iPhone 8 from work, which I sometimes use when I want to reserve battery on my S9, or a non 3.5mm jack phone called the Samsung GT-S8300 Ultra Touch. I say no to the removal of 3.5mm jack because I am experiencing the frustration of having a low battery and still wanting to listen to music, and you can't hotswitch to other devices.
(I own also an iPod Touch 6G, gift from my fiancee~ (yes. I AM engaged now) I use it for enjoying apple music and listening to music when the S8300 is low battery.)
"The S7 generation WAS a revolutionary improvement over the S6 and people DIDN'T noticed."
How come the addition of microSD AND waterproofing considered a small improvement?
Kiyasuriin, 18 Mar 2018OOOHHH YESSS!!!! I definitely agree here! S845/X9810 with 6GB of ram and 128 Storage, 3000 mA... moreYou just described the perfect phone. Launch your company now. Would make mucho $$$$$$$.