imRGZ, 22 Mar 2018Manufacturing the phone's hardware is more costlier than developing an OS. Apple pays for thei... moreYou miss the point. The cost of developing touchwiz is nothing compared to developing and managing iOS. Samsung is a manufacturer! ItÂ’s a separate business. They can make profit just by selling components to other companies (ram, memory, display, camera). They donÂ’t do it just for their devices. So say a phone uses exactly the same samsung-made components as a galaxy phone it should be more expensive than the galaxy (for samsung to make a profit). So if apple or any other company buys a component from samsung that component should be more expensive. Or in other words samsung phones should be the cheapest!
Now apple develops their own OS and design their components (this is a huge R&D risk if u consider they are designing their own SoC!) and they pay for their manufacture. So apple will always be more expensive. See a teardown for iphone x! Double stacked motherboard, a kinetic camera implemented in a tiny space, stainless steel. Everything is up there or even better on the iphone x except maybe the camera due to lack of variable aperture and less ram. Other than that what does the galaxy have thatÂ’s better? Nothing. So in my opinion comparatively the price difference is justifiable. A galaxy is made from an os made by google, a SoC made by Qualcomm (ok they make their exynos because they have to) and hardware made by samsung. In order to compare apples to apples (no pun intended) samsung should be the owner of android and Qualcomm and the sole users of them. Have an open mind. In the UK the iphone x is only £150 more than the s9+. I think the price difference IS justifiable for the reasons mentioned above but also u get the best customer service and resale value and accessories everywhere!
imRGZ, 22 Mar 2018Developing an OS isnt as costly as manufacturing high quality hardware components. Samsung's T... more"Developing an OS isnt as costly as manufacturing high quality hardware components." So? Apple uses low quality hardware components? Both use high quality hardware components. But only one of them has their own operating system. We already both know i'm right about the costs. You're just being obtuse.
Data Crash, 22 Mar 2018You don't know what TouchWiz or Experience is called? It's called "Android" buddy. Needless to... moreDeveloping an OS isnt as costly as manufacturing high quality hardware components. Samsung's TouchWiz is an UI deployed over pure android OS they got from Google. It's Samsung's way of differentiating from other Androids. I think you dont know about how different manufacturers put their own skin/UI over android. Xiaomi has MIUI, likewise moto, OnePlus and co. have their own flavors of android. Samsung has no OS of its own, okay, does Apple has its own hardware manufacturing facilities? Everything they depend on others. They only provide designs. Note8/S9 has same high quality OLED display, better camera, better productivity tool and software, comparable performance and still costs less than iPhone X, which is just an iPhone 8 plus in a different body with just an OLED screen and face ID to differentiate. That doesnt warrant such a huge price tag. And not to forget that NOTCH!
Neo19, 20 Mar 2018Only difference is apple is paying for those components to manufacture. Android is open sourc... moreManufacturing the phone's hardware is more costlier than developing an OS. Apple pays for their components. Apple develops their own OS and Samsung manufactures its own hardware, that doesnt mean there is no cost included in that, and also doesnt mean they got them for free. At least in hardware perspective a Samsung flagship is well worth for its price than an Apple.
imRGZ, 22 Mar 2018Oh then whatelse is TouchWiz or Experience is called? Can you please tell me a name for it? I ... moreYou don't know what TouchWiz or Experience is called? It's called "Android" buddy. Needless to say, they're dependent on google. Every other smartphone released now is. Except iPhone. So we could understand their high price, unlike Samsung using an OS they didn't made but just added more bloat and yet almost the same price as the iPhone X with their own OS, just $10 short. Everyone knows that. Well, not everyone. You don't know it. Now you know.
Data Crash, 20 Mar 2018"Samsung has an UI.." yeah I stopped right there. I can't take you seriously from here on if I... moreOh then whatelse is TouchWiz or Experience is called? Can you please tell me a name for it? I thought it is called as Samsung's skin or UI on top of Google's android. I also thought/believed Samsung developed that UI/skin. So, r u going to say Touchwiz or Experience is also the work of Google? If so why Google's pure android version doesnt have half the useful features Samsung's Experience/Touchwiz UI/Skin has? Please enlighten me.
Five Star, 21 Mar 2018Yeah, I have both. Honor ones have way better bass.That's a very subjective statement; better in what sense? More audible? More accurate? Deeper? Punchier?
Well 348 dollars and 379 dollars still is less than 300 eur and around 300 eur. But to be honest year ago the phones will sell for maybe 450 and 500 or 550 and samsung will still makes a profit why?
Problem with Samsung is they spend a lot on advertising. They does not hesitate to give some millions for promo to a TV star or someone well known to do the advertising. Because as we know without advertising Samsung will sell barrely even a single piece of a phone.
In other words if we put on a stand next to each other Xiaomi Mi7 and Samsung S9 the xiaomi will sell much more. Most of the people have o idea whats the half or 80% of tottal specs means only that matters its price.
lacp, 19 Mar 2018You are fool or what?! AKG headphones are crap and worse than Honor headphones?!!!Yeah, I have both. Honor ones have way better bass.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2018If you can't refuel the car (in other words non-removable battery), the engine won't work at all.Sorry not a compelling argument in my opinion.
The battery in my S8 Plus for example is still going strong, bought since launch and cannot see any noticeable difference in the performance when using day to day. I say noticeable performance because obviously batteries will degrade over time but im more than impressed with the S8 Plus in this department.
I will be onto another phone well before this phones battery needs to be replaced and I happen to like the fact it is water resistant too. So win, so win for me. All good.
"Samsung claims the Galaxy S8's battery won't wear out as quickly as the Galaxy S7. After two years of use, Samsung R&D boss Oh Boo-keun told us the Galaxy S8 should still hold 95 percent of its charge"
How can i order or how can i buy Samsung S9+ here in Lebanon for the price of $379.00 USD.
imRGZ, 20 Mar 2018Samsung has an UI which has more and more features embedded into it than what Vanilla Android ... more"Samsung has an UI.." yeah I stopped right there. I can't take you seriously from here on if I just keep laughing at every pathetic reply you send. Obvious millennium child is obvious.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018It's NOT all about how much fuel is in the car but how efficient is the engine. If you can't refuel the car (in other words non-removable battery), the engine won't work at all.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018The Processor drains most of the battery. The s4 isn't as good as the s8+. The s4 is slow and ... moreWrong. The screen drains the most of the battery. At least the S4 lasts for an indefinite period of time, while the S8+'s battery will die after a few years.
imRGZ, 20 Mar 2018Samsung doesnt have their own OS, yes, just like Apple which doesnt have its own hardware manu... moreOnly difference is apple is paying for those components to manufacture.
Android is open source. And u canÂ’t really compare an android skin and apps with a whole os. ThatÂ’s why tizen never caught up, or bada even. Samsung tried but failed to make their own os. So they got one ready from google and effectively duplicated all google apps. I am sorry but samsung music, samsung video, samsung pay, bixby. Why did they even bother? They have added nice features like the s-pen but honestly u canÂ’t compare that to creating and managing a whole OS from scratch.
Neo19, 19 Mar 2018Huawai is ridiculously expensive. Just like apple and samsung. Only difference is that apple... morehumm may be they have some R&D as they do develop their kirin processors, i might be wrong. they do have some very low cost device here in India like the Honor 7X, 9lite which cost less than 200$ are good value for money phones. But again dont know how much profit margin they would have at these prices.
"The $379 price is just the manufacturing cost. This means it doesn't include other expenses like research and development, marketing, distribution and taxes."
ren122, 20 Mar 2018Think about it like this. A PlayStation 4 costs less than a phone and it arguably takes way mo... moreadd in games, tv, camera, scanner etc. its like saying ps4 should price the same as 90s cd player with same component and materials to make.
im not saying 1.3k is justified. but asking a latest phone that initial cost of 380 to sell at 500..thats straight up r***rd
Crispypeddler, 20 Mar 2018for those.......r***rd that says it shud cost 400 / 500, then how about promotion? marketing? ... moreThink about it like this. A PlayStation 4 costs less than a phone and it arguably takes way more components and materials to make .
Phones are cheap