Anonymous, 25 Jun 2018$1600 is still cheaper than previous panasonic rugged handheld models, they were starting from... moreNo it's not ok. Just because you don't think you need more power doesn't mean other people don't. Especially with how low end that chip among other things are.
And if you didn't need it then guess what. It doesn't make it ok for them to charge you for it.
Nothing in the device is even close to being worthy of such a price. It's rugged. But 1400...or actually probably more like $1550 worth of rugged.
And it's so sad people like you defend companies for such ridiculous moves allowing it to continue.
Now, I just wish that the warm-swappable battery feature comes to lg. slap this feature to midrange device and people will come and buy it. Though their mid range is kinda lousy
$1600 is still cheaper than previous panasonic rugged handheld models, they were starting from $2000.. although the cpu is quite disappointing but as long as this handheld can get their things done, then its alright. What do you need from this handheld anyway? running PUBG with 60fps?
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2018Not as sturdy as the one needed for situations mentioned in the comments following yours.Yeah, I didn't think of using is as a cutting board :)
The point is, do you think a rugged PDA (and a low-end specced in particular) deserves the price tag of a Lamborghini phone?
I think neither deserves its price tag.
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2018Logistic & warehause use.Three shifts 24/7(that's why hot swapable bat),banging the device... moreYou're clearly the one who doesn't know anything. Enjoy being told what's right and how much money it should cost you
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2018Yes, there are s7 and s7e that survive beatings. But it doesn't change the fact that there tho... moreAnd those are not even the rugged versions. Youre missing that point.
And even the rugged versions don't cost that much and could m be made more rugged and still not cost that much while be dramatically more worthy in spec
Tee, 23 Jun 2018You're joking right? Did you read Snapdragon 210 / 2GB RAM / 16 GB ROM and 8 MP cam? All the... morePrice is for the durability factor. In places where consumer grade device users won't hangout and drink starbucks coffee.
H-1, 23 Jun 2018For that price I can buy a barcode reader and a decent phone. I can get an entry-level device... moreNot as sturdy as the one needed for situations mentioned in the comments following yours.
You can use this as an alternative for a chopping board so handy actually.
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2018Logistic & warehause use.Three shifts 24/7(that's why hot swapable bat),banging the device... moreYou don't need to be rude but yes you're right - these things are for "vertically integrated" systems like warehousing, possibly in military environments (where -10 to +50 is perfectly possible, as in the desert in the ME.) The low spec is necessary to keep heat generation to a minimum as that dictates the maximum operating temperature and all the protection makes it hard to get rid of heat.
Many years ago I accidentally sold the idea of a ruggedised handheld computer to a NATO force when the one we were using for some field trials got accidentally run over by a tank. Wash the mud off, it was fine.
troll, 23 Jun 2018great specs and bang for a buckYou're joking right? Did you read Snapdragon 210 / 2GB RAM / 16 GB ROM and 8 MP cam? All these "goodies" for USD 1,600? I can understand there's a market for bar code scanners, but the price tag compared to the specs is utterly ridiculous.
For that price I can buy a barcode reader and a decent phone.
I can get an entry-level device, wrap it in silicone and glue, it will become watertight, rugged, will look as ugly, and it will still cost a fraction of the price, but with better performance.
Ybsplite joke right? I mean it is supposed to do some stuff quick and fast at working environment and be indistructable, but SD 210 is anything but fast, wow, insane price for what you get, S8 active is way better option
nailed it, 22 Jun 2018if you cant stay at -10°C because you would freeze, and if you cant stay at 50°C beca... moreNo need to go hyper.
The market for these phones is not the same as those targeted by the likes of S7 phones.
And I do not think you need to be plain clothed or work on those environments that are -10C or 50C without safety clothing.
Or it could also mean that -10C up to 50C were the range of temperatures that this device can withstand during their qc/testing phase.
Did you take it literally?
nailed it, 22 Jun 2018and oh here is your S7 who survives. so nothing new to beg for 1600 for nothing. https://www.... moreYes, there are s7 and s7e that survive beatings. But it doesn't change the fact that there those that got repaired which included the technicians warning about not putting it in the water. Or those that got dropped mere centimeters above the floor or table and suffered breakage.