i think the price is fair enough coz its have a good ecosystem in gaming world
Kangal, 08 Aug 2018Well, firstly I didn't say the iPhone WASN'T also a rip-off. And secondly you cannot compar... moreI done with the word when you said best service provider in the industry! Seems fanboy like words.. giving all your mentioned reasons doesn't mean you have increased price with minimal things
Thab33f, 07 Aug 2018If iPhone can charge 1000$ for a phone an give the bare minimum. I don't see why a phone with ... moreWell, firstly I didn't say the iPhone WASN'T also a rip-off.
And secondly you cannot compare Apples to Androids. Firstly, Apple spends a lot of money on marketing, and that money gets budgeted into the handset sale. Not to mention all the Apple Stores, the working staff, all of which go to provide the best customer service in the industry. And then there's things like designing the hardware (they don't subcontract it out like some OEMs), making the accessories, building the internal processors and motherboards, creating the Operating System, maintaining the Operating System for many years, making custom Applications, and maintaining their own AppStore, and owning many content services, and finally making their own monetary division for Credit Card, iTunes card, ApplePay.
If any OEM started to make an iPhone competitor without using Android and without using Google Services and with a massive .... they will run costs that run into the Hundred Billions. And so the cost of such a device would certainly be higher than an iPhone, yet it would be slower, less pretty, less developed, less adopted, less marketed, less supported etc etc.
This is the "trap" that many Android OEMs fall in. They need to conquer a niche, instead of taking a big chunk of the pie.
But at least, unlike the iphone, this one worths the price tag
I'm really quite excited to see this one come onto market! A lot of the concepts seem cool so I'm curious to see how much of them come into reality!
Either way given the specs $999 with headphones isn't bad. I imagine the Without Headphone Price likely won't be much better, I can assure you they are bundling the headphones at slightly above cost to help move the phones, not the other way around
you know, i'd rather get the phone without the headset for 800. sounds much more appealing
This is much cheaper than I expected! 1200-1500€ was my expectation, so this is really cheap...
Interesting to see this and other "game" phones compared to each others. What phone can really keep up in long gaming session without throttling too much...
Geric.770, 07 Aug 2018Expensive, but worth buying due to its uniqueness and monstrous features.You are right linus!!
Just waiting for Razer 2 I love 120hz on a damn phone so smooth! Curently I have oneplus6
Kangal, 07 Aug 2018Rip-off. People don't want this stupid headset... they want all the PHONE's ACCESSORIES tha... moreIf iPhone can charge 1000$ for a phone an give the bare minimum. I don't see why a phone with not 1, but 3 usb ports and A HEADPHONE JACK and a fingerprint scanner be sold for the same price
People don't want this stupid headset... they want all the PHONE's ACCESSORIES that you showed off to be thrown in the box, and they want it equal or BELOW the expensive Samsung S9 price.
Expensive, but worth buying due to its uniqueness and monstrous features.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2018Phones gets more and more expensive the good part is even a 200 euros phone you can run 99% of apps without any performance problem, so why worry?
Does Asus still allow the bootloader to be unlocked on it's devices?
Fair play to them for going for such an ambitious device, few of my colleagues are interested in this phone.
The should buttons and the cherry picked chipsets are great additions.
veryangrynerd, 07 Aug 2018Yes deal with a phone that will sell in thousands instead of millionsA huge portion of note buyers are fashion conscious people.
Sammy is the Apple of android.
Not all of them are eally sold but mostly pushed as an upgrade to existing phone contracts. Especially in its home country. Where it is usually hip to ditch current one to get the newest shiny product.
veryangrynerd, 07 Aug 2018Yes deal with a phone that will sell in thousands instead of millionsyes millions but majority of the note buyers are non gamers, heck even those streamers on youtube when they play mobile games they use iphone, PUBG mobile, ROS, Mobile Legends, Creative Destruction...
i saw one streamer using the razor phone which is equivalent to the ROG phone