Anonymous, 07 Nov 2013The copycat company won't the best ever period.Samsung has the most advanced hardware than anyone.nokia is dated.
yeah, 07 Nov 2013Aluminum better than plastic crap that made by Samsung plastic factory. The only plastic advan... morePlastic phones are much lighter. Also plastic doesn't block signal the way aluminium does. I definitely prefer plastic in large smartphones.
Polen, 07 Nov 2013Personally I really hate aluminium. Aluminium on phones is a marketing ploy that has been forc... moreAluminum better than plastic crap that made by Samsung plastic factory. The only plastic advantage over Aluminum the light wight other than that not worth it at all.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013Just search for the price of plastic vs aluminum on Google and you will find that aluminum is ... morePersonally I really hate aluminium. Aluminium on phones is a marketing ploy that has been forced into buyer's minds as a premium product. Samsung uses plastic to make their phone lighter and also cut down production costs. Their plastic finish is also not that bad though. In my opinion, polycarbonate is the best material out there for a premium phone,
Hope the best bright future for Samsung smartphones to edge the Apple smartphones. Best luck Samsung!
The multi window, multi tasking is one great feature that i want stock android to copy from samsung. It makes the phone function close to PC. If not thru Android, I'm wishing Windows phone or Ubuntu will do it. So much better than the hundreds thousands useless apps in the store.
This is exactly what I have been saying in my posts for a year now.
Samsung knows there are problems with Android and inefficient bloated spyware.
Even Samsung's own software enhancements are not delivering the gains expected relative to investment.
So what are all the geeks now going to say.
Samsung also mentions the waste on the spec race. I have also commented on this extensively, why, because once again the incremental gains are not registering in OS efficiency or better apps (90% of which are rubbish), and therefore marketing momentum is drying up)
Blind Freddy can see this, but geeks cant.
Hardware is currently well in excess of what software can deliver with Android doing backstoke, Apple treading water, WP learning to swim, and Blackberry 10.2 probably the most efficient OS at the moment.
[deleted post]Why don't you Google "polycarbonate neurotoxicity" or BPA and find out why so many companies advertise their plastic wares as BPA free now.
[deleted post]What "prevailing belief?" Got some studies to prove that? Why is so much food packaged in aluminum then? The more you talk the more I'm convinced your irrational hatred it clouding whatever little sense you have.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013Who the heck are you? Are you that njmc guy? Well, if you are, then why bring up the price o... moreI don't think that glass or aluminum makes a phone look or feel premium that's what marketing guys of those companies want you to believe instead.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013You miss the point it's insignificant because the price of making a cover from raw materials w... moreWho the heck are you? Are you that njmc guy? Well, if you are, then why bring up the price of polycarbonate vs aluminum if it is insignificant? And if it is so insignificant, then why does Samsung still continue to use plastic when most agree that glass or aluminum give devices a much more premium look and feel? Just look at the accolades that the HTC One, Xperia Z1 and iPhone gets when people talk about their build quality.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013Woah there little doggy. Let's back it up. You're the one who brought up the whole polycarbo... moreYou miss the point it's insignificant because the price of making a cover from raw materials way to the finished product is too low, as I said it might cost around 0.1 $ to make a cover maybe even less than that. :)
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013What's more Galaxy S4 and Note have way bigger screens and batteries plus more ram and flash m... moreDepends on how the consumer defines value. You've listed things that would go into the BOM, but there's also the software and ecosystem requirements that have to be taken into account. Samsung is lucky that Google handles much of the heavy lifting in those aspects.
What's more Galaxy S4 and Note have way bigger screens and batteries plus more ram and flash memory than iPhone's have so those will cost more. In the end all what you found in a Galaxy or Note costs way more than what you found in an iPhone. All these add value to the Galaxy and Note products.
Apple can sell their iPhone for more but that doesn't mean iPhone has more value than Galaxy and Note. :)
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013It's really insignificant to talk about the price of a cover like for example an iPhone alumin... moreWoah there little doggy. Let's back it up. You're the one who brought up the whole polycarbonate is 2X as expensive as aluminum bit. Now, it's insignificant. Flip flop much? How did you get that $1.8 per KG? Is that pure aluminum or an alloy? What's the price of poycarbonate? What bulk deals have these guys worked out with their suppliers? You don't really know much about what you claim, do you?
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013Yes, high price does not equal luxury. Who said it does? You seem to have some inside inform... moreIt's really insignificant to talk about the price of a cover like for example an iPhone aluminum cover might weight no more than 10 grams at a price of around 1.8 $ per 1 KG of aluminum that cover would not cost more than 0.018 $ even if you add the whole process of making a cover the final price of the cover might not exceed 0.1 $. :) Another thing is that Galaxy series and Note having a bigger screen their Gorilla glass protection screen is way bigger than on an iPhone so that the Gorilla glass you found in a Galaxy S4 or Note costs way more that the one you found in an iPhone.