imRGZ, 26 Feb 2018Even OnePlus's price is getting increased year after year and one day it will reach Galaxy S/i... moreI believe that for some point, technology is a big NO cheap in all its aspect. If you want the latest, then make sure you have enough amount of money on your pocket. Sure, everyone will interesting to buy any high technology smartphones with just cheap price, but where? And what about the quality of the phobrs, can you make sure you will get a quality thing with cheap price. So the balance will keep it up like that, the law of economics in which the linear curve of price and demand meets. For me, its OK to buy high specs smartphone as long as it has a reasonable price, other than that I don't.
CptPower, 26 Feb 2018Man no you didnt offended me. And i undestand mayn things i am old enough to. But still. ... moreEven OnePlus's price is getting increased year after year and one day it will reach Galaxy S/iPhone's price range. And so will Xiaomi. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 in my country was priced in the vicinity of S7, iPhone 7 and Sony Xperia XZs/1, at the beginning. See Xiaomi is no different. As the technology advances, the price of it also increases. And guys like you keep on ranting about the greediness of these companies. If you want the latest, then you have to shell out big amount.
CptPower, 26 Feb 2018Man Xiaomi Mi7 selling price will be 350.
Does that means Xiaomi wont make any profit on tha... more"Does that means Xiaomi wont make any profit on that? Also they have to pay staff, repair machines, pay expenses for every warehouse etc.
Its also a flagship. " Lol. Now you are talking about this. Is Xiaomi bigger company than Samsung? Does it have more employees, warehouses, retail stores, service centers than Samsung? Who said Xiaomi doesnt do any kind of marketing? They do, not in the scale of Samsung and Apple. Creating Flash Sales and thereby generating hype is also a method of marketing.
JoxY, 23 Feb 2018TBH how can you use raw price as reference if there are many other things which you have to co... moreNo man.
I understand everybody needs to make profit.
But when a chicken in restaurant i means whole expenses are 2,50 eur for example i will expect 3,75eur price at most not 7,50 per portion.
I want to make a profit not to rob my customers so they will never return back because my restaurant is too expensive for them.
imRGZ, 23 Feb 2018Go through this year old post and know for yourself.
https://www.androidauthority.com/how-can... moreSo i was right.
Basic people gets crumbles from table and company ceo greed is endless.
imRGZ, 23 Feb 2018S8's manufacturing cost is 307USD per device. Based on this Note8's manufacturing cost would b... moreMan no you didnt offended me.
And i undestand mayn things i am old enough to.
To be honest i can afford a phone for even a 2000 eur no problem.
Problem is when the phone cost reasonable cost and when the phone cost too much so even a hard die fans wouldnt pay for that.
And in this case phone price crossed its limits and the next Note 9 or S9 and S9+ will cross the limits.
And about the raw price dunno from where you got 307 but is less than you think.
Anyway even if the price will be 307 and selling price is 999 its 3 times more.
If the phone cost 2 times more and Samsung can still make a profit and it will sell much more devices than if the phone cost 3 times more then why dont make a higher profit by selling it cheaper.
After one year when S9 is still not our for sale you can get S8 for 500. Year ago as a brand new cost 800 eur. And Samsung still making a profit.
Everything is as i said. Samsung is a company ruled by greed.
Basic staff lives from one wages to another and Samsung CEO dont know what to do with all the money they earn.
No matter how you ook at this or at me i am right. Everythign should be balanced and equal but thats only probbably my dream which never comes true.
AnonD-625621, 23 Feb 2018If that be so than iphoe x manufacturing cost would be around 100Man to be exact is around 240.
BUH.BYE, 23 Feb 2018Even if the raw manufacturers price is 200$, any sane people would not sell their products 200... moreMan Xiaomi Mi7 selling price will be 350.
Does that means Xiaomi wont make any profit on that? Also they have to pay staff, repair machines, pay expenses for every warehouse etc.
Its also a flagship.
I am not a hippocryte all i want to say that plenty of expenses are not needed at all.
Or do you think nobody will buy samsung without any advertising?
Yes i believe to that.
In my country you will barely find any xiaomi advertising. I didnt saw any apart from one straight on its shop.
You guys are doing a very good job with long-term reviews! It´s just the right part of subjectivity, keep it up guys!
This is stunning phone, however small battery is a deal breaker. I was ready to pre-order this one, yet when I stumble about the battery specs, I hesitated, waited for endurance rating test. The results really put me down, giving the fact that you can not replace the battery yourself. The long battery life is essential when I am traveling or hiking when gps drains battery fast. I was even ready to fork out outrageous £850, knowing myself, that mobile phone can last me about 4 years, yet the small battery wont let me make a purchase. This is really a bummer as the screen is stunning and camera looks promising too. I understand, that I may need to make some sacrifices, but it certainly wont be a battery.
Kablamacast, 23 Feb 2018I do believe this is to do with the screen. if you view the photos each device took on a diffe... moreYou didnt read my comment entirely I guess. Because I already had said that
" to eliminate the screen differences, we have sent each photos to the other devices to see the difference."
Its not the note 8s screen accuracy Im talking about, its his camera software editing. As I said iphone's photo looked true to real life both in iphone and note 8, but note 8s photo looked oversaturated both on note 8 and iphone. The difference since the note 8 has amoled screed, it even more oversaturated its own photo on its screen.
kakouille, 23 Feb 2018According to displaymate about the color accuracy of the note 8, YOURE WRONG. The Galaxy Note... moreYou missed the part I guess, to eliminate the screen differences, we have sent each photos to the other devices to see the difference. Its not the note 8s screen accuracy Im talking about, its his camera software editing. As I said iphone's photo looked true to real life both in iphone and note 8, but note 8s photo looked oversaturated both on note 8 and iphone. The difference since the note 8 has amoled screed, it even more oversatureted its own photo.
AnonD-739794, 23 Feb 2018Not really - the S7 is old tech by now.No, it’s still new tech.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2018Since it's an Android device, after 16-18 months it will start lagging now and then. By the en... moreI'm sure google would monitor us on any phone if they wanted (hint, they make the operating system so a manufacturer having a different camera won't save you) but onto the real subject anyway, I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, this is essentially just an S7 Edge / S8 + equivalent but I've had it over 2 years now and it's not a laggy mess like you claim it should be, the note is a faster and more capable phone with newer updates (as you point out, largely done by google but usually just some OEM tweaks) but I don't see how the note would be any worse off than my phone. They'd both be android and Samsung phones but mine is working perfect after 2 years so I'm just sticking to sim only for a short while, I've played games on it, had apps, do regular calls and other bits and the only time I ever experience lag is when I try and share news from the buzzfeed, as it initially loads up the share options. Other than that you're lying.
The S Pen has tilt input - ability to replicate the tilt shading of pencil. Now I find this to be a very compelling compact drawing tool, and the fact Sketchbook Pro has been updated to accommodate up to 10,000 by 10,000 pixel resolution for drawing!
Drawing with the Note8 is smooth, with the tiniest point on the S Pen with 4096 levels of pressure input can let me produce detailed drawings. The 6 GB RAM helps. A definite plus why I'm always getting the Galaxy Note series instead of any "normal" pen-less smartphone.
Since it's an Android device, after 16-18 months it will start lagging now and then. By the end of the 24th month, the lag will become annoying. Two and a half years later, the phone will be a lagfest.
First year, it will receive updates 3-4 months after a major Android update is released. During the second year, major updates will come with a 6 months delay. After the second year has passed, major updates will take 7-8 months to be released, or will not be released at all - except for minor bug fixes and such.
Isn't it nice to know that if your device is not using stock Android, it will bevulnerable to security threats the day you buy it? And if you get a stock Android phone, you will have all of Google's "services" (*cough* spyware *cough*) installed on your device.
Ah, the beauty of choice. You either let Google monitor you, or you open up the doors for all the malware on the web while being stuck with an old version of Android.
MrElectrifyer, 24 Feb 2018Regarding your gripes about duplicate apps, I'm very glad that they keep offering alternatives... moreYeah Samsung doesn't come with any spyware, according to this company operating procedures in Korea everyone must trust it.
Regarding your gripes about duplicate apps, I'm very glad that they keep offering alternatives to scroogle's services. I don't need nor want google eaves-dropping on all my personal content and using it for ads. With Samsung and other OEMs providing their own apps for e-mail, calendar, notes, messaging, music, photos, videos, camera, internet browsing, etc, I can disable/ditch google's spyware services and still get those tasks done, sometimes in even better ways (e.g. google play music sucks ass IMO, let me know if you want further details). All of that, without having to go searching for alternatives on the Play Store; not that that is difficult, just not as convenient and integrated as what OEMs like Samsung offer.
If I were like you who doesn't seem to give a crap about privacy, then I too would have almost no reason to use third party apps. But alas, I do care about privacy and that was part of the reason I never used an Android phone until 2014, in which Privacy Guard came with the OnePlus One. Would still be using jailbroken iPhones till today if the OnePlus One never showed up.
In the end, I think it's best they keep providing their alternate services to google's spyware services. Live the choice of which to use and which to disable to the consumer, that's the beauty of Android; options. If consumers didn't care about their great alternate services, they'd get a stock Android device, which IMO, is a pitifully-limited and boring experience, almost as bad as stock iOS.