Cpt. Power, 01 Jul 2017Man i am working in my country in shop where we sell phones and accesorize. We have like 30 br... moreLucky you man
In my town, the only official chinese brands are Asus, Oppo and Huawei, hence the easier after sale service.
About the second-hand price, i got all my info from a mobile store owner ive been good friends with for years.
A lot of customers including me sell our old devices through his shop and i usually always get at least 50% of current price.*
*Not original value, wrong choice of word in my previous comment*
(E.g. I bought A5(2017) for USD $335 (converted for easier understanding) in early april, if after 1 year the official price dropped to... lets say $250, then i can sell as second-hand for $125)
then again, since we live in different country, its kinda pointless discussing second-hand prices lol.
Im affraid of purchasing oneplus, xiaomi, zte, etc because i fear i will damage it and having no way to repair the device. (Store owner told me that i'll have to send my device to the capital city and get it repaired there, which can take up to 2-6 weeks and unpredictable costs since the parts arent officially available/no known market price/no assurance on parts genuineness)
-been wanting to get my hands on Mi Mix and 3T ...ughh...
im from Indonesia, if anyone from indo read this comment pls feel free to correct me if im wrong.
(Perhaps my friend's info is outdated or region specific)
Or give me tips and tricks how to own unofficial device and a way to repair/replace etc.
Anon12345, 01 Jul 2017If the chinese brand you mentioned is Xiaomi or some other unknown brand then im sure people w... moreMan i am working in my country in shop where we sell phones and accesorize. We have like 30 brands to sale also Xiaomi Meizu etc.
I can tell you a customer for used samsung mobile get 25% of its original price doesnt matter if phone is 6 monts old or 3 years. And its always 50% for brand new phone never unboxed. Doesnt matter which brand it is apple or samsung or xiaomi.
In my country we have a lot of service centers and most of them do any kind of mobile phones because lot of parts are the same. Like charger in phone or microphone etc.
And software updates Samsung updates often because their phones are problematic.
Instead Lenovo Meizu Xiaomi Huawei Nubia and other chinese phones dont need software updates every moth which gets borring just one big and to fix everithing to satisfaction.
Hope u understand.
And last thing i am from Slovakia which is really small country with 5,5 milions of people and its like 450km wide so its really small. If this small country have service center in every even a small town with 10k population then large countries with over 50 milion of people could have minimum or no problems to find a service centre.
Cpt. Power, 28 Jun 2017As expected from Samsung it will cost 200-300 more eur thank genuine same phone made by any ch... moreIf the chinese brand you mentioned is Xiaomi or some other unknown brand then im sure people would still buy Samsung.
I'd rather go with Samsung/LG, why?
1. They have Service Centre in many cities, even small town like mine, its easy to get repairs.
(Cost $10-70 to replace some parts and usually only take about 1-3 hours
if you have other phone, they'll even call you when they're done
Or they will usually let you know what needs repair and tell you the costs)
great customer service broh
2. They worth a lot more if you wanna re-sell them and get a new one, compared to Xiaomi
If you bought Xiaomi for $250, you can only re-sell them for $50?
Samsung Mid range or flagship always re-sells at least 50% of their original value. (50% If more than 1 yr of use)
If used less than 1 year usually re-sells at 65%-85% of original price depends on device condition.
(It may be different in your country/town)
3. How about software update?
My A5 (2017) have gotten like 5? 6? updates in the last 3 months.
Do chinese brand updates as often?
As expected from Samsung it will cost 200-300 more eur thank genuine same phone made by any china brand. So who likes to waste the money for phone which is not worth it please donate more to Samsung they will really appreciate it. :-)
yeah i said it, 28 Jun 2017Why complain about it, when this phone release just buy it , because Samsung will still get y... moreI'm mad because It wont work here....
It lacks the frequency's to run on American phone carriers.
Devilmonkey, 28 Jun 2017I'd kill for this phone. I would rather have this than that over priced junk they give us in ... moreWhy complain about it, when this phone release just buy it , because Samsung will still get your money, I have a Galaxy s8 and loving it . Get what you love and enjoy it
Devilmonkey, 28 Jun 2017I'd kill for this phone. I would rather have this than that over priced junk they give us in ... moreYeah but... this phone will most likely remain exclusive to China and some select Asian countries. And if you want to import one, it might not work with all major US carriers, not to mention, don't expect software updates from this phone if you plan on importing one. (plus no google play services if you import one from china)
I'd kill for this phone.
I would rather have this than that over priced junk they give us in America. I'd gladly have this over an S8 or Note 8 with their stupid curved screens.
amlboeton, 22 Jun 2017Still under rumoured device My opinion is this need to come to the market very soon, then its gives the biggest hit, change the whole mobile phone market
Kevin1989, 26 Jun 2017Snapdragon 660 + 6 GB RAM= 666 the number of the devil. ILLUminati CONFIRMED.Wrong
Jose T, 25 Jun 2017I want a phone with at least 5.7 inch display and powerful cpu, but should be below 200$you can buy "Xiaomi Mi Note"
Snapdragon 660 + 6 GB RAM= 666 the number of the devil. ILLUminati CONFIRMED.
Jose T, 25 Jun 2017I want a phone with at least 5.7 inch display and powerful cpu, but should be below 200$Snot going to appen.
Jose T, 25 Jun 2017I want a phone with at least 5.7 inch display and powerful cpu, but should be below 200$Bahahahah man... this is gold...
Try stealing LG G6 from the store?
(Powerful 5.7" device)
it's free if you don't get caught,
Or buy a stolen LG G6/Google Pixel XL2 for $200?
(You might have to wait a little bit for a stolen XL2)
I want a phone with at least 5.7 inch display and powerful cpu, but should be below 200$
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2017Snapdragon 660 is as fast as Snapdragon 820/821 in CPU. In GPU Snapdragon 660 is only as fast... moreGPU is like two times faster ... I think is has the same per as a 430 . So pretty flagship for me
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2017some says its run with snapdragon 980Holy shoot! what year is it? 2025??