I personally feel its easier getting everyday tasks done on mobile phones and android tablets these days than on PCs/Laptops, so I really don't see why phones cant cost more than laptops.
Windows is so bugged out that writing a simple email is easier for me on a Blackberry Priv than on my Microsoft Surface Book (Performance base), and don't get me started on the "signing documents on the go" that is supposedly a feature on the windows "tablet" platform.
The truth is that mentally our expectations for smartphones are so high (higher than what we get from our high end laptops) and so for manufacturers to meet these expectations, it has to be expensive.
Can you make a call on a $2,700.00 Windows laptop? Or even use your SIM for 3G/4G Data on a $3,000.00 Microsoft Surface Pro or Book? Answer is NO, but we want our phones to do all that these laptops can do "on the go" and still make calls.
It can't come cheap.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2017Hey u can buy huawei or xiaomi same spec as samsung cheaperThat isn't the point he's making. Specs aren't the entire picture, if that were the case no one would ever buy an iPhone. While I agree that agree that $900+ for a phone is ridiculous but it isn't as if Samsung is the only company who is guilty of price gouging even before the N8 nor will they be the last.
On the flip side, some people feel that what they're getting is worth it no matter the price versus other options available; especially if you are a Note user and make use of the features exclusive to it. You may be perfectly happy with a cheaper OEM but that doesn't mean others will be.
AnonD-218710, 08 Sep 2017How has Samsung, persuaded customer's to spend a thousand bucks for a Chinese equivalent n har... moreThat's what I was thinking, until I actually purchased a better spec'd flagship Chinese-branded phone after using my Samsung for a year and noticed that it performed worse. I soon realized, it's easy to throw a bunch of high end specs to create a smartphone, but seamless integration between hardware and software along with dedication to all the details is what made my experience much better with Samsung, despite the phone being a year older.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2017Hey u can buy huawei or xiaomi same spec as samsung cheaperGreat! How much for a similar system with stylus?
AnonD-218710, 08 Sep 2017How has Samsung, persuaded customer's to spend a thousand bucks for a Chinese equivalent n har... moreLOL!
Ok just out of curiosity; name one "Chinese equivalent" that has had software updated through 2 Android versions.
How has Samsung, persuaded customer's to spend a thousand bucks for a Chinese equivalent n hardware and software, shame on us, This is machevlian theory of creating hype,so much that people think it's for real miracle!
Yesterday I kept note 8 in my hands.
Phone to play high resolution files (dsd, etc.)
but the sound left me no big impression. The sound is clean but neutral, without character, dry. I understand why the phone never plays as good as
portable hi-resolution player, because the phone can not have good capacitors, wires, etc.
I have a hi-res portable player I compare and know what I say. Supporting a high file does not mean a quality recovery ...
Only note no more. It's possible a lot, but whoever was holding a real pencil, brush, feather, etc. never feel pleasure when you make a note with a note 8 pencil. Very lightweight.
I think the pencil is handy to work with excel and so on. where there are many tables, numbers, charts ...
Not for me :)
The phone is not bad, but not for everyone...
Due to inconvenient finger print location , I am not going to buy it. I thought samsung will hear customer voice from s8+ but it look likes marketing strategy is more important than customer voice for company. Bye bye samsung
AnonD-141584, 07 Sep 2017They are making phones so expensive, that there are lot of cases, where youths on motorbikes a... moreThey don't. It's illegal but you could change the IMEI, however the network would eventually catch on especially if someone else is using the same IMEI on the same network. I guess they could swap with someone who lives overseas or different network. Or replacing the motherboard.
Otherwise I think they're just looking to swipe a couple phones to make a quick buck off of some unknowing soul through 2nd hand deal.
They are making phones so expensive, that there are lot of cases, where youths on motorbikes and cyles stealing phones out of people's hands. Most likely the phones are unlocked, as they were in use. If these phones have EMEI numbers, so how do they bypass the network locking?
Kevin Grant, 07 Sep 2017At a cost of about 1,000 euros, I hope I can sue Samsung if it blows up"At a cost of about 1,000 euros, I hope I can sue Samsung if it blows up"
The only thing a Note 8 will blow up is your wallet.
okey ndubuisi, 07 Sep 2017i been waiting for this phone for the past 1 year,hoping it will come on dedicated 2sim slot w... more"i been waiting for this phone for the past 1 year,hoping it will come on dedicated 2sim slot with memory. card slot."
If you need two SIM's then this phone is pretty much useless, as you need to sacrifice the memory slot. They put in a 4K video camera (which are equivalent of 4 x HD screen), but you can transfer your huge videos to a memory card. It forces people to use up the phone's memory and you ended up with the dreaded insufficient storage message.
I doubt very much Samsung staff read the opinions on gsmarena.