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Gigi3
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8/21/2015 | 8:10:35 AM
Re: Samsung
"I do have a hard time looking at the price of a phone and being able to buy a decent laptop for that price but I've been burned by less expensive phones and been driven near insanity by "cheap" phones"

SaneIT, now a day's Smartphones are almost equivalent to Laptops in terms of computational power. The only difference is in terms of screen size. The recent Smart phones are of having 64 bit Octa and Hexa core processors with 4-8 GB RAM, separate processors for graphics etc. 
Gigi3
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8/21/2015 | 7:59:16 AM
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"Sounds like I'll be putting my hands on an Asus phone in the future to see how they match up.  That's a big price difference if the build quality is the same"

SaneIT, I got an Asus Zenfone2 for approximately 400USD, having Intel atom 2.3 GHz, 64 bit quad core processor with 4 GB RAM, Android 5.1 and 5.5" screen, 13 M Pixel camera, 3000mAH Battery etc. The same from Samsung will cost you more than double of this price.
SaneIT
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8/18/2015 | 8:26:00 AM
Re: Samsung
Sounds like I'll be putting my hands on an Asus phone in the future to see how they match up.  That's a big price difference if the build quality is the same.  I do have a hard time looking at the price of a phone and being able to buy a decent laptop for that price but I've been burned by less expensive phones and been driven near insanity by "cheap" phones.
Gigi3
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8/18/2015 | 6:21:49 AM
Re: Samsung
"  I can't say that same about the HTC or Motorola devices, if you are frustrated every time you pick up your phone or you have to replace it three times in the span that you'd own one better built phone then the price difference is easier to accept.  Of course I'd like to have the prices come down but that's the market I guess. "

SaneIT, this time I have changed my phone from Samsung to Asus. We can have the same or at par configured Asus phone by 20-40% lesser than that of Samsung.
Gigi3
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8/18/2015 | 6:15:59 AM
Re: Samsung
"I've had several Samsung phones, they have been far better than any of the other Android phones that I have had including HTC, Motorola and LG.  What's probably surprising is I would place the LG phones ahead of everything but the Samsung phones. "

SaneIT, you may be right about the functionality or quality when compare with their competitors, but my question is "Is it worth for the premium price'. Now S6 and S6 Edge are in Indian market for approximate price of (INR 56000 = 1000 USD). But No sales and forced Samsung to slash the price to 15-20%
SaneIT
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8/14/2015 | 8:06:29 AM
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I've had several Samsung phones, they have been far better than any of the other Android phones that I have had including HTC, Motorola and LG.  What's probably surprising is I would place the LG phones ahead of everything but the Samsung phones.  There is a clear build quality difference and I tend to carry them until they are well beyond the corporate replacement period because I don't have problems with them and don't want to give them up.  I can't say that same about the HTC or Motorola devices, if you are frustrated every time you pick up your phone or you have to replace it three times in the span that you'd own one better built phone then the price difference is easier to accept.  Of course I'd like to have the prices come down but that's the market I guess. 
Gigi3
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8/14/2015 | 5:53:45 AM
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"Samsung gets hardware design. But the fact that it would name its software "TouchWiz" suggests the company doesn't get upscale marketing for a US audience. Don't evoke Cheez Wiz if you're trying to convey a premium experience."

Thomas, Samsung themselves compare their Smartphones with IPhone and trying to fix the prices at a premium level. Whether Samsung products are justifiable with their pricing & Quality? I never found its worth for the price.
Gigi3
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8/14/2015 | 5:50:49 AM
Price war
"Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+. The handsets are top-of-the-line in every detail and represent Samsung at its finest. The price points are scary high, however, which may impact sales."

Eric, Samsung introduced these products a month back in Asian market and found sales were very less due to high price. Last week they announced that they are slashing the price to 10-15% for all these models for increasing the sales. Let's see how it's going to work it out.  Asus recently introduced Zenfone 2, an at par model with Samsung S6; for half of its price.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/13/2015 | 5:32:48 PM
Samsung
Samsung gets hardware design. But the fact that it would name its software "TouchWiz" suggests the company doesn't get upscale marketing for a US audience. Don't evoke Cheez Wiz if you're trying to convey a premium experience.


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