02-22-2017 05:37 AM
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  1. donm527's Avatar
    So article has rumored price for S8 at $700-750, $850 for S8 Plus. I'm guessing the Note 8 will be $950.
    Man these phones are getting more and more expensive but not sure if worth it.
    Honestly if I weren't able to buy these phones at subsidized pricing through my company I wouldn't.

    Longtime industry insider shares all there is to know about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 – BGR
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    01-16-2017 09:51 AM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Which is why I want to buy the absolute best phone available next time out. I'll be keeping it a while.

    The days of phone jumping are over for me.
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    01-16-2017 10:14 AM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    Which is why I want to buy the absolute best phone available next time out. I'll be keeping it a while.

    The days of phone jumping are over for me.
    I wouldn't be phone jumping if the Note 7 was succesful
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    01-16-2017 11:47 AM
  4. Law2138's Avatar
    Support for expensive flagship devices should extend well beyond 2 years. Google has dropped some hints at a $200-$300 device coming later this year under the Android One program with guaranteed updates for 2 years.
    That is something I expect from a mid range device.

    Now if I'm going to pay flagship prices ($600+IMO), I would like to see a commitment of 3.5+ years of guaranteed updates. People who take a modest payment plan typically finish in 18-24 months, and for the device to be near its end of receiving OS updates is silly.
    01-18-2017 01:13 PM
  5. chyeo1979's Avatar
    How much was Note 7 when launched?
    01-22-2017 10:55 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    Support for expensive flagship devices should extend well beyond 2 years. Google has dropped some hints at a $200-$300 device coming later this year under the Android One program with guaranteed updates for 2 years.
    That is something I expect from a mid range device.

    Now if I'm going to pay flagship prices ($600+IMO), I would like to see a commitment of 3.5+ years of guaranteed updates. People who take a modest payment plan typically finish in 18-24 months, and for the device to be near its end of receiving OS updates is silly.
    Yes. And Apple and Google do that.

    If that's important to you, buy phones they make.
    01-22-2017 10:59 PM
  7. Matty's Avatar
    So article has rumored price for S8 at $700-750, $850 for S8 Plus. I'm guessing the Note 8 will be $950.
    Man these phones are getting more and more expensive but not sure if worth it.
    Honestly if I weren't able to buy these phones at subsidized pricing through my company I wouldn't.

    Longtime industry insider shares all there is to know about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 – BGR
    Im completely with you donm. Phones are becoming rather expensive. (at least the flagships ones are). As a family we actually made a decision just a few days ago that we would no longer be getting the 'newest' galaxy devices and would always be 1 or even 2 years behind. So when the S8 launches, we will purchased the S7 or S6 (hopefully on a special).

    Sure we won't be getting the latest and greatest, but it will still be a fantastic phone and for a cheaper price. Also, no more up front payments. Will also be taking out a contract for a subsidised rate.
    01-23-2017 02:25 AM
  8. amyf27's Avatar
    How much was Note 7 when launched?
    Depends on carrier. Mine thru T-Mobile was 849
    01-23-2017 03:54 AM
  9. Kilroy672's Avatar
    So are both S8 coming with Edge screens? The later price seems to be the S8 Edge and the $700-$750 a standard S8 with no Edge. I'm confused 😕
    01-23-2017 09:42 PM
  10. donm527's Avatar
    From all the rumors, it sounds like the entire S8 line will have Edge screens a la Note 7. Hence, the S8 Plus name designation and not Edge.

    So are both S8 coming with Edge screens? The later price seems to be the S8 Edge and the $700-$750 a standard S8 with no Edge. I'm confused
    01-23-2017 09:46 PM
  11. donm527's Avatar
    From all the rumors, it sounds like the entire S8 line will have Edge screens a la Note 7. Hence, the S8 Plus name designation and not Edge.

    So are both S8 coming with Edge screens? The later price seems to be the S8 Edge and the $700-$750 a standard S8 with no Edge. I'm confused 😕
    01-23-2017 09:46 PM
  12. Kilroy672's Avatar
    From all the rumors, it sounds like the entire S8 line will have Edge screens a la Note 7. Hence, the S8 Plus name designation and not Edge.
    Thanks. I'm hoping. A 5'7 screen is big enough for me. If it's anything like my Note 7 it will fit me just fine. I don't need a 6'2 screen. As long it has some or most of the features between the S7 Edge and Note7 I'll be happy.
    01-23-2017 09:53 PM
  13. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Which is why I want to buy the absolute best phone available next time out. I'll be keeping it a while.

    The days of phone jumping are over for me.
    I say this every year. Unfortunately I don't have your resolve. I'll probably upgrade to the S8 and then the Note 8 before the year is over lol.
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    01-24-2017 05:32 PM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I say this every year. Unfortunately I don't have your resolve. I'll probably upgrade to the S8 and then the Note 8 before the year is over lol.
    Nothing wrong with that. I use to do it. Now phones are so good though, that I get attached to my phone and set up, and it's harder to let go for something else.

    I do love that whole process of receiving a new phone though. If your a tech nerd there's nothing better.
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    01-24-2017 08:46 PM
  15. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with that. I use to do it. Now phones are so good though, that I get attached to my phone and set up, and it's harder to let go for something else.

    I do love that whole process of receiving a new phone though. If your a tech nerd there's nothing better.
    Yeah, they really are getting good. Honestly, This S7 edge does everything I want it to. This is probably the first phone I've had that I wasn't itching to upgrade. I love this phone.
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    01-24-2017 09:20 PM
  16. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with that. I use to do it. Now phones are so good though, that I get attached to my phone and set up, and it's harder to let go for something else.

    I do love that whole process of receiving a new phone though. If your a tech nerd there's nothing better.
    Yeah I get what you are saying...but that new phone feeling lasts for a few weeks at best and I'm not sure if spending $850 or equivalent in other currencies every year or even every other year is justified for that...we are becoming too obsessed with "latest and greatest"...It's just a Phone /Tablet / Console / Laptop / Whatever...
    02-02-2017 07:08 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Which is why I want to buy the absolute best phone available next time out. I'll be keeping it a while.

    The days of phone jumping are over for me.
    Same for me. It was fun and all but these high prices just make it harder -- I got other stuff I need to spend money on haha.
    02-02-2017 01:18 PM
  18. Kilroy672's Avatar
    The prices of smartphones these days is getting out of hand. My N7 was $799 and I thought that was too much. If the S8 is more than $750 maybe. But if the S8 Plus is $850 or more I'll pass I'll turn in my J7 and get the 7Edge again and hopefully it will have 7.0 at that time. From what 7.0 for the Edge is basically the N7 without the S-Pen.
    02-02-2017 01:51 PM
  19. Carrtman's Avatar
    Prices are getting ridiculous that's why I am keeping my phone for a long time. Phones are getting into laptop territory wow.

    Soon we will see 1.000 $ as default for flagships. I ll jump to the Note 8 after the price has dropped and they have fixed the usual bugs
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    02-02-2017 05:52 PM
  20. amyf27's Avatar
    The prices of smartphones these days is getting out of hand. My N7 was $799 and I thought that was too much. If the S8 is more than $750 maybe. But if the S8 Plus is $850 or more I'll pass I'll turn in my J7 and get the 7Edge again and hopefully it will have 7.0 at that time. From what 7.0 for the Edge is basically the N7 without the S-Pen.
    Tmobile note 7 was 849
    02-02-2017 06:20 PM
  21. Law2138's Avatar
    Saw something today about the S8 being $950 and the plus being $1050.

    Ridiculous.
    02-17-2017 11:04 PM
  22. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Saw something today about the S8 being $950 and the plus being $1050.

    Ridiculous.
    If that's the case, my decision just got complicated. Let's hope this isn't true, unless it's coming with different storage options. Then I could understand, maybe.
    02-17-2017 11:24 PM
  23. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Saw something today about the S8 being $950 and the plus being $1050.

    Ridiculous.
    LMAO, no way I'm paying MORE than a Note 7 for a standard S8 even. Samsung always seems to shoot themselves in the foot with something each phone they release like taking SD away one year, bad battery life, Note 7 debacle etc. With the battery issue and $1000 for base model phone when you factor in taxes I just can't see how this phone will sell like hotcakes. Apple will eat them up this fall then if their iPhone 8 is cheaper by $100 bucks. If the OnePlus, and huawei gets to be popular in the US markets with similar phones with similar specs for a lot cheaper Samsung will have big problems!

    For the S8 plus it would be over $1100 with taxes then factor in the cases too and nearing $1200 for a freaking PHONE. With that money I could buy a top tier laptop, iPhone 8 likely which is rumored to have a excellent screen, or I could use that kind of cash towards another AR15 or 1911 which don't go out of style after a year.

    That kind of price I'd almost worry about having someone try and rob you for the s8 Plus.
    02-18-2017 12:24 AM
  24. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Don't worry guys this is a sales tactics. It gives them a huge amount of headroom to have "sales" specials. The cost to produce the phone is probably around $300. They pay for marketing and manufacturing about $200? Then sell the phone for $850 that's $350 profit each. Of course there will be sales specials and deals that will lower the price over the course of the year (for example, black Friday when they usually work on a very small margin but high sales number).

    https://www.techwalls.com/production...f-smartphones/
    02-18-2017 10:20 AM
  25. flyingkytez's Avatar
    $800 is my bare limit of spending on a smartphone. Otherwise I'd be fine using an older generation phone. The S7 is still really good.
    02-18-2017 10:22 AM
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