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General Charged price leak: $300

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gwlaw99, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. gwlaw99

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    Personally, I think they are insane with that price for a single core phone. Maybe the price will drop after the Bionic release.
     

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    If it has only 1gb internal memory and the same old chipset fro previous devices, they are kidding themselves thinking this price-point for contract will sell many devices.

    Too much for non tech geeks and the tech geeks will avoid Samsung for lack of newer chipset and poor FW support reasons.
     
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    That's insane price for sure. But I don't think Charge will be going on sale with that pricing. Probably less than 200.00. I hope VZW/samsung wouldn't be that stupid.
     
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    Or they will try to convince you that this is the Flagship of the Droids for 300 price reasoning, and typical people are goona see the screen and fall for it. Ofcourse this is IMO
     
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    $300 is a bit too high imho.
     
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    $300 too high. Folks don't need LTE that bad. Not much you can do with LTE you can't do with 3G. Poor LTE coverage.

    They said the same thing about the Thunderbolt. Immediately selling for $180 on Amazon. $199 at Wirefly. Even if they do launch with a high price, it won't stay high for long.
     
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    So what happened to the dual core rumors about the Charge? It might be worth 300 with a dual core....might...
     
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    Not dual core, probably. For sure not Tegra. The latest leaked shots of phone details/specs show it with a Hummingbird, which is stupid and makes no sense, but unfortunately looks to be true.
     
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    the hummingbird is no slouch everyone is so caught up with dual cores when the hummingbird performs just as well and its older than dual core.
     
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    That benchmark from anandtech shouldn't be taken as gospel for SGS2 performance as it was early proto-type with unfinished Exynos drivers. We will soon know its true performance once the production versions come.

    Also I don't think those benchmark apps were utilizing the two cores. I saw some more recent tests done with new benchmark apps designed to run dual cores. Atrix, Optimus 2X run nearly twice faster than single core hummingbird, snapdragon there. They can run apps for dual core even with android 2.2, 2.3 as opposed to some folks are thinking. But I am in the same boat with you in that single core phones are still perfectly fine for most day to day usage for next a few years at least.
     
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    Looks like release of Charge is imminent as pricing and source code are revealed. I still wonder if samsung has surprise dual core in it if that 299.99 pricing is true. I can't think of other way to justify it.
     
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    Verizon can't be serious with the pricing of this phone. I was really waiting for it. Even despite the fact that people were suggesting against Samsung phones due to lack of support, I was seriously considering getting it. I really like the AMOLED screens and I don't want to wait til the Galaxy S2 comes out.

    Seriously, though what incentive do you have to get this phone over the Thunderbolt? The Thunderbolt has more RAM, comes with a 32 Gb card as opposed to a 2, and is $50 less. The only thing I can think of that the Samsung really has over it from a technical standpoint is the battery, but for that extra $50 you can get the extended battery for the Thunderbolt and you still come out with a better deal.

    It's like Verizon is bringing this phone out and then setting it up to fail. It shold have been priced at $200.
     
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    Hopefully a few weeks after release wirefly will have it for $200. Super amoled+ screen is the only real selling point over the Thunderbolt.
     
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    If battery life is much better than Tbolt and reliability of its LTE radio is also good with toggle switch unlike Tbolt, then maybe it's worth 299.99. Plus SAMOLED+ is very good screen.
     
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    The Thunderbolt has a cream of the crop superLCD though. It's a very pretty screen. And this is coming from a daily SuperAMOLED user who loves his Galaxy S screen. I do expect battery to be better, and it will also have HDMI out, which are big pluses over the Thunderbolt. And in reality, I honestly don't expect a $300 w/renewal or new line contract price. Although the Fascinate had that at launch, at least with Berizon ...

    One of the reasons I don't buy direct from Berizon anymore. Cheaper from 3rd parties. They are more competitive and willing to take a bigger hit on their bounty to do more numbers and hopefully sell more accessories.
     
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    ^^^^^ I have been very unimpressed with the Tbolts screen on all the units I've seen. Much dimmer than the display on my Droid X. I hate dim displays. I scratch my head at people talking about the Tbolts screen as a positive for it. It's dim display is the main reason I didn't use my upgrade for the Bolt and am staying with my DX until a phone worthy of upgrading on Verizon appears.
     
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    +1. Screen quality has never been strength of HTC phones though they are not so bad. Samsung has upper hand on screen and battery by healthy margin over HTC.
     
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    I had the exact same reaction comparing the screen to my OG Droid. I Liked the phone a lot, but ti was not nearly as bright. If it were, I may have bought it.
     

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