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  1. lunatic59

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    Here's the official line from Samsung on specs.

    Bigger, better, faster, newer ... enough? What justifies the the $750 ~ $1000 price tag?
     

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    Hate seeing prices continue to skyrocket, but I suppose it is inevitable.
     
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    Blame Apple for the $1k price point. ;)

    When I can buy a decent laptop for half that, i fail to see the value. :(
     
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    Yeah, it's not "can't afford" because I can. It's "what is it offering that is worth that much?". And the answer is that I don't see it.

    Of course the problem is that as smartphone sales fall, and shareholders demand that profits are maintained, then raising prices is an obvious response (for those who think they'll still sell regardless). What they do when rising prices slow sales further, as Apple are finding, is perhaps less obvious.
     
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    Some interesting features though - like phone to phone charging. If you have cash to burn, get one for you and the Mrs, and you can charge each other up.
     
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    I currently sport the S8+ and had figured on upgrading to the ten but I'll wait and see how it goes. The price has me less than anxious.
     
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    Isn't that like siphoning off some gas from the guy idling next to you at the stop light?
     
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    I'm expecting the price to take a dip in the next couple of months... and of course i'm incredibly jealous of anyone who gets their hands on one.
     
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    Yes. Robbing Peter to pay Paul, as we say in these parts.

    I'll be looking at the market for a new phone in a few months, to replace my aging N5. The S10 may be a candidate.
     
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    My wife is looking to replace here S7 Edge and was talking about the S9. I'm not sure she knew the S10's were about to be released. This marriage thing is getting expensive. ;)
     
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    I am currently using a Nokia 2v or v2 and Moto E5 plus. When you break it down I put paid around $300 for both devices. I got the V2 simply because of the price and I didn't need it do anything fancy. However after about a week of having I am starting to realize the life expectancy of this phone isnt going to be long:saddroid:
    I could afford to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy S10. However if I am going to $750-$1,000 on some device I want something that is going to last me a good 3-5 years
     
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    So let's backtrack. If you followed this philosophy 3-5 years ago, you'd currently be using a Samsung Galaxy S5 (a totally forgettable device) or the S6 which was markedly better. I'd point out that in 2014 the Google flagship was the Nexus 6 -- one of the best phones I've ever owned, but sadly gave it up almost two years ago when it just couldn't keep up with the changes in technology. :(

    5 years isn't practical, but three years I think is possible. So, would you spend $1K on a phone you know you will be replacing in 2022?
     
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    If a phone won't last me 3 years I regard it as a failure.

    I kept my HTC One (M7) for 4.5 years, and if someone had been selling that in 2017 with more storage and a more modern processor I'd have unhesitatingly bought it rather than the Pixel 2.
     
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    I keep my phones for so long, I actually wear the case out!
     
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    If I knew I could count on at least 3 years then maybe I would spend the $1,000 however I doubt I would fork out$750_$1,000 for a Galaxy S series phone.
    I could see forking out$800-$1,000 on a note 9 because the note is something that I would and could use daily in my job
     
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    if youre not able to get 3-5 years out of a phone, thats a problem...how often do you change phones?

    im still rockin the s6 but need a new one now and will be getting the s10...
     
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    I think you can get 3-5yrs or even more out of any modern phone. The problem is the software and security patch level become dated and why upgrading your device sooner is recommended.

    If software and security don't concern you much, then 5yrs out of a device is not a problem.
     
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    The S-10's are being shipped with screen protectors, that do not interfere with fingerprint recognition, already installed.
     
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    That is a nice benefit. I'm guessing because (as MKBHD proved) fingerprint will NOT work over a glass screen protector.
     
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    Apparently Whitestone claims that their Dome tempered glass protector will work with fingerprints because of their unique adhesive. Personally I have no idea if that is the case
     
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    Was he applying one on top of the pre-installed one?
     
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    Would be interesting to see, see MKBHD vid below
    No, he has press release (etc) device for his channel (guess he's top tech channel) and he tried with a regular screenie, then glass. Very simple, yet straightforward, test.

    See here:
     
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    Apparently the problem with tempered glass protectors is the airgap between screen and the tempered glass. This airgap distorts the ultrasonic signal. Similarly certain types of non-tempered glass screen protectors do the same due to their composition. Whitestone claims that their adhesive process eliminates this gap and allows the fingerprint sensor to operate without issue.


    It would be funny if, as Hadron asks, that MKBHD had not noticed the protector (if it was there) and tested above it. Apparently, according to at least one third-party, you have to look for it to see it.
     
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    I would hope not as the video has 2 million views, it's one thing to do something dumb, it's another thing to do something dumb and 2 million people see it HAHAHAHA
     
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