Poll results: Do you think that the new Galaxy A (2016) series warrant their pricing?
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 04, 2015, 3:47 AM
The new A3, A5 and A7 (2016) by Samsung boast prices that are a tad higher than the original A-series at launch, but the phones also sport much upgraded hardware and a new exterior, too. Given the handsets you can currently get in the $300-$500 range, we asked you whether you think that the A3, A5 and A7 (2016) are charging a "Samsung premium," or if you consider their pricing reasonable for what they offer. It turns out that just a quarter of our 1120 respondents consider the new A-series reasonably priced. The rest are either outright dismissive (46%), or will take the wait-and-see approach until the first reviews hit the Web.
Samsung announced its new midrange warriors without much fanfare yesterday, but that's not because the A3, A5 and A7 (2016) trio is lacking in virtues. The phones flaunt a brand new for the A-series glass design on a metal frame, reminiscing of the Galaxy S6 or Note 5. The other welcome change they took from the Note 5 are the extremely narrow side bezels, making the phones' one-handed operation easier. Samsung didn't stop here, though, and gave the new A-series much improved cameras, bigger batteries, fast charging, new processors, finger scanners, and updated screen characteristics, when compared to their predecessors.
The European pricing for the 2016 edition of the A3, A5 and A7 has already been revealed by Samsung Netherlands. Given the USD/EUR exchange rate now, it should relay to an equivalent or slightly lower pricing in the US, if and when the phones launch here. The Galaxy A3 (2016) will cost about €329 at launch, the A5 (2016) will be pegged at €399, while the Galaxy A7 pricing is yet to be disclosed for any market, but will likely be below 499 EUR or USD, considering the differential from the A3 to A5.
Do you think that the new Galaxy A (2016) series warrant their pricing?
I'll wait for the first reviews, and then decide
Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015
Of course it will be no, most people here only care about specs-to-price ratio.
posted on Dec 04, 2015, 3:54 AM 6
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It's a NO because most People don't care about Manufacturer's profit....
posted on Dec 04, 2015, 4:12 AM 5
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Basically any flagship from last year will net you a better price to performance ratio. S5,m8,g3, I bet the g2 outperforms the A Series and they are supposed to get M at some point. Granted these probably have better build quality than any of the phones I have listed besides the m8. Still my answer is not just no but hell no You can do MUCH better for the price.
posted on Dec 05, 2015, 10:27 AM 0
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Warranting their pricing or not is up to the whole users in real life. You can't just take such a lame poll and proclaim that it is generally people decision because this site is full of Samsung haters/trolls. Seriously, Phonearena, your site isn't a real tech site at all. Most of your articles are clickbaits and then you bring these trolls and haters here to bash Samsung and finally generate traffic, I already see this tactic. I'd like to see a poll asking if Phonearena is a paid site or not, that sounds more legit.
posted on Dec 04, 2015, 6:12 AM 1
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Just don't get into any flame wars and read articles that are interesting to You. There are a few people here that you can discuss with on decent level thoughm but I agree, most commentators here are Samsung kids. Just let them talk with themselves and chill :)
posted on Dec 04, 2015, 6:48 AM 0
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If you guys are going to do a poll on the whole Samsung series of phones, then it's going to take a full year to accomplish. Sammy releases a phone of some sort everyday. Here is a fact and to save bandwith on the PA page, none of the products Samsung makes, tv's, stoves, refrigerators, dvd players, washers, dryers, etc. warrant the price they sell for. Don't even get me to talking about the overpriced refrigerators that probably are the most documented for repairs after being one of the most expensive in the store!!! Bring it on techiexp.... yawnnn!
posted on Dec 04, 2015, 12:56 PM 1
The thing is, Samsung is one if 2 or 3 manufacturers making money on Android, and literally the only major one making money off televisions. They sell at prices that actually make them money, which is something I promise you most of their competitors would kill to be able to do. Basically every single one of these high specced low priced phones are being sold at cost or at a loss. The only ONLY reason companies like leTV or Xiaomi make money is because of their services and virtual markets. If you are comparing Samsung's prices to manufacturers selling devices at cost or at a loss, then I could see where you're coming from. Which is the case with the overwhelming majority of these high powered rock bottom price phones. One plus for example has explicitly said as much. So what exactly is your definition of overpriced?
posted on Dec 04, 2015, 2:59 PM 1
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