Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G gets a price tag that... actually sounds pretty fair

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is obviously not what we'd call affordable, but considering everything you're getting here, this absolute powerhouse doesn't feel overpriced either.
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46. Leo_MC

Posts: 6715; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Your logic is the one that makes you reach flawed conclusions. Today’s flagships are twice as expensive to manufacture than those 600$ ones, they are way better, offer way more free software and functions, last way longer; they couldn’t possible cost the same. iPhone 7 is a great phone, but think about how much better is the xr which is just 50$ more than 7’s launch price (xr is even better than 7+ or 8+ which cost more when they were launched). Apple didn’t make the iPhones more expensive - quite the contrary - manufactures started to build more expensive phones. You can get a 3-400$ phone today that is just as good as a 650$ flagship of yesterday (just think about the se vs 5s), but you also have phones that go beyond what yesterday flagships were and those phones cost more.

51. oldskool50

Posts: 772; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

That' not entirely true. Yes Apple sells $400 phones that are older model. Yes Apple makes you pay as all of them do, by offering at that price. If you want it, you gotta pay it because that's the only way you're going to get it. But see, here is the real problem with $1000 phones. There are people who want them, they just don't want to pay $1000 for them. But then, this is the phone they want, because they won't take a lesser costing model. They want an E Class Mercedes, at the price of a Camry. It doesn't work that way. If you want the top model, you gonna pay a premium for it. But there are phones that do cost $1000 that certainly are not worth it on any level.

55. Leo_MC

Posts: 6715; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"But there are phones that do cost $1000 that certainly are not worth it on any level." You have the wonderful option of... not buying them. Buy only what you think it's worth the price and let other people buy what THEY think it's worth the price.

7. OneLove123

Posts: 850; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

The price ain't bad. I'll probably get one.

8. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

This is why I buy phones 2-3 years after they launch on swappa. I get them for about 10-25% their launch price.

9. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Everything price is always fair to you at iPhoneArena.

12. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Every price is always fair to you here at PhoneArena. We can only hope that people get smarter and change their smartphone update cycle to at least three years.

52. oldskool50

Posts: 772; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

But there is always gonna be someone upgrading every year. So it doesn't matter. I personally have stopping buying phones outright. I now use the financing, because I buy a new phone every year. T-Mo allows you to upgrade on demand. You just bring back the other phone. In 2 years I get to own 2 phones for the price of one. This year I did even better. Because I had a Note 8 for me and the mate. We wanted the 9, but not for $1000 each. VZW had a BOGO deal, so we jumped over and got 2 for the price of one. When the 10 comes out, we will trade in our phones, and we will have only paid $550 total for 2 phones together. I have never paid $1000 for a single phone. I have paid for 2 phones every other year for $1000.

13. ECPirate37

Posts: 296; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I had a Galaxy S10+ pre-ordered at T-Mobile in the Flamingo Pink color (because it looked orange, my favorite color). But then saw that this was coming out so soon so I cancelled my pre-order on Tuesday the day before it was supposed to ship. I said I would get this one instead. I kind of want the new Huawei P30 Pro more, but I already have the Mate 20 Pro and want to keep a samsung phone because I like Samsung Pay better than Google Pay. I thought about waiting for the Galaxy Fold, but I just think that screen on the front is too small, and looks ugly. So I'll probably replace the Mate 20Pro with the Mate X when it comes out later this year.

26. kennybenny

Posts: 208; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Not trying to offend but you obviously have more money than sense.......... I can't believe you have a Mate 20 Pro which is like 6 months old yet you still want the Huawei P30 Pro, Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, Galaxy S10+ but you decided to cancel the pre-order all because of a 5G variant. Wow, talk about expensive compulsive buys!

36. skips

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

who cares, his money, his choice. not everyone has the same mindset as you, get a grip girl

53. oldskool50

Posts: 772; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Well he could be buying hundreds of guns with it, like these gun nuts in the US do. Or he could be buyimng drugs with it. He has a passion for phones. I've purchase 4 phones in the same year before.

14. wickedwilly

Posts: 589; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Price is relative, these prices are of course very high for a phone, but compared to their iPhone equivalents they are very good value. As for CAT97's point on $25 extra cost translating to a $500 price hike that is ridiculous. On the 256GB you pay $200 more for not just double the storage, but bigger screen, better camera package, larger battery and the latest tech future proofing. I would happily pay an extra $200 for that.

28. JCASS889

Posts: 466; Member since: May 18, 2018

Phones should never cost more than a mid range laptop. with phones you are paying more for less technology and capabilities, Get a fair priced phone and spend what you would save on a decent laptop or convertible. the laptop will always beat a phone no matter what.

41. Leo_MC

Posts: 6715; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A mid-range laptop is ~2k$.

30. Wazupmrg

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Actually sounds fair? Samsung for what they give their customer is very fair. It's Apple with outdated technology and failed promises features that continue to charge way too much. Get it straight.

54. oldskool50

Posts: 772; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

It is amazing how the S10+ and the XS Max as examples, how Samsung manage to still have FPS, all those cameras, wireless charging, a large battery, waterproofed it and it still has a headphone jack. While the Max which is physically about the same size, which has far less inside, has less cameras, smaller battery, no jack and other less things. Samsung has set the bar for what a $1000 should have on some level. They don't have to have all the same features, but the iPhone should have a larger battery, a jack, and a better display than it does. If the Note can have a QHD display for $1000, and that is the best display you can get, then i feel any phone that costs $1000 should have it.. If I can have it and its the best display you can buy, why would you not want the same? Many times for me, when I complain about OEM's who cheap out on parts, is because i feel at a certain price point, there are features you should really expect to get. The polish up the OS and hardware, while they cheap out with build quality and modems, and displays; while giving you the best CPU they can and style. To me Samsung devices in the past were less flash, and more about offering a real tool. But Apple brought a nice tool that looked cool to. Now everyone can do this just as good or better.

31. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Sounds nice and price is not that bad.

34. iloveapps

Posts: 589; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

But when it comes to apple people screaming out of their pocket. No android phone is worth $1000. Good things there are chinese iphone knockout offs for less.

35. cmdacos

Posts: 3891; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

People want to pay $1k or more for an iPhone more power to them. Pay more to get less isn't in my wheelhouse so if I'm buying a +$1k phone I want it to be fully mine not limited.

48. Vogue1985

Posts: 390; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Looks like the Note 10 will be around this price. Oh well. Am good with my Note 8.

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