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Samsung presents three Galaxy S10 smartphones and foldable Galaxy Fold

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. deusex

    deusex Master Guru

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    Prices are an outrage, eventhough I think Samsung is better than apple, I hope sales plummet to teach them a lesson.
     
  2. Kaleid

    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    No thanks to moving parts. Or those kinds of prices for that matter.
     
  3. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    That punch hole is a fail imo. I don't regret getting s9.

    If it were under display or hidden away in popup mechanism then I would think about it for sure.
     
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    I suppose it'll still take Samsung a long time to deliver OS updates for the overpriced flagships.
     

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    zimzoid Maha Guru

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    Great phones, but still happy with my Honor 8 still in perfect condition
     
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    My old S6e would do great if only it was not full of Samsung's unremovable trash. 3GB of ram and only 768MB free without user's apps running.
    If I were to get new prone in last few months it would definitely be Snapdragon 845 based phone as those are quite cheaper and perform about same as Exynos 9810. In graphics it does quite better.

    If I were to shop in price range of Galaxy S9, I would get Kirin 980 as it has more modern chip architecture.
     
  7. Lordhawkwind

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    Pre ordered S10 this morning. Got £250 trade in for my S8 (only cost £450 after trading in old iPhone 4s) so £549 overall. Joined the upgrade programme so only pay £20.00 per month 0% finance x 24 so what's not to like. Can pay it off anytime I like and keeps the money in my bank. My S9 is already running Pie beta and UI which I think are great TBH so happy bunny. Gets delivered 7th March.
     
  8. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Can't say I'm too impressed.

    Does not seem like a worth while upgrade from an s8 or an s9(To be fair though, I don't think these devices are meant for people who have an s8 or s9 as an upgrade path), definitely not for the S10E considering you're losing infinity Edge, UHD and SAMOLED, and aside from the cool HDR and charging features I'm kind of disappointed. It seems like they're basing their market planning on the same as Apple. 3 devices, watch with very similar features, branded wireless ear bud, and now spouting ecosystem? It's cool to see, but having seen Apple has had the whole iCloud ecosystem for years now, Samsung is clearly chasing the market and copying. Nothing really innovative to me personally.

    Pricing, wow. The s9 as a flagship launched at $719.99 unlocked. The lowest tier S10E, $750 and you lose those flagship features? Sure you get the HDR, wireless charging, Snapdragon 955 and more ram, but nothing you're going to actually notice on a mobile device power wise. On the Apple side, at least if you're going from an iPhone 8 to an iPhone Xr, you're getting some upgrades.

    Mobile phone development has just seem pretty stale lately. I know it's hard to do something new when almost everything useful has been done, but damn these companies need to think of something instead of doing the same thing as one another.
     
  9. Koniakki

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    Was waiting for S10 release to see what's up, since my 3years old S7E battery is progressing for poop to more poop.

    Tbh tho, imo I would be better off getting a €45 battery replacement for my S7E or get a local shop deal at €650 for the S9+ which includes a free Samsung A6(~€150-200 worth locally) along with it.

    Then replace the S7E battery and sell it along with the A6 which will bring the S9+ price down to ~€400.

    Honestly tho, I would love to own the Fold! Besides the thicc-ness when folded, I quite like it.
     
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  10. Fox2232

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    Here all of them have Exynos 9820. (For now.)
    Fully discharge battery. Phone will gracefully shut down. Start it again without charging. Once it is done booting it will gracefully shut again. Repeat once more.

    I had same issue on S6e, caused by updates. Phone "forgot" that Li-Ion battery is still far from empty when voltage falls to 3.6V.
     
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  11. Neo Cyrus

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    The falling sales are inevitable. Phones have reached a level of function and performance that most people would be satisfied with a mid range device or even a two generation old flagship. The only thing keeping a lot of people buying is degraded batteries, which is why manufacturers are so desperate to do anything they can to seal the phones. Apple goes the extra step and sends goons to steal battery shipments claiming they're counterfeit items by the virtue of simply saying so.

    The planned obsolescence is beyond scummy; it should be illegal. These greedy investors and fatass CEO fracks need to understand infinite exponential growth is not going to happen in ANY industry and adapt. But they won't, they'll kill every baby and kitten before doing anything reasonable.

    I was hoping to get either an S11+, Note 11, or a Samsung foldable of the generation if it wasn't insanely priced, but now it looks like all 3 will be so stupidly priced that even during promotions the prices won't be reasonable. I wish LG kept their V series's removable battery. I'll probably just keep my S9+ as long as necessary until a reasonable promo is available on an LG V of the generation, or the battery dies. Please LG, no more boot loops, and updates sooner than once a decade.
     

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