The Endgame is Near for Phones


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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   3 months back

    Commoditization = Super cheap but stale smartphones. Would you want that?

    • Shekar Naidu
      Shekar Naidu  22 hours back

      Why not if it saves money which is more important.

    • Random User Name 92840531
      Random User Name 92840531  2 days back

      cheap and disposable all the way.

    • Daniel Oosthuizen
      Daniel Oosthuizen  2 days back

      Good price but good features as well

    • Daniel Oosthuizen
      Daniel Oosthuizen  2 days back

      Well at least there's a future for folding smartphones.

    • Leslie Villacruel
      Leslie Villacruel  4 days back

      I'd rather launch a smartphone with new os which doesn't need hardware and software updates that much.
      I mean, we need a phone that doesn't need upgrading for 3-5 years.
      Unlike current ones, you can only use them for a year or two and you'll start experiencing lags and lack of software support.
      Google's android should start thinking of creating a version which takes 3-5 years before an upgrade becomes necessary.
      Releasing a new phone model doesn't help mother nature, not eco-friendly at all.

  • Tainted Flare
    Tainted Flare  43 minutes back

    A lot of us are not rich enough to but $1,000 phones. I don't need that. I used a Moto e4 for a whole year and was fine with it and that phone was not expensive.

    • Inspexi International Australia

      Move to automotive cycle of 3 years. (6 years). facelift at 3 years and new car at 6.

      • HardWarUK
        HardWarUK  16 hours back

        I hope this means G5 isn't going to happen, as it will cost the world about 50,000 gallons of oil and create about 85,000 tons of CO2. All making the climate crisis arrive way quicker,

        • TheLoneWolf
          TheLoneWolf  16 hours back

          People who're buying $1000 phones really need some Financial IQ. If you want to spend 1000 bucks for an entertainment,just buy a gaming Laptop it's 1000 bucks too & if you guys want to get good photos, buy a camera damn's in mid tier phones are more than enough for everyday use. It's ridiculous that 1000 dollar phones release every year with bigger and bigger screens and 3+ camaras.. geez

          • Mikhail Kan
            Mikhail Kan  21 hours back

            the question is good, but the content and insight isn't. Endgame is near not because of lack of innovation, but because of saturation - number of people is finite in the world

            • Flare78x
              Flare78x  1 days back

              People are tired of spending $700-1k+ on phones. Budget phones have gotten fast enough for the majority of people to use so why spend more?

              • Bush Trash
                Bush Trash  2 days back

                Damn I down graded to a flip phone, after my 5th smart phone broke, best thing I did in a long time,

                • Dope Trap
                  Dope Trap  2 days back

                  I don't think the smartphone market is going to fade,i just see that the competition is higher (reminds me of the time of different nokias and other phones in the mid 2000's) and lower and mid-range smartphones are available which is great, that's why sales are dispersed all over different companies. The other good effect on this as well is that small companies try their best to fit the market requirements and bigger companies have to deal with the fact that these small companies offer similar or sometimes even better phones than their flagships

                  • Alba Leonis
                    Alba Leonis  2 days back

                    ofcourse almost the same specs but way too price different, I'll go to cheaper phones with almost the same specs

                    • Daniel Oosthuizen
                      Daniel Oosthuizen  2 days back

                      There might be a future for phones with mods. Go check out the Doogee s90.

                      • Daniel Oosthuizen
                        Daniel Oosthuizen  2 days back

                        Good price but good features as well

                        • Attila Fighter
                          Attila Fighter  2 days back

                          I'm a over 1000$ phone owner it's not worth it

                          • oscar orozco orejel
                            oscar orozco orejel  3 days back

                            Sooooooo, this sounds like it’s all good for the customers but they are mad cause they can’t rip us off like they used to????

                            • pierre sternegard
                              pierre sternegard  3 days back

                              It's because of China. They already have the network industry and market, now handsets. In a few years they will move and break the telecom service sector and take it. Chinese phone operators will come in and dominate everything

                              • Ryan McKenna
                                Ryan McKenna  3 days back

                                Apple are so fucked.

                                • BebéTechManiac 2018
                                  BebéTechManiac 2018  3 days back

                                  Here with a $180 phone that works perfectly, without lags. 5150 mAh battery that last 11.5 hours of screen usage. Thanks UMIDIGI, F1 model with 21 LTE bands, even that is great, a lot of bands. Extras... Quick charger included, case in black color, leather textured, included, and even then screen protector. Really surprised with this phone, 3 months using it.

                                  • CARLOS ACOSTA
                                    CARLOS ACOSTA  3 days back

                                    The next break has to be multiday battery life. Like back in the day.

                                    • Truth Wespeak
                                      Truth Wespeak  3 days back

                                      It's clear the software needs to catch up. More demanding software is what has been driving higher performance hardware.

                                      • Hamza Haytham
                                        Hamza Haytham  3 days back

                                        _THE ENDGAME_

                                        • Roguishly Handsome
                                          Roguishly Handsome  3 days back

                                          They need to start supporting their devices longer and stop making $1k disposable phones. Maybe if a 2-year old android phone could really be used safely, people would hesitate less to replace them and older phones would be more realistically giftable and resellable. Devices would have a longer, healthier life cycle and a profitable business model could be created around that.

                                          • Denise Timana
                                            Denise Timana  4 days back

                                            My phone was $25.

                                            • Lynx
                                              Lynx  4 days back

                                              Now a days, mid to high end smartphones costs like $500 to $800.
                                              Just keep in mind that, not eveybody earns that much to spend that much. $250 - $350 smartphones were kind of afforable, even though afforable doesn't mean has to buy a phone with that much cost. So, they find alternatives with lower price and better quality. Brands like Oppo, Vivo, Huawei are becoming competitors of Samsung.

                                              • lol
                                                lol  4 days back

                                                for $1000 dollars your phone needs to last 5+ years. shoot, even tho i have an iphone SE it's considered "old" cause it came out in 2016, it's crazy. the expected lifetimes of these phones are too short for how much they cost

                                                • Leslie Villacruel
                                                  Leslie Villacruel  4 days back

                                                  I miss those days when phone manufacturers doesn't release new phones unless there's a "drastic" change.
                                                  I mean, annual flagship? Totally not helpful.

                                                  • Doan Trinh
                                                    Doan Trinh  5 days back

                                                    It’s going to be AR / VR.

                                                    • Leonardo Ramirez
                                                      Leonardo Ramirez  5 days back

                                                      I mean, I do see a recession coming soon bigger than the 2007/2008 one. People can’t afford to pay their rent, much less spend their money on an upgraded phone.

                                                      • Major Bollocks
                                                        Major Bollocks  5 days back

                                                        stolen tech much. Let's be honest in could huawei have made such a substantial increase is so short a time? you tell me?

                                                        • James Pak
                                                          James Pak  5 days back

                                                          corporate greed losing in at least ONE segment. Still, idiots with too much money will still buy the "high end" shit

                                                          • Mr Marine
                                                            Mr Marine  5 days back

                                                            lets see. free phones, then 300.00 phones, then self destructing phones, then 1k phones. how to maintain profit in a declining market? raise the price. no way in hell is a smart phone worth 1k.

                                                            • john f
                                                              john f  5 days back

                                                              prices too high, not only that theyre causing the very problems that they justify high prices for, when somthing is 1000 dollars you expect perfection, then you get a new glitchy phone that is the nature of new products, and you then return it becuase, hey its a 1000 dollar phone and needs too be perfect and the cycle continues until poof SHTF. you mutiply this by a few other very similar senarious and you get them lowering the price 200 dollars, do you guys think they will not try recover those losses if the ploy succeeds, so we see the fallout for this in the next generation of products. perhaps its intential a purposful push away from traditional products too convince us too invest elsewhere, perhaps preparation for 5g and the entrance of new vr and ar technology along with mira tech, similar too walmart's security imposement too convince people not too shop instore and promote them too use delivery and pickup services.

                                                              • JesusGreen
                                                                JesusGreen  5 days back

                                                                I think the innovation that could be key is to build the perfect all in one device. We see Samsung trying it with Samsung Dex. If Dex ever became as fully featured as a regular computer, it could mean people could purchase a phone and use it as their only device. On the go? Use your phone. Sitting on the couch and want to use a tablet? Here pair this handheld wireless touchscreen monitor with your phone to switch it to tablet mode. At your desk? Just pair with your desktop monitor setup and run Dex and now you have a computer.

                                                                • Matthew DeBoer
                                                                  Matthew DeBoer  5 days back

                                                                  Apple started the expensive smartphone trend, and now Samsung is marginally more expensive, with their s10 plus topping out at over $2000 (Canadian). But at least they offer budget phones in the 200-400 range

                                                                  • g.swell
                                                                    g.swell  5 days back

                                                                    Got a new s10e for 90 bucks. Ninety fucking dollars. It's insane.
                                                                    Premium phones are the thing of the past now.

                                                                    • AL Ian
                                                                      AL Ian  6 days back

                                                                      *I'm waiting for phones to hit $2000 then I'll buy a new one.*

                                                                      • Minty Lad
                                                                        Minty Lad  6 days back

                                                                        Bought a Redmi K20 pro yesterday. Blown away by it. Snapdragon 855 processor. 8 gigs of ram. 256 gigs of memory. Super amoled edgeless display. Pop up selfie camera. Beautiful build quality. And all for 549 euro.

                                                                        • hae chan
                                                                          hae chan  6 days back

                                                                          this is a cool concept and until you realize that most people buy phones through their carriers and thus are financially obliged to get a new phone every two years

                                                                          • timtime88
                                                                            timtime88  6 days back

                                                                            my next phone will be whatever brand that keeps/bring back a headphone jack.

                                                                            • Zbsish rth
                                                                              Zbsish rth  6 days back

                                                                              I have a dream that soon medical services too would be in such perile.

                                                                              • MrSmity101
                                                                                MrSmity101  6 days back

                                                                                Honestly if cell phone companies are going to be putting people on a 2 year contract manufacturers should use that to their advantage make a new flag ship phone every two years so this way you get more time for development and make the product worth while and so when the new phones do come out people will be able to upgrade to the new phone if they so please

                                                                                • jesus delgado
                                                                                  jesus delgado  6 days back

                                                                                  Make actual foldable phones or transparent screens & I'll throw over $1,000 for a phone. I'm not throwing my money for something that doesn't stand out.

                                                                                  • O. L. C.
                                                                                    O. L. C.  7 days back

                                                                                    my s9 will stay until it breaks

                                                                                    • jonn pegu
                                                                                      jonn pegu  7 days back

                                                                                      Could it be that it's simply because people are BROKE!!! just saying.

                                                                                      • Kahwai Ho
                                                                                        Kahwai Ho  7 days back

                                                                                        You don't need to have a deep pocket to get a lot of good innovative stuff nowadays.

                                                                                        • Deruzzi
                                                                                          Deruzzi  7 days back

                                                                                          Nice, people finally realise they don’t need any crazy phone to use Instagram, spend that money on a pc for actual usage

                                                                                          • Haitham Mogherbi
                                                                                            Haitham Mogherbi  7 days back

                                                                                            I just picked up, based on your previous video review, a Samsung A20. I had been an iPhone fanboy since the first one came out, then they started getting way too expensive and the difference between what an iPhone could do versus what an android can began to slim. Why pay all that money when a cheap Samsung can give me decent pix, whatsapp, google maps, and a few other features I'll never seriously use? I had a bad taste in my mouth when it was revealed that apple was slowing down iPhones. I also own a 2017 MacBook Pro which has an awful keyboard and keys that get stuck on my occasional fallen eyelash or other random debris. If Samsung or another laptop maker offers a serious MacBook Pro alternative (aluminum or metal casing, reliable ecosystem, etc), then I'll ditch apple and not even look back.

                                                                                            • Kyle McDermott
                                                                                              Kyle McDermott  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Companies should just start releasing phones every other year instead of each year.

                                                                                              • Ramza
                                                                                                Ramza  1 weeks back

                                                                                                I bought a year old iPhone SE a year ago for $250 and it was a deal that was acceptable to me.
                                                                                                If I paid $500 for a phone I'd question my sanity, priorities and regret my purchase for a while.