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Will the OPO be Android's flagship?

  1. RobertFarenheit
    Cupcake Apr 25, 2014

    RobertFarenheit , Apr 25, 2014 :
    With many other great phones out in the market with really good specifications rhe OPO really can win in a one vs one fight. What do you think?
    I think the answer is a YES.
     

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  2. rth121
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 25, 2014

    rth121 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    This kind of threads are getting repetitive...

    My answer is no in the long run. Price-wise, they win.
     

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  3. davez
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 25, 2014

    davez , Apr 25, 2014 :
    For a few months definitely, but competitors will introduce interesting devices in Q3
     

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  4. scwei
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 25, 2014


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  5. polluted
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014


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  6. virgil1981
    KitKat Apr 25, 2014

    virgil1981 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    They win in price. It will not be a flagship killer or android flagship phone or affect the big companies like other threads have said. There are too many other great phones even if those phones are more expensive.
     

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  7. domitian
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    domitian , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Anything that helps precipitate the end of the contract-subsidization-price model is good news. Let's call this phone an industry killer!
     

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  8. polluted
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

    polluted , Apr 25, 2014 :
    This phone is far from being an 'industry killer'.

    What the hell is up with all of the hyperbole spouted on this forum?
     

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  9. virgil1981
    KitKat Apr 25, 2014

    virgil1981 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    For things to change there would have to be more companies selling phones cheaply that are unlocked besides Google and now opo. If more of the Chinese phones hit more countries then maybe but right now it won't happen.
     

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  10. domitian
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    domitian , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Industry killer in the sense that the more quality phones that are released that are $350 or less, the less likely other manufacturers will be able to get away with charging ridiculously inflated prices for their phones, which is entirely the product of the contract and subsidy scheme that grew up in the industry. Moves towards different plan arrangements are finally beginning to unfold, but too many still depend on the customer having to pay the inflated rate over a contract-length equipment installment plan. Contrast tablet pricing with phone pricing; the presence of additional radios in cellphone chipsets simply cannot account for the perversely large markup seen in cellphones. To give just one example: in the US, you can currently purchase a 2014 Nexus 7, or a Samsung Galaxy S II, for approximately the same price. That is senseless, greedy, and in urgent need of rectification. Comparable hardware should sell for comparable prices, exactly as we expect it to in virtually every other product market. This is the kind of industry death I was talking about - let's stop letting tech companies get away with crack-cocaine pricing. Supporting phones with state-of-the-art hardware and reasonable prices is what all prospective cell phone buyers should do.
     

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  11. domitian
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014


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  12. KyleVPirate
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 25, 2014

    KyleVPirate , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Not a Flagship killer, in fact not really special about it apart from the price range. Being realistic here
     

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  13. polluted
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

    polluted , Apr 25, 2014 :
    It's worth what people will pay for it. That's economics.
     

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  14. TxTech27
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014


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  15. domitian
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    domitian , Apr 25, 2014 :
    HTC's M7 and M8 are both excellent phones. And if both sold for even a moderate price cut, say $399 to $449, then HTC probably wouldn't be posting continual losses every quarter.
     

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  16. TxTech27
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    TxTech27 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    HTC has to do more than price cuts to financially get back on track.
     

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  17. polluted
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

    polluted , Apr 25, 2014 :
    That's not a moderate price cut, that's at least 25% off the M8 unsubsidized price.
     

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  18. boostedthunder
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    boostedthunder , Apr 25, 2014 :
    To put it simply, no...there are other devices that fit the flagship bill much more, for example the LG G3, Find 7 and such...
    What most of you tend to forget is the most compelling thing about this device is the godly price performance ratio.
     

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  19. domitian
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    domitian , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Price is a notoriously unreliable measure of value. Ever hear of the diamonds-water paradox? Diamonds have low utility, and therefore little value, but cost a fortune. Water has high utility and value, but is inexpensive.
     

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  20. polluted
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

    polluted , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Further to my last reply.

    HTC wouldn't be posting losses ... they'd probably be out of business.
     

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