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post #11 of 30
I bet just the water needed to create one of those phones is more than $4 biggrin.gif
post #12 of 30
Gives you perspective on how much we're getting ripped off.
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Gives you perspective on how much we're getting ripped off.

We get ripped off more on mobile service than on mobile phones in The States. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see the price deltas between low end smartphones and flagship models.
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post #14 of 30
So I'm guessing this is the new "Flip Phone"?

Hmm pretty interesting for 4 dollars.
post #15 of 30
Probably turns out to cost many times more than $4 in the first month of service alone.
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Originally Posted by Slomo4shO View Post

We get ripped off more on mobile service than on mobile phones in The States. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see the price deltas between low end smartphones and flagship models.
The actual cheapest non subsidized phones are about $50, that use Android. But they do still have the usual: dual SIM, microSD card slot, dual cameras, IPS display, replaceable battery, pocketable size, ... which is pretty darn good and even some of those crazy $500+ phones still don't have.

I bet they could make something cheaper by removing features, making it smaller, crappy screen, basically using the cheapest available crap to make the phone. But $4 is absolutely unreal. Even those $50 are so damn low one wonders how low margin the sellers must be getting on supplying the parts for it.
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Under $4? That is insanely cheap. I do not like the design though, its just a complete iPhone 4 rip off, should have tried designing something more original.
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How do you want to design an original flat rectangle? I don't know, request a custom round screen and make round phones? Apple knocked off so many things it's not even funny.
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How do you want to design an original flat rectangle? I don't know, request a custom round screen and make round phones? Apple knocked off so many things it's not even funny.

Believe me there are numerous ways how you can design a flat rectangle. What they did cannot even be called designing, its a complete rip off, the home button, the positioning of cameras, the screen ratio. The absence of the Apple logo is the only thing which differentiates the iPhone from this Freedom 251 thing.

Nonetheless, $4 is extremely impressive, I doubt there is any profit margin included. I guess it just covers the costs of production and thats it. Interested about the phones longevity, doubt it will dure long enough.
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Believe me there are numerous ways how you can design a flat rectangle. What they did cannot even be called designing, its a complete rip off, the home button, the positioning of cameras, the screen ratio. The absence of the Apple logo is the only thing which differentiates the iPhone from this Freedom 251 thing.

Nonetheless, $4 is extremely impressive, I doubt there is any profit margin included. I guess it just covers the costs of production and thats it. Interested about the phones longevity, doubt it will dure long enough.

It's a Four. Dollar. Smartphone. A designer would raise costs, not to mention, a four dollar smartphone doesn't need to look special. They clearly didn't hire a designer (which is obviously the right choice), and just altered a simple, nondescript design from another phone.
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