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  • I'd like to talk to you about these phones in front of me.

  • They're all Samsung phones and they're just a portion of Samsung's 2020 line up.

  • This is just the flagships.

  • And they're just the ones that Samsung is releasing in the US It is the galaxy s 20.

  • Yes, 20 plus 30 s, 20 ultra s 20 Fan edition, the note 20 and the note 20 ultra.

  • That is six phones and it doesn't even count phones like this thing right here.

  • This is the A 51.

  • Samsung's pushing this in the US now, too.

  • There's also the A 51 5 g a 75 g.

  • Oh, yeah, there's folding phones to there's the Z fold to in the Z flip five g.

  • It's kind of impossible to keep track.

  • So here's a question.

  • Why does Samsung make so damn many phones now?

  • The reason this question matters to me is I just got finished reviewing a couple of Samsung.

  • Father reviewed the Galaxy note 20 which is overpriced of 1000 bucks for what you get out of it.

  • And then I also reviewed the galaxy s 20 note the galaxy s 20 F e the fan edition, which is a great value for the price.

  • It's 6 99.

  • It's a plastic back shirt, but you get 120 hertz screen.

  • You get three pretty good, Samsung told megapixel cameras.

  • It feels kind of like the whole package, but it also feels like a package that's a little bit more like a beefed up a Siri's phone than a tone down s Siri's phone.

  • And it sends me into thinking about philosophical experiments like this ship of thesis.

  • It's this thought experiment where you've got a boat and the master breaks.

  • So you replace the mast.

  • Is it still the same boat?

  • Well, then the keel breaks in your place.

  • Akil, is it still the same boat?

  • If you replaced literally every single plank and rope on that boat at the end of it, when you replace the last part, is it still the same boat you started with?

  • E don't know.

  • Well, okay, apply that to this s 20 f e.

  • If you get rid of the s 20 screen and go with the screen, that's a little more like a Siri's.

  • It's still in s phone.

  • If you get rid of the fancy camera module on both the more basic camera module.

  • Is it still in s phone?

  • If you replace everything but basically the processor with slightly less expensive parts, does it still count as an s phone?

  • Sure, Samsung decided to call it a nest phone.

  • What we actually should do, instead of just noodling on bad philosophical thought experiments, is actually try to categorize these phones.

  • So there's a few different ways we could do it.

  • Now.

  • One way to do this categorization thing is just by screen size.

  • It's no longer the case that bigger screen means better phone.

  • But in theory, you should build a look at the screen size and have a pretty good guess of which phone it is.

  • Okay, but you just can't.

  • We're gonna play a game.

  • I'm gonna put two phones down and set a timer and then see if you can guess which Samsung model it is by the time the timer runs out.

  • How'd you dio?

  • That's not that easy, right?

  • I mean, I reviewed every single one of these six phones, and it's not easy for me.

  • And if we find other ways to try and categorize them on other specs.

  • Besides screens, it gets even more complicated.

  • I mean, trust me if we tried to make a spreadsheet of all the camera specs and differences in storage and RAM and so on across all of these phones, you need like a 50 inch monitor just to get a look at the spreadsheet.

  • So I don't think it's specs or screen size.

  • There must be some other way to characterize all these phones and make sense of them, and I think it's like a high level product category kind of thing.

  • At the very top of Samsung's product hierarchy are the folding phones, the Z fold to five G in the Z flip five g, these air Samsung's high technology show off phones.

  • Then there are the ultras, these air like a new tier of flagship for Samsung, and it's where they put their most expensive, most experimental features.

  • That stuff used to go to the note, but now it goes to the ultras.

  • Then there's the regular flagships, the S 20 and the S 20 plus.

  • Samsung says that early buyers go for the ultras and then later buyers go for the regular ones.

  • Now the note.

  • 20 should fit in with those.

  • But again, I think the note 20 is kind of overpriced, and the screen is underpowered for to pay for it.

  • It honestly feels more like a fan edition phone.

  • So it fits in this new mid range with the galaxy s 20 f B, which is 700 bucks.

  • Then you've got a serious phones which hits like every conceivable price point on down toe.

  • I don't know, 100 bucks or something.

  • As a product categorization strategy.

  • This is kind of a mess.

  • I mean, it makes sense when I explain it to myself, but I also can't help but feel like I just made it up myself.

  • And in reality, I think there's a much simpler explanation.

  • Its price, and actually this is kind of inside baseball, but I try not to watch too many other review videos before I do my own.

  • So after we finished this video, I want to go check out what Marquez Brownlee had to say about the galaxy s 20 f E.

  • And it turned out that he makes ah lot of the same points in his video, so shout out to a great minds think alike and I will link his video down in the description below.

  • Let's take a look at the prices that Samsung charges for its five G phones in the US We're just gonna look at base prices, keep it simple.

  • And we're also going to round up a penny because ending a price in 99 cents is stupid.

  • So here we go.

  • All right.

  • The Z fold two is 2000 bucks.

  • Then there is easy flip five g for 14.

  • 50.

  • The note 20 ultra is also 14 50.

  • The S 20 ultra is 1403 es, 20 plus is 1200 the S 20 and the note 20 are each $1000.

  • The S 20 f is $700 A 71 5 g is 6 50 a 51 5 g is 500.

  • I think that that price breakdown really is the best explanation for why Samsung makes so many variants of its flagship phones.

  • It means that when you go to buy a phone, Samsung has won at the price that you want to spend and Justus Importantly, it has one that's competitive with whatever other phone you might have been thinking of buying iPhone pixel 51 plus whatever.

  • There's always a Samsung phone that's just a little bit cheaper right next to it.

  • Or there's one that's a little bit more expensive, but with better specs Now, looking at that price breakdown if you don't count the Z full to the biggest gap in this whole lineup is just 300 bucks, and I personally think it should actually be smaller than that because the note 20 shipping price at 100 bucks.

  • But that's another story.

  • The other thing to think about with all these prices is that their launch day prices all of these phones end up getting discounted.

  • Carriers offer two for one deals or huge incentives to trade up.

  • Or sometimes the price just drops and often really, really quickly after launch.

  • One of the big trends this year is that everybody wants to offer new phones at all of the price points instead of just having consumers by the older model.

  • Apples actually rumored to be doing something like that with the next iPhone, and it's already done it with the Apple Watch SC.

  • But really, Samsung has led the way with this strategy.

  • It has been doing it for years, and the truth is that with maybe one galaxy note 20 exception.

  • All of these phones are really good for their price, especially if you can find one of those really easy to find discounts.

  • So why does Samsung make so many phones?

  • Because it's really good at mixing and matching parts to hit every conceivable price point.

  • Basically, Samsung makes this many phones because it can, and it doesn't care if there's a clearly differentiated line of easily distinguished product categories.

  • Samsung just wants to sell you a phone at any price.

  • I know.

  • Yeah, okay.

  • Uh huh.

  • Let's just take a breath.

  • Everybody, thanks so much for watching.

  • Let me know.

  • Did we figure out the right way to categorize all of these phones?

I'd like to talk to you about these phones in front of me.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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