Samsung Galaxy A80

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  1. jamezr macrumors G5

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    Like it.. Guessing won't put it on their flagships though
     
  5. mclld macrumors 68020

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    Needless complexity and more crap to more than likely break
     
  6. Harthag macrumors 6502a

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    I was excited until I saw 6.7" screen. J...F...C... Enough with these giant phones. The Pixel 3 XL will be my last giant phone. Very happy with the S10e. Why can't they just make it 5.8" (which is considered small these days) it would be perfect with no notch or cut out.
     
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    Wow not bad for a "midrange" phone... I'm loving these notch/hole punch free displays. I'd die for a Note version of this even if it didn't have completely top level specs, a clean undisturbed display is more important to me. Since there are rumours of several different Note models this time maybe there's a tiny chance... Make it a flat screen too and I'm in heaven ;)
     
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    If I was Samsung president I would have made all Note series flat screen and S curved. Or just merge both phones and call it Samsung SN Lol
     
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    It certainly is interesting. If I had a money tree in my yard I'd buy it just out of curiosity. Not happy about the lack of the headphone jack. I am way too happy to have a phone that has one again.
     
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    This. I appreciate efforts to improve the smartphone user experience but the only 'problem' this implementation is attempting to solve is the display cutout/hole. I want a seamless display as much as anyone but not at the expense of adding unnecessary complexity and potential points of failure.
     
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    I don't think Samsung can be reprimanded too much for this. At the end of the day, this isn't their flagship device. If they were to put this in the S series then I think the concern of the moving parts would be warranted - as they will sell much more of those than this will.

    As this is their mid range device I think it's great to see them taking some risks and doing something a little different. At the end of the day, Samsung has pushed hardware more than most other manufacturers in recent years, so I'm all for them trying something new. Who knows where it could lead.
     
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    Agree and good on them for pushing technology
     
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    Agreed different is always good and to see what works
     
  14. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    Hence why Samsung are testing it in a midrange device. Also who's to say it will actually break? It may well be extremely durable for all we know.
     
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    Intriguing... I feel like I read somewhere that Samsung is turning their A series into more of a "hey, let's see if we can do this" type of lineup before going mainstream with the S and Note lineup

    also, hands on from super saf

     
  16. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Alright, I'll eat a little crow and admit that's pretty slick. :p

    I rarely use the front camera myself and having the superior quality usually found in the rear sensors is quite appealing. Again, I have concerns about reliability over time and if it means compromised dust/water resistance (no IP rating for this phone), I'd pass. That being said, it's a pretty cool execution.
     
  17. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    This sounds cool or whatnot, until you see the price tag of almost €700 for a mid range hardware. Seriously insane price for a mid range. I mean even the S10e feels like the better deal since you get flagship SD855.
     
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  19. jamezr thread starter macrumors G5

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    Have you ever had one?
     
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