• Cost Comparison – Huawei Mate 10, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8

     
     
  • Cost Comparison – Huawei Mate 10, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8

    Posted: November 1, 2017, Updated: November 6, 2017
    Contributing Author: Al Cowsky

    While Apple and Samsung have been engaged in a tug-of-war for the title of top-selling smartphone provider over the past couple of years, China’s dominant OEM - Huawei - has been quietly gaining traction globally with their P- and Mate-series offerings.

    TechInsights has conducted in-depth an analysis of each provider’s most recent contenders:


    Our reports provide our complete details of each phone, and our various tools provide a number of ways to slice and dice and compare data about them; here, we are providing a summary cost comparison of the three phones.



      Huawei Mate 10 Apple iPhone 8
    A1905
    Samsung Galaxy S8
    SM-G950F
    Teardown Date October 2017 September 2017 April 2017
    Applications Processor $52.00
    Applications/Baseband Processor $52.50 $71.00
    Baseband Processor $14.50
    Battery $6.00 $4.00 $4.00
    Camera / Image $35.00 $20.00 $25.50
    Connectivity $6.50 $11.50 $10.50
    Display / Touchscreen $31.00 $36.00 $76.50
    Memory: Non-Volatile $24.00 $20.50 $22.00
    Memory: Volatile $31.50 $16.50 $18.00
    Mixed Signal $0.50 $0.50
    Non-Electronics $17.00 $21.50 $21.50
    Other $17.50 $15.50 $15.50
    Power Management / Audio $10.50 $12.00 $8.50
    RF Component $20.50 $24.50 $18.50
    Sensor $5.50 $4.00 $4.50
    Substrates $9.50 $9.00 $11.00
    Supporting Materials $8.00 $7.00 $7.50
    Final Assembly & Test $14.50 $16.00 $12.00
    Total $290.00 $285.00 $326.50


    Application Processors

    The Applications Processors of the phones appear to be categorized inconsistently in the table above; this is intentional, based on the different components that combine to provide the functionality.

    Phone Applications Processor Components Cost of Components
    Huawei Mate 10 Kirin 970 $51.70
    iPhone 8 A11
    Intel PMB9948P LTE modem
    $51.96
    $14.26
    Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Exynos 9
    (Exynos 8895)
    $71.00


    Street price compared to manufacturing cost

    Apple and Huawei have very similar parts costing models, whereas the estimated parts cost of the Samsung is significantly higher.

      Huawei Mate 10 Apple iPhone 8
    (A1905)
    Samsung Galaxy S8
    (SM-G950F)
    Street Price $710.00 $699.00 $725.00
    Parts Cost $290.00 $285.00 $326.50
    Representative Cost of Parts 40.8% 40.8% 45.0%
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