lol, 12 May 2015Sony already fall behind samsung and lg since 2009 if u want to know, there is article writing... moreSorry for misunderstanding...
do you mean people in Japan leaning toward not to buy Sony branded because more and more Sony products were being made in China?
I don't think China makes bad quality stuffs. But Japan does make good stuffs..
joe sHmoe, 12 May 2015You're Everywhere.But hey why hate on samsung? and now why hate on korea? is it because samsun... moreApple doesn't rely on products alone. They rely on strong eco-system and user experience.
Apple's biggest differentiator is the software and that software is also acting as a major selling point as well.
Japanese are smart enough to know that even with debranding, it's a Samsung afterall.
AmateurHistorian, 12 May 2015There are no love for Samsung and Korean electronics in general in Japan, Taiwan and mainland ... moreYou're Everywhere.But hey why hate on samsung? and now why hate on korea? is it because samsung is from korea?
Samsung is a top player in the world with business that is soo diverse that it would be almost impossible for people not to know the brand and for samsung to lose itself.If you compare it with nokia if you would like then dont.Nokia died because it relied only one industry.And they offer more with there products and freedom of the average consumer to use there products.Unliked the company you praise for which is APPLE is more likely doomed to fall since they only rely on two businesses which is software and a set of gadgets that are all copied from multiple sources which isnt trully innovation.
No Matter, 12 May 2015Japanese clearly understand that Crapsung phones are very overpriced. In a year they will be h... moreWan't that apply to all overpriced iPhone? So why don't Japanese still buy lots of iPhone? You crap logic doesn't go anywhere.
the Japanese are smart enough to buy what suites them well. They have their own reasons to buy iPhones and domestic phones. iPhones are easy to use and quite user friendly, they don't mind the higher price if it's worth it for them, but most Japanese buys their phones carrier subsidised. And you can still find people using flip-phones in Japan, which is no suprise at all.
Anonymous, 12 May 2015true, japanese's feature phones had all the gimmicks long before androids and iphone. so, ... moreyes, i read articles back in 2012 after steve jobs die when steve jobs did go to japan promoting ipod back in 2004 or 2005 he saw japan flip phone ecosystem where it very revolutionary back then with thier app ecosystem and high tech water n dust resistance and high megapixel camera. so he go back to united states and trying to make 1st iphone with customize ARM core and 1st release iphone in 2007. there also picture 1st prototype iphone have same design as SONY
Japanese clearly understand that Crapsung phones are very overpriced. In a year they will be half priced. Why buy one?
There are no love for Samsung and Korean electronics in general in Japan, Taiwan and mainland China. Those people close to Korea know Korean products rarely stands up to its specs.
3ngin33r, 12 May 2015I wonder how Sony does in JapanLike a teen girl student doll with tentacles :-)
3ngin33r, 12 May 2015I wonder how Sony does in JapanSony already fall behind samsung and lg since 2009 if u want to know, there is article writing about sony brand when japanese people refuse to buy sony product after samsung,apple product has been sell in japan. the resaon is it sony is not japanese made anymore while the pick iphone because back then in 2010 many business men look cabaret club using iphone
street fighter, 12 May 2015But you buy iPhones that haven't Micro SD Slot and removable battery. Last year the Galaxy S5 ... moreyes I did :-)
Which is why i'm so dissapointed in the S6.
Not that I would have bought it anyway. I'm not wealthy enough to buy a +600 euros phone every year. But I suspect that the S7 next year will be much more value for money than the 2015-devices.
1) the high end just isn't good enough for the new 64-bit Android (with less than 4GB RAM you could as well stick to kitkat). So in 2015 only the mid-range is really interesting with more bang for the buck.
2)I suspect that inevitably Samsung will re-introduce SD-cards and perhaps removable batteries (especially with their bad QC) with the S7. Then QHD content will be more common and thus these screens more usefull. Not to mention that the future Cortex A72 (and beyond) systems are vastly more powerfull then what we have now.
I'll sit this one out in 2015. Watch the pissing contest between LG and Samsung, watch the iPhone 6 sales rise and (eventually) fall, watch the Chinese trying to catch on to Western consumers...
It could be an interesting wacth this year.
Perhaps we can make a contest out of it.
In 2014 it was the big Nokia that faltered.
Which company will go bust in 2015?
The winner gets a Nokia 3310 :-)
street fighter, 12 May 2015Your problem it's envy, envy of Samsung manufacture now better Smartphones than the japanese p... moreIsn't this a problem everywhere?
The western labourforce didn't ask to be shoved aside and replaced with Chinese workforce by their rich boss.
It first happened in the 80's when western brands were suffering from Japanese copy-cats, then it were the Koreans and now it's the Chinese. In the mean time everybody expect to sell their crap to the western world at the highest prices (while their own country gets the better variants at better prices).
Of course we are envy. The Asian world got better at the expense o/t western employees. Only a very small fraction of ultra-rich western "leaders" (and non-westerners) benefit from this.
Wealth should be distributed more even amongst people then poverty wouldn't exist.
Also, the Japanese ppl still prefer flip phones cos it is so much easier for them to type.. don't forget that!
Jay Ray, 12 May 2015I have a friend in Japan and he said most phones sold there are iPhones. Even their own Sony d... moreSoooo... Japanese people are rich?
Because Apple products are priced and targeted to the rich and wealthy. Great, make these ultra rich Americans even richer. As if they haven't got enough already.
Sony is the best, 12 May 2015They are ashamed from their logo, They shall be.No it's partly because as stated: "Plus, the recent disputes between Japan and South Korea (Samsung's home country) have only added to the problem."
While that has nothing in itself to do with Samsung nor their phones. It's clear that Samsung doesn't want to add more fuel to this debate. Which IMHO is a correct business decision.