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Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much

Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much - read the full textSamsung reported its Q1 results - though the company as a whole saw its operating profit decline by a third, the mobile division posted a modest improvement. In fact, the mobile division was the only one that saw an increase in operating profit despite sales increasing for almost all Samsung...


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> In reply to Samsung Fan Boy @ 2011-05-03 15:27 from TbBx - click to readI also have read that Super AMULED screens has short life time and there is such thing like a "Burn-In" effect. There is many SAMSUNG Wave users complaining about a "Burn-In" effect on their screens after 3-4 months of usage. Also there is some SAMSUNG Galaxy S users complaining about that too.

Currently I like SAMSUNG Galaxy S II, but I'm afraid about three things:

1) Short screen life time.
2) "Burn-In" effect on the screen.
3) Low build quality.

Talking about a specifications, thei are stunning! :)

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  • 2011-05-03 18:03
  • 0xM5

> In reply to Mkrmec @ 2011-05-03 17:32 from L7Xw - click to readAlso dent on aluminium case won't force you to change case, becouse it is only dent. Not like a plastic case, plastic case crash will force you to change it.

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  • 2011-05-03 17:51
  • 0xM5

> In reply to Mkrmec @ 2011-05-03 17:32 from L7Xw - click to readI think aluminium is better because aluminium is light, sof, but strong. So, it is much better to get dent or two on aluminium case than plastic crash.

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  • 2011-05-03 17:48
  • 0xM5

> In reply to ACR @ 2011-05-03 04:03 from 4cSC - click to readDon't buy Samsung then... I don't really like Aluminium covers. Deal with it. Plastic is better in many ways, I really hate it when people start crying over the phones from Samsung for not being aluminium. It's not better, just wait till your Al phone gets a nice dent or two.. fix it under 20$ if you can.

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  • 2011-05-03 17:32
  • L7Xw

Well not everyone likes Samsung.
almost 50% of its latest models has this problem that the phone lags then reboots by itself or just reboots by itself while in use.
This bug is also present to the latest Android phones of Samsung.
And according to the Samsung D980 owners, its touchscreen is almost certain to malfunction before 12 months of use.

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  • 2011-05-03 15:27
  • TbBx

> In reply to hotchocolate @ 2011-05-03 05:40 from wHSt - click to readYou have mentioned LG and I just remember that LG Optimus 2X is in Guinness World Records Book as first phone with Dual-Core processor. :)

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  • 2011-05-03 14:06
  • 0xM5

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S2 smartphone in South Korea and has reportedly received pre-orders from three major mobile operators exceeding 200,000.

SK Telecom took over 160,000 pre-orders for Galaxy S2 smartphone from 25-29 April.

The number reached 10,000 in 29 minutes after starting to take pre-orders and 20,000 in 64 minutes. LG Uplus has received more than 30,000 pre-orders for the smartphone since 21 April.

This is a very scary number and it's only a number in Korea, we still expecting the pre-orders and sales number on the other country.

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  • 2011-05-03 05:40
  • wHSt

Samsung you need to better up the build quality. I can't stand the thin plastic cover.

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  • 2011-05-03 04:03
  • 4cSC

> In reply to [deleted post]My flatmate gave me his Samsung Wave S8500 when he bought his Motorola Atrix (he's a geek, always looking for more powerful phones..)

Anyway, I find it funny how you always hear the 1 who is not satisfied over the hundreds who are. Personally, I never had any issues with my S8500 since the last 5 months I own it. I am very satisfied with the product, hardware and design is top quality, the phone is as smooth as can be, the display is gorgeous, evry functions works perfectly and I never had to even think about calling customer support. Aactually it's kinda funny because I NEVER have to call customer support unlike some other people, guess I'm just that lucky - no matter what product I buy..

So basically, dont listen to the few unsastisfied customers, numbers and rating about Samsung cellphones talk for themselves. And by the way, I'm by no means a fanboy, it's just that I can recognize quality, and in terms of high-ends cellphones, Samsung is definitly upthere.

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  • 2011-05-03 02:16
  • IsHH

> In reply to Mohamed9612 @ 2011-05-02 17:18 from ftZt - click to readSAMSUNG is famous because SAMSUNG Electronics is the world's largest technology company by sales. If you didn't know SAMSUNG is manufacturer of various things like a: TV Sets, Mobile Phones, Microwaves, Photo and Video Cameras, Smartphones, Fridges, Hard Disk Drives, Monitors, Flash Memory, Chemicals and so on... Also SAMSUNG Heavy Industries is the world's second largest shipbuilder. That's why SAMSUNG brand is famous.
Talking about a smartphones and especially about the latest SAMSUNG flagship Galaxy S II is famous due to 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus screen and Dual-core 1.2GHz proccessor also device is very thin. In simple words latest SAMSUNG smartphones are famous due to high specifications.
Talking about a build quality, maybe build quality isn't so durable, but at least they are using Gorilla Glass, not like some other manufacturers.

P.S. Talking about a build quality, one of the thing why I respect NOKIA, because they make "Stress Tests" for their phones.

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  • 2011-05-02 22:58
  • 0xM5

> In reply to RejZoR @ 2011-05-02 09:16 from 3pux - click to readYou was complaining about SAMSUNG support in your country, but you still didn't told us in what country you are living in?

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  • 2011-05-02 22:12
  • 0xM5

> In reply to Laurynas @ 2011-05-02 17:02 from 0xM5 - click to readSo, it's famous by BADA ! please ..
Samsung build quality is rubbish !

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  • 2011-05-02 17:18
  • ftZt

> In reply to [deleted post]How Android OS can make SAMSUNG famous if other manufacturers like a Motorola, LG, HTC, Sony Ericsson... is also using Android OS ?
SAMSUNG is famous not due to Android OS.

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  • 2011-05-02 17:02
  • 0xM5

> In reply to RejZoR @ 2011-05-02 09:16 from 3pux - click to readIn what country you are living in?

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  • 2011-05-02 16:30
  • 0xM5

> In reply to RejZoR @ 2011-05-02 09:16 from 3pux - click to readLol u said u hate the mobile and you love the camera , the design , the screen too.. and you are saying you hate it from your bottom of the heart? No words. You win ,we just need people like you in this world and the end soon near.

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  • 2011-05-02 10:54
  • v{S{

in my opinion samsung is best in manufacturing hardwares.. may it be mobile phones or may it be some other forms of electronic devices but when it comes to software or os, samsung sucks big time and they have no clue what they are doing. And yes, i am talking about their so called BADA, which is a messed up os. like others i am also a victim samsung wave. i wonder on what fact they are showing ads of samsung wave II in the television. maybe they are thinking there are still people outside who are dumb enough to buy one. Besides bada, their 'kies' pc suit is another wonder. it will never stop amazing you how foolish you were to buy a samsung product that syncs with kies.

conclusion: samsung needs to hire some real software engineers & developers if they want to progress with bada or kies. i wonder if someone from samsung's end can see this. oh heck.. they dont have brains to understand what i wrote anyways

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  • 2011-05-02 10:42
  • Mfx9

> In reply to Dave @ 2011-05-01 12:16 from myA5 - click to readSure, i'm an Apple fanboy. From where the hell did you get Apple from!? I owned Samsung Wave GT-S8500 and i hate it from a bottom of my heart. Hardware itself was not bad actually, great screen, great camera, aluminium body, awesome battery etc. But the way how Samsung delivers updates in our country and all the software problems it had. Pretty much entire Europe got 1.2 update months ago. We'll only be getting 1.2 when rest of the Europe will already be getting Bada 2.0. And then its the ability to contact anyone at Samsung. It's mission impossible. There is not a single contact or a contact form. Nothing. If you have any kind of problem (especially software), you're on your own. And don't get me started with service centers. They refused to look into a problem just because i didn't buy a phone from them. EU warranty policy anyone? Samsung is apparently so bad no one even wants to buy it second hand from me. I can't get rid of the freakin Wave now.

I was so fed up wih it that i bought HTC Wildfire which has far far worse screen, crappy camera without 720p video recording (it doesn't even shoot VGA videos), plastic case, but the thingie just works. And best of all, HTC tech support is actually available and they do respond to your questions very quickly.

Call me Apple fanboy all you want, but for Samsung i'm a lost customer as i'll never ever buy any of their phones. Not for a s long as they'll operate with such crappy attitude. They seriously have to improve support and how they deal with software and updates and the sales will go through the roof. Until then they can complain over bad sales all they want, its their own fault.

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  • 2011-05-02 09:16
  • 3pux

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-01 17:39 from 3IXI - click to readOh look, all the Apple fanboys have been let out again!! Apple may make good products but their policies positively stink. My one and only Apple device was an iPod, one of the original ones. I got cheesed off with the fact I could only use iTunes at the time and all the music I purchased was locked. I sold it a few weeks later. I won't ever purchase an Apple product again, period.

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  • 2011-05-02 08:09
  • uED}

Technology wise, South Korea is the new Japan and Samsung is the new Big "S".

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  • 2011-05-02 08:08
  • jA1B

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-01 17:39 from 3IXI - click to readNo, no, no, no. Apple doesn't make the best quality products around. Check Nokia's products. Leave a Nokia phone out for a year and it still works, same with apple's? No. Drop a Nokia phone from a height and it's as good as new! Same with apple? No. For example, drop the iphone and the glass cracks and the screen brokes too easily.

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  • 2011-05-02 07:06
  • nmZx

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