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LG, HTC, Huawei set to lose market share due to low sales

27 December, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
LG, HTC, Huawei set to lose market share due to low sales - read the full textAccording to mobile industry analysts cited by DigiTimes, a number of smartphone makers including LG, HTC and Huawei may be on track to lose valuable market share in 2014. This is a result of the steady, but overall low sales of the makers' flagship models. The undisclosed analyst says that the...


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> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-12-27 18:03 from pFm4 - click to readIm saying earlier is for casual for the other hand is not...i also have 2 64 gb sd card...tons of movies and music that takes about around 2 tb of my 64gb is for what i see the most...and for me, i always root my phone and so many files to store...what im saying is most people that arent like me or you thinks 16 is enough like my friend who own a Samsung phone...they buy it because they only know of samsung...from friend or advertise....

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  • 2013-12-27 19:05
  • vV5G

Especially LG doing the same way to all over the world in particular mobile platform, users are got awarness of this type canvass..And they are alerted and suggested from previous buyers (>1 Years users).

So they are going with right choice and Economic models

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  • 2013-12-27 19:01
  • GxUJ

Surely it is expected one from users they didn't bothering about previous buyers. Once they product sold to user they didn't taking care of any accessories(Battery, Headset, Panel, Pouches) and software updates and bugs.

They are just thinking to sale a products to users that's why it's happened liked this ?

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  • 2013-12-27 18:57
  • GxUJ

Most has to do with advertising, yes. A lot has to do with product support. LG is terrible with their Optimus phones....especially the L9 and G.

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  • 2013-12-27 18:55
  • j8wI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-27 18:00 from v0Xt - click to readYeah, it may be great on a small display... But if you wanna make a prints, you may need min. 8 Mpix.

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  • 2013-12-27 18:24
  • Laxx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-27 16:29 from v0qJ - click to readlg sold millions of phones both feature and smartphones worldwide...

lg is still the third largest smartphone maker based on sales....

lg phones are great...

lg has no tv ad in the philippines but still sales is good...

g2 is doing good...

over 2.3 million sold and still counting....

l2-series is doing great...

and other lg phones....

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  • 2013-12-27 18:19
  • t7Xh

The detachable battery is not that much about power reserve - it's more about privacy (I prefer not to answer why).

The SD slot is not that much about memory extension - it's more about privacy (I prefer not to answer why).

OR! You can buy anytime an iPhone...

@ trolls - not a chance this time

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  • 2013-12-27 18:19
  • Laxx

> In reply to yhekhaesh @ 2013-12-27 14:31 from s856 - click to readwell.. the korean 3d got ics.. y is international verison kept in dark.. feels really sad that phne wd inferior specs thn mine gets jb.. and if lg cant support such phones.. then y make them at first!?

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  • 2013-12-27 18:16
  • vQ{r

The reason why LG, HTC, Huawei is loosing customers besides having an overpriced platform is that. There aren't any good apps on android. Many people would say. If you wanna have an android smartphone? Why would you go for an expensive one if samsung and sony makes smartphones which are affordable than those LG, htc and huawei smartphones?

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  • 2013-12-27 18:08
  • th1x

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-27 18:00 from v0Xt - click to readYes purple camera is awesome

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  • 2013-12-27 18:06
  • wrd9

LG this is a nuclear bomb, its features are very problematic and did not have many resources. An example of the LG E977 Optimus could not stand the On The Go and Host, that with these mechanisms, we can increase the memory capacity, which in the case of E977 (32 GB, only 25 available), has no slot for micro sd. One detail is that these features were already present in the Samsung Galaxy SII GT-S9100, which was released in September 2011.

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  • 2013-12-27 18:03
  • J@IM

> In reply to Martin132014 @ 2013-12-27 17:28 from vV5G - click to readI can for sure say that 16 GB (wont be exactly 16 GB available because of the OS taking up some space) will never by any high amount of miles be enough for the casual user who play games and watches movies on their phones.

I only have some few games installed on my phone, but the fact that one of those games takes around 2 GB alone says enough about that.

When it's about movies, you are doing everything wrong if you don't watch 1080p movies on a phone with a 1080p screen. And everyone knows that any 1080p movies with good quality takes up alot of space.

Now, i also have over 40 GB with mp3 files on my 64 GB MicroSDXC card.

So 16 GB would never be enough for those who want to have multimedia and games on their phones.

A smartphone with a minimum of 64 GB would maybe be enoughfor me, but lower than that would never work.

And lastly, just because you can do fine with 16 GB right now, it wont say anything about if you will need more in 6 months. So the golden rule is to have alot of space available incase you need more stuffs on your phone later.

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  • 2013-12-27 18:03
  • pFm4

> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-12-27 17:18 from pFm4 - click to read" you all 3 should also spend more money to advertise your products"

Yes. Advertising. That's why Samsung is doing well. Not because of removable batteries or the gimmicks they include in their phones. It's very easy to say increase advertising. Where is the money going to come from? How much to they spend now? How will it be used? Who will it target? Samsung spends more money on advertising than Apple and these three combined. Something like $14 billion a year. That's more than Google paid for Motorola, and only ads for a SINGLE year. They just spray and pray, just like their product development strategy. That's why they can make crappy ads trying to sell junk like the Galaxy Gear.

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  • 2013-12-27 18:02
  • 0a0X

Too bad people didnt see the awesomeness of ultrapixel camera from htc, its the best innovation for a camera phone

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  • 2013-12-27 18:00
  • v0Xt

They are both great brands, ownd a smartphone of them and all i need to say is, they are getting close to "perfect". Huawei is great, but their hardware is kinda "meh". Htc is just great, style,design,software, hardware, but they should promote their phones more. And LG, well, here ant there minor things like software, but other then that its alright.

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  • 2013-12-27 17:52
  • n7kt

HTC One sales is flat because of hardware issues,
nobody wants to buy overpriced phone with faulty hardware only to return it for repair the day after.

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  • 2013-12-27 17:33
  • Kxit

> In reply to MANOJ @ 2013-12-27 17:15 from U$4j - click to readYou are absolutely right about HTC's overpricing. One mini is almost same price as z1. But I really like one mini.

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  • 2013-12-27 17:29
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-12-27 17:18 from pFm4 - click to readI dont think that about removal battery is what makes it to sell high....just like you said, only because great marketing by Samsung that make them well known...i have many people only know samsung and Sony because they're well known...they dont even care about removable battery and sd card.... To them 16gb is enough.... They only buy what they only know....

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  • 2013-12-27 17:28
  • vV5G

LG, HTC and Huawei. I think you all 3 should talk with Samsung about how to make successfull smartphones that sells like hot cakes.

And like others have said, removable batteries, microSD card slot just to name a few things is a part of the smartphones today that makes them more attractive for the general users. So ignoring those 2 things makes alot of peoples to just ignore those phones.

And lastly, you all 3 should also spend more money to advertise your products. Samsung are awesome when it comes to that and you all see how much they seels because of that.

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  • 2013-12-27 17:18
  • pFm4

The poor sales of HTC could be attributed to the overpricing of their phones. They are selling "one" for over Rs.40000 without any price drop.LG too tries to charge a lot of money for their ordinary phones(here G2 without SD card, non-removable battery- a phone is ordinary). If these companies want to survive they must resort to price drop sharply, otherwise good luck to them.

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  • 2013-12-27 17:15
  • U$4j

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