Why buy Samsung?
When you have cheaper options if you like android? Xiaomi can give you better deals then Samsung.
Or Apple iPhone? The original is always better then the copied version.. in using experience and in resale price.
I have stopped buying samsung phones because of their heavy UI and their phones won't last a year with me until they break. And I hate their cheap built quality. It is a shame that new companies who has less experience than samsung can come up with a phone that is a lot better in terms of built quality and UI. Android is the rise of samsung and also might be the fall.
Flooding the market with same fugly phones again and agian isn't a good strategy
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014Good artists copy, great artists steal.What does that mean?
razmah, 09 Jul 2014who cares if profit isnt what it was projected to be...atleast steill making profit. the thin... moreThe reason people care is because this represents a massive fall in profits (about 25%) at a time where all the other announcements are a rise in profits, (Apple, HTC, LG).
So while Samsung is still profitable, the concern is that it is losing it's lustre, and losing sales to its rivals.
its the beginning, if not carefully dealt. SAMSUNG need to improve the quality of their products. and they have to reduce their new releases. S5 looks compare to S4, and S3. I believe SAMSUNG need to think about the rim of their phones. its so pathetic after few months use the colour and plate start to fade. I was a Samsung lover, but now I prefer Chinese brands and Indian Brands like micromax. all what I want is ANDROID and some these brands give me very good spec and better look.
nothing can beat Iphone. that look and the feel when you touch it gives Goosebumps.
Predictable, Samsung phone now is the most ugly and non premium feel.
People either use premium material like metal or glass.
Even others brand that use non premium material but plastic also much much more solid build not like Samsung which look damn cheap, especially that most ugly phone Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung - design is important!
This will be the start of their fall..Another obvious reason for this is that they have abandoned international galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to be updated to Kitkat for w/c have millions of users thus, pushing those users to choose or upgrade to other brands of smartphones...
that's what happens when you loose innovative, same ugly plastic design with poor heavy UI that has tons of useless features that ends up in making the experience to lag.
Ritzie, 09 Jul 2014I think another reason of the downfall is when they started increasing the prices of their pho... morei completely agree with you.
while the Galaxy S series and Note series sales are still strong,
their low and mid-range phones must face the competition from the more affordable Android phones (Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Acer, Asus, etc).
and i think that's the reason why their Q2 profit is lower than 2013.
Samsung the CopyKing, 09 Jul 2014S ~ S2 ... thats where Samsung copied wholesale from Apple.. and rise to power
S3 .. they g... moreLOL.....
the sales data of Galaxy SIII, S4, and S5 can prove that your theory is full of lies.
the fact is, their Q2 earning might be lower than before, but overall they still make profit more than any Android makers out there.
who cares if profit isnt what it was projected to be...atleast steill making profit. the thing is, the smartphone market is so saturated right now, that samsung has put out 100s of phone variation isnt helping its own cause.
i just think people are satisfied with their current samsung phone and will probably upgrade to the note 4 or s6 when it comes out. then profit will peak again.
in the last two yrs alone, ive owned the s3, s4, note 2, note 3...i think i will hold on to the note 3 til the note 5 or s7 comes out. not everyone can afford a new phone every 6 or 12 months.
and i just think samsung should slow down with putting out new unnecessary smartphones in the 100s every year, which i think is taking away from their overall profit.
About damn time. Maybe now they'll only stick to 1 high end BIG, normal and mini. 1 mid range and 1 low range.
These guys wont provide update also and wont reduce price also. Downtime started for Samsung Mobile.
Saurav Ghosh, 09 Jul 2014Can't agree more with this. S2 was one of it's own, brilliant phone. Should have kept it for m... moreS5 gpe aint cmng to india...but yeah you can get it from US...agreed...purchased my S5 a month back at 40000 INR and seems that price is dropping everyday. Has now touched 32000 wth!!!
I think another reason of the downfall is when they started increasing the prices of their phones from all tiers.
That's how they were beaten by Xiaomi and Huawei
If you compare the flagships of Xiaomi and Huawei to Samsung, you would notice that the flagship prices of the 2 is the same as that of the middle tier phones from Samsung.
So, by common sense, why would a customer buy a middle end phone when they can buy a good one for the same price?
This logic is the same as what happened to Apple and might soon be for the Xperia Z series.
FreezeGame, 09 Jul 2014"$51.5 billion in revenue, and $7.1 billion in operating profit in Q2" Lower than... moreLooks like Samsung TV's and Appliances has covered up much of the decline in the mobile department. Samsung has peaked last year, now they will start losing market share to these cheap Chinese knockoffs.