If I'm the CEO, I'd fire the current designers and replace them with new recruits for fresh idea.
How long Samsung intend to entertain us with such a boring design?
Samsung sells quintillion models/types of phones which makes up for their total profits. So what the comparison needs to focus on are Galaxy S5 sales vs iPhone 6 sales. Samsung will continue to lose profits because they are unwilling to focus on ONE great phone but instead releases 20 or so different models in one year. And of course they always seem to copy Apple's design. And when they do design their own they are so poorly executed; hence the plastic Galaxy S5. They need to be original and focus on one phone. Consumers will continue to get confused with all the models they've released. There's too many choices; therefore are likely to go the Apple route: iPhone 6 or 6s. It's that simple.
They deserve the lower profits and lower phone sales. I don't want to buy Samsung because if I purchase a high end 900$ phone, people won't even know if it's a 900$ Note/S phone or a 150$ Samsung cheap phone. On the other hand, it's good for those cheap people who buy cheap phone, people can misunderstand they bought a high end phone.
Chopsticks, 29 Jan 2015S4 was anything but a flop. Excellent piece of kit and sold exceedingly well. The S5 WAS disap... more9GB of available storage on a 16GB phone and they still haven't caught up to the 64bit performance of Apple.
sHAdStoNEd, 29 Jan 2015The S4 was NOT a flopCompared to the SIII it was.
The Galaxy SIII was Samsung's high point.
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2015Plastic is always not cheap and of low quality... desinging will improve over time due to new ... moreYeah, things have gone downhill for Samsung since they stopped using Apple designs, although the diamond cut bezel of the Note 4 looks familiar.
rejaz, 29 Jan 2015Samsung you deserve it. If you don't listen the customers then how can you make profit.
S4 a... moreS4 was anything but a flop. Excellent piece of kit and sold exceedingly well. The S5 WAS disappointing in terms of design rather than performance hence I passed on it and kept my S4 for another year.
Looking forward to S6 to see if Samsung have listened. Edge design would be cool.
This is the only reason why Samsung redesigned and renamed their phones. This means that they started using non-removable battery.
In last year, Samsung earned lower profit than what did they expect. So to increase their profits, they increased the effect of planned obsolescence by using non-removable battery. So you're enforced to buy new phones (or pay for services to replace battery, if they replace it at all) in every 2 years.
Samsung need to jump on the windows 10 bandwagon. Give us a note 5 with the option of windows 10 would be awesome.
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2015Ok... xperia lover.... tell me difference and innovation in z1, z2 and z3... almost same specs... morefyi...the first z series was 5 inches, and the innovation which lags is of no use
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2015Haha... work on your english then.... apple sucks .... buggy ios with low specs...Low specs but it outperformed your phone with high specs and ur crap laaggy phone eats the dust and your phone was left behind by iPhone which has a lower # of specs than your lagggy phone... Right dude? Hahahh
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2015Samsung has revenue 48.6 billions dollar and profit margin is just $4.86 billions that means ... moreUnfortunately for Samsung's consumers: Cheaper products, yes. Less expensive, no.
The rot has set in and will continue...That's what happens when you flood the market with numerous models and software updates that nobody understands...
Aashish, 29 Jan 2015Samsung deserves this, poor build quality, high price and the last to provide OS updates. Sams... morePoor build quality? What planet are you on? Are you referring to plastic? This does not make the build quality 'poor'. My S4 Mini is a lovely device and well put together. It's been in a case since day one and is still mint. The Note 4 is a truly beautiful device. I'm not sure what more you want ....
Brand is one thing guyz, we are talking about people jobs here.. They should learn and improve but, they might cut some employees like sony did
Samsung has revenue 48.6 billions dollar and profit margin is just $4.86 billions that means only around 10% profit margins whereas Apple's average profit margins is 39.9 % .So good for Samsung customers because of cheaper products but bad for Samsung company and immense pressure and competition. Big screen is really important in Chinese market.
Samsung deserves this, poor build quality, high price and the last to provide OS updates. Samsung should learn from its competition.