Tourettes Guy, 25 Jan 2017Comparing Audi with Toyota is a bad thing to you already, alright I get it. Fyi I only comment... moreSony fixed a hardware problem ie a Snapdragon 810 specific issue with software do you mind telling me how was this achieved without throttling the CPU and affecting the performance?. 40 minutes of 4k video you realize what are you saying. Writing 12 GB data on phone memory without CPU as good as 810 blowing up. Good one sir you won the internet
Tourettes Guy, 25 Jan 2017Comparing Audi with Toyota is a bad thing to you already, alright I get it. Fyi I only comment... moreThe funniest comment of the day goes to you sir. If indians consider Sony as c rap brand why would Sony be the top selling TV company here. You said it has higher resolution cameras. Specs don't even come to such comparison here sir Samsung pretty much wins in everything else. Xz is costlier than s7 edge. You talk about a company that beats blackberry of all companies in market share comparable to Samsung. Sony has a reputation here it's just that it's mobiles are disregarded by customers who have experienced them. Back when Sony launched its first 4 phones then its popularity was prevalent. Later it lost it's plot and is nowhere to be seen here. My friend is a official retailer of Sony phones and guess what he uses an iPhone which by the way has 3% share here and is dumping old products in India for cheap to try increase market share. Sony could do same but by selling midrange high quality phones couldn't it? He said himself that consumers still buy Sony TV but smartphone section is collecting dust. You talked about correcting problems but issue is by the time problems were corrected by Sony consumers already gave their phones back and for your information I'll believe him more than a random guy on internet.
Heretic, 24 Jan 2017Samsung phones are waaay overrated, i would say the same thing about Sony phones but i just do... moreYou question whoever buys Sony phones and call them 'overrated' at the same time? Are we even making any sense? How many times does a Sony phone get featured in a video clip on YouTube?
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2017Comparing Audi with Toyota. LoL can't keep your hands off any Samsung article can you. In Mobi... moreComparing Audi with Toyota is a bad thing to you already, alright I get it. Fyi I only comment on Samsung news threads that I'm interested in, and it's up to you if you deal with it or not, it's not my loss anyways. What are you even talking about, Sony selling higher priced phones? The Xperia X here is $200 cheaper than the S7 Edge here, and you still get higher resolution rear and front cameras, lol. They stopped selling mid-range phones in India, not because not everyone's going to buy them, but because everyone will hate it even if it's already a perfect phone like Indians have a mindset of Sony being a crap brand. It's just so sad to imagine that a Western country hates their co-Western country as if Sony never did anything right since then. 2-3% market share and they are still existent in the world, unlike others like BlackBerry who only appeared once in a blue moon and now is getting extinct, which Sony is easily beating now. You know what makes Samsung even more of a bad company? Realize how long it took Samsung before they start to care about the safety and quality of their phones. As a big phone brand in the world, shouldn't Samsung be doing their so-called "8-Point Check Test" way before they even started their mobile business? Not saying Sony doesn't have issues, but look how much issues Samsung suffered with, compared to Sony. Xperia Z3+ had overheating issues, and they solved it with a simple update. How much did that cost? Yes, $0. Samsung had to produce, recall, replace the battery, discontinue the Note 7, then give Note 7 users an S7 Edge replacement. Do your math and compute how much does that cost, and now, have they even fixed the problem?
Samsung phones are waaay overrated, i would say the same thing about Sony phones but i just do not know anyone who actually buys them
different country has different after sales support. i like the sony design but samsung has the best after sales service in malaysia
Rev, 24 Jan 2017Exactly my point, Samsung only cares about profits not about its customers. Also don't you kno... moreYou don't have any idea about how market works do you?. Paying people is nothing short of suicidal strategy. The moment that comes out reputation of Samsung would be further tarnished and after note 7 they can't afford that. Also the investors lose faith in company and disinvestment happens causing company to go bankrupt which in case of Samsung I doubt Will happen but will lead to losses that Will make note 7 seem trivial. The fear itself makes companies not mess with department that does auditing
Tourettes Guy, 24 Jan 2017It's not the sales that is won here, but it's the quality and respect that the phone gets. Sam... moreComparing Audi with Toyota. LoL can't keep your hands off any Samsung article can you. In Mobile phone there's no such thing. Both sell phones at same price with Sony being a bit costlier in some cases. Is that the reason they stopped selling their mid range phones in India. To isolate people. I wonder what kind of strategic move is this since Sony is probably fighting for market that has 2-3% sales here
[deleted post]You are right about Nokia. but I suppose it is less selling brands that should worry. Samsung and Apple have a legion of followers by now so it's actually everyone else's turn to worry
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2017It's not too bad actually since the latest article shows Samsung Profits increased in mobile s... moreIt's not the sales that is won here, but it's the quality and respect that the phone gets. Samsung had more sales because they made an impact to the people while Sony isn't, but that doesn't make Samsung the better company. It's like saying Toyota makes better cars than Audi just because it is more popular. It's Samsung's lost since they wasted a billion dollars for a single phone model. Sony fixes their phones without spending money
[deleted post]Exactly my point, Samsung only cares about profits not about its customers. Also don't you know anything can be altered these days. Samsung could've payed their auditors to show a surplus, they could have payed gsmarena to say this. There are plenty of people out there who will do anything for a buck. Until I see detailed results and how they earnt their profits which im assuming is from their other sub flagships or whatever they call it..I bought a Samsung washing machine 2 months ago which is the only thing Samsung thank god...guess what it stopped working two days.
[deleted post]It's not too bad actually since the latest article shows Samsung Profits increased in mobile sector despite note 7 fiasco. Sony made a loss. haha
pkc2008, 24 Jan 2017Every company goes through the rough patches. Even Sony has the same before with SD810 phones.... moreYes I know. The Z3+ suffered from overheating issues, and took them with the Z5 series before fixing it. But you know what, instead of discontinuing the phones, Sony worked out hard to provide a fix for it, and yes, they succeeded. Many Xperia Z3+ users running Marshmallow felt the huge improvement in terms of heat management because the device can now record a continuous 40-minute 4K video before overheating, something that Samsung cannot even reach. And what did Samsung do to address the issue? I know that they tried by recalling the units and replace with a better and safer battery, but the issue still exists. After that, they decided to discontinue the phone. Nice and good move, but they just wasted a ton of money for the phone. If we talk about sales, if we combine the price it took to produce the Note 7, recall, battery replacement, and S7 Edge replacement, that's like 1/4 of their total profit. Not an issue for them since they're popular enough and they still have a lot of good phones that people would buy, but still, it's a huge loss. Sony wasted $0 to fix their phones, while Samsung wasted a billion dollars to attempt fixing their phones and still failed. I know it's a software vs hardware difference, but in this case, I wonder if people would still be buying Samsung phones after what happened with the Note 7. Yes a lot will stay, but the majority won't trust Samsung anymore as much as they did before
Tourettes Guy, 24 Jan 2017I am not trying to be a hater of any company. I judge a phone based on what it is, and simply ... moreEvery company goes through the rough patches. Even Sony has the same before with SD810 phones.
Let's enjoy the new technology and let these companies compete with each other for our benefits.
PKC2008, 24 Jan 2017omg!!! I don't know why too much hate for any topic.... Competition is always good to make the... moreI am not trying to be a hater of any company. I judge a phone based on what it is, and simply the S7, S7 Edge, and Note 7 aren't ideal flagships for everyone. I can list down things that makes Samsung's offerings illogical for their prices, but that would be a long one.
If we talk about the Note 7 issue, my point is that why does it have to take the Note 7's disaster before everyone starts to take care of durability and safety of their devices? I mean as a top-tier phone manufacturer, shouldn't Samsung be doing their new 8-Point Test ever since they started their business? The only company that I know that cares about quality is Sony, which is why I'm a huge fan of it, since when I own one, I'll never have to worry about my phone going to kill me or bring damage to others. Like I said, I never hated anything, but I was just being skeptical on every company's moves. Only makes me sad that people fall onto fancy brand names and not the main phone they are worth paying for
[deleted post]omg!!! I don't know why too much hate for any topic.... Competition is always good to make the companies and products better in the next iteration..... Note 7 explosions, not only put Samsung into shock but now other companies also who were taking battery issues very lightly.
Please stop hate and buy the products whichever you like. No one makes compulsion for anyone to buy any particular product. It's our money and we have right to think and buy whatever feels better.....
Tourettes Guy, 24 Jan 2017And they still won't be able to beat Sony's superior SteadyShot Intelligent Active stabilizati... moreThe only reason Samsung is surviving is because of persuasive marketing and putting out phones like a Chinese shoe factory..everything is either copied or unnecessary..the s2 and s3 were the last good phones. S5 had ugly design and failed waterproofing, S6 had no SD card and shattery glass. The s7 explodes and has nothing inspirational that people need.
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2017Too bad s7 edge alone shipped the entire sony lineup in sales. hahaToo bad Samsung had to recall note7s and lost a lot of market share hahaha
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2017Too bad note 7 declined made XZ best selling late flagshipToo bad s7 edge alone shipped the entire sony lineup in sales. haha
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