Anonymous, 01 Nov 2017Samsung make the best screens, ask google, and the paltry "x" phone seller, who by the way ge... moreYes, Samsung do the best screens. The last remnant of a great tech empire.
Yet, just 4 years ago, Note 3:
Best screen bar none for the following year (only Note 4 surpassed it)
Most RAM for the following year (3GB started 9 months later)
First phone with mature big.little CPU (another year for the rest to catch up)
First 3000+ removable battery (autonomy off the charts, far better than any modern phone)
Pen support that was only surpassed by Note 4... etc!
Back in '13-'14 Samsung was 1-5 years ahead (depending on feature) w their devices.
By now only the screen remains that is -still- ahead (but not by that far much anymore).
What happened? You tell me.
I loved Samsung, used to buy a new one every year. Heck my main phone is still a Samsung (Note 4)... but after Note 4 they've stopped trying. They peaked and now they're falling.
Stop pretending that everything's aight, the internal problems they have (as a company), the infighting translates to sh*tty products. They either turn around the ship or they become the next Ericsson ... record profits or not (BTW current profits tell *nothing* about the future of a company, only of its past).
SwaggyP, 01 Nov 2017Or rather someone who actually bothers to read the stats: https://wccftech.com/samsung-high... moreSamsung make the best screens, ask google, and the paltry "x" phone seller, who by the way genuinely, have a low pixel screen and poverty brightness level, so the experts say, the "x" team, sending you on here, and the later story of some put up "x" Pr team types, plastering the net, with supposedly freezing Note 8's, directly after this story, smacks of desperation, they should have paid the price and bought Samsung's best level of screen insted of the last but two, generation, to hack a hole out for spyware, perhaps they might have got some "x" sales then, but you here calling Samsung, get a life, and a new job, Samsung make the best flagships in the world, now swallow hard, or get a defective new generation "i"watch. ooh better give this comment to the fragile apple Pr tram to field.
Wills blanket1, 01 Nov 2017Note 8 dominates Asia haha , even if the iPhoneX sells the profit goes to Samsung.Apple is not... moreIt's always like that with early Samsung sales. They go great for 1-2 months and then ... die off. Note 8 sales would barely be half of those of Note 4 ... it's not even that good of a phone.
(low actual PPI, exceptionally low non removable battery, 5% faster from exynos 8890 of early 2016, 6GB of RAM in the era of 8GB, etc)
By comparison Note 3 was unbeaten in most categories for almost a year ... its sales too.
Wills blanket1, 01 Nov 2017Jealous Ifans :)Or rather someone who actually bothers to read the stats:
It pains me too. Samsung was one the to take me first in the Android side (many moons back, Samsung Vibrant) ... too bad that they're mediocre at this point (w exorbitant prices).
Samsung has become poor man's Apple. Way too pricey for what they sell, but what they sell also happens to not be better than the competion. Every single Samsung -these days- have fatal follies. Compare it with S4, Note 3 and Note 4 that had basically none...
I'm telling you man, ever since they sealed their batteries this company is in free dive. No new ideas, merely keeping the momentum they had in allways cheaper categories up until they're out of ... cheap categories.
Next w Blackberry's fate incoming. If iPhone X fails I predict that 2020s would be neither Samsung's or Apple's... they had their run and the same as old Nokia and Ericsson they may well fade to the background (Apple at least is trying with X ... Samsung still nothing, last in specs, last in actual performance, mediocre in battery)...
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017Apple isnÂ‘t bad as well. The iPhone 7 is cheaper than the S8 while being faster, having 3D To... moreabsolutely agree...... vivo v7+ is only 720p 6 inch screen lolllll but selling high price..... never mention screen resolution n processor (sd 450) only mention front camera 24 mp. lollll
SwaggyP, 31 Oct 2017Their high end sales has fallen off the cliff. All this is Samsung A and Samsung Js ... th... moreNote 8 dominates Asia haha , even if the iPhoneX sells the profit goes to Samsung.Apple is not even in Top 10 in India
Samsung makes money cause of manufacturing especially for the vip customer Apple.
First time, I thought that, that was this article about Sony but, it wasn't too :/
dudecool, 31 Oct 2017they are making some fantastic devices lately that most manufacturers are struggling to compet... moreTheir high end sales has fallen off the cliff.
All this is Samsung A and Samsung Js ... they're too ashamed how much of a fail Ses and Notes are of late.
Note 8 is the worst Note in history (seriously Note 4 is *still* better at important things)
And S8 actually is worse than S7 in pretty much everything.
Never before did Samsung fell so low in high ends ... they don't even care, they merely release those phones so that to make Samsung Js and Samsung As seem like great deals by comparison (they ain't ... by I digress).
TheStrategist, 31 Oct 2017Yes, prices are close to Apple's prices on launch day. But Samsung is lowering pricing after l... moreYeah they play dirty tricks. Can't trust a company who plays tricks on kids
At least Samsung puts the money back into the product and not the pockets off overpaid employees.
Vegetaholic, 31 Oct 2017Lowering? Does not look like they lowering anything, opposite, increasing. Prices are pretty m... moreYes, prices are close to Apple's prices on launch day. But Samsung is lowering pricing after launch to ruin the profit margins of the competition which launches its phones later throughout the year because Samsung uses the initial Bbtch of snapdragons for itself. Samsung tries to squeeze out the competition this way.
I like to see what Samsung can make with the profits. They doing good by not being greedy unlike Apple and making a bigger effort then Apple for less monies.
The Strategist, 31 Oct 2017The profit is not coming from its mobile devision. The profit stems from the semi conductor de... moreLowering? Does not look like they lowering anything, opposite, increasing. Prices are pretty much second to Apple
Best smartphone company im a world, not much competition to face for marvellous trio Note 8, S8/S8+, just price hikes of both, Apple and Samsung is really worrying. Samsung is still offering much better value for money thing when Apple, but Samsung clearly signalling for shift to Apple strategy to milk