Well, the margins falling is actually a good thing for the customer. S4 sales are slowing because of the S4 mini and active smartphone announcements, which are going to provide lower profit margins but a lot of happy owners of cheaper phones.
jamesz, 07 Jun 2013...and all of this because of rumours..... cmon... LOL!!! What is the next move to try to dest... moreI love reading Samsung fanboy comments. Analysts predict Apple, HTC or anyone else's sales slowing and the s-kids will say "See!see! Proof they are going down!". Analysts predict Samsung's sales are slowing they say "Lies! Analysts don't know what they are talking about."
Not surprised its ugly & nothing new & just another full touch monoblock.
AnonD-80584, 07 Jun 2013first of all, you just said it yourself.. beating sales in the USA.. not the world. majority o... moreI agree in reality Samsung just added some oomph and useless features ,best buy or stick with s3..There are new O/S on the horizon now but dont be dismayed because Apple and Android started out with poor spec handsets and no apps or video record or led flash etc..
No one i know has bought s4 including me,in fact s3 is ugly so using s2 and Nokia N8 for nightclub duties..I have 1000GBP here to spend and nothing excites me to buy it..I am smartphone obssessive but its started to dwindle since about 2010,,its just BORING SLAB AFTER BORING SLAB,NO DESIGN.
Sooner or later as design go round real buttons that you press will come back i hate all this tapping at a glass screen crap.Unless you use swipe you have to lift your thumbs up everytime and tap,,with real ketboard you just slide your finger along and depress buttons saving all this thumache and irritation.
S4 sales are poor no ones interested i am not anymore even though i am always first at Carfone for next best thing since Nokia 3650 came out..I am bored of todays slab fones and laugh when "new smartfone is introduced and its another same old boring slab"..
regarding S4 its quite obvious. People need better design not only features.
Being an i9500 owner is an amazing experience but to keep their loyal customers they need to work hard on the sketch board.
WOW! Samsung lost 18 Billion in just one day??? This is terrible! I just hope people who work at Samsung don't lose their jobs!!!
Most people posting comments don't know much about the real smartphone market. You need to understand that companies funds people to write various analysis that favor them. People think only about US market alone when they compare Apple and Samsung.....u need to understand that Samsung availability everywhere and price tags make it more affordable and better.
Andy, 07 Jun 2013Totally agree!!! Stupid rumours!!! Yesterday the news was that SAmsung outsell apple for the f... morefirst of all, you just said it yourself.. beating sales in the USA.. not the world. majority of samsung's sales come from outside of the USA... just because they went up in the USA doesn't mean thier overall sales couldn't have gone down
... and many people recently bought the S3 because prices went down, now they cant afford to upgrade again.
not to mention that the S4 is an ugly looking piece of plastic that literally feels like the dummy plastic display models you see in stores.
besides, we're you're at the top, you have no where to go but down. just like it happened with nokia, and apple, and now it will happen with samsung... especially with the release of tizen, iOS 7, Jolla Sailfish, and Firefox OS
AnonD-27765, 07 Jun 2013I highly doubt this phone will sell 100 million units. No smartphone has sold more the 60 mill... moreDude nokia 1110 has sold 250 million, nokia 3310has sold over 150 million and nokia 5230 has also sold over 150 million
AnonD-143704, 07 Jun 2013Beat the sale of 3310 of 150 million
Nokia 1110has sold 250 million
samsung has to just make sure they improve on build quality... NO MORE CHEAP FEELING PLASTIC PLEASE....then sammy ll stay at the top...
jamesz, 07 Jun 2013...and all of this because of rumours..... cmon... LOL!!! What is the next move to try to dest... moreTotally agree!!! Stupid rumours!!! Yesterday the news was that SAmsung outsell apple for the first time in the US. Is this a strategic reaction to this news... Analysts inventing rumours to slow sales of the best phone in the world... sasmung galaxy s4??!!
Yeah every android users will by mini instead.. Because they are stingy and poor. Only want the cheapest deal... Cheap cheap... Just cheap and specs in their brains.
...and all of this because of rumours..... cmon... LOL!!! What is the next move to try to destroy Samsung great phones.... Apple should start creating better phones and better OS, and not play dirty with rumours!!! LOL Samsung phones have always been years ahead of others especially Apple's. Apple should just thank the APPS market...that is all they have!!!
[deleted post]Lol dude calm down and get ur facts straight. AUD has always and will always be the worst place for smartphone prices... the s4 hasant dropped much in price here in canada yet. Ios is losing ground because people prefer choice and pricing, and samsung is the only one who can give you a full hardware/feature phone for cheaper price and not having to wait one or two years for updates, thats the truth. If not for the US having such a patriotic stand, apple wouldve been in ruins long ago. As far as plastic, alluminum that scratches and sucks for dropping is far worse than build quality imho, i want a phone that is slim and light w.o the need for an otterbox and money to keep intact.