Deutsch Automotoren, 17 Jan 2014My friends are using Sony Xperia phones for years and they never complain about their quality ... moreYour friends?
See the Chart.
Top 1 Apple as expected home country
Top 2 Samsung Asian -korean Brand
Top 3 Motorola( American Brand)
Top 4 LG asian-Korean Brand
Top 5 HTC Asian -China/Taiwan Brand
Top 6 BlackBerry (North American Brand)
NO SONY? others are very few....
There are Huawie,Alcatel,Nokia etc...
SONY IS BAD IN DISPLAY AT BATTERY LIFE!
I Has Sony before Xperia Z.
I switched to G2.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2014No one buys Sony Smartphone in U.S.A. because of poor quality and poor battery. Shame on Sony!My friends are using Sony Xperia phones for years and they never complain about their quality and battery life. What are you babbling about?
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2014You complain about "openness", but you probably own a Windows PC, the most closed an... moreYou're just contradicting your own words. If Apple has done that much for the Open-Source movement then why are they keeping Iphone locked shut like it is. By the way I'm a gamer and I don't if you know much about that but Windows is like the only platform on a Desktop PC to support all the games out there right now. I don't really have a choice in that matter. You're probably one of those who think a 64 bit processor and a touch-id sensor is worth spending a fortune on just for the "hipness" while I actually look at what I can do to make my phone feel like its mine both from the outside and on the inside. You cant say the same thing unless you have a jailbroken Iphone. Your phone looks like all the other 123192461 iphones out there with a different background WHOA! DEEP STUFF MAN!
Americans will always be americans...& we can only do what we can i mean why should i like a phone thats expensive to buy, maintain and use. Samsung has really done well for us Africans and has taken over where Nokia is now failing
Scatt, 17 Jan 2014I can see why Apple is on the top still, But for me thats not a viable option. I like my smart... moreYou complain about "openness", but you probably own a Windows PC, the most closed and proprietary operating system on the market. If you really cared about FOSS, then you would appreciate Apple's contributions to the open-source movement (launchd, GCD, CUPS, WebKit, OpenCL....). But openness to you probably means being able to install a new launcher. Crazy!
observer, 17 Jan 2014But why is Apple so much bigger than Samsung within the USA but so much smaller than Samsung o... moreSamesung has a major processor fab in Texas. But perhaps you didn't realize that.
hahah, 17 Jan 2014coz they are actually looking for a quality phone not just quantity..and they are also not loo... morei'm sure it is splendid. But can you honestly say that it is TWO times better than a nexus ? because if it costs twice, i expect it to be two times the phone.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2014No one buys Sony Smartphone in U.S.A. because of poor quality and poor battery. Shame on Sony!ru joking else u don't know what quality means sony is far better than the others except iPhone. First of all go buy oxford dictionary and search what quality mean......
AnonD-7248, 17 Jan 2014do people not think before buying products ? I mean, i do believe in paying for stuff, just n... morecoz they are actually looking for a quality phone not just quantity..and they are also not looking for big numbers throwing by the the manufacturer on their mobile phone...they based their choice on the performance of the phone :))
No one buys Sony Smartphone in U.S.A. because of poor quality and poor battery.
Shame on Sony!
I can see why Apple is on the top still, But for me thats not a viable option. I like my smartphones "open/free", I want to be able to customize it the way I want it. Sorry to say Apple doesn't give that idea a single thought. You're locked into the same view from the moment you buy it until you decide to change. No widgets, No themes, no customization at all.
To each his own. Not saying that my Android is better but it just fits me perfect.
AnonD-176284, 17 Jan 2014i think EVERYONE who has ever owned an iPhone will know why apple are first, and everyone who ... more"...i think EVERYONE who has ever owned an iPhone will know why apple are first..."
Count me as first then, who owned iPhone and sold it 2 weeks after use. 1st too small screen; second: NO FREEDOM OF CHOICE, 3rd expansive like hell (if You brake it)...
Seems like Apple managed too fool people with touchID and 64bit processor.
observer, 17 Jan 2014But why is Apple so much bigger than Samsung within the USA but so much smaller than Samsung o... morea) Trade levies etc which allow Apple offer the phones at much lower prices RELATIVE to the average income.
b) Americans (& apparently Kiwis too) place much more weight on the 'hip'-factor, i.e. gotta be seen with the coolest, trendiest toys otherwise you're a nobody. I.e., they're much bigger suckers for marketing. Maybe Apple's marketing doesn't translate well?
But why is Apple so much bigger than Samsung within the USA but so much smaller than Samsung outside the USA? Odd. I'm tempted to think support for domestic products but then again don't think so. Price carries a lot of weight. Also, the hardware of both is manufactured in Asia and the software of both is created in the USA. But perhaps the USA doesn't realize that.
OMG! No of users for BBRY is shrinking even in US? What's the future of the company?
i think EVERYONE who has ever owned an iPhone will know why apple are first, and everyone who is reading this going "iPhones suck, whats this guy on about?"then they probably own a samsung, which i have also owned (liked my S4 less than my iPhone 4S), but i guarantee you in New Zealand Apple will hold over 60%, cause iPhone's are everywhere