Anonymous, 07 Apr 2014The "Asian market?" What exactly is that? Sorry to burst your self-important bubbl... moreYou have no clue about life in Asia then. For example an Asian truck driver may not have fancy clothes to wear but they have taste in buying gadgets and they will save up to get that. They don't have credit to buy what they want, they use real cash.
You should look at the number of phones a single person will have at any given time, not to mention the number of phones they change every 1-1.5 years, maybe sooner. For them it works out to buy and sell and invest a bit more on the latest. They like to be up with the tech curve. Now consider the population in the Asian market. More youth as well than anywhere else and you get the world's biggest market.
European consumer market is pants next to USA. And the USA is dwarfed by the Asian market. India is one of those biggest markets after china. Only natural the more serious players go for the Asian market first before they try to take on a giant like Samsung world wide in other less important markets.
You simply don't need the USA market to make a lot of money and grab market share. USA is unimportant. Only the self entitled yanks tend to think that way lol. I guess I don't win any cookies for guessing the obvious that you are a yank who doesn't like to see your part of the world as simply unimportant in the big scheme of things. ;-) It happens and your reaction is typical.
You should really get out more often, the borders of your self important country is not the entire world. Most americans think that way. Must be that poor education system Obama is trying hard to fix ;)
To the westerner below,
Asia is the next moneymaker for mobile tech industry and that is backed up by hard factual data. Third world countries are seen a poor because of the gap between the rich and the poor. That doesn't mean theren is no buying power. China, India and the Philippines has shown exponential market growth steadily for 2 to 3 years now while growth has stalled and reached saturation point in the US and Europe. The fact is that Asian people mostly buy their mobile devices in cash because $100 dollar-subsidized flagship phones aren't so hot in here. And Asians actually care for specs even more than the western counterparts that mid-range to high end phones are what sells the most in the region. Take time to digest that. Yes: We Asians like to pay for our mobile devices in full cash upfront. We're not fond of getting buried in debts and we prefer to get an upgrade every year or so.
Janjanjunjun, 07 Apr 2014Sony for the win!! I'm using xperia sp now and its so good!! With a price tag of $400! I reall... moreI was in Pampanga Philippines some months ago, many tourist there, i see many Koreans using Xperia phones, was a surprise. The majority of the Korean tourists had iPhones, no LG and just a few had Samsung.
Sony for the win!! I'm using xperia sp now and its so good!! With a price tag of $400! I really like Sony for the design and camera! In the Philippines there are lots of people now using Sony! GO SONY!
MoFo, 07 Apr 2014Since I'm through with mid-range after a nightmarish experience with the Optimus L9, I'm plann... moreWait, you blaming LGs poor excuses for phones on being midrange? Doesnt make sense, why dont users of for example Galaxy Grand have a miserable life? Because theres nothing wrong with midrangers but there is something wrong with lots of LG phones.
Nomatter what, you could always go for last years flagships, they are always better then current years midrangers at just a few bucks more.
Since I'm through with mid-range after a nightmarish experience with the Optimus L9, I'm planning on going the flagship route. I'm wondering if the Xperia would be a better choice over the HTC One M8....that's a tough one.
boblic, 07 Apr 2014I hope people know that by Sony ,they mean Samsung. This is because Samsung makes a lot of par... morewow your dumb coz sony makes there displays for their mobile devices especially there famous triluminous display on there tv these are all sony made and their new z2 have live colour led so yahh
boblic, 07 Apr 2014I hope people know that by Sony ,they mean Samsung. This is because Samsung makes a lot of par... moreThats very wrong, Sony has never used a Samsung screen in phones, though in TV they have.
Samsung been a good customer of Sony in the past, for example camera sensors but seems Samsung has copied all they need now and from now on will use their own sensors.
Data Grab, 07 Apr 2014"low-priced handsets". When will apple learn that India can't afford all those premi... moreApples point is that VERY MANY Indians CAN afford expensive handsets. Not all of course but there are millions of potential customers even if there are no contracts to get a "free" iPhone.
In comparable countries iPhones have bigger market share than in India but India has so much more people that there is still a very big potential. Its very frustrating for Apple to see that so many Indians and Chinese has lots of money but chose to spend them on other brands of phones. Apple can see from the high number of iPads they sell in "emerging" markets that iPhone need a boost, they know the money is there so high prices is not the main reason why iPhone cannot take a bigger market share.
I hope people know that by Sony ,they mean Samsung. This is because Samsung makes a lot of parts of Sony phone including the screen. so nothing new here
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2014The "Asian market?" What exactly is that? Sorry to burst your self-important bubbl... moreGo to Asia and see for yourself. You would be surprised to see insane cash flow in Philippines and those countries you think of as poor. They can afford to cash out their phones, how many westerners does that, with their insane debt levels? How many westerners even own their house and car? Its all credit, living in a bubble.
By the way, Sony Mobile isnt focusing on USA but seem to be doing well, the only tier 1 Android manufacturer besides Samsung making money, while the two who focus hardest on USA, LG and HTC, are deep in the red ink, and the one who used to be almost exclusively USA, Motorola, turned to Asia in an attempt to survive. Lucky for them they got bought out by an ASIAN company.
npkj, 06 Apr 2014Here in Pakistan we also loves Sony so much in all electronics, Sony is kingsony is one of the best company in every department of a electronic industry . :)
mclarenfan1968, 06 Apr 2014lol USA? you must be a self important Yank. European mobile market is a joke next to USA consu... moreThe "Asian market?" What exactly is that? Sorry to burst your self-important bubble but, the US and Europe are where the money is at. They have the buying power to purchase the most high end models. In asia, if you are outside of Northeast Asia (China, Japan, S. Korea and Taiwan), you most likely don't have the buying power to matter that much. So in short, yes "Asia" has a huge population. Population does not equal market. Most of "Asia" does not have the purchasing power yet to change companies from focusing on US, Europe and NE Asia. Welcome to the real world.
I like Sony designs A LOT MORE than any other large manufacturer... I dont mean the likes of Alcatel, Asus, etc. they are not major players... Also nice designs are in HTC but they suck in other respects, camera being not the least. HOWEVER, I am fed up with Sony's 2 flagship phones per year policy. Your phone becomes obsolete before you walk out of the store. This is so frustrating. I dont like Samdungs but I think their product's life cycle is a little better. It's bad enough that these smartphone manufacturers basically force us to replace phones every year (let's agree they all go bad much faster then phones went bad back in the day; and this is with advancement of technology! I wish they were investigated for tampering with people's phones via updates!), Sony wants us to do it twice a year!? Is there a limit to the greed of these corporations?
"low-priced handsets". When will apple learn that India can't afford all those premium priced phones? They better just follow Sony or Samsung.
Anonymous, 06 Apr 2014Upgrade to Lumia 520. It has 36 months of support. It got three updates already (Portico, Ambe... moreHahaha what did the updates add : closing of recent apps, auto rotation off.... soon there'll wallpaper ,notication and ... hahahaha even android 2.1 had all and more.