darkraver, 25 Aug 2014Would rather go iphone brainless than buy any Samsung phone...but I gladly diss both :-) m going to Samsung coz of the note
Samsung now depends on any sort of positive headline they can get. No longer Galaxy vs iPhone, so they now use TOTAL LTE sales.
That and introducing a model every week, as a business strategy, just to get headlines.
Pretty pathetic, but even without Apple, Xiaomi and LG are already bashing Samsung's performance. How? Simply offering superior products.
Samsung, stop the marketing, and go back to producing good phones for a change.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2014iphones have very loyal clientel .. iphones are very expensive .. sell well in japan usa china... moreTrue! They argue about Apple but they themselves are buying expensive android phones. I have a frien with an iPhone we had a healthy argument because I bought a LG premium phone. He made sense telling me that you can buy cheaper phone specs like Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi, your phone is made china also and he was right I still choose the branded ones. The guy was right android people like us saying they buy overly price iphone but we also we buy overly price android phones also so we made the argument a draw and at peace.
TheRiddler, 26 Aug 2014Did I even say Samsung phones are made in Korea in my comment?! What I'm saying is a sheep's o... moreI'm agreeing to you in the last comment I said "true" I just want add up some good info. So what's the problem???
hana, 26 Aug 2014Samsung is made in china also, the only made in Korea are the Korean phones made in Korea. VIE... moreDid I even say Samsung phones are made in Korea in my comment?! What I'm saying is a sheep's only argument is always saying it's premium and expensive.
darkraver, 25 Aug 2014Would rather go iphone brainless than buy any Samsung phone...but I gladly diss both :-) True! Because they think there phones are gods and made Korea but its not, it'd made in china and Vietnam even the battery also.
TheRiddler, 26 Aug 2014The only true sheep argument. I'm tired of reading this kind of comment. Premium-ly made in China.Samsung is made in china also, the only made in Korea are the Korean phones made in Korea. VIETNAM AND CHINA FOR us.
Apple Lupin, 26 Aug 2014"The Korean giant took the leadership position with 28.6 million devices sold on its way ... moremake google your best friend...
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2014iphones have very loyal clientel .. iphones are very expensive .. sell well in japan usa china... moreThe only true sheep argument. I'm tired of reading this kind of comment. Premium-ly made in China.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2014iphones have very loyal clientel .. iphones are very expensive .. sell well in japan usa china... moreIPhone no longer fools people. People are growing away from apple's dumb ecosystem. Android has more features.. It's not class anymore... It was.. IPhone is just an overpriced mid range phone now.. Which might be just popular in the us just not everywhere.. This is why android dominates
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014Odd none of the Chinese brands Xiaomi, Lenovo, HTC, Huawei, etc are showing. But perhaps they ... moreGive Xiaomi some time as they have just introduced LTE on their Redmi series of smartphone and even their flagship Mi4 is yet to release the LTE variant in China.
I find it very ignorant when people connect the success of Samsung phones sold to the amount they release. HTC, Nokia, and other brands also release several devices a year yet still fail to break out of the struggle they've been in. Galaxy devices are popular for a reason and haters just need to accept it. It's really sad how a phones dip in popularity really can hurt someone's pride. Don't let your device define who you are.
Richard Moore, 26 Aug 2014Another problem with iPhone is the stupid physical damn big home button!
Apple, please get ... moreYes, that home button is a tired old design.
Same with the home button the the Samsung S5.
Would it hurt them to innovate a little on the design?
Probably hurts their brains thinking about it.
"The Korean giant took the leadership position with 28.6 million devices sold on its way to 32.2% share.
The Cupertino giant recorded 31.9% market share in Q2."
What country is Cupertino? Never heard of it.
Richard Moore, 26 Aug 2014Another problem with iPhone is the stupid physical damn big home button! Apple, please get ... moreWhile you are talking about the home button, it is annoying, I feel like I am going to break it each time I press it.
Folks... lets not jump into rivalry... here are few pointers IMHO
- it could also be seasonal... Historical data shows that Apple sales slow down in Q2 in anticipation of new model
- Samsung could have sold lot of device (according to data only ~0.5% more) but its revenue is no where next to what Apple's is on a per device basis
- Remember lot of posts here are by technological literate folks... Apple continues to appeal the large chunk of market who can a) Afford the device b) Want something that just works c) Enjoy the simplicity of the ecosystem - Apple TV, iPad, et al.
- 1GB RAM / Blah Blah don't make much of difference to regular day folks - be it business or personal
- Apple may have annual refresh cycles (2 yr product overhaul cycles) but its customer loyalty base is huge, at the least it doesn't release various iterations of the same Galaxy brand every 2 months or so (in turn pissing off some of its base)... example Galaxy Alpha, Active, Sport, et al.
- So sure Samsung sold lot more LTE devices, but not necessarily the winner