5 devices once thought to be original iPhone killers
Well, as everyone else quickly tried to keep pace with the iPhone, we were all introduced to devices that were given the notoriety of being an “iPhone killer.” Nowadays, the terminology is sparsely used, seeing that we’re surrounded by many smartphones that are on the same pedestal as the iPhone – well, in terms of popularity and sales. However, during the original iPhone’s early days, it seemed like the coined term was being tossed around by many devices, and of course, some were more memorable than others.
With that in mind, here are 5 devices once thought to be original iPhone killers. If you owned any of the mentioned devices, were you gung-ho telling friends and people about the superiority of your device?
5 devices once thought to be original iPhone killers
1. LG Prada
2. Samsung SGH-F480
3. HTC Touch
4. LG Voyager
5. Samsung Instinct
1. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
REAL IPHONE FILLER IS GALAXY S2
28 million sold in 11 months still going strong,
its galaxy s2 which made good reputation for samsung and galaxy s3 sold 9 million preorder.
IPHONE IS KILLED
20. Gemmol (Posts: 495; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Stop lying to yourself, I do not own a iproduct and I can tell you galaxy is not close to it. Yes, the galaxy sold compare to other phones, but compare that 28 million to all the iphone 4s or iphone 4 sales and it will look like a psp (75 million sold) to nintendo ds (150 million sold) it does not mean the psp sold bad, it just mean it is not a killer just like the galaxy towards the iphone.......Quick question guys I have the Galaxy Note for AT&T, when do i receive Ice Cream
164. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
i posted this reply here as i wanted my be displayed on the first page.. LOL!!
Just for fun..!! nothing else :D
53. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
In the next few weeks. Good post too.
116. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6260; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
GALAXY S III is the only competitor against the Iphone
145. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
All the down-voters are blind to the truth. In terms of sales, iPhone is still king.
21. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
That is indeed a great phone and now that has entered in the mid range segment and others won't stand a chance against it in Mid Range, but still that depends on the users, as for me i would take a SGS II as i don't have lumps of money to buy the New S3.
I find this phone to be the best in the Mid Range according to me..
37. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
There is, never was, and never will b an iPhone killer. The galaxy line,iPhone line r both top end devices, and appeal to their own sector of the tech crowd. The 4S sold over 37,000,000 phones in the 4th quarter alone, please explain how the galaxy which extremely well itself killed the iPhone.
58. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
It's easy, the 4 quarter is the biggest selling time of the year for phones first of all and the Galaxy S III hasn't been out that long. So if we count first week sales. iPhone 4s world launch sold 4 million, while the Galaxy S III sold 9 million before opening day in only a few countries.
Completely outselling the iPhone = the iPhone killer. I hoped this helped.
62. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Those aren't even official numbers so lets wait and see. Also iPhone is coming out soon.
Regardless even if the SIII outsells the iPhone (first time that would happen) it won't kill the iPhone by any means.
91. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)
When the iPhone sells more, it's ALL about sales. When it gets outsold, it turns into being about the phone itself, which somehow magically seems to be in the benefit of the iPhone regardless of the other device and it's functions. You only use "facts" that make your beloved Apple come out "on top". You have yet to post a logical comment..
103. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)
here in France, as i see in the streets, you can find 5 people from 10 have iphone.... and you still belive there are an iphone killer ... wake up samsuck fans the iphone 5 judgement day arrive
108. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)
Cool story bro.
165. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
its not going to be called the iPhone 5. it wouldnt make any sense to call it that considering the 4s is the fifth generation of iphone.
123. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
No I didn't help it was a dumb statement. U compared the galaxy s 3 to the 4S. You're comparing samsungs unreleased or barely released phone to apples 8 month old phone which has sold over 40,000,000 so far this year. Compare the gs2 to the 4S which has sold 3 times as much as the gs2, and the gs3 to the next iPhone dumb a$$. I hope that helped
124. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
And one more thing the iPhones 4 million was in America only
113. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I dont understand the thumbs down.
You said it almost perfectly. That both have a target market. What's up with everybody wanting one thing to be the best? There are reasons why the PS3 is considered the best and why the 360 is too.
The years teams won the Super Bowl as an 8 seed....on paper and technically they werent the best team. But they got it done when it counted, the ball bounced their way, etc.
And why must one phone die for another to be a success? There is enough pie for at least 3 mobile OS's to be considered the best. And when you factor in preferences, pros n cons...there will never be 1 phone thats the best.
157. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Well said, jroc.
I've said this before, but I have an Android (LG) and my wife has an iPhone. I like them both.
Both have pros and cons.
Some people just can't get over their strange sexual fetishes with their devices or their operating systems.
45. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
27,000,000 in 11 months vs 37,000,000 in 3 months. Yep it sure killed the iPhone. I guess it was the iPhones silver bullet huh lol
163. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
It's just sad that other people don't know how to handle android phones their a little bit advance and good for those savy users that's alot of people buy the iphone hype+ease of use, come on even a grandma can use an iphone it's that funny :)
67. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Yeah yeah, fandroids IQ will always be like this,
70. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
!!! RECIPE HOW TO KILL iPhone !!!
Need to do only one thing!
When iPhone 5 comes out, need to cut off iPhone 5 prices. In other words need to make iPhone 5 price realistic, not overpriced. After that, fashion victims and technologically incompetent people will lose interest in iPhone because only significantly increased price makes them think that iPhone is some kind of 'elite' device... After that iPhone's artificially inflated popularity-fashion bubble will pop!
109. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)
200$ really isnt that painful when you see other phones starting at 250$-300$. especially the newer droid lines.
110. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Such situation isn't in all countries, in most countries iPhone 4S cost in one third more than other high-end smartphones.
For example at the moment in my country Samsung Galaxy S III is at the same price as iPhone 4S 16GB (both without any contract).
And Samsung Galaxy S II is cheaper than iPhone 4 8GB (also both without any contract).
161. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Another dumb statement"
Could you explain your statement?
147. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
You cannot be serious. I have owned 4 Android devices thinking the next one will be better than the next, giving Google a little more room to fix mistakes. Well they didn't. I have had GPS issues, battery life, overheating, apps crashing, reboots, the apps are poorly designed and the phones lag like a turd even with these cool dual core processors. I can go all day long. The iPhone has great stability and lasts more than one year. A family member of mine had the 3gs and it runs fine with no problems. I recently just got hired in at Sprint and I can't even tell you how many people I see EVERY SINGLE DAY switching from Android to the iPhone. Why not? Good battery life (even with emails pushing), the apps are approved from Apple so there isn't garbage/spam that users can get, Facetime (I have tried all on Android and they SUCK), and another favorite tweak of mine is group texting. The iPhone is a much more superior device than any Android phone. Take it from someone who has owned 4 of them. Why do you think EVERY SMARTPHONE ON THIS SITE is compared to the iPhone? Because the iPhone is the best. You pay $650.00 for a brand new iPhone. You pay $600 for a new Android. If you can't afford it then its on you, but I would recommend the iPhone to anyone. Even if you like to root your phone, the iPhone has way better tweaks with cydia IMO.
126. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Let's b real people, it not about how many phones r sold. It's about how many r not returned. That's called customer satisfaction, and the iPhone according to JD powers, and consumer reports always ranks #1 in customer satisfaction.
130. darkkjedii (Posts: 10562; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Y would some one thumbs down a post based on cold hard facts? Sithman is right I jus looked it up on my gs2
139. shandesilva (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
an iphone killer can be only produced by apple itself. because nobody else can use ios or their apps. no matter what better features sgs 2 or 3 has, those who love the ios features will buy an iphone. more sales doesnt mean killing the competition. unless 75% of ios fans suddenly realise that android is much better :)
149. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 987; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
The Galaxy S2 has been the closest rival to the iPhone, but I think that the S3 can surpass it. I dont like Apple, buit it'll be hard to dethrone the iPhone when it comes to how it changed the popularity of all Smartphones today. The advantages of the phone will be the OS and expandable memory so far.
I heard that the new iPhone will have a larger screen which is an improvement
2. flexile (Posts: 68; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
My list would include:
39. LumiaFans (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
My list include LUMIA (lumia 800, lumia 900)
I remember canalyst said that most nokia user (was 35% at that time) will buy lumia... if it's true... that make Lumia were an iphone killer....
turn out to be false...
canalyst is a worst analyst.
and lumia is a product with too much hype
65. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
atlest lumia devices did stand good for its hardware part OS is fine so it will pass
144. canalisss (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Canalyst were stupid
They thought that because MS has lots of $$$$ MS can win
They don't know MS is very bad in mobile phone industry
look at WinCE, WinMo, KIN
all were a failure product
Not to mention MS bob
3. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Oh how *** was the Samsung Instinct. God I HATED that phone, you couldn't play any games and it just SUCKED.
69. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Because its android, noticed how many thumbs up you got? Well yeah android lags.
78. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
The instinct was a feature phone. No android in that pos.
105. SleepingOz (unregistered)
ROFL, seeing android on phone that never had it.
Why are you obsessed with Android?
and oh, try to use your tiny brain the next time you wanna troll.
106. ojdidit84 (Posts: 277; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I had the Instinct. By far THE worst phone I've ever owned. After owning that and a previous Samsung feature/flip phone (MM-A940), I'd swore off all Samsung cell phones from that point. It wasn't until the SGS-II that I'd considered buying a Samsung phone again.
I will say though that the Sanyo flip/feature/multimedia (Sanyo M1) phone that I had (and had bought about 7 months before the iPhone launched) could do more than the iPhone did when it came out.
4. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
This is all from the past.
Now,the prada 3 is a good alternative to the iphone.
Apple competitors have steped up their game,mind you.
30. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Ha! My first phone was LG Prada back in 2007. I still have it though i used to love it until i bought xperia x1.
5. Credo (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
the Iphone 3 killer was the Nokia N900 with Maemo 5 OS :)
6. jechrin (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)
I remember owning the samsung instinct before the iphone 3g. It was absolutely horrible.
8. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
How to kill an iphone...
Stop filing lawsuits,be innovative,give us better battery life and hardware!
9. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I feel nostalgic towards the f480.
look how much touchwiz has evolved,to nature ux.
10. ilia1986 (unregistered)
One would-be iPhone killer is the Nokia 5800. One of the very very very few smartphones which despite being a far far more capable phone potential-wise, was a disaster to use thanks to it's clumsy UI, slow speed and a resistive "touch" screen.
12. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
The 5800 was an ok phone.
Its teump card was ovi music.
and a resitive screen was ok for its time.
Think of it-nokia's 1st step towards wp7.
44. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
owned the 5800,was a great device and had much more capabilties than the iphone then.only thing holding it back was the resistive screen which was ok for its time but was getting old also browser was rubbish but opera was a good cover for it.
11. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Now people will start fighting with comments like "Apple is still the best" and "SGS3 is way better" but it is the opinion of the people that what they like or what they don't
Why do people want that if they like a company then the whole world should like that.!!
everybody has different choices different things appeal to different people so there is no thing like a good company or a bad company it is just based on what people want..
As younger generation will like more the Android and iOS
but the elderly will like the simple Windows Phone 7 or the Symbian s60 or even some would like iOS
Business people and celebs still do like blackberry
So no device is the best, every people have different opinion about what they like and what they don't and they have every right to like what they want so please don't post comments like "SGS3 is better than the One X" or "The Apple kills the Samsung phones" and all that
19. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
but you also gave a comment saying "The iphone 5 killer is the galaxy s3!!".. Nothing serious, just noticed
14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Where's the blackberry storm? Or palm pre? Or the original droid (which kinda but kinda not is an iPhone killer.)