Apple iPhone is the choice of Generation Y in the U.S.; Samsung is on top overall
Overall in the U.S., Korean based Samsung has a leading 24% of the U.S. Smartphone market followed by Apple with 18% and, quite shockingly, LG also with 18%. The difference is that while Apple attracts younger buyers, an amazing 22% of Golden Generation responders, aged 65 and up, said they have an LG smartphone (versus 6% for Apple and 27% for Samsung in the category). Would you be proud to see granny sportin' an LG Optimus G?
Motorola is fourth with 12% of the U.S.smartphone market and was, along with Samsung, the most consistent performer across the time-line. The Motorola DROID RAZR series has a model with a 3300mAh battery and even the non-MAXX Motorola DROID RAZR HD offers a 2530mAh battery that should last at least a whole day. Motorola makes its phones like tanks, which help attract the older users who are more prone to drop their handset on the floor. HTC rounds out the top 5 with 8% of the U.S.smartphone market. BlackBerry and Nokia and tied for sixth place with each owning 5% each.
source: ForresterResearch, ReadWrite via TUAW
1. abdane (Posts: 483; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
cancel Korea and US ( Mother country of each company), now compare samsung and apple, Samsung wins...
5. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
And how does that benefit you exactly
7. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Samsung is a winner no announcement needed! People who buy iPhone lately realize they have made a mistake!
20. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
buy a iphone then talk some s**t samsung sucks and there radios
24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9688; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Oh please. Apple sucks for overcharging customers on a phone that is essentially an app launcher.
Next time, don't look like a dumb--- and try to troll.
31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 5593; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Well you pretty much just did yourself by calling the iPhone an app launcher.
32. billybuttpounder (banned) (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
But it is. Camera sucks, GPS sucks, LOLitunes sucks, leaving you with-say it with me- an APP LAUNCHER.
40. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
iTunes sucks? Since when? Even a android user whose ever used it cant even say that? Youre probably one of those ignorant, annoying pieces of sh*t who complains about every product of Apples.
52. webOSlove (unregistered)
And you're probably one of those ignorant apple fanboys who think an over priced product is "classy".
54. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Really? Checkout following:
2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1908; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
"HTC rounds out the top 5 with 8% of the U.S.smartphone market." hopefully that will change with their new smartphone line-up.
53. webOSlove (unregistered)
HTC deserves a top spot. All Samsung and Apple do is fight over meaningless patents. HTC atleast gives amazing hardware.
3. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Please give us a better graphic, it's very difficult to make out those numbers. This is crucial information and we must have it [please]. I can only make out that the manufacturer of my fabulous Galaxy Note II 4G LTE ☆ with Multi Windows is on top but, must see percentages and by how much they are 'WINNING!!'
6. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
I took my note 2 back yesterday, worst camera and mms features I've used on a high end smart phone. I hated having to select limit for mms when I launch the vid camera, and record those horribly grainy low res vids for them to be sendable. Horrible video editing too. The notes a great phone but far from fabulous. Pic folders r also stored on the phones internal storage so be careful with making hi res vids and creating a folder for them. Only 10.97 gig of the internal storage is user available.
10. joey_sfb (Posts: 3961; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Samsung actually run giii and note 2 classes for free. Even offer light refreshments. You should sign one of those 3 hrs classes. I did and learned a lot.
12. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
I thought it was a great overall device, but the camera is my most needed app coupled with the ability to send anything I shoot. The iPhone auto compresses, and auto edits videos that r too large this applies to mms and email, and I love that feature, the note would just say cant attach file size too large, so the vid was just stuck in my device. Not saying the iPhone is better, cuz the notes a beast but the iPhone suits my needs more
19. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Go ahead, have your iPhone, little good it will do you when you can't find an available wi-fi spot. I doubt you would need to "edit" your videos or "resize" your photos because, I doubt that you have anyone to send them to. Besides, if you were so concerned with image size, you'd "intelligently" change the resolution in the Camers Settings; something I know (cough, cough, iCough) you can do on your precious iPhone [for older folks]. With regard to your comment "only 10.97 gig of the internal storage is user available", that lets me know that you've never actually owned a Galaxy Note II; it's actually about 14GB+ and is in-line with a 16GB iPhone (except a 16GB maxes out there since there's no damn expandable memory on that dreaded device). Lastly, you clearly have no "super ego" but, that's common in people with a low IQ (or, in your case, low iQ) which can lead to a more prevalent ID (or, in your case, iD); very common psyche structure of people with low-to-no intelligence!! Don't worry, though, your kids might have higher IQ's; they will definitely have Android phones, though, and will be embarrassed to be seen with you and your iPhone in public.
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 14447; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude I'm not gonna even bother getting into a stupid flame war with u. I bought the note 2, I feel it's an awesome device but that the iPhone better suits my photography needs. As far as my IQ, your post shows your IQ level, and level of class I might add. I'm no fanboy...I'm a techie, and I love both platforms. I'm just more of an apple man...case closed, and have a nice day sir. And yes I'm also sithvenger
46. darkkjedii (Posts: 14447; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I know the pics r saved on the sd card, but pic folders go on the phones internal storage. Make a folder then take your sd card out and you'll see the the folder stays, cuz it's not on the sd card. Also papinyc cough cough icough I know how to go into the camera settings and change the resolution. That's what I like about iOS u don't have to change the res,or manually trim a video that's too long it's done automatically. That's y it's a great point shoot, and send camera... Cough cough Icough
26. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
You can change where pics are saved. All of mine save to my 32GB SD card, so that is an easy fix. The MMS limit has nothing to do with Samsung and is based on the Carrier. You simply cannot send a 32mb HD video via MMS. Use drop box and just share it or email it instead, though I've seen similar limits on the size of attachments in gmail as well.
27. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
It's futile to try and explain that process to him; he won't be able to comprehend. Besides, his main issue is that the OS (he thinketh device) doesn't automatically resize his photos and videos to comply with size limitation set forth by his carrier so that he can send them via MMS to
his iMaginary friends ..... ssshhhhhh, don't tell him there
are Apps' in the Play Store that will do that for him. And, yes, Gmail does also impose a total size limit per email sent but, it's much higher than most (if not all) of the other FREE email providers.
28. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
wow, sith, you need to take a class or read up on the internet, good luck
49. darkkjedii (Posts: 14447; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nahhh I'm good bro I prefer the hands on approach. Tech is more fun when u dive rite in.
56. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Hmmm are you "sithvenger" looks like you haqve too many browser windows open and shot the reply from wrong one :)
33. billybuttpounder (banned) (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Oh shut the f*ck up, you never had a Note 2
48. darkkjedii (Posts: 14447; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Sure I did, how hard is to walk into a store and by one
8. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
Click on the image and it should pop up in a new window with a higher resolution.
I could view it clearly in my galaxy note 2 without any problem.
25. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Thanks, that helped!! I tried downloading the png but, it was still fuzzy. Now I see where Gen-Y is at 29% of iUselessness and Gen-X seems to be equally divided in terms of device preference. But, it's good to see where iPhone was clobbered with the remaining gen-groups; surprisingly, even the Golden Gen prefers Samsung/Android (we know Samsung is not making any Windows phones as of late and, therefore, must be Android), I would have thought that they would actually prefer something a lot simpler and elementary ('things that make you go hmnnnnn....')????
51. badini007 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
Here you go...
4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Okay, I had to google Generation Y (I know it's the generation before "Yours Truly"); it doesn't add up?? Based on what's been written this past year, Generation Y and Generation Z, respectively, favor Android and, therefore, Samsung should be their respective preference.
Generation X and the "Boomers" should have a preference towards iPhone and iOS since it's a lot simpler, while Generation Golden Age and beyond should quite still enjoy their flip phones.
50. stealthd (Posts: 1025; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
It's almost like those stereotypes are...stereotypes!
15. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Well the 29% of generation Y can keep their iPhone. I am very happy with my Razr. Keep in mind, if 29% of the generation uses the iPhone, that means 71% of the generation does not.
Also means that give or take a few %, since HTC makes both Windows phone and Android, there's 55% of generation Y that uses Android based phones. So, wouldn't that mean your title is incorrect and your article is miss leading?
21. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Samsung sucks when the sg3 came out ever one talked s**t on it now every one has one why Verizon should of had the htc one x
34. billybuttpounder (banned) (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
It sucks, yet you admit everyone has one. Think hard (try not to hurt yourself) and tell us why that statement is f*cking retarded.
41. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
This statement doesnt even make sense in a parallel universe!
22. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
"Gen Z is the next largest group buying the Apple iPhone at 24% followed by the 22% in Gen Z." - What???
Also, how many times is the same basic article going to be posted. We get it. iPhone big in USA, Android big everywhere else.
23. jibraihimi (Posts: 708; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
So where is the study for generation X........???
29. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
the only ones who may care about these stats are ad firms.
30. jimjam (Posts: 252; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)
would have been nice to actually know what the generations were easily
37. zig8100 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
A lot of them are going to switch. Even age group 8-16 are asking for Android devices. Nice T
target for next gen purchasers.
38. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Now i see why Obama kept saying for quite sometime that "Y" generation in US needs to get more educated :)
42. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
Generation Y needs to get educated?! Have you seen Generation Z?