Forget iOS vs Android, when will there be a competitor to Apple & Samsung?
0. phoneArena 28 Apr 2012, 11:35 posted on
There are a lot of fights to be had in the mobile space. Given the opportunity (regardless of how slight the instigation may be) people will fight over what mobile platform is the best, which philosophy of mobile is best...
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14. vincentguariglia (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
I think the only competitor that really matters at the moment is Nokia when it comes to Apple and Samsung because they are the only one offering something different. Apple offers up a slightly different iPhone every so often and you have a ton of manufacturers pumping out different flavors of the same android phones. Great screens, fast processors, and design are all that matter currently. What can differentiate? The Windows Mobile platform can. This is truly the first time we are seeing Windows Mango phones that are actually appealing and being build with similar specs to Androids and iPhones. For the last 4 years all that has mattered is apps. Now that i'm over that I see how simple and comfortable using a Windows phone is. I could see one day the Windows mobile os definitely holding a larger market share thanks to Nokia. If you compare video game systems to phones and this is a great metaphor since both involve Microsoft. The original xbox came out and sold nothing compared to Ps2 but it got them in the game and now Microsoft is a giant in video games with it's Xbox 360. They are making smart moves . Next we wait for their tablets.
49. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I agree. I'm looking forward to what Nokia and Windows can do together.
15. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
sony is gonna win this battle of top OEM's but it will be on top with Samsung........forget apple, its gonna lose its position in 3 yrs from now onwards bcoz the GREAT STEVE JOBS is no more with them.........
16. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Samsung u r the best and leading brand now,but plz do smthing abt build quality and design of the top line galaxy series.btw best of luck for upcoming galaxy s3:-)
18. Haider.90 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
i have problem with my galaxy s2 there is no service >>> anyone who face this problem can help me ???
23. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
First of all, i really wanna see a Nexus by Sony phone. Second, i really wanna se Motorola phones with the original android UI, not the current UI. current UI sucks!
24. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
In the end of those 55% of all smartphones. Samsung makes money off of all of them. In the up coming years because Apple is so reliant on Samsung you'll see an even bigger shift. Everytime Apple has tried to get away from Samsung with makers like LG and Sharp they failed miserably and had to go right back to Samsung.
That's why the iPhone 5 won't come out till October because among other things Samsung won't be producing their chips till they get plenty made for their own Galaxy S III
25. babyk (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
By right it shoudl be HTC and Apple not samsung samsung hsa crap quality mobile phones
28. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Love HTC's designs, especially when they use metal housing soooo nice. Like iPhone too, if it weren't so fragile. Can't stand Samsung's super plasticity phones though....
53. MeoCao (unregistered)
SS has learned about that and uses new material for the S3. Interesting to see what it will be like.
30. magicon (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
all i want is for nokia global phones to be cheaper high gpu,hd screens,big screen,high ram,high cpu than the rest bcos i love nokia phone no matter what os dey are using i we alway love them
31. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
"the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, which were simple clean slates when turned off, and the lack of distinctive features became a distinctive feature in itself." exactly why i love the Nexus's design.
32. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
tbh though, a phone's design makes up about 5% of my decision. give me a good experience and i will get over the design in no time.
54. MeoCao (unregistered)
but good design can inhance the experience greatly.
33. jimjam (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)
Would be good if Asus could get back into the phone game. They are certainly a big player in the tablet sphere. Still they probably want to stick to the core strengths. Maybe the padfone will help break them back in.
35. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
I like the featureless look of the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, reminds me of the monoliths from 2001 A Space Odyssey, I like the simple and mysterious feel it gives.
36. ljruble (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
Sony designs are amazing. If they can get a high quality phone out to compete, I may get that on next upgrade. I'm really interested in getting one in my hand. I know the photos look great.
37. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I believe Sony could be the next big Android maker, especially if it can encorporate PS VITA with Android and keep the beautiful design - problem is they usually create high mid-level phones - but I see potential there.
HTC and MOTOROLA have grown stale and lazy with their designs....DROID RAZR was a good step in the right direction, though...
I took two family photos - one with the wife's 4S and one with my DROID RAZR ICS - wife liked mine better....lol
42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
did you compare them on your phones? because you know the display will play a part if you do it like that. o:
44. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
sure display is big nowadays - Super AMOLED HD plus with no pentile....
46. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Sony's best hope is merging PlayStation with Android and ditching stand alone game players. they dont have access to ththe best displays or chips... which belong to LG and Samsung .. but they do have access to millions of gamers. they need to take a page from MS and merge the console and phone. not only will it help them out but it might stop potential wp7 buyers that are interested in how the games will soon be merged for mobile and console.. many people are like me and have both ththe 360 and ps3.
38. mobilefuture (Posts: 214; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
well i just hope that nokia can get back in the game by the end of this year cuz like magicon said i love nokia phones no matter what. But right now im reallly confused...by a budget android or wait for the ace 2. :/
45. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
good article but I think you missed a very valid point about how Samsung dominates android and keeps itself seperate from apple no matter how similar a person may think the design cues are... the screen. reviewers tend to get tired of Samsungs color saturation but the buying public doesn't. its a trick they learned from their TV business.. PEOPLE LIKE the high saturation and are drawn to it. go to a TV store and look at the expensive TV settings. color saturation is almost always turned high.. on purpose... ask the reps . its like a fly to a bug Zapper.
Samsung designs are always understated compared to others like HTC.. on purpose so u don't detract from that screen. pair it with smooth operations and its an instant sale. apple has iconic design.. Samsung has iconic displays.
50. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
The design is clearly copied from Apple.
52. MeoCao (unregistered)
I think what they copied from Apple is idea "keep it simple".
Do you think people buy a phone in millions because that phone looks like a 5 year old iPhone?
61. NaRFL (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)
u no i dont hate Apple products but it's annoying me wen someone keep saying other companies stole from apple. Tis is just so sad!