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Here are 20 facts you did not know about Samsung

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Here are 20 facts you did not know about Samsung
Samsung has grown tremendously over the past couple of years becoming the world’s largest phone manufacturer and it is likely to soon start getting more profits than even Apple. But do you know what it took for Samsung to become this big?

Based in South Korea Samsung underwent a huge transformation in the nineties introducing a new focus on quality.

It was not just about quality though - Samsung is also quick to release devices en masse. It was the first in the world to release a phone watch and an MP3 phone in 1999. Right now, the company sells a third of the world’s smartphones and the growth possibilities ahead seem endless. To better know the company that has made the Galaxy S4 and could make your next smartphone, take a look at the infographic below.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

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posted on 21 May 2013, 09:34 37

1. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


i think other companies have better things in their history of making good products

posted on 21 May 2013, 09:34 27

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hmmm probably but samsung is the biggest so its logical to start of with them...

posted on 21 May 2013, 14:41 6

71. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Agreed. But the thing says Samsung spends some of the most in Research & Design (R&D), it's research & development not research and design. Odd mistake. Not a big deal, just interesting.

posted on 21 May 2013, 15:21

77. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


They have enough money they could spend billions in both.

posted on 21 May 2013, 09:40 20

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I'm sorry, I just have to ask...What is the point of your comment?

posted on 21 May 2013, 09:52 16

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I agree. Too many people are having GSIV issues for this to be absolute.

posted on 21 May 2013, 09:59 23

14. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


haha one phone has a couple of faults and suddenly all the haters say the whole company makes rubbish devices...

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:03 31

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Still it is less problems than with iPhone 5.

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:09 9

17. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I have to agree, I had an GS3 for two weeks and the phone could not maintain a signal at all especially when compared to my GNex. It feels that lately Samsung has put more money in marketing than quality assurance.

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:40 15

32. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I have to disagree, my cousin is using a GS3 for eight months and the phone still works like a boss and it has no problems at all.

Could not maintain a signal at all? Pfft.....The problem lies on you, not on the phone, not on the manufacturer.

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:58 5

33. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


How does the problem lie on me? I had a Motorola Droid, iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD and now an HTC Droid DNA, all have maintained a great signal. The GS3 was the only one that had a signal problem. If 5 out of 6 phones did not have signal issues, then there is no problem that lies on me.

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:13 6

41. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's strange, I haven't heard this kind of problem on the GS3 before. Some of my friends are using the GS3 as well, and they didn't complain anything.

posted on 21 May 2013, 14:03 3

69. sintruder (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


it's actually not only with the s3, even my brother's s2 doesn't maintain the signal and even worse my friend's s2 has no signal at all, he even dumped the phone and bought an htc one x. This problem seems to be with many samsung phones.

posted on 21 May 2013, 19:06 2

84. darkkjedii (Posts: 22046; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So you think there won't be at least one with that issue

posted on 21 May 2013, 20:31 1

86. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Isolated issue maybe? My GS3 never had that problem to date.

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:12 4

40. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I can ensure you that GS3 is a good phone and it will work smooth no problem. But only the battery life has a major issue.
it won't last 12 hours. don't last more than 12 hours.

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:22 3

42. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I had a Sony Xperia P, and the battery life has a major issue as well, the battery drains very quickly. And it only last approximately 10 hours.

posted on 21 May 2013, 12:26 1

52. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Its relative!! Some people claim bad battery life some say its the best, who do you believe??? I use a Nexus 4 and I get amazing battery life with a custom kernel, some users say they have crap battery life no matter what they do, who do you believe???

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:31

106. adk199 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


Depending on SG3 usage i have easily 24 hours of battery life. I'm always surprised when i reach 30+ hours and 20-30% left. I switch a bit between two batteries and in a few days i have done it for a year and mostly everything works well. Can't say after a year that it's performing 100% all the time but it's pretty close :-)

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:06 5

37. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


nope no problem with my SIV and i had it since launch and have 215 apps on it still no lag

posted on 21 May 2013, 12:34 3

54. bucky (Posts: 2693; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


That's a lie. Mine went back quick. Rather just buy a nexus 4

posted on 21 May 2013, 12:57 1

62. heyhi (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


always, always you mr Mxyzptik!!
dont worry, i guess soon PA will present a Apple's article.

posted on 21 May 2013, 15:13 2

75. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Latest news Apple news is about alleged tax evasion.

posted on 21 May 2013, 19:07 2

85. darkkjedii (Posts: 22046; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And???

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:42

94. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And there is a chance that the next PhoneArena's article will be about that.

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:33 2

31. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


"Lag."
It’s something we could all definitely live without. With all these new high-powered eight-core processors hitting the market, you may have noticed that no matter how powerful your device, there’s still a half second (or longer) of time spent waiting for an app to open. I figured this had more to do with slow memory than processing power, but apparently it could also be something else altogether. One dev from XDA went on a search to find out what caused Android lag and cure it forever.

What he found was that 90% of Android’s lag was caused by a “limited entropy pool” and cooked up a simple app to seemingly eliminate all lag found on a device when opening bigger, memory intensive applications like Facebook, Chrome, Maps, etc.. The app — which can be downloaded from either the original post on XDA or from Google Play — is compatible with all Android versions, and all Android devices.

Let the Fight be over and stop lag with:
[APK] Seeder 2.0.0 entropy generator to provide significant jelly bean lag reduction.

With everyone using this free App, together we can win this fight and show Google they were right all along , there is no lag at all even with 2 GB RAM and 8 cores.! :)

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:48 4

48. syedej123 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Once last year me and my dad went for buying smart TV .. tears came down seeing the purity of display ..
No other TV brands can delever that purity ..and smartness of samsung TV .
Still I remember in shopping more custumers are infront of samsung area for buying smart tv.
Very less number found on other sections.

posted on 21 May 2013, 09:34 1

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Lol number 3 made me laugh!

posted on 21 May 2013, 09:36 4

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


For number 16 whos the highest holder of patents i wonder....*cough* Apple.....

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:11 9

20. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


It's IBM with 6148 patents, Apple only has about 1000

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