Here are the main reasons why US customers are buying Samsung's Galaxy S5
According to Kantar, the large 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display of the S5 was the feature that attracted 67% of its buyers. The smartphone’s LTE capability and its superior battery life were the next two reasons why consumers got an S5, being important to more than 50% of them. It looks like the 16MP rear camera of the new Galaxy and its water-resistance aren’t among the main reasons why customers are buying the handset.
Reportedly, the Galaxy S5 is particularly popular with Sprint and T-Mobile users. Kantar has it that Samsung’s device and Apple’s iPhone 5s were the best selling smartphones in the US during the last quarter - something that we already knew.
Reportedly, Samsung’s marketing power is essential when it comes to the success of the Galaxy S5. Kantar Worldpanel strategic insight director Dominic Sunnebo says that, from all the Galaxy S5 buyers in the US, about 61% remember seeing TV commercials for it, while 40% saw online ads. Moreover, 64% of customers who received in-store brand recommendations were recommended a Samsung device. Knowing this, plus the fact that Apple’s brand recognition is strong no matter what, it’s hard for any other manufacturer to have a top-selling smartphone in the US - at least for now.
Samsung Galaxy S5
1. Tommy1960i (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
Big screen. That is why i choosed the Note 3 too.
4. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I choosed the Note3 Exynos for the Cpu and Mali Gpu and a true Hnp 8xcpu , for great powerful device.
59. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 291; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
My reasons for getting S5 is to upgrade from S4 and because of the AMOLED screen, battery life, & camera, however for me I also hate S5 because of the annoying waterproof flap on the bottom, touchwiz has gotten worse, the bezels are large, & they got rid of the temp/humidity sensor from S4 which I liked to use a lot and instead put in a next to useless heart rate monitor and finger print scanner.
74. SemiFinal (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)
Tommy and Arte, no offense but I believe the word is "chose" not choosed.
17. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Screen quality, camera is best, removable battery, longgg battery life, water resistance has saved me several times. I've filmed a few videos underwater....
37. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Note4 will destroy every phone out there!
45. mistertimi (Posts: 76; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Note 4 isn't a phone.. but I take your point
34. needa (Posts: 76; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)
so if it weren't water resistant you still would have filmed vids underwater? you did say it 'saved' you. /s
21. akki20892 (Posts: 3411; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
1st: Popular Galaxy Name
2nd: Big Phone
3rd: Water resistant
This are the three main reasons.
Rest of other reasons they don't look much.
2. sgodsell (Posts: 1184; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I bought it because its the swiss army knife of smart phones. Its a great tool in an ultralight as well. Its a speedometer, altimeter, weather station, camera, music, and so much more.
3. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 350; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
why are they buying korean phone while there is US brands such as apple , moto ?
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2581; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Sammy offers many things that Apple and Moto doesn't offer.
6. BobbyDigital (Posts: 218; Member since: 29 May 2014)
So because they're NOT a US brand means no one in the US should buy them? Bias much? Racist much? Maybe Apple with its mediocre and limited product that's masquerading as a smartphone isn't what they CHOOSE to buy. Maybe they don't like Motorola's hardware. But it's THEIR CHOICE to buy what THEY LIKE. If you can't understand that then maybe you need to go back to first grade. And I hate to tell ya buddy, that American company called Motorola is soon to be owned, if it's not already, by a Chinese company.
24. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 350; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
so much hate in one comment thx. dont use your caps lock open next time cuz I dont like it. and last thing try to calm down Im very clever than you think( if you able to think )
33. SanteriAT (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)
But your grammar sucks nohatenofanboy... (sorry)
72. Imaxxacre (Posts: 54; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
@nohatenofanboy He makes a perfectly valid argument and all you do is accuse him of abusing caps lock and being a grammar nazi? Admit when you are in the wrong, dude.
73. SanteriAT (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)
You said that you're clever but your grammar says something else
53. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)
BobbyDigital has a point, though. What's wrong with buying from a Korean company? Are you a racist? That's a valid question, considering what you posted previously. I read no "hate" in his response. He just pointed out that people have a right to spend THEIR MONEY on what THEY WANT TO. If you were so clever, I don't think you would have PHRASED your question a way that had you come off like a RACIST. My apologies for the caps lock. You did say you don't like it....ah, who am I kidding? I could CARE LESS whether you LIKE IT or NOT.
63. BobbyDigital (Posts: 218; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I don't give a flying rats *** if you don't like caps. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? And judging from your grammar, THINKING is NOT and NEVER WILL BE your strong suit, let alone being clever.
66. AfterShock (Posts: 2798; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Guess you let the cat out of the bag there.
8. tech2 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Because the citizens are receiving no special benefit from Apple or Moto to buy their phone.
To pay the same price for a non-HD 4 inch phone over a 5.1 inch full HD is a bit unreasonable unless you're heavily invested in Apple's eco-system.
25. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 350; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
good for them now they sell millions of device in US
10. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Apple is not a choice , but driven perception, in believing that it's consumer orientated. If you don't have an iPhone, you don't have an iPhone
Samsung is more technology based.
26. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 350; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
thx for decent comment. others commented with hatred
46. quakan (Posts: 1176; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
That statement "If you don't have an iPhone, you don't have an iPhone" has long crossed over to Galaxy devices as well. IPhones and Galaxies are the current cool phones and that fuels the strong sales and revenues that each company brings in.
14. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 811; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
The main reason that not all US iboys are ditching the handicap iCrap and buy Samsung flagship, is PATRIOTIC.
They don't know that Samsung gives more jobs in US than Apple.
35. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
And now we know why people still buy iPhones, because there's still people buying devices to "support their own country's economy" instead of what's giving them the most value for their dollar...
55. Topcat488 (Posts: 1138; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Apple's iphone is NOT a U.S. brand... It's made in CHINA. O.o
18. hunted (Posts: 323; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
not only maybe all other articles about Samsung S5. Like the designers, and all the myths about its UI. Why not they post about the designers of Z2 and HTC M8?
20. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 811; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
This article is actually bashing Samsung again, no matter how good Samsung is doing. Read:
"Reportedly, Samsung’s marketing power is essential when it comes to the success of the Galaxy S5."
Nothing about the dirty massive apples propaganda and menial media (tech media too)
You forget that PA and all other media called GS5 a flop EVERY SINGLE DAY??
32. Someguy316 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)
When I went to go pick up my HTC One M8 at release, T-Mobile had the store set up celebrating the Samsung Galaxy S5 release; posters on walls, signs on the doors, and balloons with the logo. The HTC One M8 just had 2 posters on the far end walls.
11. Commentator (Posts: 2385; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Jeez, what's with the 59-image slideshow?
12. HempHead (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
Had the S1,S2,S3 and the S4 but skipped the S5 for the LG G3 and I'm glad I did. What an awesome phone the G3 is!! I have another upgrade coming up in October and right now it's up in the air between iPhone 6 or Note 4.
16. teerex42 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
I did the same thing, until I realized that I didn't as much care for the UI and speed and screen of the LG. I went and got the GS5 and I'll tell you this..the GS5 is the superior phone of the 2 since I've picked it up. The speed and connectivity of the GS5 is very noticeable compared to the LG. Among other features I've listed below....I'm glad I tried the LG but even more happier I went back to the GS5 :)
13. teerex42 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
They fail to mention that the charging on the GS5 is phenomenal. You can put your GS5 on the charger and it's up 10% in like 10 minutes. I had my phone plugged in with 2 items connected to my tether from my phone and another via Bluetooth listening to music from the GS5 and it still charged faster than fast! I totally forgot about that part when I tried out the LG G3...the rest of the features, including the most important part besides the super amoled screen, which is the connectivity and speed of the phone are better than the LG. The GS5 is the superior phone after I've had both for several days. I took the LG back after 3 days of use.Loving my GS5. Forgot to mention on the GS5 that rooting is as simple as downloading an app, clicking root me and BOOM you're rooted and can use the phone how you want to. The G3 needs to be connected to a computer and ADB commands ran to get root!!!
15. NexusX (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 May 2013)
if there was a poll on ugliest flagship this year, I would vote for Samsung galaxy s5
19. teerex42 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
I didn't see it being much more of an upgrade on looks than the GS4 is the only reason I didn't get it initially...but it's actually a nice looking phone. The leather like back is cool and the chrome like edges and front lip of the phone give it a neat look. The LG G3 although a sexy looking phone isn't the phone the GS5 is in most other aspects now that I've had both.
28. NexusX (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 May 2013)
that fake chrome on a glossy plastic phone is an equivalent of putting chrome wheels on your 1998 Honda civic. the gs4 was passable because it was a compact phone for that generation, though not as good as the g2. but that fat bezel on the gs5 with shiny fake chrome is just atrocious. i can care less about what material they use as backplate these days, but that fat bezel needs to go. Since phone screens are getting bigger, if you can't figure out a way to make them more compact, you have failed as a phone manufacturer
30. teerex42 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
They made it wider due to the water and dust resistance feature. I don't like the bezels either but it's still a nice looking phone with superior tech included.
22. isprobi (Posts: 197; Member since: 30 May 2011)
5.1 inch screen is at best an average sized screen. Where have these people been living that they would not know that there are phone with close to and over 6 inch screens? LTE and battery life. What high end phone does not have that now?
31. teerex42 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
I had the LG G3 that phone is 5.5 inches and for my average hands it was almost too big. Once they figure out to thin the bezels to non existent and the top and bottoms fairly bezel-less we'll be ok. I'm thinking the Note 4 will have a good combo of both since it might come with a flexible display which might all in all be what it takes for the phones to have no bezels!!
23. derivativex (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
Canacord reported that the s5 was the best selling smartphone in the four first tier us carriers for april so i think the marketing did the job just fine
36. edwebber (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)
Sad article. US people have no choice, they're like living in a monarchy dictorial world. The world doesn't know that the US phone market is control by At&t, T-moile, and Sprint, they all control what consumers should buy, that is mostly Samsung or Apple phones. This is how Apple won in their own soil. Go to those phone carrier websites and see for your self. You have slim phone brand choice to choose from.
38. mrmessma (Posts: 54; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Flagship specs with removable battery and waterproof is the sole reason I'm buying this.
41. geordie8t1 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Feb 2014)
i had all the galaxy s models upto number 4, but skipped #5 because i just felt it was to much like the s4 which was similar to the s3, i instead went for the note 3 because it has almost the same specs save for the water resistance, speed is negligibly even noticeable on these newest SoC , upgrade due in September which is right around the note 4 release date, it may also even be when the so called premium galaxy s5 might arrive soi will wait till they both appear if they do and if not might just get note 4
42. hakoreh (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 May 2014)
I had the S5 for camera and battery life. I thought about the G3 but the long battery life kept me with the S5.
43. AquaBaron (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)
i would like to buy s5 too, but
it really has a ugly design even the rear camera looks annoying, i am not against to plastic material, just do not love it's design
it's a bit lagging during high graphical games,
i do not trust to it's charging flap cover, heard a lot that charging cover easily broke
and everybody around street, cafe, bus has the same phone, its a bit bothering, phone is a important accessorie in my sight, i do not like to have the same gadget with everybody around me :D
it is nice phone, but just preferences
i know the title asks the opposite question
but here is the reasons why i do not buy galaxy s5
44. Federated (Posts: 216; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
It's all about marketing. Sony Xperia Z2 is better on all departments. However, Sony failed miserably in marketing and making the device available in the United States.
47. Credo (Posts: 693; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Ok, here is my story why i bought the S5. First, i was a Windows Phone user, and Fanboy. Then, After Windows Phone 8.1 was released, as a developer preview ofcourse, i felt like ... Mehh .... Still nothing that furfilled my needs, so i began looking for another smartphone, a phone with a new OS (for me). I have been using Windows Phone for 3 years now, and i felt like i was done with Microsoft's Mobile OS. Why? Because they are too slow, they forget all the simple little things that consumers want it to, and they just suck at many things, like no Data toggle in the newly Action center, that makes me think, why Microsoft? Because the US carriers aren't going to be happy with it? But for whatever reason they 'forgot' it, that's just stupid. Then, the Xbox music app was totally laggy etc, and many more reasons, so i looked at the S5, because i liked the back of the device, especially in Electric Blue, so i readed reviews of the S5, a lot, and i made a conclusion, Samsung knows way better how to make a flagship phone, since Microsoft acts like they are a little child, and sometimes i really think they are, they are just stupid. Now that i have the S5, i am so much more happy, i'm done with a childish OS. I love everything about the S5, except that they blocked widgets for the lockscreen, but hey, i can live with that after using 3 years of Windows Child Phone OS.
48. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Try using a app called, AdvanceTaskManager.