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Is Samsung pushing the panic button on the Samsung Galaxy S5?

0. phoneArena 09 May 2014, 13:58 posted on

On Wednesday, Samsung pushed out the top man on the mobile design totem pole and gave him a new position running the company's design team. While a specific reason for the move wasn't mentioned, there is talk that the Korean based manufacturer is unhappy with the sales performance of its new flagship phone. It could be that the expectations at Samsung are high. After all, reports indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is outselling last year's Samsung Galaxy S4...

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posted on 09 May 2014, 14:00 19

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Jealousy can be contagious. Sammy has been lagging HTC in build and materials quality since the OG One. At some point, the criticism hits home. Denial lasts for only so long.

posted on 09 May 2014, 14:12 9

2. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Its true that the design of galaxy S5 is really very ugly despite gs5 is a great device... I am some how a samsung's fanboy due to some reasons but still I admit, I am not at all happy or impressed with gs5's design

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:25 2

22. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Thing is, every other Android manufacturer has their design philosophy down and their devices largely look pretty good and unique. Samsung had a head start on that from the S2, but then just went Apple and tried to make the look they have now synonymous with their name, which no one likes. They thought probably thought that, like Apple, they could just force it on people, but Apple caters to a different crowd, and so they didn't get the same effect. At least now they are listening to that criticism and I think they believe they gave their designers the time to prove the philosophy they were going with. Time is up and it is time for a change.

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:17 10

31. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Samsung panicking? Are they losing market share like Apple? Nope. Are they losing hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter like HTC, Nokia(now MS)?? Nope. Interesting....

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:30 8

35. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I guess Samsung reached rock bottom. They only have one #1 selling premium phone at the moment, and their tablets are only #1 selling android tablets.

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:01 4

55. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


SEE HOW THE iPROPAGANDA can make fool of temselves:

""While a specific reason for the move wasn't mentioned, there is talk that the Korean based manufacturer is unhappy with the sales performance of its new flagship phone."

In the same article with:

"After all, reports indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is outselling last year's Samsung Galaxy S4."

With few iALUMINUM BS , and they made bashing Samsung article for THE GREATEST smartphone today -S5.
LOL
Do this guys think that their readers are so dumb?

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:48 3

64. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I read the article a few times to find evidence that Samsung is unhappy with S5 sales but found none.

One thing is for sure Alan F. guts feeling is that Samsung S5 is in trouble even when the number speaks otherwise.

The Ex Chief of Design move to form a new group also about design seem more like maximizing their talent pool for Special Project that will not affect normal operation and design life cycle of establish model.

Anyway, if HTC M8 is selling better its also good competition and HTC really need every single buck of cash infusion to keep a float.

Hope to make a good phone that has SDcard and removable battery. Yes! i still need removable battery as i travel a lot and the slow charging battery pack suck!!!

posted on 09 May 2014, 22:29

72. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


more like S-propaganda there,with S-plastic,S-fake leather,S-dot,S-hit and S-heep fanboy problems.

posted on 09 May 2014, 22:41 2

73. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


More like you're jealous of the success of the #1 player on the field.

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:12

57. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I didn't say they're panicking the retarded article headline did. I just said they are shifting design philosophies from the Apple method (because they are totally copying the same looking model to build image approach which Apple pretty much started with their iPhone repetition) to maybe a more consumer oriented give them what they want approach. Try to answer the comment instead of trying to hijack a position to showcase your retarded comment.

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:19

78. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


It is strange.....especially after this:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-Galaxy-S5-surpasses-the-Galaxy-S4-in-terms-of-adoption-rate-in-the-USA_id55952

Or it could be they arent resting on their laurels.

posted on 09 May 2014, 17:17 3

38. Sauce (unregistered)


LOOOOL

It is quite amusing and interesting that you always manage to bring Apple into every possible article, regardless if Apple is mentioned or not

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:14 2

58. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


LOL trolls don't understand anything beyond trolling. Please leave the discussion portion of human interaction to those capable of it. We don't need you and your troll horde to fight it out here with the opposing trolls and ruin actual discourse.

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:19 1

59. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Well. All the bashing Samsung "articles" come from the Apple's propaganda. They are hiding now and pretending to be dissapointed Samsung users LOVING TO DEATH the ALUMINUM, but it doesn't help. Samsung is smashing their "religion", little by little(with S5 way too much , though)

They were bashing same way the GREAT Note 3 design and "leather". Now is time for the GREAT S5.

Pathetic .

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:37

84. ecmedic4 (Posts: 338; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Lol your pathetic. Im amazed at the nonsense that comes from you, and whats even more amazing is that you actually believe the nonsense that comes from you. All this crap about Apple propaganda and conspiracies is nothing more than just that, crap. Im sorry to bring your fantasy crashing down but Samsung isn't smashing anything. The ppl that use Apple products are happy with them and could careless what samsung does with their designs. You may think samsungs designs are great, well good as you are entitled to your opinion just as much as anyone else, but I'm not sorry to inform you but not everyone agree's with your opinion. If someone thinks the designs of samsung phones aren't good, then it doesn't mean its Apple propaganda, it means someone actually thinks that the design isn't that good. Get over your Apple hate and your stupid conspiracies and accept that some ppl simply have different opinions. Or in other words, GROW UP.

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:57 2

37. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


An opinion can never be true.

posted on 09 May 2014, 17:53

44. DaMaster (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


I like the chrome around the phone , and I like the the sides are flat not rounded.

posted on 09 May 2014, 14:20 2

7. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


some people learn things the hard way...
I hope that samsung has learned its lesson...

Good luck with all your future designs samsung...

posted on 09 May 2014, 14:25 1

10. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


come on samsung bring some mind blowing designs and prove to this world that u are No.1...

posted on 09 May 2014, 14:32 4

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Samsung: sorry buddy, we r popular in this category.

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:24

60. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"hard way.."??? Samsung???
LOL
Samsung is killing everything around. And get stronger.
Bet on , that they will KILL your lovely ALUMINUM, too(the worst material for smartphones)

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:38

85. ecmedic4 (Posts: 338; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Why is samsung possibly bringing out an even higher specced version of the S5 then? Possibly with aluminum build material also if they weren't fully satisfied with the current S5. Keep living in your fantasy world buddy, I'm sure its a very happy place.

posted on 09 May 2014, 14:20

8. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I know the One has the better design,but if I had the money to buy a high end phone and choose by the design it would be anything but the One. I like the design,but as a 15 year old this design doesn't seem to fit me. It just yells ''a businessman design''. I like it,but it isn't for me. Just like the design of the S5 isn't for other people and like the G2 isn't the right design for other people. Everyone has an opinion,but mine isn't denial.My opinion is what feels right for me. Just like your opinion is what feels right for you.

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:14 7

18. Lauticol (Posts: 346; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I'm 18 years old, and last year I bought an HTC One M7. It's design doesn't yell "bussinessman", it yells "Premium"

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:49

36. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Ahh.. M8 is too pretty for me, buying M8 is like dating Miranda Kerr or driving Range Rover Evoque, I will look odd next to either of them.

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:30

62. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Why don't you both "18 years old" old0fart jokers, meet and talk about the "premium"-"bussinessman" ALUMINUM POS, and leave us alone?

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:16

30. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Because that giant fake chrome band around the GS5 screams "businessman design" like nothing else.

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:26 5

23. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


When you're outselling the competition 10 to 1, I doubt you're very jealous. The S5 likely sold more on day 1 than the One M8 has in total.

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:20 1

33. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


NIcely said. I might add that there is the age old adage -- "familiarity breeds contempt".

Samsung has recycled their old designs so many times, the "S" in "S5" should stand for "same". The design is tired and old. Time for something fresh.

posted on 09 May 2014, 20:36

63. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Why are you so concerned iboy? You'll never buy anything but apple logo anyway?
Please don't help Samsung to smash Apple and their friend HTC even more, with your great advises.

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