What do you make of Samsung's 26 screens and counting mobile strategy?
15. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
How is it annoying? go to your phone store and how many samsung phones do you see? 100? 50? or 4? cause in all the phone stores i go to, i only see 4 different Samsung phones at most. That doesn't sound alot does it?
Maybe its annoying for you because all you see is samsung phones on phone reviews and blogs, but in reality you wont see many different types of samsung phones.
62. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
yupe ... and samsung also have a 8.9inch tablet
43. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
Electrical stores here in Hong Kong have a dedicated section piled with at least fifty different Samsung phones on display. Just makes me go dizzy. Same pattern repeating 50 times. Boring and cheap look. This totally breaks your theory. I can give you a photo of the store.
46. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
was that the Samsung section? or Samsung store? what do you expect? They should add iphone products to?
110. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
Those stores are called Broadway and Fortress. If you don't believe that samsung just comes in numbers not quality. Go to GSMarena. Type 'Galaxy S4' and 4 or 5 different models come up, each with a very little difference. Mind you, those are only S4 not S4 Active or those stuff. You see what I mean? If you type something like Xperia Z or Nokia Lumia 920 and only ONE comes up. Not enough evidence? Go to Phandroid and you will find a huge amount of samsung phones just there. Each with very little difference. If you click on the 'Galaxy S4' you can also find tons of problems with it. Screen, those useless features and tons of other issues. samsung is in sheer fleet size but 0% quality
52. iamfoolhehe (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
Thats true for example in india hardly 10 models including flagship, note series, basic series etc you can see. I REPEAT hardly 10 models!!
When sites come with new new reviews people thinking this all will be in the store !! Thats why they keep on saying many phones !
A sensible person wont say like that !
56. iamfoolhehe (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
I am talking about country world second largest in temrs population and 1/7 of world population !
Samsung actualy not producing many phones !
Yestrday my girl friend asked for a phone for her to chat/talk with me ..what wil I do ? Which budget phone I will buy for her ? Asha series which phone automaticly shut down every day 2-3 times ( personal experience ) ?
No I planed to buy asha 302 but asha S40 platform..no apps !! No multitasking very important these days !
So I atlast I come up with idea of buying samsung galaxy chat ..jellybeans os..qwerty keyboard..touch screen..best for her to talk with me :) and wondering what it cost less than asha 302 !!!! In india Rs.5000 only that is $90 only ..
There is my samsung wins !! If there is no choice which phone I will buy to her ?
Samsung is great conpany for all kind people !
87. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)
your name really describes you
my dad has an asha 305 and it never restarts, can open multiple programs AFAIK and it has lots of apps
a laggy low quality galaxy chat, it looks horrible, and it's not durable, and it can't run most of the apps in the store
61. iamfoolhehe (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
Punny poop is XPERIAdroid ! I am sure !
Please go and get a life bro ..or only use one account !
The bittertruth also you !
63. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Agreed my work carries around 5 different Samsung devices, rival networks have a good few of the same except for a different handset here and there. The options means a bit of differentiation between carriers also. Only place that gets messy is online retailers if they have like 40 different handsets to pick from
122. JohnnyZ (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
I think the annoying thing is that, if Samsung were smart they'd stop making incremental upgrade phones and just concentrate on 3 or 4 phones and make them really good, then lower production cost could be passed on to the consumer. There are literally 17 Samsung phones between all the carriers in the US right now. 5 on Verizon, 3 more on Sprint, 1 more on T-Mobile, 3 more on AT&T, 3 more on BoostMobile, and finally 2 more on VirginMobile. These are ALL SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SAMSUNG PHONES. And no, I didn't recount the galaxy sX's that are on each carrier. This is just stupid, cuz the only one's that work well are the Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Nexus. Why not just keep making the original Galaxy S instead of these other phones with the same specs that don't work as well and never get OS upgrades. I'm sure the production cost would be insanely low to keep making a phone that's already been designed 2.5 years ago! WTF?!
48. iamfoolhehe (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
I am great samsung fan .. I know this is choice for customers but problem is too much choice is also a problem for customers to select the device !
59. Zeus.k (unregistered)
SAMSUNG is not forcing you to buy all the phones they make so how is it annoying for you? stop trolling all the samsung articles.
70. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
What is annoying is the North American media covering every single Samsung phone in existence, even the ones that are remote island only. They never had an article for every Nokia phone, heck, they never even reported much on the Asha line.
If idiots like PunyPoop here can fall for the illusion of one Samsung phone a week, then I am sure there are many more, especially here at phonearena.
2. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
More choices are always good...
3. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
More choices is good if the phones are not the same looking phone.. SAMESUNG!
27. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
You are an example of how a simple minded person can still laugh at the phrase same-sung, at least if your gonna insult sammy use some insult that is original!
78. Sauce (unregistered)
4. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
how about less choices and more focusing on the quality of lesser devices.
18. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Can you elaborate, how the quality of devices are affected by quantity ?
67. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Most of those devices are not designed well and they will probably receive little to no support. Touchwiz for example needs a lot of optimization, it lags and stutters on high end devices. Imagine how those mid-range and entry level devices will perform. Why not focus on one or two mid-ranger with a unique design language and better support? It makes more sense.
96. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Firstly, Samsung has possibly the best supports when it comes to updates. Judging from the several leaks I can safely say the GS3's update can hit the market anytime soon. Have you even heard about any other OEM updating their 2013 flagship to 4.2 let alone 2012's ? Also, all the new devices (even midrange) are coming out with 4.2 which no other OEM is doing even on their flagship !
Secondly, that performance issue is with TuchWiz not with the incapable hardware. Samsung needs the optimize their TuchWiz (which they've significantly with recent update on 6th June).
Lastly, having a different design language is the only point I agree with you. They need to work on new designs.
50. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
Apple makes 1 phone per year none have been perfect
79. Sauce (unregistered)
Samsung makes 1 flagship phone per year. None have been perfect.
126. adrianzka (Posts: 61; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)
Samsung makes two flagship. One that is great for most people (s-series) and one that is almost perfect for those with big hands (note series). Anyway, there is no phone which is perfect, just the one which is perfect for you.
107. FerneyZan (Posts: 97; Member since: 21 Jul 2010)
Apple can spend all the time and energy on their one phone per year. but I prefer to go with the company/ies that would offer more to choose from for the money. Why pay twice for something that doesn't even come close to what companies like Samsung or HTC have to offer..