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What do you make of Samsung's 26 screens and counting mobile strategy?

0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2013, 08:46 posted on

Does this huge overlapping portfolio spell trouble for Samsung like it did for Nokia five years ago? After all, we are just learning that the company has issued more careful Galaxy S4 guidances to investors, and has shrunk its parts orders forecast from 30 to 20 million units for the next quarter...

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posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:27 2

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


Why are. You limited?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:15

60. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


hey,what does limited in brackets besidwe xperiadroid means???

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:45

40. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


That's why Sony is the best. New products at every budget yet all are in good quality. Samsung just put all their time in getting billions of products in the market yet they didn't put any time making them good. That's why samsung products suck. alot.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:03

53. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Sony must not be doing something right though, since they rarely get their phones on the major US carriers. Maybe that'll change with the Xperia Z, but they have a lot of catching up to do. They're the good phones nobody knows about.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:34

115. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Popularity does not mean that the phone is actually good. Sony is doing everything excellent. The quality is great. Friend has been using Xperia P till now and still using, almost for 3 years yet his device has never even been to the Sony Maintenance department once. Good phones no one knows about? I don't think so. It's just because people are not observant enough to realize that samsung's quality is actually poor. But people are rich nowerdays. Many people don't care. But there's quite a lot of people using Xperia Z in Hong Kong.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 21:33

123. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Sony has been bringing out last year's hardware, (this year's midrange specs) at flagship prices. No wonder they have been operating at a loss.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 19:10 1

103. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


samesung has its special mantra : quantity over quality.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:06 3

14. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1540; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


It's better than the "one screen fits all" approach. One phone of each size, so lots of choice.
But one wonders about how accurate is the report when they are missing some screens (Samsung has at least phones of 4.6 and 4.7") and some are wrong (S3 Mini is 4" not 4.3").

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 11:29

102. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


They're missing the 4.65" of the Galaxy Nexus and the 4.5" of the Infuse.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:09

16. Samir_Maric (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Why did samsung didn't make any 4.5" smartphones. If they make that cover all the screen sizes ;)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:19 2

91. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


A couple of the Galaxy S2 variants had a 4.5 inch screen and I think the infuse 4g did too. The Bell Galaxy S2 LTE HD even had aluminum and so did one of the Galaxy S variants. Which I find hilarious because people accuse Samsung of being Samesung yet there were more major differences between each S2 variant than Apple's entire line up and Nokia'a entire high end line up from the N9 and up. yet Samsung somehow gets knocked for similar looking phones. Go figure. I guess people are just stupid.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:13

19. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


i see no mention of the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 10. Both of these are manufactured by samsung

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:15

23. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think Google had a lot more influence on the design of the Samsung Nexuses. I wouldn't count them either.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:20

92. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They got sued for Google's software, might as well claim them since you ended up paying more than Google did for them.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:26

30. tedkord (Posts: 12315; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But not branded, or sold by Samsung.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:14 1

20. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I guess what they're doing makes sense from a business/market share standpoint, but their designs all look the same to me. Great for making your products readily identifiable as Samsung Galaxy, but it's time they did some innovating.

What I don't think is very smart is how they've spread the Galaxy S name thin. Galaxy S should be for their flagship phone only - the 5" Galaxy S4. Not the Mini or the Zoom. Giving them the S4 name detracts from the prestige of the flagship.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:29 1

34. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Everything looks the same, has the same features, and does basically the same with just a tiny change. Even when between generations. Billions of choices does not mean it has good quality

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:19

74. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Their designs actually have more variations than most companies. You just choose to see the similar ones.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:34

81. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Variations on one design does not a new design make.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:26

93. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They are pretty different. Like I said, you just choose to ignore it.

It isn't just the Galaxy Active vs. the GS4 either. it is everything they make. Tha Galaxy Beam looks nothing like the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy Rugby looks nothing like either of them and the Galaxy S4 looks nothing like all three of them.

You can argue that the Nexus 4 looks like the Galaxy Nexus but one of them is LG. And you can have a really deep outside shot at convincing someone that the Galaxy Rugby looks like the Galaxy S4 Active but yeah, that is stretching it. You want more evidence? Here.

The Epic 4g touch doesn't have a home button, has a bigger screen, extra capacitive button comapred to the vanilla GS2. The GS2 LTE HD has an aluminum back cover and a 720p screen compared to the 480p GS2 screen etc. There was more variation in just GS2 variants than most companies.

Like I said, you guys just don't want to see it and want to condemn them for making similar looking high end phones for once in their entire history.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:39

95. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Sensitive much? No reason to get all bent out of shape. Obviously you're a [huge] Samsung fan. Nothing wrong with that. Not everyone is, and that's fine too.

I will say the nexus devices were not designed by Samsung, but by Google. Which is why the GNex and the N4 look so similar, and nothing like Samsung's other devices.

Do they really need this many devices? Who knows. Time will tell. But they are definitely diluting their flagship by calling everything new something with S4 in the name.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 02:27

97. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am actually not really that big of a Samsung fan. The only Samsung product I have is the Nexus 10 and a $20 bluetooth headset. I just feel that people are totally off base about them as a company and I have to call them out on it.

I can't stand hypocrisy and inconsistent views. It just so happens that most of the hypocrites are Samsung haters. Go figure.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 08:32

101. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Feel like you have to call them out on it? Smart phones and OS's are like politics.. no matter what you say, you're not going to change anyone's mind. I realized that a long time ago and it's been much easier to read blogs since. =)

And I don't believe you're not a fan of Samsung. I just don't. And it's completely fine if you are of course. Just don't defend them to no end (while bashing others), then back off and claim you're not a fan. I own a Galaxy Nexus and recommended Samsung phones to my siblings. They make great phones.

If I had to choose a phone at this moment though, there's no question it would be the HTC One (since I'm stuck on VZW and can't get the nexus line).

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 14:12 2

85. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


If the S4 Active had been the design for the S4, I might agree with you. But the S4 and S3 are more alike than the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4. I haven't seen any professional reviews disagree with the S4/S3 design similarity.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:33

94. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Well, you are again being unfair on Samsung here. You can't penalize Samsung for having a different release cycle.

The iphone 4s looked EXACTLY like the iphone 4. Same body and screen and all. So Apple HAD to change the iphone 5.

Samsung Galaxy S2 to the Galaxy S3 was about as different as you can possibly get. Expecting them to follow Apple's and HTC redesign cycle after they already did their major one is a little unfair if you ask me.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:40

116. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


There are totally tons of samsung phones that people don't even know they exist. samsung is just flooding the market with ever single last mL of water they have. I have nothing to say about Apple, but at least Nokia, Sony and HTC does not flood the market. HTC used to, but realized that quality is better than quantity. Like the Galaxy Grand. You've just slightly heard of it but never cared about it. On the other hand, Sony and Nokia offers at most three phones per price range level. I can't even count how many phones are in the particular price range for samsung.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:14

22. tedkord (Posts: 12315; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Choice equals sales to the tune of most smartphones sold. People don't want one size fits all. I just wish they'd pack top of the line into some of the smaller devices so those who don't want a 5 inch and above screen can get the best, too.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:18

24. ardiralph (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


Means --- choices.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:22 1

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


I swear the s3 mini was only 4inches when the photo says its 4.3inches!

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:28

33. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Samsungarena. It is 100% 4 inches. Friend has one. measured.

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