10% of Apple iPhone users will switch to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ says new U.K. survey

10% of Apple iPhone users will switch to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ says new U.K. survey
According to U.K. mobile phone insurance company insurance2go, 10% of the iPhone owners surveyed said that they would leave Apple to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+. 36% of those avoiding the new Samsung models are doing so because they are scared that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery issue will carry over to this year's flagship handsets. 38% are concerned that the new Samsung models are going to be too expensive.

The survey also revealed that 30% of LG users are switching to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Why? 78% are doing so because Sammy's new flagship models look better than the LG G6. 27% of HTC users are leaving for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and 69% cite looks as the reason why. 58% of Samsung owners plan on upgrading their handset, although the figures don't tell us how many of them are Galaxy S7/S7 edge owners who can't wait to upgrade to the new model.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be unveiled today starting at 11am EDT. Keep the browser on your internet connected device on PhoneArena for all of the news related to the most highly awaited smartphones in the world at this very moment.

source: EpiphanySolutions

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  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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70 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 506; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

That's good news and bad news. Thw good news is that Apple users are switching to Android the bad news is that they're switching to Samsung

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1458; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so how is that bad news, when it doesn't affect your life in anyway?

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I would say it's bad, since Samsung is the worst Android experience you can have. Nexus and stock Android is the best thing they can experience, at least they should get the Pixel.

13. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Android wouldn't be as popular if it wasnt for Samsung and a lot, lot of features came from Samsung (advanced notification, multi windows), so let's not. Oh and the S7 was named phone of 2016...

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No, it's the S7 edge which was named best smartphone if 2016 and again at MWC 2017.

28. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Too bad most Samsung users are low end users. Small fraction are s7 users.

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

many phone where named phone of 2016 lol depend what website. http://www.androidauthority.com/best-of-android/ this one say is the one plus. I saw some thats said apple iphone 7. some thats said pixel some thats said S7 and even some thats said LG G5. So haruken i would not go there if i where you.

60. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

There are a couple problems with your reasoning. First, the reason Samsung became so popular is because early on, stock Android was pretty barebones, so OEM skins like TouchWiz and Sense added some much needed functionality. That is no longer the case. Sure there are some things that Samsung's​skin has that others don't, but the gap isn't as big as it once was. Second, split screen was not created by Samsung. It was in fact created by Google but they shelved it due to the fact that the screens at the time were small enough that it didn't provide a very good experience. When Samsung introduced phones like the Note and Mega series, then it was something that actually provided a benefit to users. But IIRC it was being worked on by Google as far back as Android ICS or JB.

62. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yes some live in the past VZWuser76. About every features samsung have i can have using third party apps..

15. androiduser

Posts: 506; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I would so disagree with that. Samsung isnt that bad and the galaxy s8 will surely be the best but i dont thinl Samsung will be going back to normal aspect ratio which is why they're off my list

39. geordie8t1

Posts: 286; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

haters gonna hate samsung and so be it, i have never had an issue with them, and the only time i did they replaced my phone without question so no complaints there. user experience is no worse or better then any other android out there, it has improved drastically over the past few years and with nougat on board the device is as slick as, its not to say they couldnt do better but overall their devices since the S6 onward have been top notch with the exception of their faulty note 7, i look forward to continue having one of the best devices on the market (even if it is one of the most expensive) small sigh there...

20. kumar1234 unregistered

@Derekjeter, Agree with you 100%. Pure stock android is the best android and Pixel is the best. Don't mind the samsung W jackass2k13, he is a total jacka**.

21. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

I still don't get why people think stock android experience is the best. Stock android is just too bare. Sure the features from other OEM's android versions get integrated into stock android eventually but they're one or two versions behind before it happens. Only thing i like about stock android is the camera and that's pretty much it

24. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

90% of the gimmick features that TW brings are not even used by the common public. Only a small percentage of people really use those. They just slow down the phone.

38. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Gimmick features? Thats entirely subjective. Where is your evidence to back your baseless claim of the common public not using 90% of "gimmick" TW features? Or you're just talking out of your a**? I don't even like Samsung, but the crap you spew here is mostly subjective and utterly irrelevant.

51. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Anonymous simple. Would you take a house with furniture in it you cannot choose and cannot remove? Or A house empty thats you can fill with what you want ? I like to be able to choose what i want. If Samsung would make it possible to fully uninstall features i dont want ( not just hide them ) so i can get back my space and make sure my phone is smooth i would not see TW as bad but as its shovel all those features without a way to fully uninstall them.

56. sissy246

Posts: 7060; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That would depend on the furniture. If it had the furniture that I liked then yes. Samsung has the furniture that millions do like.

58. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well not all of it i like. And i freaking cant toss out the one i dont like to put the one i like. So i take the one thats let me choose everything i want in it. Its okay if you like when others choose for you :)

67. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think that's over simplifying it. Many people like it because Samsung is the most visible of the Android OEMs. They were spending more than anyone for advertising since the early days of Android. And in terms of brand recognition, only LG is as recognizable as Samsung among the Android OEMs due to them being involved in other consumer products. HTC is a prime example. Other than smartphones, where do you see HTC mentioned? Motorola was big in cell phones, but there are many people buying smartphones today above never used a flip phone, and so they're not as recognized as companies that are also producing TVs, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc. Anytime you see one of those products with Samsung's or LG's name on it, it's like free advertising for them. Most of the general public don't research devices like you or I do. They go off what's familiar and off the recommendation of a sales person. So right off the bat when they walk into a cell carrier store and see a Samsung or HTC, they're more than likely to choose the Samsung simply because they recognize it. The more that happens the more recognizable they become, because now you're not only recognizing Samsung from other consumer products, but everyone and their dog has one of their smartphones as well. This isn't to say Samsung doesn't have anything going for them with their Galaxy S and Note series, but it does have a lot to do with why they're so popular. If you don't believe me, say a no name company came out with a device that had better features and performance all around than Samsung or Apple. Do you think they'd be an overnight success? Maybe to an extent, but no matter how great they are, they're not going to sell in Samsung's numbers their first year. It will take time for them to become as recognizable as Samsung, and that doesn't happen overnight Back in 2010 when android was still in it's​ infancy and most smartphone users were still limited to business professionals or techies, HTC and Motorola were the top dogs in Android, because many of the people were used to their WinMo smartphones. When more causal users started entering the picture, they replied on familiar names from other industries rather than who was big in smartphones. That's not to say that both Motorola and HTC didn't have miscues that Samsung capitalized on to advance their position. But in terms of features and performance, they weren't always perceived as the leader either.

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Stock android is just too bare." You mean to nerds, a.k.a "enthusiasts" stock Android is too bare. To normal people, it's just fine. Simple, efficient, and no Flipboard. People don't buy Samsung phones for their software. Quite the contrary, they buy them in spite of the software.

50. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

One of the rare time i agree with kiko007 lol. Also real enthusiasts like me know they can get all those features on any android using third party apps anyway but at least we have the choice.

34. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

It's the best experience because it's streamlined and smooth compared to Samsung UI and other heavy android skins. I just don't like the huge bezels on the Pixel phones.

49. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Phoony when the features get put in stock android experience they work as intended and very stable. OEM features often dont work as well and are kind of beta. Also if you are a good android user you know as well as i do thats mostly 95% of all those features can be reproduced using app. So my question is this what do you prefere? Having a house thats you cannot choose the furniture and must live with what was put in it for you or get a brand new house thats you choose what is in it?

64. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well I can't speak for everyone, but for me, the reason I prefer stock is that it allows me to start with a blank canvas so to speak. It runs much faster without tweaking than skinned devices. Then, I can choose what I want to add, as many of the features on these skinned devices can be handled with their party apps. I'd prefer to start out with a fast and efficient OS and then add only what I need, rather than having everything but the kitchen sink on board and have a bunch of crap that only hampers the performance and wastes storage space. The other main thing is updates. I've used skinned devices up until I got my Nexus 6p, and in terms of updates or security patches, it's night and day. The updates I have now come to me within days or at most weeks of being released, where with a skinned device it was interns of months or quarters of release. When we're talking security or functionality, there's no reason for them to take that long.

55. sissy246

Posts: 7060; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Maybe for you

47. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its a bad news because if i sell more Samsung i will waste more time spent dealing with various software and hardware issue. the least i can sell samsung and apple product the more i can concentrate on sales instead of support and warranty repair.

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

And then when it starts catching fire they'll switch back. Lol!!

5. androiduser

Posts: 506; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Really old unfunny overused joke. Kys

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Really? Just like Touch Wiz, old and unusable.

19. androiduser

Posts: 506; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I have a note 5 s**thead, it is f**king perfect and the only lag that i used to get is with tje keyboard from time to time. The only reason that the s7 and s7 edge have problems is because the snapdragon variants are less powerful and efficient but not only that they're also way less optimized which is why other snapdragon 820 phones perform better than the snapdragon s7 and s7 edge variants

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