Do you agree with Samsung's new focus on design-centric devices? (poll results)


When Samsung revealed the Galaxy S6, in addition to the new Galaxy A and Galaxy E lines, one thing became crystal clear: rumors claiming that the company is changing things up, specifically in terms of design, became fact. 

In the beginning of the week, we noted that a very recent poll of ours indicated that fans were not at all happy with the way the Galaxy S5 — the S6's predecessor — looked, ranking only in front of the original Galaxy S when compared with other devices from the premium series. We could tell as much as early as the S5 was released, triggering a torrent of criticism, and for its part, Samsung moved fast and essentially retired its VP of design for mobile devices. As should be obvious by now, this wasn't just damage control, but rather Samsung genuinely giving a hoot about what people thought of their devices' looks.

According to a poll we published earlier in the week, asking whether you agree with this new, design-centric philosophy for Samsung devices, most of you agree that this is the way forward for the company — 66.91% of the votes say so. On the other end of the spectrum, we've got a fifth of voters (20.16%) who disagree with this new approach, though we can only guess why that is — we speculate that it has to do with the kind of features that they love, but Samsung has recently given up on (removable battery, storage expansion, waterproofing). The remaining votes (12.93%) went into the middle category, with the folks behind them preferring to wait out before working out a verdict. See for yourself:

Do you agree with Samsung's new focus on design-centric devices?

I do
66.96%
I don't
20.13%
Not yet sure
12.91%

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41 Comments

1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

So many s-heeps...

3. Resiliant unregistered

I second that...

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

*puts Resiliant on same boat as Jakelee* It aint gonna be good.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I have two tards. Two tards. Do I have three? Two tards going once.

38. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

apple, samsung, sony, htc, nokia/microsoft etc all have many sheeps... who completely go nuts and loose any rational brain when they hear any criticism... ironically none of the manufacturer give them any free phone for such an insane, metal case and psycho loyalty... by the way bobbybuster you are one of a miserable and pathetic sheep too, isheep

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Isn't it ironic that you are complaining about sheeps.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Says the one that is also a sheep, an iSheep to be exact. TOPKEK Trolls don't deserve respect.

23. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Basically.

31. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

You came out of your cave? Please go back.. For the Sake of the PA community.

34. skimshaddy unregistered

Take a good look at yourself in the mieeeeerrors BobbyBuster.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, it's the future of screens. It'll take a while to catch on, but gimmicky features soon become staple features. Multi window anyone.

6. Resiliant unregistered

multi window has already been here. yotaphone and (2) has had dual screens for over a year. Also the first to have a curved screen alongside of LG's Flex series. but I am sure Apple East (samsung) will try to claim it as original if they try it.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i dont think u understand the difference between a dual screen and mult-window. first of all dual screen has been around for decades. a motorola v3 has a dual screen.one at the front and one inside. yotaphone didnt invent anything. multiwindow is a feature to multitask. curved screen has been around together lg and samsung. look up samsung round. i dont think u understand tech to even talk. get a book called how to phone for dummies.

16. Resiliant unregistered

So your talking a watch (samsung round), and a flip phone Motorola) when I am talking touch screen. Stop drinking... Get a book called "learn to compare for Dummies"

17. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

samsung round isnt a watch bruh

20. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

You said dual screens. Did you say dual touch screens? Try to write a decent argument. If you want to talk about dual screens, Sprint Echo is the first one since 2011. Samsung round Is a curved smartphone. How about you search up stuff before you make a fool of yourself? As I said, Learn to phone for dummies, you should really get one.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You owned him.

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

TOP KEK.

22. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Nobody does multi window better Samsung. 1, their MW has more app compatibility. 2, their MW also let's the apps float(not just side by side) 3.With root all apps can work with MW. AND 4, G Flex is trash and has no where near the quality, performance and support of the S6. That's all.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who had it first doesn't concern me, nor was it the point I was trying to make. Dumb response dude.

32. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Apple East (Samsung)- I laughed so much at this one.

7. gaming64 unregistered

Honestly their devices look much better now. I'm just not sure with premium flagships though. Kind of bothers me. I'll just wait for them to surprise me with the Note 5.

33. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Samsung can surprise with even better SOC, anything else won't be a surprise in note 5.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The new design language (what a stupid term) makes for a nice device, but Samsung ditched the one thing they had going for them - practicality. The S4 and S5 certainly had their flaws, but they retained the microSD slot and removable battery (plus the S5 had waterproofness), which made a lot of people go with Samsung after so many manufacturers abandoned those conveniences (and why LG brought them back after the G2). It's obvious they're not trying to compete with other Android manufacturers anymore, but Apple. I still think the "edge" concept is just a gimmick that'll never become mainstream, but if some people like it, fine.

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They removed sd card reader as they do not work with the new ufs 2.0 control,they are usingSeehttp://arasan.com/products/ufs/ Older phone used emmc 5.0 and where linked to the same Controler as sd card, so work with them, ufs 2.0 does nothttp://arasan.com/products/emmc50/sd3-emmc-5-0-host/ I.e. They are just adding it to the same controler So just have to had 2 full control systems and then add them to the CPU removing any type of speed you got from adding ufs to start with the 7420 is also setup to only use ufs control bus So it's all about cost and speed, you will never find any phone company adding an sd card reade if they use ufs, it can not easy be done on cost and CPU setup, this as nothing to do with the os

28. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ignore this troll. He has no idea what he's talking about.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I want both good design and functionality. If I have to choose one than it will be functionality over form.

12. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I just don't get it, when comparing my sgs5 to an sgs6, the design differences are....absolutely minimal, yes, it uses a different material, but it doesn't really look or feel that much different, yet people seem to make a big deal out of what at least to me is nice but minor. I don't get it.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Design is about more than look or feel. The S6 is a radical departure from previous Samsung flagships design-wise.

36. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wait...what? it is about more then look and feel? the lack of waterpoof and sd card? radical departure from previous designs? you are going to have to explain a bit more :/

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