Half of surveyed iPhone users in China express interest in switching to the Galaxy S4

Half of surveyed iPhone users in China express interest in switching to the Galaxy S4
Avanti, the Taiwanese research arm of TrendForce, took to the streets in China to survey a representative sample of 3000 smartphone users, and it turned out that more than half expressed interest to own Samsung's newest Galaxy S4 flagship.

As for a reason, the participants answered different things, but the Full HD Super AMOLED display was a common theme, as well as the camera and processor features.

The somewhat bad news for Apple here is that more than half of those surveyed who own an iPhone were willing to switch camps and try out Samsung's latest and greatest. Naturally, this is all a part of the aptly-named "Samsung Galaxy S4 China Market Report," plus intent to buy is not the same as actually doling out the cash, but it will still be interesting to follow the Galaxy S4 journey in China once it hits shelves.

source: TrendForce via TheRegister


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13 Comments

1. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Good news for sammy!!! But about xz in china???? It's doing well...

2. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

No thank you!!

3. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

It's about time! It really shouldn't have taken this long in my opinion. I loved the original iphone, but it stopped w/ the original iphone. There are such good alternatives for one phone (that costs more) to have such a huge share. btw, don't bash me. it's an opinion. if you have any thing fruitful to share, please do.

4. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Sales volumes have never been an issue with apple. Their margins on each device is so high that even if they sell only to their dedicated fanboys, they will continue to rake in huge profits.

5. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

of course, if you compare iPhone with SGS4 its like go out of a cave to a super modern hi-tech house :) icons vs. choose your default app for anything (no dictatorship) icons vs. copy file icons vs. open any file icons vs. multi-user api icons vs. photosphere icons vs. nfc icons vs. connect any keyboard or mouse etc etc etc :)

21. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

android fans VS ikrapfan

8. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I do prefer iphone but i still want a big screen.

10. martinlosha unregistered

Here you have it android fanboys......the prove. Chinese people liked the s4 because of the big amoled screen, the camera and the process power of the phone. Nobody mentioned Android... So stop acting like Google is doing a favour to Samsung. Is the opposite I would say. Samsung is doing a favour to google.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

To the people who live in China, there are a lot of smartphone to choose! Samsung Galaxy S4 HTC One Sony Xperia Z BlackBerry Z10 LG Optimus G Pro

20. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

While I'm not an iPhone fan, I have the feeling this survey should be evaluated by the "follow the money" criterion.

22. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

It means they are "only" interested. The option to buy is another story. Because as what xperiaDROID said. (To the people who live in China, there are a lot of smartphone to choose! Samsung Galaxy S4 HTC One Sony Xperia Z BlackBerry Z10 LG Optimus G Pro)

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple fan after paying so much for an over price phone want the world to acknowledge they have made the best decision. The fool and their money will soon depart. Androids, windows users have choices, they can choose to spend little for a budget phone or a lot for a high end model. Apple fan has only one choice to pay high end price for a low end model. Still keep on ranting on Android that they will never get to experience what true high end phone feel like. Hey! Take a hint why so many bought s3, note 2 want to buy s4 and note 3. Yeah we are fans for now. But if there a better choice out there we will move as well. iOS is struck in year 2009 and had never advance since then.

25. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

True talk. Nice post

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