Here are 20 facts you did not know about Samsung

Here are 20 facts you did not know about Samsung
Samsung has grown tremendously over the past couple of years becoming the world’s largest phone manufacturer and it is likely to soon start getting more profits than even Apple. But do you know what it took for Samsung to become this big?

Based in South Korea Samsung underwent a huge transformation in the nineties introducing a new focus on quality.

It was not just about quality though - Samsung is also quick to release devices en masse. It was the first in the world to release a phone watch and an MP3 phone in 1999. Right now, the company sells a third of the world’s smartphones and the growth possibilities ahead seem endless. To better know the company that has made the Galaxy S4 and could make your next smartphone, take a look at the infographic below.

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106 Comments

1. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

i think other companies have better things in their history of making good products

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hmmm probably but samsung is the biggest so its logical to start of with them...

71. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Agreed. But the thing says Samsung spends some of the most in Research & Design (R&D), it's research & development not research and design. Odd mistake. Not a big deal, just interesting.

77. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

They have enough money they could spend billions in both.

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I'm sorry, I just have to ask...What is the point of your comment?

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. Too many people are having GSIV issues for this to be absolute.

14. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

haha one phone has a couple of faults and suddenly all the haters say the whole company makes rubbish devices...

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Still it is less problems than with iPhone 5.

17. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I have to agree, I had an GS3 for two weeks and the phone could not maintain a signal at all especially when compared to my GNex. It feels that lately Samsung has put more money in marketing than quality assurance.

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I have to disagree, my cousin is using a GS3 for eight months and the phone still works like a boss and it has no problems at all. Could not maintain a signal at all? Pfft.....The problem lies on you, not on the phone, not on the manufacturer.

33. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

How does the problem lie on me? I had a Motorola Droid, iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD and now an HTC Droid DNA, all have maintained a great signal. The GS3 was the only one that had a signal problem. If 5 out of 6 phones did not have signal issues, then there is no problem that lies on me.

41. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's strange, I haven't heard this kind of problem on the GS3 before. Some of my friends are using the GS3 as well, and they didn't complain anything.

69. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

it's actually not only with the s3, even my brother's s2 doesn't maintain the signal and even worse my friend's s2 has no signal at all, he even dumped the phone and bought an htc one x. This problem seems to be with many samsung phones.

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So you think there won't be at least one with that issue

86. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Isolated issue maybe? My GS3 never had that problem to date.

40. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I can ensure you that GS3 is a good phone and it will work smooth no problem. But only the battery life has a major issue. it won't last 12 hours. don't last more than 12 hours.

42. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I had a Sony Xperia P, and the battery life has a major issue as well, the battery drains very quickly. And it only last approximately 10 hours.

52. Retro-touch unregistered

Its relative!! Some people claim bad battery life some say its the best, who do you believe??? I use a Nexus 4 and I get amazing battery life with a custom kernel, some users say they have crap battery life no matter what they do, who do you believe???

106. adk199

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

Depending on SG3 usage i have easily 24 hours of battery life. I'm always surprised when i reach 30+ hours and 20-30% left. I switch a bit between two batteries and in a few days i have done it for a year and mostly everything works well. Can't say after a year that it's performing 100% all the time but it's pretty close :-)

37. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

nope no problem with my SIV and i had it since launch and have 215 apps on it still no lag

54. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That's a lie. Mine went back quick. Rather just buy a nexus 4

62. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

always, always you mr Mxyzptik!! dont worry, i guess soon PA will present a Apple's article.

75. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Latest news Apple news is about alleged tax evasion.

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And???

94. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And there is a chance that the next PhoneArena's article will be about that.

31. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

"Lag." It’s something we could all definitely live without. With all these new high-powered eight-core processors hitting the market, you may have noticed that no matter how powerful your device, there’s still a half second (or longer) of time spent waiting for an app to open. I figured this had more to do with slow memory than processing power, but apparently it could also be something else altogether. One dev from XDA went on a search to find out what caused Android lag and cure it forever. What he found was that 90% of Android’s lag was caused by a “limited entropy pool” and cooked up a simple app to seemingly eliminate all lag found on a device when opening bigger, memory intensive applications like Facebook, Chrome, Maps, etc.. The app — which can be downloaded from either the original post on XDA or from Google Play — is compatible with all Android versions, and all Android devices. Let the Fight be over and stop lag with: [APK] Seeder 2.0.0 entropy generator to provide significant jelly bean lag reduction. With everyone using this free App, together we can win this fight and show Google they were right all along , there is no lag at all even with 2 GB RAM and 8 cores.! :)

48. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Once last year me and my dad went for buying smart TV .. tears came down seeing the purity of display .. No other TV brands can delever that purity ..and smartness of samsung TV . Still I remember in shopping more custumers are infront of samsung area for buying smart tv. Very less number found on other sections.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Lol number 3 made me laugh!

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

For number 16 whos the highest holder of patents i wonder....*cough* Apple.....

20. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

It's IBM with 6148 patents, Apple only has about 1000

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