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0. phoneArena posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:02

The Galaxy S4 continues surprising us as even after we got our review unit based on the Snapdragon 600 chip, Samsung outdoes itself in the Exynos 5 Octa version of the handset delivering even better results...

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posted on 12 Apr 2013, 14:20 1

125. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

pretty much all you're saying is that other things like the awards and word of mouth attribute to the sales of devices like the Galaxy SIII which is fine and i'm sure is true but phones like the One X and the One have had no shortage of awards including awards from 2 of the top 5 tech blogs themselves but Samsung devices outsell them by a vast magnitude. Samsung happens to have a much, much larger marketing presence than HTC so i choose to believe that marketing is MOST of the source of Samsung's success in sales. that doesn't go against what you're spouting about it being a combination of different reasons. if you have belief to the contrary like the awards and the word of mouth matter just as much as the most major differentiator between companies that each have highly praised and thought of devices but with one selling multitudes more than the other which would itself be a strong statement then you'll just have to show me how but like you said to do that there would have to be a terribly extensive survey done but until that is done if it is ever done then you really shouldn't have such a problem with my view unless what you're saying is not true and you think you have an idea of something that isn't marketing matters more in the equation like awards or word of mouth which again i would need proof of that just like you need proof of my theory which is just that marketing matters more.

show me where you've seen that the HTC One uses DDR2 RAM. i'll even show you Qualcomm's S600 doc that specifies DDR3 as the standard memory for the SoC. i don't think HTC would purposefully downgrade the standard memory for the SoC's they're going to be using and again like i said benchmarks that even test memory performance still only produce marginally different scores between the S4 and the One. i think it is you sir that needs to be doing some research. here is your first piece of material.http://www.qualcomm.com/media/documents/qualcomm-snapdragon-600-product-brief press download file.

if the phone is really as amazing as you think it is you'd think even a little hands on time would defer professional reviewers from claiming a device as inferior as you would have everybody believe it is as "the best Android smartphone in the world — period." -BGR

well okay, in that case i'm right there with you.
what i'm saying is that Samsung has reached such a vast amount of success mostly due to marketing both of which is what Samsung mainly has over good companies like HTC, Motorola & Sony that all have highly praised handsets themselves. i am not foolish enough to think that marketing is the driving force behind all of their success. like i said, i don't think Samsung devices are bad devices, i prefer other devices but i have my time logged with a Galaxy SIII, oh nooo, there is an amount of their success that attests to the quality of their devices, i'm just saying a pretty damn good bit of their overwhelming success in sales is due to aggressive marketing.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 19:03

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

It says on the official HTC website and Anandtech confirms it.

The One X didn't get nearly as many rewards as the GS3 and some websites even gave the One X a 7.8 which I believe is well deserved. Plus many people I know and read from forums exchanged it for a GS3 and never looked back. That should tell you something.

I am not going after you. Haha you are just too stubborn and insist that it is mainly marketing. You still don't get it, sigh. When you buy something, the default reason, if nothing can be proved is I want so I bought it. If you want to prove that I bought the item because I was influenced by marketing instead of me just liking it and buying it because it has good value, YOU have to prove that, not me. If you can't prove it, like you can't, then it defaults back to my original reason which was because I like it and believe that it is a good value.

The same applies to every company whether it is Apple or Samsung. People buy their products because they believe it is worth buying, which falls more into quality rather than marketing. I am not saying marketing is not a part of it but saying that it is a huge part with strong stupid sayings like MOSTLY marketing just makes you look like a fan boy.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:17 1

130. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

that it does and whoever is correct is really irrelevant because like i said the benchmarks don't indicate better memory performance from the S4 and i'm sure as hell that it won't be perceived in real life performance either so whether it is or it isn't DDR3 it really might as well be.

for people to have exchanged their One X's for SIII's there would have to have been people with SIII's willing to trade for One X's...sssss!

so what if i am? that would be silly, you obviously bought an SIII or whatever you're talking about because you liked it and you're a fan of it but you can't talk for tens of millions of people. not everybody are enthusiasts like you and me. see you have to prove to me that marketing wasn't the most major influence for those people to me and justify all the times you've called me stupid for thinking so just like i have to prove to you that it isn't. i'm not gonna sit back and tell you, a clear Samsung fanboy that you were influenced by marketing. that would be a waste of my time and words. you are just one person.

i believe that last paragraph is the most naive thing you've typed up for me thus far...here's your choices. either prove that it's MOSTLY quality to pretty much sum up what you said at the end there or agree to disagree and STFU because you're exhausting guy...

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 19:08

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



Look at the chart comparing the iphone 5, gs3, HTC One, GS4 under ram.

And yes, HTC is crappy enough to save money by downgrading the ram. They downgraded parts before to save money.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 19:14

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

The fact is that there is MUCH MUCH more evidence that suggest it isn't just marketing than it is. If the GS3 just simply beat the One X in sales than you might have a case but even then your theory is on thin ice.

The GS3 beat the One X in sales, reviews, awards, word of mouth, satisfaction surveys, the whole works. Quality would satisfy and explain all those wins. Marketing would only satisfy the sales category.

So you are telling me that you actually still believe that it is mostly marketing? Puleeze! Haha

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:25 1

131. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

the One X made enough blows in reviews (including becoming Engadget's favorite phone of last year) and awards for it to have cut into the SIII's sales more than it didn't if we didn't equate the other things which marketing does have an influence on because they're the result of sales. word of mouth among normal people would come from people who have bought the device or heard about it from a form of marketing and naturally satisfaction surveys would lean towards the SIII because there were more people to had been satisfied by the SIII than the One X or any other phone for that matter because there were more people that owned the SIII which was caused by say it with me...more sales.

yus. c:

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 14:36

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

Now you are just reaching. You don't smoke someone in every category because of marketing.

Anyways, I am done. I obviously can't have a properly constructed debate with you.

Okay fine, it is all marketing even if that is stupid. This thread is getting too old. Almost on the 3rd page. I'll see you in some other thread. :p

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:52

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

And before you come up with a stupid reply read what you wrote yourself.

"what i'm saying is that it's MOSTLY marketing but you seem hell bent on trying to convince everybody that it's not mostly about the marketing and that it has more to do with the quality and excellence of the Galaxy S series."

Your claim: Samsung's success is MOSTLY marketing.

My claim: I didn't make any claim. I am just in your words, debating your stupid claim.

Who needs proof in this scenario? You! I just disprove, which I have done so so soo many posts ago by offering other very plausible and possible reasons Samsung's succes. You need proof that it is mostly marketing which you have no way of proving. So if you can't prove it, it defaults back to it could be anything which is the same as it is probably NOT mostly marketing.

Simple logic.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 13:07

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

And let's look at this again because you seem to need a lesson reading comprehension and debate.

"what i'm saying is that it's MOSTLY marketing but you seem hell bent on trying to convince everybody that it's not mostly about the marketing and that it has more to do with the quality and excellence of the Galaxy S series."

"MOSTLY marketing" and "more to do with" (your words not mine). Which of these two "claims" is more bold and requires more evidence and support? One is a bold blanket statement that requires solid proof and the other is just a thought. You figure out which is which Einstein.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 14:29 1

126. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i hadn't even seen these replies before i made my reply because these had shifted into another page but i think the reply i just made pretty much covers this.

i'm just wondering now why are you desperately going at me like this? nothing you're saying is disproving anything i'm saying or really making it seem stupid at all. what i see is you desperately trying to tell me that there are other factors to Samsung's success and i've never really said there wasn't which is why i made a point to all caps "MOSTLY" before so that you could understand that more easily. unless you're just the terribly butthurt fanboy i'm really thinking you are then you're just terribly misunderstood.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 17:48 1

84. elsupercaico (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Iphone 5 rules! lol

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 09:55

107. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

not in 21st century.

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