Results: the next time you buy a smartphone, are you buying the same brand as you have now?

Results: the next time you buy a smartphone, are you buying the same brand as you have now?
In 2017 there are so many smartphone manufacturers out there that if one were to venture out and try all of their products, it could take them a few months or even a year. Well, through cut-throat competition and heavy marketing, a few have built themselves up as the most popular or most recognizable names to go to, but there's still plenty of choice. And while, sure, the two main operating systems we have are iOS and Android, the latter's customizability allows for manufacturers to do crazy modifications to the software and differentiate themselves.

So, it's easy to stick with a brand if you like your current phone, but there are so many products out there that we are sure many would be tempted to veer off and test them out the next time they upgrade. Others might be disgruntled by their current smartphone and eagerly waiting for the right time to jump ship. And, of course, many are perfectly happy with their brand and will continue to stick with it as long as it doesn't betray their trust. We decided to run a poll on the topic, see how you guys feel about your current phone brands of choice. Here's how that went: 

The next time you buy a smartphone, are you changing brand?

Yep! Just want to try something different.
40.67%
Oh, yes! So mad at my current phone...
9.69%
Nope, happy with my brand!
49.63%

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36 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Just make sure to avoid laggy Samsung phones. Sony, HTC, Pixel, iPhone, and Moto are all far better options. Hoping Samsung will fix its serious lag issues with its next phones, because they are very attractive devices.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dude, we get it, Samsung phones lag at certain points. However, using that one detriment as the singular reason to not buy Sammy's phones is misguided. It's like not buying the iPhone because it doesn't have a headphone jack... a singular issue that can be resolved relatively easily.

3. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Or it is like not buying Iphone because the Apps crash a lot (WHOLE LOT)... But overall they are still nice. There is no perfect phone and the "lag" in samsung devices is hardly anything. Mine have performed well and if you restart everyone once in a while they seem to maintain performance.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

IPhone apps crash a lot because many of those apps are running on 4 year old hardware like the 5s. App updates in iOS typically revolve around OS updates, so the crashing is relatively normal. Not to mention iOS users spend more time in app than their Android counterparts. Just food for thought.

8. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I have a singular deal-breaker thing like this, but it has to do with the customer service regarding warranties. I got the infamous boot-loop glitch on my g4, and LG refused to honor the expired warranty even though there are quite a few reports of LG making an exception for this particular defect. The bridge between me and LG has been burned and I will never buy another LG phone again. The same goes for HTC for a similar warranty issue.

17. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

actually I had the G4 and it bootlooped on me. returned it and got a great deal to upgrade to the v20. I feel for you and had I not have warranty and not given a good deal for the v20 I too would have burned the bridge. why didnt you get into the class act suit with others?

11. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Can you feel the balance kiko? In the past, only Apple haters are numerous and cancerous, now Samsung haters are on the same level, they're everywhere! Just look at the recent Samsung articles, specially ones related to the S8 or Notes, more than half of the comments are from Samsung haters.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I think that's a good thing honestly. If we're bring frank, Apple fans used to be pussies with the "I'll take the high road" crap. Samsung's knights would never put up such a pretentious front, they just act like any group of rabid fanboys. I can respect that more than "I'm better than you... now suck it peasant!" lurking and pretending to be above that. Don't get me wrong, trolling is f**king stupid, but I'd much rather Apple faithful actually put up a fight against Samsung's horde than try to out class them. You're entitled to disagree on that though.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17317; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where the hell have you been hanging out?

37. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"Don't get me wrong, trolling is f**king stupid, but I'd much rather Apple faithful actually put up a fight against Samsung's horde than try to out class them. You're entitled to disagree on that though." What? Do you even know what you're talking about? They're just the same bruh.

4. Chaise unregistered

Sorry, but I'll still buy "laggy Samsung phones" as they offer the best package overall. If other companies improve, I'm open for change. But as it is now (and based on the growing trend) it looks like Samsung has an ever expanding lead over other manufacturers.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Are you really that dumb. All phone will lag at some point, all phones have problems at some point. We all know you don't like Samsung , you can stop repeating the same thing in every article.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If stupidity was best served cold. everyday would certainly be your Sunday's finest. Samsung phones arent anymore or less laggy than any other. If the other guys were better, they'd be selling 320M+ phone per year.

26. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I agree with this, actually I own an HTC 10 and it's much speedier than sg7, sg7 is so laggy, HTC pones happens to stay speedy for a long time, if you want to buy a phone for a long term use I suggest HTC, Samsung you can buy if you plan to keep it 6 months.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17317; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And yet, a Samsung phone is the best rated phone in the world. It's the Neverending source of your pain.

30. Cat97

Posts: 1864; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Samsung phones are the only ones that allow Package Disabler without root. With that software you can disable hunderds of useless junk packages, effectively transforming the phone into a great one. Also, Samsung phones are the only ones using 14nm Exynos processors even in lower-end devices, which have much better battery life than the Qualcomm Snapdragon counterparts. Also, Samsung phones, even lower-end ones, have AMOLED panels. A galaxy A3 2017 with Package Disabler can achieve 3 full days of battery life with stock Android fluidity and no loss in functionality. Same with an Exynos S7 Edge.

31. andrewc31394

Posts: 290; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

All android phones with skins experience lag at some point. Coming from someone who's worked at 2 different carriers it's a known fact only stock devices really maintain fluidity

35. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Lumbergh , we know your stuck with your iPhone 6S+ and wanna make yourself happy by venting it out here ruing your bad decision. Keep whining.

6. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

ROFL Sammy fans triggered.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

ROFL Sammy hater being a hypocrite.

10. Nutcase4u2

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Unless you've used another flagship device for a week or more, there's hardly anything noticeable about Samsung phones lagging. Every now and then there's a stutter in the launcher, but I immediately put Nova Launcher on all my phones. Problem solved. But there is some truth to other phones stock launchers being smoother than Galaxy phones. HTC and Google have some of the smoothest launchers that are virtually lag free.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

That has been my solution and what i suggest to other people immediately with samsung phones. their main problem is that damn launcher... why can they not get it right yet?

14. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I want to try the HTC U11... i think they have released a great phone... but samsung puts so much in to their phones. can i use samsung pay with the U11... doubt it

18. TechGirl90 unregistered

I actually tried something different just to see how both Platforms work and the Pros and Cons of each of those Ecosystems and ended up getting the iPhone 7 Plus. "ISHEEP, ISHEEP!!", incorrect, I'm a Tech Enthusiast who's interested in seeing how different things work, getting hands on with Products and making my own personal assessment on that Product. I felt I put a limit on what I could learn by just knowing how Android works, I also want to know how IOS works, I just personally didn't know when the time to move on was a good one, and 5 years later, I moved to the iPhone. Does this make me no longer an Android Fan? absolutely not, I am still and will always be an Android Fan, just expressing my thoughts on a different Platform that I am also growing fond of. :)

19. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Well I have a OnePlus 3T. Based on the OP5 and the price hike with every new phone they release, I'm gonna say I'll probably change it up.

20. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I have the Pixel and I'm looking forward to the sequel later this year. I might also get the Essential phone if it's ever released.

21. JayBEE

Posts: 179; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

So people that owned the Galaxy Note 7 actually downgraded to the Note 5 or S7/S7 Edge? I surely could not digest that so I took my talents to LG and got the V20. I will most likely get the Note 8 when it lands, but I will also consider the V30.

22. mr.rish

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 15, 2016

Only blackberry

23. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

definitely switching to iphone 7plus or sony phone.

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sony XZ Premium over iPhone 7 Plus, any day, bruh.

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