Samsung Galaxy S IV expected to rule the Android market in 2013, but competitors will put up a good fight

Samsung Galaxy S IV expected to rule the Android market in 2013, but competitors will put up a good fight
There are just a few days left until one of the biggest events in the mobile industry this year - the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. As you can imagine, we're also pretty excited here and are impatiently discussing whatever GS IV-related stuff we can think of. Last week we decided to see what you guys think about the future of the Galaxy S IV - is it going to be bright and joyful or is it going to mark a decline under the pressure of its competitors who seem to be that much more prepared this year.

So, which option do you think got most of the votes? Of course, most of you, or 50.76% (2265 votes) to be exact, have expressed their certainty in the Galaxy S IV's success. Obviously, most of you are convinced that this year, just like the last two or three years, the GS IV will be the undisputed king of the Android phone market. However, the much stronger competition from the camps of the other smartphone manufacturers like HTC and Sony seems to be reflected in the large vote count (40.21% or 1794 votes) for the option that says "Not sure. Some of the other players have very competitive smartphones this time around." This comes to show that users are acknowledging the wonderful handsets that Samsung's competition has come up with.

The number of people who don't believe that Samsung will make a splash this year is negligibly small (only 4.71%), while those of you who tend to daydream about the 90s are even fewer (4.33%).

Well, guys, the 90s sure ain't coming back, but at least we have the Galaxy S IV launch to look forward to!

Will Samsung steal the show with the Galaxy S IV?

Absolutely, there's nothing better than the Galaxy S series.
50.76%
Not sure. Some of the other players have very competitive smartphones this time around.
40.21%
No chance! The Galaxy S phones aren't what they used to be.
4.71%
Last night's episode of Baywatch was truly epic! Wait, it's not the 90s anymore?
4.33%

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68 Comments

1. spindoctor55

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Att has SGN2 refurbed on sale for 99 cents!!!

54. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Can't help but laugh at this expected competitors putting up a fight stuff. Sounds pretty comical truly get serious Samsung sold 213 million smartphones in 2012 at 40% plus market share with the closest competitor Hauwei at 6% market share. In 2013 Samsung will sell 250 million smartphones with the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 who?? WILL truly challenge that......NOBODY.............

55. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Sales =/= quality

60. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

correct.. when one is here i quit s4.. one is perfect in all around.. s4 next plastic with only big commotion..

56. spindoctor55

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Why the 5 thumbs down...do you guys think I'm lying!!! My Note 2 is on the way!!!

2. supersammyfans

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Haha i just can’t wait till the SIV release, until sammy release it, they will blast all other rubbish crappy manufacturer into bankruptcy, go go sammy!!!!!

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wack statement of the day.

35. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

From the attention you received... I guess your statement is the "wack" one.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wasn't speaking to you mr melon

66. supersammyfans

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

If you think i am posting an wack statement, let don’t compare with Nokia, HTC, Moto, Sony, M$hit, iRotten n R.I.P, let take Scroogle Nexus, compare to it Samsung products totally out sale them, because there is nothing special about it compare to sammy, it show how a failure Scroogle is as a father of the Android..... And if my statement is wack, there won’t be so much people agree my statement.

9. No_Nonsense unregistered

And I just can't wait to see trolls like you banned. Congratulations, you guys take fanboyism to a whole new level.

21. ReaperChief

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No intention to feel Sammy fanboy with this, but Apple, Nokia, HTC and LG are all companies which fell due to the rise of Samsung as a mobile leader.

42. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Do you understand the word complacency?? Yes, that's right... Samsung might rule right now, but it won't be for long.

46. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Okay, and that's Samsung's fault? Though I do like LG and Nokia, Samsung deserves to be where they are now.

67. No_Nonsense unregistered

Opposite, Samsung rose as a leader due to the failures of Nokia and Apple along with the obsession that's android and providing some pretty decent hardware. You see during the S/S2 days, ss rose due to providing something that was the apple experience at a cheaper price than what apple offered.

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

did Samsung pay you for commenting fanboy comments?

47. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

did sony pay you to have the word "xperia" as a part of your username?

50. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

First, I love every smartphone manufacturers and yes, I'm using a Sony Xperia smartphone so that's why I'm using "xperia" as a part of my username. And Second, have you read the No.2 comment from supersammyfans? My comment (No.31) is a response to supersammyfans because he/she is being an "overly" Samsung fanboy, that's why I'm commenting like that. PS: I'm not a fanboy of anyone. Have a good day sir. Sincerely, xperiaDROID

36. oister85 unregistered

that's bad, don't say that

53. JumpingRabbit

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

For me I think Samsung Galaxy SIV and Sony Xperia Z will be a clear winner of 2013. Just wait and see till samsung reveal SIV this week.

61. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

What about Motorola X?

3. nikenturd unregistered

Sadly, with Samsung's unrivaled advertisement smarts, all competitors will be left in the dust, remember, it's not what your phone offers, but it's how you market your product....the 2012 Olympics was a living testament to that, heck even my 8 year old sister wanted an S3 so badly. We will see plenty of Z10's and Xperia Z's collecting dusts once the S4 hit the stores

25. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

That' okay. Zs are dust-resistant. Lol

33. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Dont forget water resistant also, now matter how rage S4, can XZ can survive hahaha

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It does help that the is good, but I wish HTC, LG, Sony would do more to sell their product.

51. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, HTC and Sony could release their flagship phones on more carriers in the U.S. HTC One and the Sony Z not available on VZW cuts out 26% of U.S. cellphone subscribers from the get-go. Sammy sure won't make that dumbass mistake. They will probably make their 100 m global sales goal for the GS IV.

52. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The phone..lol...forgot a word

38. oister85 unregistered

don't underestimate the power of fanatism on the Sony side. I heard they making good numbers an some European countries. It might not be good as Samsung s4 sales, but is going to be enough to survive and possible to strive as ones they were before.

63. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

They sold out Xperia Z on day one in places like France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany. Source DigiTimes

62. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

"remember, it's not what your phone offers, but it's how you market your product" So by your logic, the phone as be as s**t as s**t but if they market it well, you'll buy it? Ahh, the sound of a brainwashed/dead minded cunt who buys everything that's new and better than other people's phone to feel better about yourself The humanity...

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