Samsung Galaxy is still Korea's strongest brand despite Note 7 saga


Samsung's Galaxy mobile device brand is as well-known as any. We've seen countless smartphones and tablets released under the Galaxy umbrella in recent years, including some of the company's most successful exports. As you'll probably have seen, though, the recent Galaxy Note 7 roll-out didn't quite go to plan, and Samsung's reputation in general has taken a considerable hit. Still, as the recall / relaunch of its latest top-end phablet continues globally, Samsung Galaxy has managed to retain pole position as South Korea's most valuable brand. 

The news is good for Samsung amid a period that has been awash with negative press, and will certainly help the company as it looks to move forward from recent events. As we learned over the weekend, the device is now back for sale in Korea, and there are plans to have the Note 7 ready for several other markets over the coming weeks

According to Brand Stock's index of brands in Korea, Samsung Galaxy topped the pile with a score of 912.1 points for Q3 of this year. Though it's not precisely clear how Brand Stock reaches its figures, if Samsung Galaxy can survive a quarter where its newest release is recalled for cases of exploding batteries, one suspects it's probably going to remain top brand for quite a while. 

As you'll notice, Google also carries plenty of clout over in Korea, having claimed ninth spot in the country during the third quarter. With the Mountain View company about to take the wraps off several big products at a special event this week, it may have edged closer to Samsung Galaxy by the time Brand Stock publishes its Q4 research. 

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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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25 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Obviously..it's a huge brand...

2. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

samsung the best

3. Pabliell

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Because Samsung Galaxy doesn't only mean Galaxy S and Galaxy Note? There's A series, J series, Tab series, all are Samsung Galaxy devices. One fiasco won't change a thing.

4. ginno4196

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

no one said apple should make only one phone

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Go read the article again, and don't forget to get a dictionary if you found unknown vocabulary.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But, didn't the delusional ranters and haters said people will now "think twice" before buying a Samsung? Samsung Galaxy isn't losing it's #1 spot, despite the Note7 battery issue.

22. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Mate, why do you defend Samsung so much? I mean come on man, if you want to be brand loyal, there are plenty other manufacturers who make phones better than Samsung... You are fanatic for Samsung and the only reason behind it is probably that you have one flagship that you bought and need to justify its capability.

23. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Better phones are subject to one's opinion. Even though I am not a Samsung user, I still find their flagship way better than others. Currently, my girl is using one plus 3 and I am using Huawei P9 as primary and iPhone 6S as a secondary phone. However, I still find my friends Galaxy S7 edge way better in terms of its looks, Camera and display. Performance wise, all flagship are identical now. So it's perfectly normal to be Samsung loyal fan considering it's a great brand.

7. acheelis1

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Apple iphone don't hang and lag issue but Samsung galaxy phones hang and lagging issues

8. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Yet it amazes me that people still buy them. Some people rather have design and features over speed.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Are you guys for real. Now a days all flagship are identical in terms of performance.

10. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Dumb ass troll I've course iPhones do the same.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not so much, but keep trying to sell it.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG iphone can lag too. Go Google and see.

9. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Idiots it's the Galaxy Note7Edge. This is not a Note7. Curved screen are Edge series. This Note7 does not look anything like their Note version.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The note edge was the first edge phone

11. ginno4196

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

it keeps on getting better unlike the iphone same design every year

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what? kakao bigger than naver? I know both have tons of tons of games, and stickers... but I think naver is bigger because it have naver channel, and vlive :-/

13. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I have a Note 7 and I think it's the best phone out there. But, I'm not a Samsung fanboy. I really don't know why HTC and LG didn't use this recall as an opportunity and advertise a lot more. It's like they've given up or settled.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because it wouldn't have mattered if they did advertise more. Their phones suck. HTC has been on top before. In 2010 when they released the Evo 4G on Sprint, it took off. In fact the Droid Incredible and HTC Evo 4G, outsold the iPhone for 3 quarters of that year. LG is never gonna be on top because, well their G series sucks compared to the S. If I had never bought the Note, I would have simply stuck with the Galaxy S. It is the best phone in its class period. The Note is the only phoen in its class. So what other phone are the other guys go to use to go toe to toe with the Note? No one has anything similar. You all act like the Note is the only phone Samsung makes. If that were the case, then your argument would stand. But none of the Android OEM's can even out sell the S. I know they don't stand a chance against the Note. The Note alone has over 35M users. Which OEM outside of Samsung even sells 30M phones in a year. Come on man, be real!

14. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

This is obviously a nationalistic poll, designed to keep Korean companie(s) on top.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Unnecessary. Samsung is top.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

They are on top

15. Bananakiller

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

it probably is

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very well deserved. Great bang for buck devices from a responsible company that stands behind its products. Hope they tighten their QC department and ensure this doesn't happen for another 5+ years.

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