Survey shows that consumers are mostly interested in Apple or Samsung handsets

Survey shows that consumers are mostly interested in Apple or Samsung handsets
PC Mag recently asked 1,555 U.S. consumers which upcoming handset they were most interested in seeing released. The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which will be launched on August 24th, did not finish on top, but still was the handset most on the mind of 24% of those responding to the survey. That was good enough for second place. On top was the 2018 Apple iPhone lineup, with the trio of new iOS phones garnering the most interest among 42% of those who answered the survey.

Now here's the bad news for those smartphone manufacturers not named Samsung or Apple; 11% of the respondents, good enough for third place, said that they weren't looking forward to any of the upcoming new smartphone releases. So we have two-thirds of those surveyed stating that they are looking forward to the latest from Apple or Samsung, and the rest of the field lags behind. This is why companies like LG and HTC are at a major disadvantage even before they start designing their next flagship phones.

The Google Pixel 3/3 XL were next, with 7% of the 1,555 asked saying that the next-generation Pixels are the handsets that they are most looking forward to seeing released. The next three phones on consumers' included the LG V40 ThinQ (4%), the Huawei Mate 20 (3%), and the OnePlus 6T (2%).

Although Samsung's hot new device finished second, there is a chance that some current iPhone users have their eye on the Galaxy Note 9; 76% of those interested in the latest Galaxy Note model already own a Samsung handset, but 8% sport an iPhone. The survey also revealed that only 3% of those eagerly anticipating the Galaxy Note 9 said that they would pre-order the model, and only 2% said that they would purchase it as soon as it becomes available. 12% said that they will peruse the reviews during the next few months before they decide whether to buy the device, and 28% replied that they will wait for their next update to pick up the Galaxy Note 9.

source: PCMag

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66 Comments

1. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Most general US consumers only know of Samsung and Apple.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6876; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Agreed. And apparently all we need is 1555 people to speak for everyone. /s

4. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

All u need is a slice of cake to know how the whole cake taste....

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6876; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Interesting analogy. 1500 people compared to millions and millions of people - that's like licking the edge of the icing. May as well ask just 10 people... probably get the same results. Ever gone swimming in a public pool and found yourself in a suspiciously warm spot??

23. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

That's how most polls are done.

36. lyndon420

Posts: 6876; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Really? The author said trio of iPhones, yet the graph image shows 4 of them (that have been compiled into just one category). 42% are iPhones which I suppose we're supposed to split up (in our heads) evenly among them which is a little more than 10% each. Whether it's actually 4 iPhones or 3 iPhones, it still doesn't equal or beat Samsung's 24%. Every other category in the graph image represents one phone each...tell me that isn't biased lol. Looks to me like the Samsung Note 9 was the winner here.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I think people are just bitter because Apple came on top! I used to be in marketing business; and a survey of 1,500 is a VERY decent number; especially if the data is collected from various locations with people having varying life styles and financial positions. I, for one, can't blame people for liking an Apple product because most Americans are honest, simple people (In my experience) and its understandable why they desire a no frills, simple to use, reliable phone. Flashing custom ROMs isn't everyone's cup of tea, lads! Besides, Apple is an American Company and the recent rise in nationalism and alt-right politics in North America might have contributed to its popularity to some extent, who knows? Oh well, G'Day!

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's pretty baised though, given that they put 4 different forms of iPhones in one segment and only a single model for the others. Samsung's should include the S10 and so on as well. I'm assuming that's where 11% for none went.

11. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

These are phones that about to release.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but then they should have split it up or only selected the top end model. The pixel 3 isn't listed as pixel 3/xl either so that also skews it if people take it literally.

30. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I agree with you to a certain extend. But S9 series is already released and S10 series is a 2019 phone. I think they should do these surveys in the beginning of a year. But then Apple's release is still quite far in the future and Apple latest products are only 4 months on the market. Guess there is no best date to make such a survey.

31. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

It's still biased in all fronts. Let them redo this survey in December, then you see Samsung taking the lead with a high percentage. My point is I won't be note 9 won't really interest me if I'm a fan of the S series and also note 9 will have high similarities to S9. This kind of surveys should be done in January while including the complete models.

40. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Let them redo this survey in December, then you see Samsung taking the lead with a high percentage." In what world you think Samsung would take lead? :D

47. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

S10 will be next year though. What they should have done was list the iPhone separate by what percentage they each got, but then the note 9 more then likely would have come out on top and we can't come have that.

16. peace247 unregistered

true...if i was an American(who generally have good purchasing power), i will never look outside of apple... they make good to great products.... reliable too.

43. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

First of all this is a survey done in the US. Not the world, and definitely not the whole cake. Second why would this survey place the iPhone SE in this survey when there isn't going to be another SE released? Unless this survey was done in the early part of this year, at which time everyone thought that there was going to be another SE 2. Nice deceiving manipulating survey to pump up Apple so the rest of the world can see these surveys from the US, to help pump up Apples iPhones to the rest of the world.

50. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Why you are so butthurt over this?

34. Alex2017

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

These polls are unrealistic

35. Alex2017

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

And of course lg

37. Alex2017

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

And of course lg

54. Alex2017

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

These polls are not correct!

55. Alex2017

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

To ikenvape And of course lg

56. Alex2017

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

These polls are not correct

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Galaxy Note 9 all the way. I see nothing coming close on an overall basis, but the iPhone will sell like crazy. I was really leaning towards the 6.5 inch iPhone, but I know it won’t be as good as a Note 9.

18. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

As screen, new 7nm A Soc, overall performance with IOS 12 and 4 or maybe 6 gig of ram, battrey life nope iPhone X plus still the winner except for Spen that’s all about it.

45. Vokilam

Posts: 1368; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Yeah that’s kind what made me choose iPhone X over note this time. It was a lot of little things that made iPhone/iOS a better choice than Samsung and their s-pen, which now that I think of it - is one of the two sole reasons I buy a Samsung: s-pen and Samsung pay. The more I’m using the x - the better I feel my experience is overall. At this point, of ownership i’d be doing a full reset of my Samsung note - iPhone runs like a champ. Sorry guys but I’m iPhone camp now. We’ll see how impressive note 9 features are. Otherwise I’ll pass.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If by full, you mean factory reset...never had to do that once to my Notes, or S. It’s all about choice, and I won’t dare sit here, and tell you what to use. I use an X also, but the Note 8, and S8 Plus kills it to me. I’m all over the Note 9, gotta case arriving today. 4000maH battery 6.4 inch screen S-Pen on steroids and HGH lol 512 gigs of storage + my 256 sd for 768 gigs total 8 gigs of RAM Stereo speakers Blood pressure monitoring Intelligent camera And a slew of other new goodies have me hooked

52. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Same here, I have never done a full reset on a S or a note since my S4, I did have to do it once to it. Husband moved to Samsung with the SYSTEM and now has the S8+ and has never had to do it on either one.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right...don’t know where he got that one from. I think he’s lying, like he has one, just to sound justified in bashing it.

64. Vokilam

Posts: 1368; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I’ve owned note 4, note 5, note 7 (briefly) and back to note 5. My experience is from those devices. For the record I didn’t have any issues with note 7 - not even heating up. I bought these devices because they had a pen. I need the pen. But I did also have iPhone 5s and I always liked iOS but Apple gives you limited options - and bezels were huge on modern phones up til X. Samsung has great features that I want on iPhone, but I also listed features on iPhone (bellow on comment section) that I wish Samsung had. Yes you don’t have to factory reset the device - but it’s so smooth once you do clean it up. iPhones don’t have this slowdown over time (well new updates do slow them down, but I get to choose if I want to update or not). Bottom line I don’t care if you think I’m lying - I have gripes and praise for all devices I used - Apple or Samsung. But I’ve been more happy with iOS - and I’m sharing this because I see comments that I don’t agree with. Please respect my opinion like I do yours. Don’t call me a liar.

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