What should Samsung focus on most with its next flagship?

While Samsung continues to dominate the smartphone industry in terms of total units sold, things aren't looking too great on the financial side. Ever since the Galaxy S4 made headlines with record sales, the South Korea, Seoul-based giant has been having trouble replicating the S4's commercial success. So while the maker continues to push high-ends to mostly wide critical acclaim, it's struggling to monetize...
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1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Touchwiz 6 + android 6.0.1

21. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Wtf did I tell you? The latest Samsung flagships have great battery life (definitely note 5) yet people are crying that oems aren't doing enough on battery life..even if they lasted for a week. This option needs to be removed.

24. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Additional features that stripped them off lately just to be the android Apple (don't let me start counting)

25. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I see ppl dont vote for camera. Wait for 12mpx now

26. Shocky unregistered

Agreed, the battery life is not a problem, at least with regards to the hardware. The issue is Android itself failing to handle background applications efficiently. Manufacturers have made improvements, they can't really help it if the Android itself is crap at managing apps. Well they could ditch Android, but I'm not sure Samsung want too yet.

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Time travel.

3. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Design..........

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This is the one thing keeping Samsung from overtaking the iPhone to be honest. I convinced my parents to both get the Samsung S6 edge after they've been using iPhones for a couple of years, they loved the design at first but ever so often they call me about how their device has minor hiccups here and there. They both said they would go back to the iPhone and never listen to my recommendations again :D Geeks like us can handle these hiccups because we get to do more with the phones but the average consumer just wants something that works tbh. Touchwiz still needs more refinement

5. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

And by one thing, I mean touchwiz. Good enough for me but not the average consumer

13. oister85 unregistered

Samsung has easy mode for people who wants to have a plaine phone. Actually i dont think is Samsung fault for declining, is Apple" not even apple is the people who want to buy a iphone becouse is an iphone plane and simple. Most people that buy an iphone dont care about features, all they want is the logo in the bag hahaha.

31. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

But having an iPhone beats using a Samsung with easy mode on. If Samsung vastly improves the easy mode and makes it better than having an iPhone, sales will surely increase

7. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iPhone/iOS also has hiccups, but it's what your used to. If you're used to a slowdown at a specific spot, you don't notice it.

9. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

If consumers don't notice it then Samsung should implement it in their design don't you think?

41. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What?

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Huh???

60. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

If consumers don't notice the hiccups in the iPhone due to placing it in specific spots, shouldn't Samsung implement it in touchwiz? Makes for a more consistent experience don't you think?

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"It" being hiccups? Be more clear on what's being implemented bro.

62. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I thought it should have been clear from context. Sorry

8. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

what hiccups? i never experience any hiccups from my s6. And i'm using iPhone 6s plus now, and i regret it slightly :)

10. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

They would call me saying the keyboard isn't coming up. When they pressed the home button the apps take a while to show up. When they pressed the task switcher, it takes seconds to respond. When they unlock their screen, only the background appears. Mind you they said it rarely happens. I also happen to be using the S6 but it doesn't bother me, although their calls makes me regret telling them to buy the phone hahah :D

14. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Hmmm...Now I'm sure its not the original Galaxy S6.My dad also owns one but only issue with it is the battery life nothing else.I have never heard of the issues you have mentioned,you can try factory resetting it.

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

My friend's S6 Edge battery sucks too, I do wonder about how the testing in reviews is done... Maybe they supply special "VW" versions for testing, not like they haven't cheated in the past!

34. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I feel the same way about the S6 and Surface Pro 4. Reviews promise ridiculously high battery life and I feel like I got faulty units lol. I had to google unorthodox ways to improve my battery life for both devices.

46. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I totally agree with you. All reviews says that the battery is great but I never experienced a good battery in S6 edge and note 5. By the way, why everyone's daddy is having S6/S6 Edge? why they dont have it of their own? I feel it strange when some ppl use the reference of mommy and daddy. Thats kinda funny.

29. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Did he own an iPhone in the past? An was it a recent iPhone?

30. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Nop.It was a Moto device

33. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Never get him an iPhone. It spoils casual users. The S6 isnt slow or has too many hiccups by any means, its just that the iPhone offers a more consistent experience for casual users (unlike us power users)

18. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

I've been wasting my time trying to explain what you just said to some PA users. They didn't get my message. I live in Europe, where a high-end phone is really expensive. People here buy a lot of iphones just because they are simple to use. Just because of that. They don't play games with them, they don't edit video with them. They use apps such as facebook, they take a photo here and there and they use calendar and contact apps. That's all. Both android and most of PA readers don't understand that. It's all about what is the experience users have with their phone. And with that regard, no one beats Apple. This is also to say that IF samsung would significantly improve their interface they would have significant gains from it.

22. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

How is an Android phone anymore difficult to use for those purposes?....the whole IOS is easier to use is B.S.

45. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

Do a survey on both and you'll get your answer.
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