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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58. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Maybe i'm using my iDevice wrong here, how easily to attached pdf or any kind of mail format in iOS compared to Android i mean without extra few steps? How is plug and connect your Android device like usb is harder than relying on iTunes to sync all your multimedia content? how is limitation to sync with one computer is easier than Android which you can connect everywhere & whenever you want. I'm Android & iOS user, mostly used my Android device as primary device & not intended to upgrade my iDevice soon cuz that many restriction. Guess PA set the mindset that iOS is easier to use.

47. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I feel it difficult on iOS to perform those tasks which I want. Then how come iOS is easy? it is difficult for me and I love android. I purchased a windows tablet too and it sucks. The best is android. Now tell me how PA readers cannot understand that iOS is easy when some of PA users find it difficult to use?

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Did you put there phone in easy mode, sa

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You best to ask them how it work in easy mode,

39. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

They aren't overwhelmed by the interface. I set it up for them so it works just like their previous iPhones and taught them how to work it. What they're displeased with are the inconsistencies in the OS. This wont be fixed by turning on easy mode. Its not significant inconsistencies but neither is it as consistent as an iPhone (this is the edge the iPhone has)

53. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

RAM usage is pretty need to fix.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Certainly battery life, like pretty much all phones. Otherwise, if they can add back the microsdxc slot and add good front facing stereo speakers, the Note 6 would be the ultimate device.

12. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I say the Audio is what they should focus on. It's the only thing they never put extra focus on.

15. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Exactly my thought,even one front facing speaker will do the job quite good

52. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

cheers to that! otherwise it's gonna be my dream phone now, display is perfect, UI is now more intuitive, camera is class leading, battery (fast wireless and wired charging) offers everything u ask, just the audio and they will hit the jackpot

16. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Bring back the trust of their fans What they did with the the S6 /Note 5 was a real bummer...I guess processing power doesn't mean squat these days if you aint got the adequate battery to back it up

19. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

If Samsung were to lighten up & improve their TouchWiz, I'm sure that improved battery life would come as a result.

27. Shocky unregistered

Based on what?

20. Blest42188

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

interface and battery

38. AndroidBoy21

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I Agree Touchwiz should improve till its better than stock or equal.I would love to have a big battery and thin design,I agree with you.

23. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Optimising TouchWiz is most important so it stops wasting the potential of the hardware which has always been the biggest problem since Samsung always does a good job with the hardware.

28. Shocky unregistered

Not always.

32. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

battery life, IP68, FM radio and touchwiz.

42. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I would love to have the FM radio again.

35. x88yunkw

Posts: 132; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

your question should allow multiple answers because samsung has many things need tobe focus, not only 1.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They just need to focus on putting out a phone as great as the Note 5.

40. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

I cant wait to see people flip if the S7 doesnt have sd card expansion. Hope it does though.

44. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I would suggest price option in the poll

48. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Trimming down touch wiz and no carrier bloat. Battery improvements are welcome too.

49. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Continue whatever you're doing with Touchwiz, a.k.a make it even more slimmer. Give it a better design. Option to uninstall all the bloats. And the most important thing, battery!

51. MedLEB unregistered

How come we want battery improvements if we get slimmer phones (since you mentioned that battery is the most important feature), especially with the technology companies working with nowadays.

50. LessThanDoug

Posts: 54; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Processes and background task management needs to be up there. It was only a matter of time before I started experiencing it on my S6 and here we are... Hangouts freezing, text message app taking entirely too long to send a message, homescreen not responding, and of course I can't do a soft reset on mine that clears the memory like a battery pull.

54. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Battery life and Interface optimizations should be topmost priority !!

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Better touch wiz integration. I love touch wiz, but it still feels like what it is...a skin.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I picked the interface. Even though Samsung has cleaned it up quite a bit, it still has some quirks. Problem #1 is the keyboard. It mostly happens when I load a theme. But the keyboard gets so erratic. When you type a letter, the letter raises up a bit. There are times when I type so many letters, the keyboard just stalls and several letter will be up in the air and I can't type anything else until the keyboard catches up. Sometimes this has taken as long as 3 seconds to clear up. I type every fast, as fast as 40wpm on a mobile keyboard. This also happens if I swipe, but I'm not that fast with swiping the letters, it seems to be slower than just simply typing it out. Problem #2 - Multi-tasking. The Note is a multi-tasking beast, but either the devs or Samsung needs to find a way for apps to not have to totally refresh to work. If a app is running in memory and I go back to it, and this is especially true of games; it has to refresh to the title screen before I can pick up where I left off. This is very annoying. Problem #3 - Bloatware. Samsung really needs to make the carriers and Microsoft provide their apps only in the app store or as links to be downloaded from their own servers or the app store. Baking them into the firmware makes device upgrades slower. But I dont care much about the upgrade, it's the problem of how the bloated apps take up space I could use for ME. Disabling apps still doesn't solve the problem. I want to be able to uninstall apps I dont plan to use. All of Googles apps can be downloaded from the playstore. I don't need them on my device. I don't use Newstand, and many of Google's apps. I use maps and search and the store. If i could remove apps I don't need, I would gain back probably as much as 5GB of space back. This is space I can use to carry the favorite songs in my library or store docs. Would prevent a need for cloud storage. I would like to see Samsung be the first to include a screen protector already on the front glass, or why not just make the glass a little thicker. No one is goign to notice any difference. Instead of heading to make phones more fragile, lets reach for less fragile.
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