Interesting stats on Samsung and it's Users in the Android world.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by PollyK, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. PollyK macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    It's clear Samsung dominates Android, but here's some stats on it's users.

  2. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2013
    if samsung doesn't improve touchwiz and move to more premium material for their phones it will take no time for HTC, Sony, LG, etc. to destroy samsung's dominance.
  3. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Good luck with that theory.

    Samsung simply makes the best flagship android phone hands down.
  4. PollyK thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    Nah, something tells me they'll be alright. ;)
  5. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    So now we've gone from Apple is doomed to Samsung is doomed. :rolleyes:
  6. Fireblade macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2011
    Just lol.
  7. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    It's pretty uncanny the similarities between Sammy and Apple when they both pretend they are nothing alike.
  8. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    Before they're done, I hope Samsung can make it long enough to get me a Galaxy Note 3;)
  9. Shanghaichica macrumors 604


    Apr 8, 2013
    None of the other OEM's have managed to come anywhere near the place Samsung are at now. Even during their peak HTC were never this big. In the smartphone business the big boys are Apple and Samsung. The others haven't stepped up to the plate.
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Good luck with that. HTC, LG, Sony don't hold a handle to Samsung.
  11. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Apple + HTC + Sony + LG COMBINED still doesnt match smartphone global marketshare with Samsung right now. Samsung owns like over 30% globally. Apple is a far 2nd at 13% and LG (3rd place ), Sony, and HTC are fighting for table scraps with multiple Chinese vendors and over-the-hill smartphone champs like Nokia and BlackBerry at anywhere between 3-5% per marketshare each.

    HTC is not even Top 10 anymore. Sad to see one of Android pioneers that first helped the platform take its early steps with the HTC Dream & Passion (aka G1 & Nexus One) fall out of the Top 10 globally even if it is a distant #3 in the US, but that's life.

    Sales and shipments may not mean squat without actually making a profit but Samsung is winning that too.

    Apple loses most profitable smartphone vendor title to Samsung
  12. maximus96 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    slightly off topic but somewhat related to Samsung's choice of build material.

    Here is a video I saw that compares the "premium" iphone 5 to the "plastic" galaxy S3 in a blender...

    eventually they both become smartphone dust in short time but the plastic phone lasts longer in that torture environment compared to the premium build...

    PS. I love my blendtec...
  13. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

    The Robot Cow

    Sep 12, 2012
    Central California
    What i wanna know is who are the avid runners that actually use a tablet while running???

    I can't stand touchwiz. I really liked the feel of the Galaxy S2, but after that i did not like the way Samsung made their flagship phone out of plastic. I like how Htc makes their phones but again, their Sense skin is horrible.

    I wish Sony and Lg would step up their game.
  14. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
    I'm fairly sure they ought to be able to keep the shop doors open just long enough to turn out that one last Galaxy Note 3 for you.
  15. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
  16. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2013
    but dont you think that samsung should refresh touchwiz and move to premium materials?


    yes they dont, but if samsung stops(or slows down) improving, things can change QUICKLY


    but...:confused:this has nothing to do what i was saying.


    yeah LOL:rolleyes:


    NO, but we will if samsung doesn't step up their game


    of course the will be, if they start adapting a bit quickly. they didn't adapt quickly(in the GS4) and they suffered a huge loss and lower than expected sales.


    you know, 7 guys(including you) argued with me on this point, and i dont think i need to explain my point to each and everyone.
  17. srkmish macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2013
    Samsung is no 1 because it offers a lot more than HTC/Sony who continue to go with stupid decisions of non removable battery and in some cases, non expandable memory. No wonder people will buy samsung more cuz it offers more choices when it comes to a premium smartphone.
  18. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    I think the millions of people buying Samsung devices now are proof enough that quite a few people could give a flyin hoot about "plastic build" or "premium build"

    Now take away my removable battery and SD card and thems fighting words.
  19. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    That was my first thought when I saw the article. I assume they use it while they are not running.

    I don't have a problem with the materials. My desk phone is plastic and it doesn't bother me. In fact, practically all of the devices I use is made of plastic. My mouse, keyboard, monitor, TV remote, etc.

    Software wise, I like certain aspect of both TW and Sense. I like the power controls in the notification bar on TW and I think some of the Sense widgets are better than any other I can find. I missed those widgets when I switched from an HTC to a Samsung phone.

    LG piqued my interest when I saw they had a phone with a landscape slider keyboard. Then I realised the rest of the phone was crap. Has no manufacturer ever figured out how to incorporate a landscape slider keyboard on a flagship phone?
  20. Essenar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    It's been a long time since the Samsung Captivate. TouchWiz is not what it used to be. My brother in law, my mother and my sister ALL have Samsung Galaxy S3's and they have ZERO complaints about the OS. It's crazy. With any other phone, they always ALWAYS called me about this issue or that issue (I used to be an IT technician before going back to school for engineering) and I would constantly have to fix stuff.

    but with their S3's they're literally right as rain. It's bizarre.

    I do feel like they should ditch the plastic but their phones have a great habit of being fully functional even with a cracked screen. (Are you listening LG!?!)
  21. quest7 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2011
    oklahoma city
    Explaining its love of plastic to CNET, Samsung’s YH Lee, executive vice president of the mobile business, said it doesn’t just take into account how a device will look when it’s designing it, but also how quickly and efficiently it can be manufactured.Samsung knows it’s going to sell millions of units, and it wants to ensure it can make them quick enough, and that its customers aren’t made to wait.*Perhaps customers wouldn’t have to wait up to a month for a new iPhone if Apple chose to make that out of plastic — but we know the Cupertino company would rather make us wait than sacrifice build quality.Lee also said that there are other pros and cons Samsung takes into account, such as removable back that allows for a replaceable battery. This is a feature that’s started dying out on modern smartphones as certain manufacturers look to avoid plastic, but Samsung has been maintaining it.

    And as far as Touchwiz, most people use launches anyway.

    I didn't like Samsung a first either, but I like what they did with the Galaxy line. Reminds me of how Apple does with the iPhone. One flagship a year.
  22. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010

    But still hasnt prevented Samsung from reaching #1.

    Based on volume sales, really a one-horse race as is. Samsung surged to #1 by controlling the SoC and clever marketing attack on Apple. I dont think Apple expected it in just 2-3 years and might have been caught by surprise. Clearly Apple stays at a distant 2nd. And 3rd place is multiple vendors fighting for bronze.

    The one former market leader Nokia faded back into the "others" section. Had they went tried Android, who knows? I agree with you. The tides could turn quickly. Nokia basically lost like 25% of its marketshare in 3 years.
  23. dkersten macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
    Its based on marketing. Almost anyone can name a Samsung or Apple phone because they are way more heavily marketed than Moto/HTC/Sony. Thats where Apple and Samsung get their huge marketshare... not necessarily because they have the best phones
  24. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012

    Samsung sells better than HTC, LG, Sony, etc because they can afford to put more into advertising and marketing. That's all

    It makes me laugh that people actually think Samsung is blowing away the competition from a technical or usability aspect just because of the sales numbers
  25. PollyK thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    It makes me laugh you actually believe that BS. You must really think people are stupid. Like they can't help themselves. That they'll buy any inferior product because of marketing. If marketing is all it takes then you better go run off and tell the other Android OEMs. Don't bother wasting any money on R&D, spend it all on marketing a crappy product. Because it will sell. All you need to do is market it non stop. Bad word of mouth on a crappy product has no chance against marketing. Foolish mortal.

    Let's see how HTC's new massive marketing plan with Robert Downey Jr turns out.

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