So many smart phones in the market

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by phoneguru9, May 24, 2013.

  1. phoneguru9 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2013
    There are so many companies manufacturing a consumer i get confused with this industry industry....just today i learnt that Kyocera have their own smart phones.....i guess i should expect one from Toyota
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If Toyota thought it fit within their business model and they could make money off of it, they would ;)

    That's the bottom line, companies believe the marketplace has not reached saturation and so they're jumping in. Personally I do think its at saturation and at some point we'll be seeing a shake out of the less financially strong makers.

    Carriers have only certain amount of space to carry phones, and consumers don't want to be buried by an overwhelming number of choices. I can't speak to Kyocera, but I only look at a handful of makers when choosing my phone. Apple, HTC, Samsung and if the Nexus model (who ever is the maker of the current flavor)
  3. ppeyton1143 macrumors member

    May 19, 2013
    agreed, there are so many phones in the market but that's good for the consumer as they get a wide range of choice.:)
  4. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    There are a lot companies making cars as well. When I go to buy a car. I test drive a bunch of them from different companies before settling on the one. Just try the same with phones.
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    lol I do that too, pisses salesmen off, I love it!
  6. durant35 macrumors member

    May 2, 2013
    Kyocera has been making phones longer than Apple. Since 2000 I believe. They probably thought the same thing when they heard that Apple, a computer company, was going to start making phones.
  7. phoneguru9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2013
    Actually i think its already fact nowadays whenever i want to by a smart phone i just focus on the named brands like Samsung or Huawei
    I would actually be skeptical to buy a phone manufactured by Toyota.....i think its brand issue.....its the same same way that i only trust Sony for manufacturing Radios and nothing else


    True.....but maybe we are abit spoilt for choice more than we can handle.....frankly i think the varieties in smart phones enables consumers with low budget to have a taste of using smart phones by purchasing the cheaper version


    hehehehehehe....that's definitely food for thought....but let me ask you a question typically from the consumer side 'Between a kyocera Smart phone and a samsung phone or Kyocera Printer and Toyota Printer (hypothetically) which would you pick as a consumer
  8. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Kyocera only makes low to mid tier devices. Honestly, I wouldn't even think twice about them. They're like the Kia of smartphones

    Wake me up when they release a flagship

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