Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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quality
by Janvl on Sat 28th Jul 2012 11:05 UTC
Janvl
Member since:
2007-02-20

My customer bought 2 iPhones, he has his office in an old building with thick bricks and therefore less signal. His former nokia phones did work, the iphones have trouble staying connected.
Seems Apple did not solve the issue with the antenna.

I own an extremely cheap samsung (20 Euro) that stays connected inside this building, I only need it for phonecalls and that works flawlessly, batterylife of almost a week.

So my point what is "design" good for, if the basic function (telephone) is crappy?

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RE: quality
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 11:12 in reply to "quality"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I wouldn't attribute that to the phone alone. There's so many factors involved in reception that it might very well be possible that in the building next to you, things are reversed and the iPhone has better reception.

This is a subject that really can only be judged using hard science.

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RE[2]: quality
by _txf_ on Sat 28th Jul 2012 13:40 in reply to "RE: quality"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

This is a subject that really can only be judged using hard science.


Even then It is notoriously difficult to classify the environment for radio transmission.

If you ever buy any radio silicon of some kind, the datasheets are extremely vague on on things like transmission range, data rate etc. simply because providing a definitive relationship is extremely difficult.

Radio in controlled environments is difficult to understand but can be understood. Radio in the open environments is still pretty much black magic.

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RE: quality
by viton on Sat 28th Jul 2012 11:30 in reply to "quality"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

So my point what is "design" good for, if the basic function (telephone) is crappy?

iPhone4/s has high sensitivity antenna.
Probably your customer is holding it "incorrectly" =)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/241186/new_iphone_4s_antenna_death_g...

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RE[2]: quality
by Tony Swash on Sun 29th Jul 2012 09:52 in reply to "RE: quality"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"So my point what is "design" good for, if the basic function (telephone) is crappy?

iPhone4/s has high sensitivity antenna.
Probably your customer is holding it "incorrectly" =)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/241186/new_iphone_4s_antenna_death_g...
"

Full guide to 'not holding it wrong' is here

http://dontholditwrong.tumblr.com

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RE: quality
by chithanh on Sat 28th Jul 2012 11:31 in reply to "quality"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Nokia knows how to build proper antennas. Motorola knows it too. Apple doesn't. The other manufacturers are somewhere in between.

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