Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Apr 2013 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless They're here! Whether that excites you or not remains to be seen, but the Galaxy S4, which will most likely become the best selling Android smartphone of the year by a huge margin, has been reviewed by all the major sites, and there's lots of interesting conclusions in there - although I think most of you will get the gist.
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Samsung has momentum.
by tkeith on Thu 25th Apr 2013 09:59 UTC
tkeith
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2010-09-01

Whatever the reason, I think mainly marketing, Samsung has a hold of people right now. The S2 has good reviews and that surely started it, but even the S3 wasn't the best phone on the market. The HTC OneS and OneX were nicer in my opinion. That's why I'm nervous for HTC and others in this market.

I know someone who was looking for a Android Tablet to replace his Ipad, and he bothered to ask me what I thought of the Galaxy Tab 2. I told him that most reviews were mixed and right now it's probably the most out of date and cheapest feeling tablet right now. He'd be much better off getting an Asus or Nexus 10. He bought the Samsung anyway, I guess he had already made up his mind.

The only thing that can help HTC and others right now is marketing. The marketshare of people who really research all the details and choose based off hard facts is relatively small. Advertising and status rule.

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RE: Samsung has momentum.
by zima on Thu 25th Apr 2013 19:55 in reply to "Samsung has momentum."
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2005-07-06

It's more than marketing - Samsung does virtually everything (so people are exposed to its name a lot, across different products), plus all that Samsung does tends to be at least decent, and often quite good.

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