Almost every question on GAG that boils down to "iOS vs Android" is asked as "iPhone vs Samsung".
Why do people want to buy Samsung phones? They're actually terrible. I own one, we work with them, every Android developer eventually encounters the dread that comes from Samsung phones being a horrible mess. The Exynos Samsung devices had kernel errors that caused register corruption! It's literally a mess from the core.
Honestly, if people want to buy an Android phone, they should either get a Nexus 5 (32 GB internal storage, no SD card support and no replaceable battery, but it's amazing while it lasts) or 6 (if you're into bigger phones), an LG G4, or a One Plus Two (when it comes out). I don't know how well the Sony and the HTC compares.
There are so many better Android devices that are also either the same price or cheaper (the OnePlus costs about half of a Samsung phone) with much better software.
Why do people think Samsung is the only Android device worth buying?
Most Helpful Girl
Same reason people who don't care about UI or performance buy iPhones: because it's cool!!
I'm ditching my Samsung Note. Pre-smart phone, Samsung made some of the best handsets out there. They were innovative and the design and build quality was excellent, now they make generic shite filled with bloatware no one wants or ever uses. They have a problem with building charging ports too and just don't care that they wear out within months.
I'm going back to the HTC come upgrade time (Only a few short months... come on upgrade!) because at least their phones have more interesting UI's and features and the build quality is excellent. I will be rooting my old phone though, I may have to tap you up for some advice Meson :)0
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Most Helpful Guy
Actually, why do people buy the "best-seller" iPhones even if iOS sux in comparison to Android?
When Samsung Galaxy S2 was launched, it revolutionised the Android platform and with the devices like Galaxy Y, Galaxy Pop and Galaxy Ace, it provided Android to the low budget buyers which enabled people to use capacitive touchscreen and the apps which were only available to Apple users. With the launching of Galaxy Note (I know you loved it once) it created a new category. Successor to their popular Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 is the most sold smartphone ever.
So, Samsung has a great history when it comes smartphones especially, Android.
Now, its models are cheaper than Sony and HTC (at least here in my country) and it has the best processor, RAM, display, camera (MP and daylight only), features while keeping a good brand value. And it has the widest range of service centres.
And an average customer doesn't care about kernel errors tbh. They don't even know about this.3
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