02-27-2013 06:21 PM
168 123 ...
tools
  1. Persill's Avatar
    First of all I think the S3 is awesome. i was just wondering how this one device become pretty much the flagship Android phone of the year? (Besides the Nexus 4)
    I look back months ago when i was deciding to buy either the S3 or the HTC One X and was reading reviews on both which made them appear almost equivalent. Needless to say i ended up with the One X and feel like i got the short end of the stick. People never recognize my phone as anything special and i constantly wonder why the One X has been forgotten and is such an underdog while the S3 dominated in popularity? The One X is pretty great, but i think i should have just gotten the S3 at the time.
    Could it be all the advertising? What made this phone so popular? Opinions? Sound off here ! Let me know what you think !

    (P.S I just bought the Note II)
    12-31-2012 02:15 AM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    Advertising. Samsung sunk so much money into advertising it was impossible for anyone else to compete. Official phone of the Olympics was a big help too...

    Don't get me wrong, Samsung makes a nice product. I'm a former Galaxy S Epic 4g owner and proud owner of NS4G & GNex. All Samsung products.
    kurosenpai and Ry like this.
    12-31-2012 02:16 AM
  3. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Aside from the fact that it is a good device, marketing for this phone has been off the charts. I have not seen a phone marketed like this with major corporate sponsorship, key product tie ins, numerous celebrity endorsements, and product placement (shark tank), since the Iphone.
    12-31-2012 03:01 AM
  4. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Good specs, amazing advertising, probably the first phone to truly show of NFC capabilities which is really interesting to people, commercials are hilarious, pricing/deals as always for many android devices are amazing where as iphone doesn't really get holiday deals and stuff.

    Samsung just stepped it up. And people know a good phone when they see it. Outstanding job by Samsung
    12-31-2012 03:21 AM
  5. ansextra's Avatar
    They also got essentially the same phone on virtually EVERY carrier. Yes the European models have different specs than the US models but for the MOST part it's the same phone everywhere (just like the iPhone). All S3's look exactly alike so they're everywhere! Yes, there are carrier differences in the US that I'd love to see disappear but in my opinion they're minor differences and not really a factor.
    Premium1, CampCash and MERCDROID like this.
    12-31-2012 06:46 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Also the galaxy series has always been a good series for samsung.. So that helps as well.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    12-31-2012 07:09 AM
  7. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I picked up the first Galaxy S phone WWAAAYYYYY BAACCKK in 2010 called the Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G on Sprint! Was my first intro to the smartphone world and haven't looked back or away from Sammy. Almost picked up the Evo 4G but thank goodness they were sold out and couldn't get my hands on it! When I saw the screen of the Epic 4G, I immediately changed my order from the Evo 4G that was on hold at BB.
    12-31-2012 07:50 AM
  8. worwig's Avatar
    Strong advertising.

    In general, the great unwashed masses don't know the difference between an iPhone and an Android device. But Samsung has been hitting the airwaves with enough ads to help people distinguish them. HTC, not so much.

    I would have rather had a One X, but the mediocre battery life and no sd card slot made me turn away.

    But it worked out because the SIII is a great phone. It just works, and in fact, is a touch boring because if that.
    12-31-2012 08:39 AM
  9. anonuk's Avatar
    It looks like an iPhone
    MERCDROID and Persill like this.
    12-31-2012 05:56 PM
  10. zapfrog's Avatar
    Like others have said it's marketing. Sammy's ads have stuck out for me even before I got the s3. The next big thing ads mocking apple, the nfc commercial where the wife puts a supposedly dirty video on the husbands phone and the Note2 commercial with the NBA player and his family showcasing the N2's capabilities.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    TheLibertarian and Ry like this.
    12-31-2012 06:23 PM
  11. ZachA's Avatar
    Samsung is really good at marketing. The other Android phone manufacturers need to follow there lead.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    12-31-2012 06:26 PM
  12. Persill's Avatar
    Strong advertising.

    In general, the great unwashed masses don't know the difference between an iPhone and an Android device. But Samsung has been hitting the airwaves with enough ads to help people distinguish them. HTC, not so much.

    I would have rather had a One X, but the mediocre battery life and no sd card slot made me turn away.

    But it worked out because the SIII is a great phone. It just works, and in fact, is a touch boring because if that.
    Agreed, i got screwed for the memory. The ATT One X is limited to 16GB.
    Overall though, yeah the Ads really stuck out and were all a step up from everyone else's.
    12-31-2012 08:39 PM
  13. McPlot's Avatar
    The 2gb Ram on the S3 helps a lot

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    XChrisX likes this.
    12-31-2012 10:17 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    It's a great device and on all the carriers which is why it's so popular.
    ansextra, ZachA, neiljay6 and 2 others like this.
    12-31-2012 10:32 PM
  15. darkoman4's Avatar
    I also got HOX because I always act rebelish for no aperent reason. They started with the same price and now you can buy HOX for 150 dollars less. Enough said.
    12-31-2012 10:33 PM
  16. GK3K's Avatar
    It looks like an iPhone
    CampCash, MERCDROID and codeda like this.
    12-31-2012 11:31 PM
  17. bevcraw's Avatar
    I considered both the One X and the S3 when I bought in August. For me, it was the practical consideration of having microSD card access that swayed me to buy the S3. The removable battery also helped. I think that these features may have convinced others to buy the S3, too.
    badbrad17 likes this.
    01-01-2013 07:07 AM
  18. Quis89's Avatar
    Advertising and marketing. I enjoy the phone but it's really not that much better than HTCs offerings. The incredible advertising by Samsung just led you to believe so. Sure a removable battery is cool... But that never deterred apple buyers. The phone was everywhere. Samsung made a huge push for this device and it was easier because it was essentially the same phone on all carriers. Which is a large advantage as well.
    01-01-2013 10:41 AM
  19. ansextra's Avatar
    Advertising and marketing. I enjoy the phone but it's really not that much better than HTCs offerings. The incredible advertising by Samsung just led you to believe so. Sure a removable battery is cool... But that never deterred apple buyers. The phone was everywhere. Samsung made a huge push for this device and it was easier because it was essentially the same phone on all carriers. Which is a large advantage as well.
    The fact that a removable battery did not deter Apple buyers is not a positive from my perspective. Apple buyers are very happy with a substandard phone with less functionality. I've been in many situations where my spare battery has needed to be used and iPhone users around me were SOL.
    01-01-2013 10:49 AM
  20. nolittdroid's Avatar
    A great marketing campaign, multi carrier access and it's a pretty sick phone!

    Sent from my S3 on ACS
    01-01-2013 01:46 PM
  21. tewest86's Avatar
    The fact that a removable battery did not deter Apple buyers is not a positive from my perspective. Apple buyers are very happy with a substandard phone with less functionality. I've been in many situations where my spare battery has needed to be used and iPhone users around me were SOL.
    What is the big deal over a removal battery? I had a SGS3. My iPhone 5 out lasts it by hrs every day with the same usage. The iPhone charges faster so I quick connect to charge gives you a larger boost than the GS3. The make portable chargers that are the sand as an extra batter. So again, what is the big deal over removal batteries. Also, an iPhone battery RARELY goes bad. If by some reason it dies, apple will replace free of charge. It baffles when people always point to a removal battery as a plus. It's a minus because then manufactures have to design the phone different instead of slick like the iPhone, One X, Nexus 4.
    01-01-2013 02:28 PM
  22. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    It looks like an iPhone
    I'm assuming you're being sarcastic. If not, get your eyes checked.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    01-01-2013 02:31 PM
  23. ansextra's Avatar
    What is the big deal over a removal battery? I had a SGS3. My iPhone 5 out lasts it by hrs every day with the same usage. The iPhone charges faster so I quick connect to charge gives you a larger boost than the GS3. The make portable chargers that are the sand as an extra batter. So again, what is the big deal over removal batteries. Also, an iPhone battery RARELY goes bad. If by some reason it dies, apple will replace free of charge. It baffles when people always point to a removal battery as a plus. It's a minus because then manufactures have to design the phone different instead of slick like the iPhone, One X, Nexus 4.
    Ummm, what if you have no place to connect and the battery dies? This does happen. With my spare I just do a quick swap and the problem is solved.
    neiljay6, ttwiitch and icebluelily like this.
    01-01-2013 02:34 PM
  24. WannaBeYou's Avatar
    The make portable chargers that are the sand as an extra batter. So again, what is the big deal over removal batteries.
    A spare battery is much smaller and lighter to carry around with you than a portable charger.

    Also, an iPhone battery RARELY goes bad.
    All rechargeable batteries will eventually no longer charge well. It is just the physical nature of the materials that are used to make the batteries. It has to do with the number of charge cycles. The iPhone 5 battery is a lithium ion battery and it will eventually stop taking a charge.

    If by some reason it dies, apple will replace free of charge.
    Only for 1 year from the date of purchase. Now if you buy applecare for $99, you get 2 years. After that, no, you have to pay to have it replaced.

    It baffles when people always point to a removal battery as a plus.
    It baffles me when people can't see why a removable battery is a plus. When you have a removable battery, you never need to have your phone tied to a charger or the wall if you have a spare battery and a charger.
    ansextra, Persill, jlibis and 4 others like this.
    01-01-2013 02:41 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    Also, an iPhone battery RARELY goes bad.

    All rechargeable batteries will eventually no longer charge well. It is just the physical nature of the materials that are used to make the batteries. It has to do with the number of charge cycles. The iPhone 5 battery is a lithium ion battery and it will eventually stop taking a charge.
    This. It's cool tewest if the removable isn't a big deal for you. It isn't for me either since I am usually never somewhere where I can't charge my phone. But you have to think everyone has different situations and needs. So... For some this is a plus. You can't say it's not a plus acting like what you say goes.. Because your needs and usage from day to day and also your location where you go from day to day differs from person to person.

    Either way it can be a plus for some.. Some people may be out and about all day long and a quick swap from a dead battery to a full (which takes a minute) then they can continue as if they just pulled their phone off the charger.. Is a huge convenience.

    Also as he said the iphone battery will go bad as ALL do. No one has a miracle never dieing battery... If there is one point me to it so I can never have to buy another battery for my car.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    01-01-2013 03:49 PM
168 123 ...

Similar Threads

  1. why is this phone not so popular?
    By tcrider84 in forum Optimus Elite Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-14-2012, 06:52 PM
  2. This device is so lame it can' t even get it"s own thread!!
    By _Severability_ in forum Rumored Devices Lounge
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-02-2012, 11:44 PM
  3. Why did this happen? (Not enough memory)
    By ZenkiS14 in forum Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-09-2011, 04:52 PM
  4. Why is this phone getting so much buzz?
    By kemetblk in forum Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-16-2011, 05:09 PM
  5. Why does this phone have so many problems?
    By bigk in forum Verizon Droid Incredible
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 05-27-2010, 01:10 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD