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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowman53 View Post
    Well, sale figures usually tell the story.....sorry but its true. Samsung is obviously doing something right.
    Samsung is doing something right, they have one he'll of a a marketing budget and for the most part have some great ads and promotions.

    It is good though when the devices back up the marketing. Samsung also has a significant brand recognition advantage over HTC. Does HTC make anything other than phones?

    HTC doesn't market the same way and doesn't sell as many devices, but that doesn't mean that their devices are no good.

    Same can be said for LG(except for brand recognition) . It's hard to knock the Optimus G as a device if you are applauding the N4 but I bet we see people do it because the N4 is a Nexus device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnly View Post
    Samsung sells to the blind, admit it! "Grabs white cane and does the soft shoe shuffle"
    If Verizon had the n4, I would be all over it. That said, omitting the network and software, reducing the phones to just hardware is blindly looking at it imho. There are to many good choices on android these days to ever reduce one phone to being the best for all. I say get what fits your needs and wants and let the blind quantify what they need in their own framework of circumstances.
    I believe that it is because Samsung does everything pretty well. When you compare devices side by side the Samsung product is always the clear winner. This doesn't mean it is the best for you (or me. I ordered the Nexus 4) but because they cover all the bases very well they get more sales. Sd card support, good battery w/removable battery, good screen, lots of storage options. You can compare every other phone and they always miss something where Samsung doesn't omit any feature 100%. The N4 is low on storage and replaceable battery. HTC always puts small battery in. I know these are not big issues for a lot of us, but to Mr and Mrs Average it makes their choice easier to pick the most popular phone with the majority of features. Herd mentality to some degree. But I do think that people could certainly make worse choices than the S3 or Note 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    I believe that it is because Samsung does everything pretty well. When you compare devices side by side the Samsung product is always the clear winner. This doesn't mean it is the best for you (or me. I ordered the Nexus 4) but because they cover all the bases very well they get more sales. Sd card support, good battery w/removable battery, good screen, lots of storage options. You can compare every other phone and they always miss something where Samsung doesn't omit any feature 100%. The N4 is low on storage and replaceable battery. HTC always puts small battery in. I know these are not big issues for a lot of us, but to Mr and Mrs Average it makes their choice easier to pick the most popular phone with the majority of features. Herd mentality to some degree. But I do think that people could certainly make worse choices than the S3 or Note 2.

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    I'd agree with this, although I'd say the average consumer buys what the salesman puts in his or her hands. You are right, Samsung is currently making the device that salesmen can counterpoint nearly every competitor's perceived benefit with a, "Yeah, but the S3 has this..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bespinct View Post
    I'd agree with this, although I'd say the average consumer buys what the salesman puts in his or her hands. You are right, Samsung is currently making the device that salesmen can counterpoint nearly every competitor's perceived benefit with a, "Yeah, but the S3 has this..."
    Exactly and that is because the salesperson wants the safest and most reliable product to sell their customer. They could sell a phone with the best screen or the best camera but it is easier to sell the phone that comes in second on everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XENOPHOS View Post
    There is some sort of blind following for Samsung. Everywhere, people are just going mad. I don't get it. Its extremely bizarre. Its nothing but cheap plastic sold at a premium price. This is my opinion about Samsung. Secondly, I have a few friends who have oneX and I to call them content would be an understatement.

    So yea, sales figures mean very little to me. I want to know, who exceeds whom hardware-wise...

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    Funny how you say cheap plastic, they actually use high grade plastic.

    The ironic thing is we all use this sort sort of material to protect our investment.

    As much as I do like nice materials such as aluminum and the such, I really think it's pointless when 99 percent of us cover it up with a case.

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    Not going to get into what i think of samsung phones,but yes they are cheap designed phones,with very poor washed out dim displays,and have had questionable radios.i personaly would take a HTC phone over Samsung, just by build quality and screen alone,but i can see where some would want the more storage or removable battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou61166 View Post
    Not going to get into what i think of samsung phones,but yes they are cheap designed phones,with very poor washed out dim displays,and have had questionable radios.i personaly would take a HTC phone over Samsung, just by build quality and screen alone,but i can see where some would want the more storage or removable battery.
    S3s are selling like crazy because they offer a great experience out of the box. If you are on this forum, you have to realize you are a specific kind of phone user. Most people want their phones to work great out of the box and that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lou61166 View Post
    Not going to get into what i think of samsung phones,but yes they are cheap designed phones,with very poor washed out dim displays,and have had questionable radios.i personaly would take a HTC phone over Samsung, just by build quality and screen alone,but i can see where some would want the more storage or removable battery.
    I would argue that an AMOLED screen is the opposite of washed out. They are darker and more saturated than IPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolBeit View Post
    S3s are selling like crazy because they offer a great experience out of the box. If you are on this forum, you have to realize you are a specific kind of phone user. Most people want their phones to work great out of the box and that's it.

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    My phone worked great out of the box. And still does and will keep doing so. And I don't have to worry about reception issues like with my old Sammy =/

    I believe S3s are selling like hot cakes because they highlight benefits that average consumers see as valuable. For example capturing moments with your friends and family, sharing moments with your friends and family and keeping in touch with your friends and family. And how the s3 allows you to do all those things. Even though every other Android phone can do what the s3 does you don't see them highlight it in their advertising efforts. You don't sell people features, you sell them benefits (for the most part).
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    Oh, Boy. Another person who doesn't think when they read or write. Are you a congressman or something?
    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Sorry next time I will try to figure out what you're saying rather than just reading what you wrote. How about if you just type what you really mean so we can understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidman2177 View Post
    Oh, Boy. Another person who doesn't think when they read or write. Are you a congressman or something?
    Can't you read between the lines? Sheesh. (sound familiar)

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    Go check out the two and see which one you think would work better for you. For me there really isn't any competition because I like the DNA. I think the screen, camera, LTE, size etc just makes the DNA a much better phone. The only thing that would make me want to get the N4 is timely updates and stock Android but with a hack you can pretty much get this with the DNA.
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    Yup, definately a congressman.
    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Can't you read between the lines? Sheesh. (sound familiar)

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    I had a HTC G1 as my first smartphone and my second is a HTC Thunderbolt. I seemed to always prefer the fit and form factor of HTC products when it comes to all other smartphones. I like the Nexus 4 but was not impressed when I actually held the phone.The history I have with HTC and not being impressed with Nexus 4 leaving the Droid DNA a more appealing device.

    I am not getting either devices but will wait for rumored HTC M7 and hope it will work on T-Mobile. I like the revised Sense and can live without being updated to latest android OS. I have Nexus 7 and do like stock android but not enough to prioritize software over hardware. In the future I hope HTC can make Nexus smartphone so I do not have to comprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidman2177 View Post
    Yup, definately a congressman.
    That's hard when you're Canadian. But I'll take the compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunique4life05 View Post
    I had a HTC G1 as my first smartphone and my second is a HTC Thunderbolt. I seemed to always prefer the fit and form factor of HTC products when it comes to all other smartphones. I like the Nexus 4 but was not impressed when I actually held the phone.The history I have with HTC and not being impressed with Nexus 4 leaving the Droid DNA a more appealing device.

    I am not getting either devices but will wait for rumored HTC M7 and hope it will work on T-Mobile. I like the revised Sense and can live without being updated to latest android OS. I have Nexus 7 and do like stock android but not enough to prioritize software over hardware. In the future I hope HTC can make Nexus smartphone so I do not have to comprise.
    Considering HTC was the overall choice by AC members when asked who they wanted to make the next Nexus, I think you would not be alone in this club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    That's hard when you're Canadian. But I'll take the compliment.

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    A compliment? No. I actually feel for you up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidman2177 View Post
    A compliment? No. I actually feel for you up there.
    Read between the lines... Sheesh.

    Come on. We can let it go now. I was just playing with you. Didn't mean any offense. :beer::thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Read between the lines... Sheesh.

    Come on. We can let it go now. I was just playing with you. Didn't mean any offense. :beer::thumbup:

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    No, I really feel for ya up there. It must be really cold,Eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidman2177 View Post
    No, I really feel for ya up there. It must be really cold,Eh!
    Lol. Well, i'm in the Vancouver area so we are pretty lucky in terms of the cold. Not that it doesn't get a bit chilly now and again. But our weather is about the same as Seattle. Wet. Wet. Wet.

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