If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   People prefer older iPhones to new Samsungs. To quote Carl Lewis: "Uh-oh"   (tech.fortune.cnn.com) divider line 135
    More: Obvious, Carl Lewis, iPhones, Samsung, Galaxy S4, Apple Inc., Verizon, quoted-printable  
•       •       •

4677 clicks; posted to Geek » on 20 Jul 2013 at 5:40 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



135 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-07-20 03:08:38 PM
Wow, it's apparently a surprise to some people that a phone you can buy for $0.99 might outsell a phone that costs $199.
 
2013-07-20 04:35:23 PM
Not even 99 cents, an iPhone 4 is free. A Galaxy S3 is a good deal, but still $49.99.
 
2013-07-20 05:04:29 PM
Loving my GS3, although I'd seriously consider the new Nokia windows phone.
 
2013-07-20 05:17:46 PM
Well, I guess Samsung better just fold up shop then.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-07-20 05:35:24 PM
Samsung will make up for it now.
 
2013-07-20 05:39:04 PM

RexTalionis: Wow, it's apparently a surprise to some people that a phone you can buy for $0.99 might outsell a phone that costs $199.


Actually, what's surprising is they didn't.
 
2013-07-20 05:46:00 PM

RexTalionis: Wow, it's apparently a surprise to some people that a phone you can buy for $0.99 might outsell a phone that costs $199.


And we're

Popcorn Johnny: Not even 99 cents, an iPhone 4 is free. A Galaxy S3 is a good deal, but still $49.99.


done here
 
2013-07-20 05:49:02 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Not even 99 cents, an iPhone 4 is free. A Galaxy S3 is a good deal, but still $49.99.


how about at 29.99? worth getting?

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-20 05:52:30 PM
The real issue, 2 year contracts, everyone can't upgrade yearly so fewer phones sold.
 
2013-07-20 05:59:34 PM

calbert: how about at 29.99? worth getting?


Great deal if you have a Costco card.
 
2013-07-20 06:00:15 PM
I own an iPhone 5 for personal use and I have a Galaxy S3 for work.

It's gotten to the point where I don't even really use my work phone anymore and would rather just do everything on the iPhone. I hate the bloatware, it's clunky to me, I detest the size of the home button and it's buggier.

I realize many will disagree with me on this. But I just don't really like Samsung's products and never really have.
 
2013-07-20 06:00:22 PM

Tom_Slick: The real issue, 2 year contracts, everyone can't upgrade yearly so fewer phones sold.


But since the cost of the phone is subsidized in those contracts, it kind of balances out. Unlocked smartphones cost a lot more upfront than the ones that are tied to two-year contracts. I know there are people who would fork over $600 (or whatever a leading smartphone costs) every year just to have the latest model, but I wouldn't. But then again, I've held onto my iPhone 4 since the day it was released, which is going on three years now.
 
2013-07-20 06:01:25 PM
Meh, I have the samsung... and I friggin love it. I can open bash terminals, install apps my friends made, and do all kinds of fun stuff that the iphone is too locked down to do. So... more power to you. I also like my computer better than an etch-a-sketch... but I suppose if you're a moron, you might like the etch-a-sketch better too.
 
2013-07-20 06:02:04 PM

DontBeSoDigital: I own an iPhone 5 for personal use and I have a Galaxy S3 for work.

It's gotten to the point where I don't even really use my work phone anymore and would rather just do everything on the iPhone. I hate the bloatware, it's clunky to me, I detest the size of the home button and it's buggier.

I realize many will disagree with me on this. But I just don't really like Samsung's products and never really have.


I heard Samsung and HTC are coming out with pure Android-from-Google versions that don't use their skins. Maybe you can switch to that?
 
2013-07-20 06:02:38 PM
You mean comparing a single supplier monolithic market to a multiple supplier market is like comparing apples to oranges?
 
2013-07-20 06:03:13 PM

Tom_Slick: The real issue, 2 year contracts, everyone can't upgrade yearly so fewer phones sold.


just this past week, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon have unveiled 'early upgrade' plans. with Verizon and T-Mobile allowing an upgrade every 6 months*.

No-contract mobile plans compared: Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump
 
2013-07-20 06:04:32 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Tom_Slick: The real issue, 2 year contracts, everyone can't upgrade yearly so fewer phones sold.

But since the cost of the phone is subsidized in those contracts, it kind of balances out. Unlocked smartphones cost a lot more upfront than the ones that are tied to two-year contracts. I know there are people who would fork over $600 (or whatever a leading smartphone costs) every year just to have the latest model, but I wouldn't. But then again, I've held onto my iPhone 4 since the day it was released, which is going on three years now.


Oh I get that infact I'm still rocking the iPhone 4 I bought around time of release because my 3 crapped out.  My point was sales are going to down of all smart phones, because of 2 year contracts.  People can't go get the latest toy announced every year, so upgrades will lag behind where they have historically been.
 
2013-07-20 06:06:07 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: DontBeSoDigital: I own an iPhone 5 for personal use and I have a Galaxy S3 for work.

It's gotten to the point where I don't even really use my work phone anymore and would rather just do everything on the iPhone. I hate the bloatware, it's clunky to me, I detest the size of the home button and it's buggier.

I realize many will disagree with me on this. But I just don't really like Samsung's products and never really have.

I heard Samsung and HTC are coming out with pure Android-from-Google versions that don't use their skins. Maybe you can switch to that?


I'd be open to that. I have no company loyalty or anything like that and I'd be interested to see what they come up with.
 
2013-07-20 06:06:17 PM

calbert: Tom_Slick: The real issue, 2 year contracts, everyone can't upgrade yearly so fewer phones sold.

just this past week, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon have unveiled 'early upgrade' plans. with Verizon and T-Mobile allowing an upgrade every 6 months*.

No-contract mobile plans compared: Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump


Which they are doing to increase new phone sales.  They realize they shot them selves in the foot for new sales yearly with 2 year contracts.
 
2013-07-20 06:09:28 PM

Tom_Slick: People can't go get the latest toy announced every year, so upgrades will lag behind where they have historically been.


Good point. I guess there are only so many tech junkies in the world.
 
2013-07-20 06:11:19 PM
Android is kicking all ass around the world.


iBrainwash has you all brainwashed.
 
2013-07-20 06:13:14 PM

firefly212: Meh, I have the samsung... and I friggin love it. I can open bash terminals, install apps my friends made, and do all kinds of fun stuff that the iphone is too locked down to do. So... more power to you. I also like my computer better than an etch-a-sketch... but I suppose if you're a moron, you might like the etch-a-sketch better too.



some Sheeple love the fact that Apple owns their asses.   Android gives you Freedom.  iPhone tells you how you're going to do things.  Apple's way or the Highway.
 
2013-07-20 06:15:33 PM
THIS iPad is where its at.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krN1CMlybqw    (SFW)
 
2013-07-20 06:23:31 PM

DontBeSoDigital: I own an iPhone 5 for personal use and I have a Galaxy S3 for work.

It's gotten to the point where I don't even really use my work phone anymore and would rather just do everything on the iPhone. I hate the bloatware, it's clunky to me, I detest the size of the home button and it's buggier.

I realize many will disagree with me on this. But I just don't really like Samsung's products and never really have.


Generally speaking, the first thing I do with a phone is wipe it. They're worse than mass-market brand name PCs with all the crap they come 'pre-loaded' with.

Wipe that default bullshiat install off it and load *OS of choice* on it clean, then just add the parts you want.

Night and day difference.
 
2013-07-20 06:26:41 PM
iSheep are morons, this is not news.
 
2013-07-20 06:26:58 PM
Got a new S3 for work.  It's a juice hog. Even with everything shut down. Wish I still had my Blackberry Curve.
 
2013-07-20 06:29:25 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Got a new S3 for work.  It's a juice hog. Even with everything shut down. Wish I still had my Blackberry Curve.


Pick up the Samsung extended battery. It doesn't add much thickness but gives me enough power to make it through a full day with heavy use.
 
2013-07-20 06:29:37 PM

Popcorn Johnny: calbert: how about at 29.99? worth getting?

Great deal if you have a Costco card.


Was just about to order one for my wife from costco, then checked sams. $0.96, free next day delivery. She's had it for a week now and loves it. I'll be getting one for myself soon.
 
2013-07-20 06:42:10 PM

clancifer: Loving my GS3, although I'd seriously consider the new Nokia windows phone.


I dunno, the aggravation of having it constantly reset itself to "installer mode" or w/e when connected via USB to the PC drives me nuts. I have do little transfers because I never know when it's going to reset off connect as a media device. Not I am a big fan of the TouchWiz UI, it was a good phone but after enough use I've decided there are better phones to be had.
 
2013-07-20 06:52:38 PM

firefly212: Meh, I have the samsung... and I friggin love it. I can open bash terminals, install apps my friends made, and do all kinds of fun stuff that the iphone is too locked down to do. So... more power to you. I also like my computer better than an etch-a-sketch... but I suppose if you're a moron, you might like the etch-a-sketch better too.


some ice might ease that butt hurt.
 
2013-07-20 06:54:00 PM
Have an SIII and an iphone 5 for work.  SIII is customizable and does the stuff I want as well as being easier to type on and a bigger screen, I-phone doesn't and sucks to type on compared to the SIII.  Therefore, keeping the SIII (even though I don't have to) and the iphone stays in my desk unless I am somewhere away from the office where I might need it.
 
2013-07-20 07:06:30 PM

calbert: No-contract mobile plans compared: Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump


Thanks for posting that. The article was very interesting reading, but the bottom line is that any of these phones will run you $100+ a month for the first 6 months. The idea is to rinse & repeat with a new phone, but even if you hang onto the phone for a year you still pay ~$60/mo for service, plus the cost of the phone.

Early this year my old (2009) Verizon Razr flip phone died and I replaced it with a Tracfone LG 840G feature phone ($40 off Amazon). It came with triple minutes for life, so minutes cost as little as less than 6 cents. Texts cost 2 cents each. Browser runs about a penny a minute. Cost per month for the first 6 months? $21. The second 6 months will be about $15/mo, as I'm not replacing the phone. That's hard to beat.
 
2013-07-20 07:12:57 PM
I like my phone. Mostly, it does what I want it to do. Another phone may do the same. Your phone may also perform the same functions as mine. Your phone may work better for you than mine would for you. Also, my phone may work better for me than your phone would for me.

At the end of the day, it's a farking phone. It is not a emblem of superiority. Make phone calls, check email, Google to win a bar bet. That's all I need it to do. I don't care what phone you carry. Why do you care which phone I carry?
 
2013-07-20 07:18:26 PM

Linux_Yes: Android is kicking all ass around the world.


iBrainwash has you all brainwashed.


While Android is outselling iPhone, the argument can be made a majority of those purchases seem to be "free upgrade" phones being used essentially as "dumb phones", and seems to be backed up by web useage numbers.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-20 07:19:27 PM
I love my S4 once i turned off samsung push and all the other battery draining proprietary crapware.  battery life is a day or two.

My only real complaint is it's a bit to big for my tiny hands. I accidentally tap the touchscreen with the base of my thumb when reaching across it.

And it's oh so fast. so wonderfully fast.
 
2013-07-20 07:33:27 PM
When I bought my iPhone 4 it was the big option (and the non-winphone that knew what a BT keyboard was).

When I bought my iPhone 5 it was the reserved option. Some of those Samsungs are small tablets.
 
2013-07-20 07:52:16 PM
I won't buy either an Apple or Samsung.


HTC is where it's at.  The ONE is about as good a phone as you can find these days.
 
2013-07-20 07:59:20 PM

Alphakronik: I won't buy either an Apple or Samsung.


HTC is where it's at.  The ONE is about as good a phone as you can find these days.


No phone with a non-removable battery is even close to being the best phone available.
 
2013-07-20 08:05:52 PM

calbert: Tom_Slick: The real issue, 2 year contracts, everyone can't upgrade yearly so fewer phones sold.

just this past week, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon have unveiled 'early upgrade' plans. with Verizon and T-Mobile allowing an upgrade every 6 months*.

No-contract mobile plans compared: Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump


T-Mobile's the only one of those that's not a complete rip-off.  T-Mobile actually lowered their prices when they announced the no-contract plans; AT&T and Verizon expect you to pay the full contract price, plus the full price of the phone.  And Verizon has the gall to charge finance charges on top of that.
 
2013-07-20 08:07:19 PM
I prefer this new $95 Galaxy S II from Virgin Mobile, no contract, $35/mo, unlimited data.

/suck my balls
 
2013-07-20 08:13:25 PM
Oh, and actually on topic: Who the hell cares?  Samsung's not in any financial danger, nor are they in any danger of abandoning Android, and nor is Apple going to drop iPhone any time soon. And as a consumer, that should probably be the extent to which you give a flying fark at a rolling doughnut about sales figures.  This "my phone sells better than your phone" bullshiat only shows what a farking sheep you are.  "Oh look, more people bought the same consumer product as me than any other single product in its class!  Truly this validates me as an individual!" *BARF*

I've got no problem with talking tech, as should be obvious, but can we talk about something that actually farking matters?
 
2013-07-20 08:24:19 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Why do you care which phone I carry?


rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com
 
2013-07-20 08:41:52 PM
All these gadgets are pretty much the same, really.
 
2013-07-20 08:46:27 PM
I swear more people care about the "freedom" of installing homebrew apps than the freedom from being spied on by their government.

I can take the constant proselytization from people but the non-ironic declarations that I'm a "sheeple" for not caring about walled garden for  phone apps is getting tiresome.

My phone isn't my PC yet, my PC is my PC.  Once our mobiles become true PCs, then I'll start caring about these things.  As it is, Android or iOS, the phone is still an ancillary device due to constraints on input and data storage and processing power.

xaks: Generally speaking, the first thing I do with a phone is wipe it. They're worse than mass-market brand name PCs with all the crap they come 'pre-loaded' with.

Wipe that default bullshiat install off it and load *OS of choice* on it clean, then just add the parts you want.

Night and day difference.


This pisses me off to no end.  How come we can't just get a damn product that works how we want it to?  Is it that hard?  Makes me want to give up all tech and go live in a cabin in the woods.  You FAIL mobile phone makers.
 
2013-07-20 09:03:26 PM
Ever since I got my POS LG phone, my wife's iPhone feels like an old clunky thing. I don't know how to explain it but I always feel it takes a lot longer to do things on her phone. Things like finding the settings and shiat can be flat out unintuitive and irritating.
 
2013-07-20 09:11:07 PM
I still use a dumbphone, I enjoy not being connected to everything and everyone all the time. I keep it off when I can.
 
2013-07-20 09:13:06 PM

xaks: Generally speaking, the first thing I do with a phone is wipe it.


Why is there poop on your new phone?
 
2013-07-20 09:13:44 PM
I've had nothing but HTC's until a week ago (HTC took a nasty fall after 2.5 years and I cracked the screen, used it for 3 months with a piece of packing tape on the screen).  Got an S4 and loving it.

My wife and kids are all Apple fans. They aren't techy and prefer to just use their device as it was designed.

Nothing bad with either choice.  It's a tool.  They do nearly identical things. Not sure of to many features one can do that the other can't.  Whichever tool you are comfortable using.
 
Slu
2013-07-20 09:23:56 PM

Linux_Yes: THIS iPad is where its at.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krN1CMlybqw    (SFW)


That was incredibly stupid.
 
2013-07-20 09:27:42 PM
UH-OH!  UH-OH!  UH-OH!
 
Displayed 50 of 135 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report