Sources: Samsung, Yonhap, Reuters
quote: There are some nice smaller screened devices on Android as well. I'm a fan of the 3.5"-4" screen size and have an LG Motion 4G on MetroPCS. If you're on a GSM carrier, there's also the Galaxy S3/4 Mini line which doesn't seem to get much coverage
quote: "According to ISI Group Analyst Brian Marshall, “over the first 25 days of iPhone 5 availability, Apple shipped 805,000 units per day. In contrast, Samsung shipped less than half of that — about 333,000 Galaxy S4 units — per day.”
quote: Anyhow what that chart shows is a rapidly changing dynamic.
quote: ...maybe, just maybe, people are getting tired of paying $600 for a *phone*. That has maybe a year of primary cycle. That frankly doesn't do anything they need to do any better than a $300 phone. Or maybe a $100 phone.You could buy 2 decent laptops for the cost of an S4. Or a reasonable complete desktop system. Or a decent 50" flatscreen TV. Or a refrigerator. Or...make a rent payment.The cost of these things is way out of control. I personally recently spent something like $360 on a Galaxy S Relay, and other than the newer version of Android (that really makes no difference in using the phone), it doesn't do anything useful any better than my last 2 phones. Slightly bigger screen I guess. And looking at phones that can be had for $100 to $200...well, if they had real keyboards (the reason I got the Relay), I probably wouldn't notice any difference in features or performance.Smartphones got "good enough" a long time ago. Now they're just amping the cost into the stratosphere without any real benefit to the vast majority of users. Screw that...I just bought a whole Polk Audio PA system including huge stage monitor speakers, amp, and everything for what a f%cking smartphone costs.
quote: Sensor is an estimated 5x the size of the iPhone 5's
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