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Samsung gets plenty of love from wireless carriers

A recent survey conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has revealed some interesting trends when it comes to how Americans purchase new smartphones. First and foremost, while many of us tech geeks pride ourselves on purchasing as much of our gear online as possible, a full 64 percent of Americans actually purchase their smartphones in-store.
Only 24 percent purchase their smartphones online, with the rest we assume purchasing them over the phone through their carrier.
But what’s perhaps most interesting is what smartphones are being pushed by carriers. Kantar’s research found that 63 percent of customers that walked into a retail store to buy a new smartphone were recommended a Samsung device. What’s most interesting is that this was double the rate for Apple recommendations and nearly 10 times the rate for smartphones made by Nokia.

And it should come as no surprise that 59 percent of those who were nudged towards a Samsung device walked out with one. 35 percent left with an Android smartphone made by another manufacturer, and only 6 percent purchased an iPhone.
But Apple needs not worry about its customers straying too far from the herd. iPhone users remain incredibly loyal, with Kantar describing a “strong emotional connection with the Apple brand and its devices.”
Kantar adds that consumers purchasing Apple’s iPhone models are the ones doing the least amount of pre-purchase research in part due to the strength of the brand, the rabid fanbase, and high satisfaction rate with iPhone hardware.

Sources: Kantar World Panel [PDF], via BGR

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RE: Cause they break
By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 5:58:30 PM , Rating: 2
What on earth are you talking about? Samsung phones and tablets may be bloated with useless software and built with cheaply fit plastic, but they aren't known for breaking or having excessive defects. They are as good as any.

RE: Cause they break
By Spuke on 8/8/2014 6:34:20 PM , Rating: 2
What on earth are you talking about?
I guess the weirdos are going to show up in this thread.

RE: Cause they break
By ritualm on 8/8/2014 7:05:37 PM , Rating: 2
It's not "weirdos" showing up in this thread, it's a fruit zombie apocalypse.

RE: Cause they break
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/8/2014 8:44:11 PM , Rating: 3
http://www. iable-smartphones-revealed/

http://www. ne-5-against-Samsung-Galaxy-S4_id42408

http://bgr. com/2013/04/29/samsung-galaxy-s4-drop-test-473030/< br />
http://www.electronista. com/articles/14/04/25/

Spaces added to links here because the DT spam filter is awful.

Best part are all the Samsung/Google apologists in the comments calling these articles false or biased. Fandroids are the most obnoxious, most deluded fans around.

Ex-Samsung here and none of this surprises me. I've been on everything including WebOS (have KitKat here too!) and Samsung was the worst. Amazing how many suckers there are

RE: Cause they break
By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 9:23:41 PM , Rating: 2
Ok... You post a couple S4 links. The S4 is the worst freeking high end smartphone ever made IMO. It sucks on so many levels, and that is why you love to use it on all your comparisons, because you are full of s^&t...

The reality is Samsung makes dozens of models and overall they aren't known for bad failure rates. Bloat? yes. Choppy? yes. cheap feeling? Yes. All of it. Defective? No.

Seriously though... You should really take your vendetta elsewhere. Everyone here knows you are full of it.

RE: Cause they break
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/11/2014 4:56:27 PM , Rating: 3
I posted S3 links as well.

This is a discussion that is specifically about Samsung. Why wouldn't I post links about it and its defect rates?

I've seen you get into little slap fights with your friend reclaimer about the same thing and how much better LG is, and now you're arguing against when I back up that position? Jesus.

And yes, Samsung has the worst defect and durability ratings of high end smartphones out there. Period.

Don't be stupid.

RE: Cause they break
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/8/2014 9:44:43 PM , Rating: 3
Fandroids are the most obnoxious, most deluded fans around.
You surely are...

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