Originally Posted by philky
I can't agree more with what "brains" said above about good large screens that exist currently. If you compare the Galaxy S with iPhone 4S retina screen, the Galaxy is a straight winner in all aspect. Some argue the larger Samsung screens are "saturated and artificial", but hey most people are just, well, ordinary people and to most of us first impression really counts. I live in Hong Kong and the trend is even more worrying: in the streets now you see the ratio between iPhone and Samsung being 2:8, whereas a year ago was some 7:3. Many people, including many long term iPhone users, are switching to Samsung, completely forgetting Apple. I am sure this trend will soon spread to the US and the rest of the world, and this would be the subject of discussion here six months from now! And size in fact, is not the only incentive for switching to Android. My iPhone "traitors" friends have shown me just how exciting and playful Android is, and sadly I have to agree after seeing some demos (for example the dynamic wall papers are really cool) - the iPhone looks somehow dated (both the hardware and the OS). What Apple needs to do is make various versions of the new iPhone, including a super large 5-5.5", and re-design the presentation of iOS to give it a new life after so many years with many people now suffering from "i-fatigue". I am holding on to my iPhone 4S and will only upgrade once a truly large iPhone appears. If not I might just join the Samsung camp and forget about being a blind loyalist especially since Tim doesn't have the magic and charm of SJ.
Regarding the "screen quality", just go here: http://www.displaymate.com/Smartphone_ShootOut_2.htm
That's a comparison done using actual controlled methodology… *gasp! Sorry to say, the Galaxy is anything but "a straight winner in every respect".
You're the third person in a couple of days coming here claiming that HK Galaxy sales have completely buried iPhone sales… I've been to HK recently, and that's a load of crap. Yes, although it's true that the cheaper Galaxy phones are selling well, and HK is no exception, these "scientific sounding" ratios of yours (used to be 7:3 now it's only 2:8) are just made up crap. Not to mention the Apple Store being full to overflowing pretty much open to close every…single…day… yeah, Apple is on the verge of being forgotten there… *snicker
"People are switching to Samsung and completely forgetting Apple… The trend will soon spread to America!" (I love how people project like this)... Having lived and worked in Asia for over twelve years, I know the writing style… the way concepts are delivered. You my friend are a paid PR hack. You MUST have been paid to write this, by Samsung or one of their "partners"… full disclosure!!
How much you want to bet we'll get *crickets* in response….