Is Samsung spreading it too thin? Who do you prefer?

Posted Dec 19, 2012 at 11:57 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I am a very avid Android use and have loved seeing the advancement of all the Android OEM’s. This year was the first year I finally switched away from HTC after using multiple devices with them.
I started my Samsung tour with the GSIII and now feel I am settled for a little while with the Note II.
My question really comes to do you feel like Samsung will continue to reign supreme in 2013 after choosing to launch phones like the GSIII mini and the Galaxy Grand? Or do you think they will continue to hold the market giving so many different size and phone choices or do you think HTC will make a comeback?
Very interested to see anyone’s input on this? Thanks! Happy Holidays!

  • raovallab

    In India Samsung is way ahead than HTC , looks like 2013 is going to be a continuation of that.

  • redraider133

    I think they are going to keep doing what they do, because you have to remember, probably over half of these phones they launch never make it to the US. I do not think samsung is spreading themselves too thin and actually think they are doing really well especially with updates for their phones especially the top of the line galaxy phones like the s3. I mean to have your phone line updated to JB in the US with having to deal with the carriers is pretty good IMO.

  • fenlon

    Does Samsung treat all of their phones equally?
    My wife and I have motorola devices. It seems like Moto is quick to abandon updating a non-flagship device in the update cycle. My original Droid X saw two OTA updates. Her Droid 2 Global got one.

    If Samusng is pushing out regular updates to even their mid tier phones, that is impressive.

  • deegan87

    Samsung seems to be good about building their phones on the same chipsets, so updates can come more easily. If the screensize and inclusion of a pen are the only major differences between devices, I say bring it on.

    • fenlon

      Moto does seem to be all over the place with the chipsets. Intel anyone?

      I do love their hardware but both of my last moto phones have suffered from the audio jack getting loose. My phone is my primary audio device too, so a busted headset jack is a big deal for me. I have been eyeing up samsung hardware, so maybe make the jump.

      I do agree with the comment below that Beats was not something that made me want an HTC. Just seemed too gimmicky to me.

  • christiaangombert

    I would love to see HTC making a big comeback. All though the Sense UI and the beats audio aren’t that much of a deal maker. Hopefully this Butterfly or the just rumoured M7 phone will be availeble worldwide soon.

    • BrotherBloat

      I have to say that the beats audio card in HTC actually does produce some seriously sweet output if you have high-impedence studio-quality headphones…