Posted by laffen
Why does the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone get all the buzz?
Posted by skblakee
My honest and frank opinion to this question is that it is time that another phone besides the iPhone get a lot of buzz and attention. I am fed up of the iPhone hype.
Also the Galaxy S and SII are considered to be the best or among the best Androids to come out. They are the standard by which other Droids are measured. Even today on another site I saw the Experia S and the SII being side by side compared. So without a doubt the SII was the best phone of 2011.
Now if Sammy can get a nice smooth bit of software to make it easy and graceful to move content from phone to phone or PC to phone like iTunes and make timely updates then the iPhone will get even less buzz.
Sammy better get this one right - great screen resolution, fast processor, great battery life (which it seems might be coming), light, slim, quality feeling body, better quality photos and videos, 32gb internal memory - plus smooth integration of all that then things should be great.
Posted by dominiquelan
I couldn't agree more. It's about time that the iPhone shared the limelight with other worthy smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy SII and SIII are worthy competitors.
Posted by semo
Why would anyone want to camouflage this?!?
Probably it's going to look like all other Samsung/Android phones.
I would have understand this if they ever had designed something beautiful like the SE Arc for example.
It's all about raising the hype for this phone.
Posted by skblakee
Yes but other phone companies try to hype up their phones as well but don't get as much attention. The Galaxy S2 was a successful phone and that is why we see the S3 getting so much attention.
Posted by etaab
The thing is, its really hyped up for us here in the geek community who come online to chat and research more about our phones but is it really hyped up in the minds of the average mobile phone owner like the iPhone is ? I dont think so at all. I always post links to new flagship phones on my Facebook profile and chat about them with friends, however nobody ever comments unless its about the iPhone. When i chat to people face to face they never really know anything about the latest Galaxy phone, Android phone or anything else unless its the iPhone.
This is where the typical iPhone defender fanboys would step in and slate my opinion but even if they do, its true. Apple's iPhone product identity is so big and popular with the masses nothing else gets any attention. Its either a phone, or an iPhone, the two are not the same apparently.
So no, i disagree that the next Galaxy phone is receiving such attention due to its popularity with the masses. Instead i think its simply most popular because of two important reasons:
1. - The first Galaxy S and its 2011 successor were imo and many others the best Android phones available to buy in their release years. They were not perfect but much more powerful all rounder handsets than other Android phones from other manufacturers such as HTC. Samsung did a great job at bringing better screens, cameras, audio, build quality and software than their competitors.
and the much more important reason which is the real reason..
2. - The Galaxy S and its 2011 successor were the best all round phones which were able to compete with their iPhone counterparts. When going into a branch of Carphonewarehouse or any other mobile phone store, you're usually greeted with staff who'll try to sell you what they've been briefed as the most expensive phone be it the iPhone or its best competitor. This is what imo makes the Galaxy S brand so strong even though we've only seen two versions of its flagships from the past two years. People who didnt want an iPhone needed an alternative which im sure they absolutely loved.
Again, this is illustrated with the amount of uproar which came from the iPhone community upon the original Galaxy S release - they all kicked off and moaned it copied the original iPhone look.
The Galaxy SII was as far as im concerned the best phone to come out of 2011 and to be honest the only phone to this day which makes it look old is the HTC One X. So for me, its a toss of a coin between that and the SIII but i have a feeling come 3rd May my money will be going Samsungs way.
[ This Message was edited by: etaab on 2012-04-23 22:07 ]
Posted by Bonovox
Ah Samsung!!!! Apple,who???? Sorry but why shouldn't others enjoy the limelight for a change. Gets to a point where people lining up to buy the next iphone becomes such a yawn I just like to see someone else get the credit. Samsung had some people waiting outside stores when the new Nexus was released too. I am sure though Apple are not worried but who cares It is nice to see competition out there fighting it out makes life more fun
[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2012-04-23 22:09 ]
Posted by etaab
The fact people queue outside stores to me has always seemed to be a bit of an unintelligent thing to do and again illustrates how many people can be lead like drones using such strong brand identities as Apple's. Its the same with games releases with people stood in queues outside games stores waiting for the next Call of Duty game.
I dont think theres any problem people wanting the next iPhone / game / Galaxy phone on the day of release, but the intelligent person would preorder it so they can have a reserved unit ready for them to pick up at their leisure during the day of release. No ?
Posted by skblakee
As time goes by more and more hype is coming out about the S3 or SIII or next Galaxy. Now there is even a Googleplay app to follow the events.
If Samsung can make the next Galaxy easier to use (although the SG2 isn't difficult) and easier to transfer media content from one phone to the next Galaxy plus a great screen resolution then they the iPhone will have a hard fight on its hands.