Originally Posted by NotUrAverageJoe
I know more about the camera than you would imagine, and considering the fact I own a few nice real cameras I don't need a press release. No disrespect but I can tell you worked in a store - you seem to have their limited contextual knowledge of things.
Please enlighten us then your majesty. While you're at it tell us the real
difference between the GS4 and HTC One cameras(hint: there is a difference other than megapixels). No offense, but you come off as condescending and insufferable in this thread. No Offense.
Anyways, the average Joe looks at the numbers and they consider 4MP a joke when others offer 8 or even 12. You mention Samsung being latest fad without any thought as to why. They made a better product, and the buzz spread about it being better than the iPhone.
Did I ever say the GS4 or GS3 weren't good? Read please. The fact that Sammy's flagships happened to be a good phone while being a fad is just coincidental. Had any other company played their marketing right their lines would've sold just as much as Sammy's. HTC EVO, Moto RAZR, the list goes on and on... Sammy's GS isn't anything special aside from the screen. Even then, there are plenty of technologies that offer similar screen quality. AMOLED isn't the end all, be all.
The difference between HTC and Apple is the iPhone even with it's problems was still VASTLY superior to everything else.
Really. Really? The iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 didn't all beat previous record sales? They did, not to mention that the iPhone has gotten progressively more behind the competition every time. Yet they sell, not only that, but they sell extraordinarily
well. What's your explanation for that hmm? Would you like me to tell you?
Remember the Samsung Instinct? It was dog slow unresponsive and had an average camera with mediocre software - and it was the iPhones best alternative.
Remember the Samsung Vibrant? HTC EVO? Motorola RAZR MAXX? HTC One X? Galaxy SII? SIII?
Palm Pre eventually came out but it had horrible hardware and so many returns they almost got a class action lawsuit. By the time a suitable alternative really emerged people were 3-4 years into brand loyality and doing things "The Apple Way". He's absolutely right.. Apple has a preexisting fanbase from being first to market. HTC doesn't.
That's cute. You blame everything on "brand loyalty." You really think it exists as a MAJOR SIGNIFICANT END ALL FACTOR THAT DETERMINES OUR EXISTENCE, I mean sale numbers? That's laughably naive. I can tell you never worked in any type of retail, and I guarantee that if you ever want to work as any kind of a significant businessman, you will have to learn how to sell things, or at least have experience in the area. I can tell you don't know how to sell anything, nor do you value others' opinions as you view yourself superior to all but "distinguished experts" for whatever that classifies in your head. Nevertheless, I hope you won't respond in the same condescending manner that you have before, HTC's sales aren't bad. They are actually quite good. I don't know what's going on and where their revenue is disappearing, but in terms of units sold, they are good. They are not juggernauts like Samsung Galaxy or the iPhone, and I can tell that this isn't the amazing hit that HTC wanted it to be.
As for your "Apple" fantasy. It's completely wrong. Apple sells, Apple will sell, and Apple will continue to sell because they are good. Not because, as Overclock.net loves to repeatedly say, "root of all evil that poisons the minds of the weak." They offer a very user-friendly experience, consistently put out new features, however gimmicky they may be, and have terrific support for their hardware. This is leaving out the fact that their marketing was godlike. It's failed to evolve and innovate, but it doesn't need to. Apple's consistent
experience and fantastic end-user support is what sells their products, furthermore, those customers spread the experience with their friends and family. For example, most of my family use Macs now, except me. I use a Windows machine and a Windows phone, but I also have an iPad. It suits my needs, but I can see how my parents and friends benefit from the Apple eco-system and easy of use. This is not because of some fantasy notion of "brand loyalty" that you seem to have. The minute Apple stops providing what it does, you'll realize how your brand loyalty theory goes up in flames.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
I still don't get how HTC was making so much more money this time last year? Their recent releases like the One, DNA, 8X, etc are far superior in every way to anything they were making back then yet they've somehow lost 83% of revenue? That just makes no sense...
Let's be honest, what does HTC really have other than the One? The name really suits itself because the One is the only thing that HTC has at this moment. There aren't any other smartphone lines, nothing new that's selling. HTC One sales are also going to be going down since it's old, not to mention less known, so where is HTC going to be? Nowhere, it's CEO should be fired because he failed to expand the business in the right direction and open new product lines. Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket.
Originally Posted by sherlock
The benefit for more power processor on phones is not really the peak performance, the extra processor IPC/clocks reduces the CPU seconds needed to run the same code
, which increase the idle time and in turn battery life.
But you also needs to consider whether it is worth your money to upgrade. I have not upgraded from my Nokia Lumia 710. I have had the phone for a long time now, and honestly I'd rather spend 30$ on a new battery and charger then buy another phone. Maybe when I have a lot more money, I'll indulge myself in a little luxury, but honestly the upgrade cycle for phones should be a lot longer than 2 years. 3 years on the minimum and I do not see any additional utility that could benefit from faster internals. I mean honestly, why not just buy a few batteries instead of a new phone? It's cheaper, simplier, and you can even downgrade your plan to pay less money. As far as I can see, 95% of the phones are capable of smooth internet browsing, video playback, taking decent photos, texting, calling, and 4G internet speeds. What else do you need?Edited by HanSomPa - 7/7/13 at 9:30pm