Originally Posted by dreadnatty08
Well, I have one Samsung phone (Galaxy Nexus) but have owned phones or tablets from Motorola, HTC and Asus. They all have their merits.
The Droid was seriously built like a tank. That thing could be dropped over and over without leaving a scratch.
My Gnex is all plastic, yes, but I'm not worried about its build quality. It's just over a year old and without really ever using a case, it has just one scratch on the corner.
To give an answer about their popularity, I think there's a few reasons:
-They make a ton of different phones from entry level to high end.
-They actually MARKET their phones with ads on TV and billboards.
-Their phones are pretty darn good. I'm no fan of TouchWiz, but it adds some pretty good enhancements in place.
-Yes, they're made of plastic, but most people have cases on their phones. The iPhone is made of metal but I rarely see anyone without a huge Otterbox case on theirs.
Originally Posted by omnius
lol yeah don't get me started on Otterboxes too. That's another trend that bugs me. Everytime I see my friend pull out his phone encased inside the "defender" I say "nice cinder block you have there!" :P
Although I'm an HTC EVO (I've owned both) series lover, I think the Samsung ads and products have been spot on. The ads and marketing have put it on top of the Android ecosystem. Even the specs and the capabilities of the phone are almost equal to the EVO 4G LTE/One X+, Droid DNA, etc, but Samsungs Marketing and ads killed it and were spot on. At the same time HTC had virtually no marketing for any of their products.
The Original EVO ads were everywhere, the new evo and other flagship/high end devices were virtually unseen compared to the campaign for the original EVO.
Samsung raise the Android bar. Who can take it or their flagship device to the next level?? If HTC doesn't get their ---- together I may be headed to Samsung despite my hate for touchwiz.