1. Timture's Avatar
    I am still shocked that I see so many Galaxy Note 2s around. I made reference to this before, but I thought WP would have caught on a lot more by now. In fact, I have yet to run into anyone with Lumia 8 or 9. Seriously, how did Samsung even pull this one off? The Note 2 is HUGE. Sure it's fast and smooth, but it's HUGE. I can see why the Galaxy S series is so popular, but the Note line was supposed to be just a niche product. But it actually is selling more than any Windows phone, perhaps better than the whole Lumia line combined. It's not all just marketing either as bad word of mouth would kill sales faster than all the marketing in the world can generate. I live in North America, and I think I'm starting to realize that the Nokia name is pretty much linked with old news, like Motorola.
    05-06-2013 10:39 AM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    Samsung and the Galaxy brand is on fire right now. And yes, it's largely marketing.

    All of the high-end phones will get you a decent experience. They're all good products. So I don't expect "bad word of mouth" to happen much.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-06-2013 11:04 AM
  3. chezm's Avatar
    It's a combo of marketing, size+pen and Android being the "cool" OS (not to say its BAD...but its cool among the general public).

    I also havent ran into a SINGLE PERSON who has a WP8 (i know 2 people who have a WP7). It looks like MS needs to ramp up the marketing...hopefully BLUE will be the push we're all hoping for.
    05-14-2013 07:56 AM
  4. kg4icg's Avatar
    Right now I'm waiting to see what is coming on Sprint. I'm not a person who goes switching carriers every time something new comes out. Had the Arrive, but I sort of damaged it beyond repair so I'm using a note 2 currently. It is a ok phone, but I'm wary of Android. I guess it is just my choice of what I get. Summer we will see.
    05-14-2013 08:08 AM
  5. ag1986's Avatar
    In Europe and the USA, I've seen a lot of women with the Note, especially. I think it's because they carry purses and it's easy to lug around a giant phone. And the huge screen does make video and browsing so much nicer.

    In India and similar countries, a lot of people find it a good deal (financially) to get a single device which combines a high-end phone and a tablet. Getting both together, say an S3 and a Nexus 7 would cost 26+20=46K INR. You can get a Note II for ~36K INR.
    05-14-2013 08:10 AM
  6. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    I personally don't like the cheap looks of any Galaxy series but I have to give credit where it's due. Samsung managed to make something popular that no one could have imagined before its launch. They created the 'phablet' category that everyone is now jumping at.
    montsa007 likes this.
    05-14-2013 08:42 AM
  7. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    The wife and I just picked up our 920's on Saturday. I couldn't be happier with the phone. My wife was tossing around getting something different but thought the iPhone was too small and a downgrade and the Galaxy was too large so she got the 920 and loves it.

    My experience is just the opposite. I think I know one person who has the Galaxy. I know numerous people who have Windows Phones. The one who has the Galaxy was looking at my phone and though it was cool and may switch.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-16-2013 06:53 AM
  8. metalchick719's Avatar
    Samsung's Galaxy devices are a dime a dozen. -_-
    05-16-2013 09:53 AM
  9. crystal_planet's Avatar
    The Note is the lone player in a very niche market. The experience is very good from what I've read from others and it's not surprising to see it do so well.
    05-16-2013 10:00 AM
  10. jmshub's Avatar
    When the Note (the first one) came out, I saw a guy ahead of me in a restaurant line with one strapped to his hip. I remember thinking how silly and humongous that thing looked. I haven't seen another in the wild since. Galaxy S III and 4s are really popular around here... I just don't see anyone using Notes.
    06-18-2013 06:53 PM
  11. Rico's Avatar
    1. It's got the Galaxy branding which is very popular.

    2. It's a good device and has pretty unique features like being able to run two apps at once, a battery that can last two days for some, and a pen that isn't a finger replacement

    3. Some people like bigger screens, especially older people or people with big hands.

    I'm not surprised it's selling over Lumias, which is still an unknown to a lot of people and runs a platform which most haven't tried. Microsoft really has to do more to educate people on why Windows Phone is better and get devices in peoples' hands. I really think they've done a poor job of showing why Metro and things like live tiles and pinning are superior to icons and widgets.
    06-19-2013 04:05 AM
  12. Luminatic's Avatar
    Funny ... Here in Switzerland, I hardly see any Notes. But this is a country where anything without an "i" at the beginning is rare.
    06-19-2013 04:10 AM
  13. hary536's Avatar
    I think it has nothing to do with Nokia. It's a public perception issue. Mind-share.
    Android had a lead which WP hasn't yet caught up. Plust WP has the name "Windows" which most people dismiss at first instance.
    I have friends(high-tech) who think that WP has nothing to offer that Android can't do and they think that Nokia is miles behind in technology than Samsung and Apple.
    They don't know the miles-ahead tech of Nokia Camera or Nokia maps/drive, etc. Such is the perception and we can't forcefully change that.

    Only good word of mouth, good products and app/ecosystem support, good marketing can change that and for that MS needs to hurry up and release 8.1 before the holiday season.
    If Nokia was making Android, Nokia would have been a darling though they made the decision for long-term success.
    06-24-2013 10:54 AM
  14. jhoff80's Avatar
    Honestly, I like my Lumia 920, but if there was a fully featured OneNote client for Android, I'd switch to a Note as well. There's many ways that Windows Phone is very limiting right now: ways the competition is not.

    Unfortunately (so far at least), Microsoft has been too focused on coming up with its own unique features (Kid's Corner, Rooms) rather than catching up to iOS and Android on the basics that Windows Phone is missing. It doesn't matter if Kid's Corner is a great feature for parents; if that parent isn't able to do the same thing they can do on their current phone, they're not going to switch (and I'm not even talking about things like apps or notification center, though those are also a huge factor, but absolute basics like emailing any file they've downloaded to the device).

    I hope that changes in WP8.1, but nobody has been saying anything yet.
    06-24-2013 11:52 AM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Almost everyone in the US knows the Samsung brand, since Samsung makes more than just smartphones.

    Nokia's smartphones never were popular in the US, even when they were the most popular brand everywhere else in the world.

    The name recognition still isn't there yet in the US.
    06-24-2013 04:48 PM
  16. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    Well, I saw the one person I know here who had a Galaxy today. He was sporting a brand new, shiny yellow Nokia Lumia 920.
    07-02-2013 02:08 PM
  17. reags77's Avatar
    It saddens me that every time I think Nokia has turned a corner and I have for the past 15 years suported Nokia be let down by no WP7 support as you would hope really letting me down and I love Nokia Lumia but am just so dissapointed.
    07-02-2013 02:19 PM
  18. trivor's Avatar
    Not really - there are well over 10 million Note IIs sold and only 7 million Windows Phones TOTAL in Q1.
    07-02-2013 05:10 PM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    It saddens me that every time I think Nokia has turned a corner and I have for the past 15 years suported Nokia be let down by no WP7 support as you would hope really letting me down and I love Nokia Lumia but am just so dissapointed.
    Yeah and then you see articles like this.
    07-02-2013 08:29 PM
  20. stephanemark's Avatar
    may be Nokia should intreduce Android in some of her phones, I mean she prepose two OS, Like Samsung they Have the Ative range and Android

    prix galaxy note 3
    Last edited by stephanemark; 07-06-2013 at 04:08 PM.
    07-06-2013 05:55 AM

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