Lots of people buy their upgrade handset according to the reputation and brand name of the manufacturing company. When it comes to high-end phones like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, this dictum applies even more given their long built track records.
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 6: both winner already
It also means that many will have decided on either the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S44 already, even before the first specs are rumoured. Most iPhone and S3 owners will upgrade inline when their contracts are over, and this shows how closely matched the devices are in terms of hardware, features and popularity.
We don’t know for sure that these next devices will be called the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for the sake of argument…..
It’s thought that Samsung will reveal the Samsung Galaxy S4 at MWC next February, then bring it out in March or April, so we could have as little as three months left to wait.
Apple raised a few eyebrows when it released the iPad 4 just months after the iPad 3. This move has made many think that the iPhone 6 could be out before September, giving the iPhone a shorter life cycle. Many are expecting to see the iPhone 6 at WWDC next June. In 2012, Apple released the iPad 4, the iPhone 5, the MacBook Pro 13”, the iPad Mini and the iMac 2013. These devices all came out in the second half of the year, so Apple would do well to pace its launch schedule out a bit more and give the iPhone 6 more space to impress.
Next year could also see Samsung finally strutting its own style after its legal drubbing from Apple. Samsung has caught up with and overtaken Apple in tech and innovation, and so if they can lead in styling, they’d be world-beaters. The Samsung Galaxy S3 in particular has been slammed for looking cheap and plastic, despite its excellent hardware.
Apple has loads of die-hard fans, but the Galaxy stable isn’t too far behind. Product-Reviews asked 22,000 of its Facebook likers whether they’d go for the GS4 or the iPhone 6, and most plumped for the Samsung Galaxy S4. This choice was made solely on what the people knew about the company and the experience they’d had in the past. Apple has a cult-like following, and has never been so base as to flaunt its specs. Samsung on the other hand, has been quite shameless about its high-end specs appeal, and this is how it wins its own fans. There’ll be no difference with the next generation.
The iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 will almost certainly be as equally matched as the S3 and the iPhone 5, so reputation and loyalty will be even more important.