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#1 +V-Tech

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 16:12

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Apple’s iPhone 5 might be the best-selling smartphone in the world, but a new study suggests it is also the “most hated.” The Daily Mail points us to a study conducted by U.K.-based social media agency We Are Social that analyzed chatter on Twitter, blogs and forums following the launches of the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, Lumia 920 and BlackBerry Z10. After tracking the responses and comparing each of the four devices, the firm found that 20% of the posts discussing the iPhone 5 were complaints. This compares to 18% of posts that complained about the BlackBerry Z10 and 15% that griped about Nokia’s Lumia 920. Just 11% of posts covering the Galaxy S4 were complaints, leading We Are Social to conclude that Samsung’s flagship phone is the “most loved” handset on the market.
 
Among the top complaints surrounding Apple’s iPhone 5 launch were the phone’s lack of innovation, its switch from the old 30-pin dock connector to the new lightning port, the poor quality of photos captured on some new iPhones, the black and slate model’s tendency to scuff and the handset’s terrible new Maps app.
 
We Are Social also notes that the iPhone 5 was by far the most talked about smartphone launch. The firm logged 1.7 million social media conversations immediately following the iPhone 5′s debut compared to 300,000 mentions of BlackBerry’s Z10, 140,000 Galaxy S4 mentions and just 45,000 posts discussing the Lumia 920.
 
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http://bgr.com/2013/...alaxy-s4-study/




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Posted 05 July 2013 - 16:16

I'm not surprised, it's been the worst iPhone I've ever had, and I've owned them all from 3G upwards thanks to my job in telco. The abysmal battery and WiFi performance alone are good reasons to hate it



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 16:22

I've been saying it for sometime now, Apple is going down hill with the iPhone product. IMO iPhone 4 was the last iPhone that was really surprising and new for people, since then it's bad new for Apple. iPhone 4S started pissing people off with making almost no change, then iPhone 5 had a slightly bigger screen but yet again people were expecting something amazing. Some people didnt even want amazing, they just wanted the iPhone 5 to have what other phones already had for sometime.

 

If Apple wont make big changes with the next iPhone this could really be bad new for them.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 16:23

Every day makes me more and more glad I've stuck with Windows phone. LOVE my Lumia 928.   It's a fantastic phone.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 16:27

maybe i'm reading this wrong but is this only talking about the launch day conversations or conversations since then?

 

if it's only the launch time period, then it just tells me that more people judge the book by its cover than i thought.  ipad got the same reception when it was first introduced but still manages to be the best sold tablet out there.  if people really disliked the iphone 5, then it really wouldn't have been the best-selling smartphone in the world.  talk is free, people vote with their wallets.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 17:28

Every day makes me more and more glad I've stuck with Windows phone. LOVE my Lumia 928.   It's a fantastic phone.

 

I was looking at that the other day and was really disappointed that it was only available on Verizon.  Having to wait for a 920 refresh to come to AT&T.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:25

It's a known fact iPhones always do well in consumer satisfaction polls. This article seems suss...

#8 Shadrack

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:34

Hilarious.  Yup, trolls are extremely vocal on the Internet.  That's all that this study basically states.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:35

This is the dumbest interpretation of the weakest source of information I've seen on smart phones in months. 



#10 Shadrack

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:35

It's a known fact iPhones always do well in consumer satisfaction polls. This article seems suss...

 

It isn't a poll of iPhone users.  Its a poll of online trolling.  Apparently Apple haters troll the iPhone more than iPhone fans troll the S4.  I could have told you that w/o the study.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:36

Seems like it's hard to win with people, though. Apple isn't changing enough and it pisses people off. BlackBerry started fresh and did something totally new and people hate that because they were used to the old way. Very delicate balance... and you always hear more from the complainers than the happy people.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:47

I'm not surprised, it's been the worst iPhone I've ever had, and I've owned them all from 3G upwards thanks to my job in telco. The abysmal battery and WiFi performance alone are good reasons to hate it

 

Yay that's why I hate my android.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:49

I'm not surprised, it's been the worst iPhone I've ever had, and I've owned them all from 3G upwards thanks to my job in telco. The abysmal battery and WiFi performance alone are good reasons to hate it

 

Oh not for me. It is by far the best phone I've ever had. I had a personal 3GS before, and I've had 3 different Android at the different companies where I've worked and hated them all. My 3GS with iOS6 wasn't even useable anymore. Now I don't even have the time to completely tap an application on my iPhone 5 and it's already opened.

 

In fact just because it's not JAVA-based like Android, the iPhone 5 topped the benchmarks for a few months (even quad-cores), just like the iPhone 4S did. It's not the specs of the smartphone components that I look at, it's the number of seconds that pass by on my watch when I do stuff with my smartphone.

 

Overall, I'm very satisfied by it. Only thing, I'm still wondering why Apple hasn't stuck an NFC chip in there, but then again I don't know where I would use it. It's not spreaded enough.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:50

I'm not surprised, it's been the worst iPhone I've ever had, and I've owned them all from 3G upwards thanks to my job in telco. The abysmal battery and WiFi performance alone are good reasons to hate it

 

Sorry you are having issues.  Not sure how an Android phone are going to solve the battery life issues but the WiFi thing seems like maybe bad hardware.  As far as WiFi performance goes, the iPhone 5 has worked better for me than the 4 and the 3GS with quite an amazing range.

 

I get 2 days of battery life in my normal routine.  When I travel though, the battery life is far worse.  It all comes down to what your signal strength looks like throughout the day more than anything I think.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:52

meh, who cares.  Go with what you like and be happy with it.  If not, then switch.