Aside from their attrocious build quality that alienated many customers, LG also completely missed the boat on affordable midrange phones, the bigger battery trend, eve. Now their current flagship looks interesting, but isn’t available unlocked.
They’ve been completely out of tune with the market for years now. Surprised it took them this long to figure out they suck at this.
The competition has Apple and Samsung sitting on top and everything else below them.
But the real divergence is the Chinese brands which are gradually splitting away from iOS and Google in order to avoid (and ignore) their US based scrutiny.
The Chinese brands number so many, that all of Asia and Southeast Asia will be consumed with them.
As I witness in the Philippines and Bali, these phones are so incredibly cheap that virtually any and everyone can have a smartphone - even those in dire poverty.
Only QP can compare a $150 phone to a $1349 phone and not see any issues with the comparison.
Didn't Google buy HTC and then basically dissolve it? At the time they were designing phones then outsourcing production, brought in HTC probs kept 25% of staff and let the rest go.Maybe Google should buy that division and hopefully do something more to increase the market availability and better devices for their Pixel line.
The problem with those companies is that they somehow have no clue what people want and where are the gaps and niches in the market, instead they copy each other or when they try to be original they do unbelievable stupid things.
What LG should have done is continue to make phones like LG G3 to fill that niche, replaceable batteries, 3.5mm jack, SD card slot, plastic cover, high end chip, gorilla glass display and 5 years software support at mid range prices.
Instead they followed the trend and they do gimmicky stupid stuff trying to be original.
You can't have 10 companies doing exactly the same product and to expect that all 10 of them will sell well..
You are smoking crack. After 23 quarters of losses, there is no way to right size this ship. They went from being a contender with Apple and Samsung to falling too far behind to matter similar to HTC.LG can right this ship if they fire some people and bring the right people on.
And QP that story was obviously bs. Glad to see we have we have intelligent posters that call you out on it.
You are smoking crack. After 23 quarters of losses, there is no way to right size this ship. They went from being a contender with Apple and Samsung to falling too far behind to matter similar to HTC.
Their rep took a hit due to the constant quality issue and QC... they just never really recover.
I believe that you're 100% on-point with that. I mean, let's be honest here, it's a frackin' Android PHONE! Arguing over phone brands is like arguing over craptop brands.You can blame that on the LG marketing team they were not as good as Samsung's or Apple's marketing teams.
in terms of the OS, you are correct, but I have seen lousy performance and good performance in Computers based also on the brand and manner it was put together. Also in smart phones, but basically you are correct....I believe that you're 100% on-point with that. I mean, let's be honest here, it's a frackin' Android PHONE! Arguing over phone brands is like arguing over craptop brands.
Who makes the best Widows-based craptops; Acer, ASUS, Dell HP or Lenovo?
Ask five people and you might get five answers.
Who makes the best Android-based phones; HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung or Huawei?
Again, ask five people and you might get five answers.
It's all about marketing because I've owned ZTE, Samsung and Motorola while I've used LG, HTC and Huawei phones that friends of mine owned. The differences between them were so negligible that I would've been happy with any of them. The interface is Android, just like the interface is Windows on all the craptop brands that I listed. The actual hardware has a very secondary effect on the overall experience with the only exception possibly being the camera. They all use something similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform if not the Snapdragon platform itself.
The fact that people in the US seem to ONLY buy Apple and Samsung isn't really based on them being the best but more on how successful Apple and Samsung have been at convincing the service providers to carry their phones. I buy phones like I buy most tech devices. I ignore the brand (unless it's a brand that I hate like Apple, Intel or nVidia) and get the best spec I can for the lowest price. Most people are not knowledgeable enough in tech to do this and couldn't be bothered learning it because it's not an interest of theirs. So, they know that Samsung makes good phones (and they do), the phone is there in front of them and all they have to do is use it. That's good enough for most people.
Well sure, every now and again a manufacturer will release a dud product but that happens with pretty much all of them. The phone I use is an OLD (and I do mean OLD) Motorola Moto-G LTE from 2014. Specs-wise, it's a dinosaur but it still performs decently because I only use my phone for small things like reading, texting, maps and (gasp!) talking to people.in terms of the OS, you are correct, but I have seen lousy performance and good performance in Computers based also on the brand and manner it was put together. Also in smart phones, but basically you are correct....