Motorola and Samsung seems to be in a battle as to which will have the best handset, and we would like to know which is socially victorious, the Droid Bionic or the Galaxy S II? We already discussed how Verizon might get their Function released before the Bionic, as well as the fact that both will get a much-needed head start over the iPhone 5.
Whenever there is a study a few thousand participants usually take part, but Mashwork was not satisfied with that and assembled a total of 14,838 opinions from a number of social media outlets. This study was not as simple as asking what each person preferred; instead it looked into how it could predict what sales would be like.
Looking at the infographic on Mashable we can see that the Samsung Galaxy S II was a clear winner here, but were we really that surprised? So let’s look at the figures. The Bionic – which still does not have a release date – was only wanted by 19 percent, while 13 percent felt that they should buy the handset.
Compare that to the 39 percent that wanted the Galaxy S II and the 29 percent who have said that they should get it. Although we cannot take this as gospel, this will be seen as a huge blow for Motorola, as they have been struggling just recently to come up with a handset that can not only take on the iPhone, but also some other Android handsets as well.
Do not think that the Droid 3 will be able to help, as global sales will be lower than previous versions, as there are rumors that the Milestone 3 will not launch in the UK due to poor sales of its predecessor. The same cannot be said for the first Galaxy S, as sales were very impressive – although we have to remember that there were four versions alone in the U.S. This will also be the case with the new version as well.
However, in another twist that could also go in Samsung’s favor is the fact that the new Galaxy S II could get a spec bump, in the way of a 1.4GHz dual-core processor compared to the current 1.2GHz version. Now one would presume that the U.S. version would come out with this improved CPU from the start, but we do not know how far Samsung are along with the upgrade. This will certainly make things a little tougher for the iPhone 5 – although we have no idea as to the speed of the processor that Apple will include in their fifth-generation smartphone.
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