LG, HTC, Huawei set to lose market share due to low sales

27 December, 2013
The LG G2 has reportedly sold in only 2 million units out of the targeted 10 million for 2013.

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  • r

htc and lg needs sd slot,long lasting removable battery, atleast 13mp camera(especially for htc),faster updates with very light sense and lg skin(what's its name?) and better marketing. i dont know much about huwaei but since they are large company they should be able to satisfy customers.they all make great phones but also these serious mistakes. not everybody is apple you know. so try to satisfy users rather than following apple.

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  • 2013-12-27 17:12
  • PAXY
  • Anonymous

lg mobile loosing market because they dont have external memory in many phones battery life is worst....htc mobile are overpriced ...samsung all mobiles look same with same specs and different name ....50% samsung phones are copied with different name....best is xolo and if they increase service centre and sales it will beat samsung

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  • 2013-12-27 16:36
  • rKRK
  • Anonymous

huawei specs on paper- poor functionalities ..

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  • 2013-12-27 16:35
  • gA9r
  • Anonymous

Philippines LG are selling most of their phones at 50% of and yet can't sell as much. Well, maybe they could sell but with zero profit. RIP

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  • 2013-12-27 16:29
  • v0qJ
  • Anonymous

> In reply to noteseries @ 2013-12-27 13:58 from XMFb - click to readgood point. a user replaceable battery is a must for me.

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  • 2013-12-27 16:23
  • vSvw
  • popye

People are only buying the popular brands which there are only two and those are Samsung and Apple. Features are not important. Even if Samsung comes up with a smartphone flagship with non-expandable storage and sealed battery, it will still sell more than its competition.

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  • 2013-12-27 16:20
  • vj1k
  • Anonymous

lg mobile loosing market because they dont have external memory in many phones battery life is worst....htc mobile are overpriced ...samsung all mobiles look same with same specs and different name ....50% samsung phones are copied with different name....best is xolo and if they increase service centre and sales it will beat samsung

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  • 2013-12-27 16:17
  • GR{{
  • rezzerman

> In reply to Limited @ 2013-12-27 12:54 from vj1N - click to readIphones don't have expandable memory or removable batteries but that doesn't hurt their sales.

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  • 2013-12-27 16:08
  • m51q
  • rezzerman

> In reply to zzzzzzz @ 2013-12-27 14:54 from t7Px - click to readSamsung make fridges and microwaves. Their phone sales are ok.

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  • 2013-12-27 16:05
  • m51q
  • popye

Features don't matter. It's all about the brand name. People are only buying either Apple or Samsung.

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  • 2013-12-27 16:04
  • n{Q9
  • boosook

> In reply to noteseries @ 2013-12-27 13:58 from XMFb - click to readNo, that's the recipe for failure. Only geeks and nerds care about sd slots, removable battery and so on.
Users want 4 things: smoothness, medium size (not too small, not too big), good camera and good design/materials. In other words... an iphone. But with Android. The Z1f is outselling the iphone in Japan. It's true that Sony is playing in its home country, but it is also true that Japan is the only place in the world, together with US, where the Apple has a greater market share than Android. And, despite being successful, Sony's numbers were not comparable at all with the iphone's sales figures. Until now, that is... until they made a phone that has a size similar to the iphone, is as powerful as the iphone, has a premium feel ad design and a very good camera. This is the real key to success.

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  • 2013-12-27 15:55
  • mxc1
  • Dovice

This is not due to the devices themselves, there are simply too many phones on the market, great for the consumer, awful for the vendors. 1. Note 3 (we have one). 2. Galaxy S4. 4. HTC One. 5. Nexus 5. 6. LG G2 (great phone, bad timing!) 7. Misc Nokia Lumia phones.

I travel to London once in a while. From 2010 to 2012, everyone had iPhones, that appeared to be taking over from the Blackberry, with both young people and business professionals having migrated. This year (dec 2013), 75% or more had Galaxy Note 3s! Rest, iPhone 5s. People are now putting productivity over flashyness. The stylus on the Note 3 and it's amazing screen mean it can replace your laptop/tablet in most situations. (I use a Bluetooth keyboard.)

The G2 or HTC One is the phone I would get if I didn't need a stylus. G2 has great screen and camera, and the One has a great UX and speakers of course.

We're spoiled for choice, but only Samsung appear to listen to what people want, and apart from the camera (which is way worse than in my Note 1), it does everything well.

And the blood bath will continue as the Moto G kills off the over priced low end competition.

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  • 2013-12-27 15:20
  • 3DXb
  • freak7427

> In reply to noteseries @ 2013-12-27 13:58 from XMFb - click to readabsolutely right

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  • 2013-12-27 15:10
  • U$4H
  • Raker

here is the real problem with them LG- they made mistake by making nexus series. i know it will increase market share but they are lossing TONS of money in it. also nexus is just canibalising sales of lg HTC- spent too much on marketing of HTC one. huwai- no one can spell its name properly p6 has some serious heat up problem

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  • 2013-12-27 15:10
  • KAeG
  • iRahul

Dont provide updates. Dont provide SD card. No removable battery, etc. etc. But expect G2 to surpass 10 million sales. Poor LG

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  • 2013-12-27 15:10
  • bC27
  • winjilcom

> In reply to noteseries @ 2013-12-27 13:58 from XMFb - click to readStupid LG......

you are absolutely Right, With No SdCard slot, none removable battery, This Phone is a waste of money....

i rather buy this, compare with GS4...

but with No Sd Card Slot and None Removable battery....No way

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  • 2013-12-27 15:02
  • wHrS
  • hazemfive

> In reply to zzzzzzz @ 2013-12-27 14:54 from t7Px - click to readtotally agree with you

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  • 2013-12-27 14:57
  • 04@E
  • hazemfive

clearly HTC going to lose this market share, since HTC ONE launched and the price is too high and did not dropped at all and for what? for 4 MP ultra pixel which is not good at all and the battery juice is poor too, I can not imagine a smartphone less than: 3000mah battery+2,2ghz speed+20mp full hd camera like Z1, some competitors are ignoring whats going on on the smartphones market.

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  • 2013-12-27 14:54
  • 04@E
  • zzzzzzz

HTC price their phones too much. They're not Apple where people by your shit no matter the price. They should have first expand their market share and fanbase before pricing their phone that high.

The G2 is not really that much of a surprise. Not much people care for phones made by the same company who made your refrigerator. And yes the Nexus 5 might have also contributed to that.

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  • 2013-12-27 14:54
  • t7Px