Does Samsung make too many phones and tablets?

by , Technology Researcher Phones 12/06/2013
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Want to buy a Samsung phone or tablet? Can’t decide which one is right for you? That’s no surprise, we’ve discovered the South Korean manufacturer has a product range that looks like Argos catalogue with an incredible 26 touchscreen devices.

We rounded up all the Samsung phones and tablets on sale in the UK, from the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy Note 8.0, and collated them all together in an eye-raising infographic below.

Does Samsung make too many phones and tablets?

Does Samsung make too many phones and tablets final
As you can see from the infographic above, the main difference between Samsung phones and tablets is their size. Samsung’s range of 26 devices spans from the 3-inch Galaxy Y to the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3.

We’ve even been kind enough to leave out the Nexus 10 tablet, which is technically made and marketed as a Google product, even though Samsung is behind its production.

There are  distinguishing features between the products. The Galaxy Note range comes with a stylus included for note-taking, while the S4 Zoom is a compact camera hybrid featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor. But these differences quickly become muddled when you delve deeper into Samsung’s product range. The company often releases several variations of the same phone based on a single, additional feature.

‘When it comes to tablets, I much prefer Apple’s approach of offering consumers a premium and budget option,’ comments Jessica Moreton, Which? tablets expert.

‘This makes it really simple to decide which product you want to buy. At the moment, Samsung runs the risk of confusing its potential customers. You could end up purchasing the new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 and then find out you should have bought the same-sized Note 10.1.’

What do you think of Samsung’s 26-strong touchscreen product range? Is it creating too many phones or is more choice beneficial? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Jenn Portland

It’s interesting. I asume the idea is too throw as many products out there as possible and see what it is consumers want. In the short term this is annoying but it probably gives Samsung a good idea of what people actually want. They could certainly make less of a song and dance about every product, though.

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tabo-michael

nice pictures ! this is one of the best product information sheets about Samsung. With this document, its very easy to find your Samsung. Its better you have more products as Apple for “all”.

Sorry for my bad english.

In german words:

Ich finde diese Produktübersicht klasse, wenn hinter jedem Feld sich noch die technischen Daten als Link öffnen würden, wäre dies fantastisch. Mir ist eine Produktvielfalt lieber, als Apple Produkte für die “dumme” Masse. Natürlich können sich Apple Anwender mit dem nötigen Kleingeld alles dazu kaufen, doch clever ist das nicht. Lieber ein System, was ich auf meine Bedürfnisse zu schneiden kann, als ein Apple Produkt, mit dem ich eine hohe Abhängigkeit zu einem Hersteller habe.

Thank you

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Muszti

Don’t know who made this infograph, but why is’nt the legend section color coded?
All of the product names are painted blue, but it should have been the same color as the product vector. There are more of a kind color, but one of them is small, other is bigger.

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