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POLL: Are you loyal to a particular brand?

Are you loyal to any one smartphone brand? Are you a Samsung man? An HTC guy? An iPhone diehard? An LG convert?

Or do you judge each phone on its own merits?

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2014 at 16:24

Nope. Brand loyalty is absolutly ridiculous. It's a pathetic one-way street. The brands do not give one damn about us. Why should we?
I will say though: there are distinct 'design languages'. And for no particular reason beyond 'taste' I never liked a single LG design. I'm not fond of most Samsung designs, either. But ugly or not - I like the Notes. For what they are capable of.

I have the opposite of brand loyalty, though: there are companies I have big problems with.
I may still 'suck it up', and be a hypocrite to play with their gadgets, but I try to avoid them.
I use Lumia devices, despite my hatred for MS, but come the new Microsoft branding I will draw the line. Odd? Yes.

But at the end of the day they all want our money, they will all sell us out, they all treat their workers poorly... etc etc...

I can understand if someone says, " I like so and so's products. Never had problems with them, and they look ok to me". But: the Company X rules crowd? You are pathetic. Get a life :p

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 13, 2014 at 17:20

Yes, I'm very picky. Phone must have big screen and tiny bezels (top and bottom) with decent hardware and good working AOSP/CM based ROM on XDA.
As to brand name - it belong on the back of the handset, no reason to take up precious screen space.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 13, 2014 at 18:45

No, not at all. I've own phones from: Sony (Ericsson), Samsung, LG, Apple, Motorola, HTC and others.

For the past few years, I've owned Samsung phones, but only because they've fitted my needs best, not because they were made by Samsung.

Brand loyalty is stupid. If you're staying with a brand for a reason (for example, only buying iPhones as you have a lot of money invested in the iOS apps), then that makes sense. However, if, somehow, another company started legitimately making phones which had access to the iOS app store, and you wouldn't even consider them as they weren't made by Apple, your original, perfectly reasonable rationalisation for only buying iPhones goes out of the window.

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