updated 08:52 pm EST, Sun January 27, 2013
British retailers recommending Samsung phones over iPhone
Samsung's Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II smartphones may be getting an extra bit of sales push from retail attendants in the United Kingdom. This according to a survey by Informa Telecoms and Media, which found that the two Samsung handsets were the most recommended smartphones among eight of Britain's leading electronics retailers. The two Samsung phones were recommended more often than any other devices, including Apple's iPhone 5, even though much of their competition is newer to the market.
Informa looked at sales attendant recommendations at John Lewis, O2, Everything Everywhere, 3, Maplins, PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Phones 4U. They found, according to The Telegraph, that Samsung's handsets were recommended far and away more often than competing phones from Apple, Nokia, HTC, Motorola, and others.
Among the retailers examined, only attendants at 3 and Phones 4U recommended Apple smartphones, with both recommending the iPhone 5. Manufacturers such as Motorola and Research In Motion saw few, if any recommendations.
The survey found that Apple and Samsung phones were equally likely to be featured in window and in-store advertisements. When it came to talking with sales reps, though, Samsung's devices had a considerable edge.
Discussing the results, Informa noted that Samsung phones could be seeing more recommendations in part due to higher commissions on sales of Samsung phones, despite the iPhone's well-established popularity.