Clicky

Social Media Says Samsung Galaxy S II will Outsell Motorola Droid Bionic

By  |  18 Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S II will outsell the Motorola Droid Bionic according to a study of almost 15,000 social media users.

The survey examined social media interaction on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks Mashwork compiled the following data which points to an 11% increase in interest of the Galaxy S II over the Droid Bionic from April 1 to June 21st of this year.

  • 68% of respondents are planning to or are interested in purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S II
  • 32% of the respondents are planning to or are interested in purchasing the Motorola Droid Bionic

 

Galaxy S II vs. Motorola Droid Bionic Infographic

Galaxy S II vs. Motorola Droid Bionic Infographic

It’s not uncommon for companies to perform research and analysis based on what users say they will or won’t purchase online, but frankly if you believe everything you read on Facebook and Twitter about what people want to or plan to buy, you need to have your head examined.

Why are we skeptical about this type of unsolicited data collection and conclusion drawing? It all boils down to the fact that when a new device comes out, or when a user learns about a new device, it is fairly common to say that they will purchase the phone. It also doesn’t hurt that the Galaxy S II will arrive on several carriers instead of a single carrier, which can account for a lot more users asking if they should get it, but not necessarily turning into purchases.

We’ve all seen tweets that say, “The Galaxy S II will be my next phone!” on Twitter, but when you meet the person 3 months later they picked up an iPhone or the most recent Android device.

Simply put, social media may deliver some interesting data, but we can’t always trust social media users to put their money where their tweets are.

I’m guilty of this all the time. At least once a month I’ll express my desire top purchase a new smartphone, gadget, app or notebook — but by the time I am looking for a new phone or gadget the old one I mentioned last month has faded from memory.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

18 Comments

  1. Corymcnutt

    06/24/2011 at 6:17 pm

    That makes perfect sense since the Bionic will only be with Verizon and the GS2 will be on all of the networks!

    • scott braunworth

      06/24/2011 at 7:19 pm

      My thoughts exactly as soon as I saw this..  This would make sense if it was a Verizon only test. Sprint customers are certainly not going to vote for the Bionic

    • guoxing1990228

      06/27/2011 at 1:34 pm

       this phone is really good !!! but if anybody want to buy it
      I suggest you go
      http://www.2011bestphone.com/?p=33
      to know more about it !!! i think it wil help you very much

  2. JMP

    06/24/2011 at 6:32 pm

    That’s 10,000 silly people. I doubt if that plays in real life.

  3. kufu

    06/24/2011 at 7:02 pm

    What is Android Ice Cream Sandwich anyway? It is like they are blatantly making stuff up.

    • Edward Coles

      06/24/2011 at 7:14 pm

      its the next iteration of android … the version to end fragmentation

    • MannyLegacy

      06/24/2011 at 7:23 pm

      You need to do a lil web research my friend. It’s the one Android OS that will run ALL possible platforms. IE-Cellphones, Tablets, Google TV etc.

      I personally have been watching & waiting for the Bionic since CES of this year. I’ve become a little frustrated with the whole release fiasco. At this point if the S2 comes out before the Bionic I will most likely go that route.

  4. Anonymous

    06/24/2011 at 8:40 pm

    I guess I’ll have to go with the Galaxy even though I want the Bionic. Damn surveys.

  5. Anonymous

    06/24/2011 at 10:39 pm

    Which ever one comes out on version with a good dual core and supporting 4g LTE, I’ll get.

    Rumors I’ve seen said the S II will not be 4g LTE?  and if so that will suck and will not be for me!

     

  6. Muzicman61

    06/25/2011 at 2:44 pm

    The survey is pointless because it is not yet known if the SGS2 is 4G or not.

  7. Kurt Palmer

    06/27/2011 at 2:18 pm

    I currently have the SGS2 (using it on AT&T) and I will honestly state that this is the best phone I ever had (coming from an iPhone).
    The screen is beautiful, the UI is very nice and performance is excellent.  It may not be true 4G, but it has been the fastest download/upload speeds i have gotten on a mobile phone.
    Android has quite a few apps and I did not have a problem switching from the iPhone since all my apps were present on this device.
    I have never heard of the Motorola Droid Bionic, so I cannot tell if it a better phone, but I really dislike the Motorola UX.

Leave a Reply