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  • How Apple's iPhone Sales Compare to Samsung's Galaxy Lineup

    The graph outlines the sales of iPhones and Galaxy devices over the course of 2 years.

    There is a huge rivalry between Samsung and Apple, so great even that the two companies constantly go to court to defend their products. But enough about only the companies… how well do their products stack up to one another in terms of consumer demand? Consumers are the single best way to measure a product's success.

    Definitely one of the major things consumers consider when they look at both the Apple iPhone, or a Samsung Galaxy device, is whether or not the phone will fit their needs. The Galaxy devices come with the Android operating system, while the iPhone comes with the iOS operating system.

    According to some stats via BGR, the iPhone is not struggling at all in comparison to Samsung’s Galaxy devices in today's smartphone market. In fact, the iPhone continues to out-sell Samsung’s Galaxy devices – it has done so with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and now with the iPhone 5. From the graph above, we can actually see that the iPhone 5 has out-sold the Samsung Galaxy SIII, and it has achieved a much steeper rate of adoption than both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.

    Since the iPhone 5 was actually released months after the Samsung Galaxy SIII, it’s interesting to see how the iPhone 5’s sales have out-shined the Samsung Galaxy SIII in such a short amount of time given that the Samsung Galaxy SIII has had some time to nest itself into the smartphone market. This is especially interesting considering many people appeared to be disappointed with the iPhone 5 for many reasons:


    • The iPhone 5 display became taller, but not wider, not completely filling people's demands
    • iOS 6's Maps application received a ton of bad press and the iPhone 5 came with iOS 6 from the factory
    • The iPhone 5's camera had a bad case of the purple glare when shined toward light sources
    • The iPhone 5 had anodized aluminum scuffing problems right out of the box
    • The lack of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 or the iPhone 5


    Although the iPhone 5 has out-sold the Samsung Galaxy SIII, that’s not to say that Samsung’s Galaxy devices are failing. Samsung’s Galaxy devices are holding solid ground in the smartphone market. The Samsung Galaxy SIII is currently neck and neck with the iPhone 5, both meeting just after the 40 million mark on the graph, although if the Samsung Galaxy SIII follows the same trend as other Samsung Galaxy devices and the iPhone 5 follows the same trend as other iPhones, then the iPhone 5 could out-sell the Samsung Galaxy SIII by a tremendous amount in the future.

    One thing that is certainly obvious from the data is that the Samsung Galaxy SIII is the most quickly adopted Samsung Galaxy device of them all, as its line on the graph is the steepest out of all of the Samsung Galaxy devices. With that being said, the Samsung Galaxy SIII appears to be starting its own trend on the graph that doesn’t agree with the rest of the Samsung Galaxy devices and this leaves a lot of wiggle room for interpretation.

    While the consumer market appears to be slowly answering all of our questions, the only thing that can truly give us a solid answer is time. Do you think the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy SIII will be more successful in the future of the smartphone market?

    Sources: Raymond James Research via BGR

    Thanks for the tip Simon!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How Apple's iPhone Sales Compare to Samsung's Galaxy Lineup started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      I have the Note and the screen size is not as large as you might think--AND it fits perfectly in the pockets of skinny jeans !! yes, it does. I don't normally wear skinnies but I do have 2 pairs and just for show I put them on and slipped my Note in the pockets and it's barely noticeable while standing. sitting however might be a bit too uncomfortable though but in regular pockets/pants its not a problem.

      battery life is good but on the S3 its amazing. my note will get me about 8hrs of moderate use.
      Note II, 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm sans case. You're telling me it goes in the pocket of skinny jeans nice and easily?
      No way, absolutely no way. My 512s which I'd suggest aren't as tight as skinnies have front pockets that are about 150mm deep and about 120mm wide at the top. Including my hand which is attached to the phone as it goes in...........you see my point.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
      Note II, 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm sans case. You're telling me it goes in the pocket of skinny jeans nice and easily?
      No way, absolutely no way. My 512s which I'd suggest aren't as tight as skinnies have front pockets that are about 150mm deep and about 120mm wide at the top. Including my hand which is attached to the phone as it goes in...........you see my point.
      dude it fits, with no bulk and not sticking out the pockets--wanna see a pic?
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      dude it fits, with no bulk and not sticking out the pockets--wanna see a pic?
      Not really. Just goes to prove two things 'to ME'. Your jeans aren't that skinny and have unusually large pockets and/or we obviously haven't different ideas of what's comfortable.
      My kids wear skinny jeans and have trouble getting coins out of their pockets. If you can get the phone in and out easily then all I can say is.......?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      battery life is good but on the S3 its amazing. my note will get me about 8hrs of moderate use.
      If you have to enable power saving to get anywhere near that 8 hours, you're not really using the phone to its full potential. Power saving also introduces annoying lagging. I noticed in one of your screenshots in the toggle concept article that you had power saving enabled, Wi-Fi disabled, and who knows what else might have been in the mix.
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
      Well that's the thing. Maybe I'm looking at this from the wrong angle but if you add up all the iPhones I estimate 92 for the iP4S, 86 for the iP4 and 40 for the iP5.
      Then I have 40 for the SII, 40 for the SIII, 25 for the SI, 13 for the Note, and 13 for the Note II.

      I'm assuming these figures are in millions. So my total for the most recent times are 131m for Samsungs offerings and 218m for Apples?
      Those numbers do not reflect the total. There are many Samsung phones and older iphones that aren't listed. Like the Galaxy Nexus or the iPhone 3GS for example.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jokadaking View Post
      Many people are waiting for the jailbreak of the final ios 6 for the iphone5. Once that happens I guarantee it will pass the 4s
      The ~10% of people who jailbreak will no where near make up for the 50 million sales the iphone 5 needs to catch up to the 4s.