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Apple iPhone 5C outsells the Galaxy S4 in India?

0. phoneArena 26 Nov 2013, 09:37 posted on

The Indian smartphone market is no different than the international one, as the inital sales of the 'budget' iPhone 5C started poorly and not as good as Apple expected...

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posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:36 4

14. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


This is a nice bit of news for the Samsung haters though, they really needed this after Samsungs quarterly results once again shut them up. :D

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:41 4

15. trickster_qc (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


big deal! the S4 has been out for 8 months now and it have been selling very well worldwide with no price decrease and no incentive.

The iphone 5c has been out for a month now and it already needs incentive to sell well ( a 208$ incentive towards a 700$ phone, almost 30% of the original value.

Not surprising, but once again the article title is misleading...

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:44 1

17. drkavint (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


samsung s4 launched in india at 42,000 now at 32,000.. craze for samsung is over.. but they are still best at mid range and lower end... no more premium buyers....

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:26

63. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Lies. It launched for 40,000. My brother bought it on the 1st day of launch. And where is it 32,000. Simply telling anything doesn't make it true.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:57 1

19. indiandragon (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


I’m from India, Apple is advertising 5C like hell in India ! I bought 5C from US, two days later Apple announced it here. The only reason I bought 5C was since iPhone 5S was not going to ship before my friend from US came to India and I had to finish a iOS project. It’s just 65 $ more than US price in India, but not worth loosing LTE band and warranty.

P.S I use nexus 4, there’s no way I can replace it with 5C. Even though I use a Mac, iOS ties my hands down.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:58 5

20. kanagadeepan (Posts: 945; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


I am from India and I can say this news is cent percent FALSE... It makes me think that all iPhone news from PA are cooked up ones...

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 15:47 1

56. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


the source was Indian Express genius cent percent :/

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 16:08 3

57. mikelemon (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


DUDE India has 1 billion people. You know all 1 billion?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 11:00

21. taikucing (unregistered)


For a poor country like India, I know why iPhone 5C can outsell the S4. The people want to show off that they can afford a highly overpriced phone.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 13:44 1

47. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


By the way, how did you come to the decision of "a poor country like India"? So, if they are poor, do you think starvation is an option in exchange for 5c? Have you ever been to India?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:29

64. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


It's true what he said though. Some just want to show off. Saying that many of my friends have bought the ridiculously overpriced 5S but none is stupid enough to buy the 5C.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 17:03

69. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Living room analysts in the west who has seen few national geographic clips.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 11:29

26. sks1969 (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


This is not true, I have never seen people buy iphones 5* in india. I only see people buying the iphone 4*. After the Nokia come back I don't see people flocking to the Samsung (many were Nokia in the good old days :) )stores either. I see more Lumia 520's, it is a great winner in my country.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 11:44 1

34. raghu67 (Posts: 28; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


i am from hyderabad, India..

i have not even once come across iphone 5c with any user here.
i saw people use iphone 4/4s, 5/5s but never a 5c..

galaxy s4 isn't even in a better state, i agree the design of samsung phones suckss..
galaxy grand, s3, s4 looks almost the same unless you observer them closely.

am using s4 and still there are some people asking me if i had put a new case to my old s3

but iphone 5c outselling s4 in india is as false as greenland being green & iceland being full of ice

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 16:09

58. mikelemon (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


DUDE, there are 1 billion people in india. You know them all?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:31 2

65. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


No one buys the 5C....every one of my Indian friends are telling you that. Why is it so hard to understand?!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 00:00

66. mikelemon (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Like I said 1 billion Indians and you know all of them don't have 5C. Why is it so hard to understand? You and your friends are less than .5% of the population

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 03:27 1

67. aru2hot (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Yes so how many of ur friends have got iphone 5c ?
Please dont tel me u have seen more iphone 5c than Galaxy S4 !

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 12:05 4

37. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Such a stupid article. Based on one shop which has ordered 20 units & sold few of them? What nonsense PA?
I have not seen anybody with iPhone 5c. Out of my several friends, I have seen 3 with S4, one with Htc one, 3 with Nexus 4, 5 with S3, others with Sony & htc phones. . No where I have seen iPhone 5c. Im pretty sure that even after those exchange offers no one is buying 5C....
Do some research PA. Is this how you report anything about sales in US also? Going to a small shop & getting their sales.?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 12:52 2

42. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


BEST SITE EVERRR

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 12:54 1

43. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/11/26/apple-iphone-india-delhi/

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 13:41

46. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Which is why this site is known as "iphonearena"

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 19:37

59. verty (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 May 2012)


The writer of this article should be banned or fired from IPA(iphonearena). Overly pointless article. Try all you want an overpriced non developing small screened falsely premised iPhone cannot trump my beautiful richly featured ever developing big screened customer centric Sammy galaxy phones.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 20:32 1

60. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Absolute nonsense. It is being advertised in newspapers as "Switch to Color" ... and yet no one pays attention. Micromax sells 6 times more than Apple here. It is as big a fail as it was in China.

Wow a multi brand electronic store and having only 10 pcs each? All lies :)

In addition, the author must know that he/she has no right to insult national flags.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:20

62. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Nope.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 07:57

68. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


False... You can't judge on a single stores' sales.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 20:52

70. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


If you can hear that whistling, it's the sound of the credibility of this site plummeting.

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