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How those 9 million iPhones sold during the launch weekend compare to the competition

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2013, 11:21 posted on

Earlier today, Apple said that for the three day launch weekend, it sold 9 million units together of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c; but how do those numbers stand up against competing handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and the Nokia Lumia line of Windows Phone flavored handsets?...

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posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:22 23

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Doesn't matter. Fandroids will not give Apple credit for this one. Their hate is too strong...must have sucked getting bullied by Steve Jobs when he was still alive. Hopefully they'll be able to recover and find inner peace.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:28 40

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


there is really no point in starting a flame war...! You are just as bad as them!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:43 2

76. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


This dude has S4 but bashes android whenever he gets the chance. He's the biggest hypocrite on this site. It's probably not even his s4.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 15:23

80. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's a S4... Touchwiz is the only UI that has a battery icon on the ROM.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 15:29

82. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Using battery mods from GoldenEye but iBastid got them from NadMaj.
goldeneye rom
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2313469
nadmaj batteries
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2280597

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 21:19

90. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Man does it really matter? As if a battery icon percentage can't be faked with the proper method. I haven't used a custom rom yet but i know of the different customization methods through rooting. Not saying he doesn't have an S4 but he does have a problem with being a hypocrite. I should make a Meme out of him. "Bashes android for lag. Uses Android still!"

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:54

100. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


My S4 had tons of lag till i changed ROMS and removed most of the AT&T/Samsung bloatware.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 16:19

103. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Blame that useless S600 CPU, which is struggling to push the software! Don't blame Android ™ it's the year for A15s not halfbaked! Android needs laptop power to push it's OS! Christ it's a mini Laptop! What do you expect,,,, ™

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 15:46

83. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


All good bro. I love my S4 :)

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 20:08 1

88. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Well, you got laggy and slow device compared to iPhone 5s! IPhone is about 40% faster :)

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:35 15

10. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


↑ Troll. But apple fans will never give android credit for anything. Apple made the smart phone dumb enough for the average user. Android made the smart phone even better. So many of my friends on facebook who got ios 7 are thinking about switching to android just because IOS 7 gave them a taste of an environment they can only dream of.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:39 1

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


are you calling me a troll?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:43 12

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No, it was directed to comment #1.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:36 7

13. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


cuz iphone buyer are idiots lol 64 bit soc with 1 gb ram??
apple is fooling all the customers hahaha

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:38 6

15. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


If they are idiots, then what would you call those people buying the phones that the 5S beat? :)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/5
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/7

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:37

75. wildfiregt (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


That's browser test not cpu. Low pixels on screen helps alot. the iphone 5 does better than snapdragon 600 or 800 devices. Does this mean the cpu of the i5 is better ? no, it isn't. Just a Browser test damn it

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 15:09 2

79. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Page 7 of the anandtech review has all the GPU tests.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 15:28

81. awani1 (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


B4 u make anymore blonders pls note dat phone dat iphone5s beat nd fones dat beat iphone5s are often cheaper dan d iphone5s

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:07 6

43. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


No, we understand that marketing is able to sell any crap:

"Apple iOS Apps Leak More Personal Info Than Android".
"iPhones most vulnerable among smartphones"
"40% of iOS popular apps invade your privacy without any permission"

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:08 3

66. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


When the swine flu broke out, did you give credit to the hospital for admitting more patients, or blame the flu for spreading so quickly?

Same here, Apple's sales are not reliant on how good their products are, just how many stupid people are willing to buy them.

An excellent example would be the iPhone 5C. Apple literally cut corners with this one and tried to rip you people off my replacing the metal of the iPhone 5 with a plastic shell. Even the Apple overlords themselves said that they just found a way to make an excellent product at a lower cost. But the selling price is the same as if the iPhone 5 was to still be on sale, so whose cost did it lower? Obviously, Apple. Even after that, the 5C still sold a good few millions.

What does that tell you about their main demographic? These people are willing to buy what ever garbage Apple churns out, but that isn't what pisses me (and other fandroids) off, it's your money to waste and we don't give a crap. What we do hate is the fact that you're trying to justify wasting that money with out any valid arguments except "it sold 9 million, it must be good. Android never sold that much, Android sucks".

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:13

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


so what would you say about the flagship droids which are made of plastic or 5C material and sell for the same or nearly the same price as iPhones, what does that tell you about their main demofraphic?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:15 2

69. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


That's the thing, for Android, no OEM has ever sold a metal (or a premium material) phone and then replace it with cheap plastic and sell it for the same price. If anything, they did the exact opposite, the HTC One X and HTC One, One X made of plastic, One made of aluminium, both sold at the same price at launch. Companies should strive to give consumers the best deal for their money (or at least let them think they do) and yet there are people supporting companies that are doing the opposite (iPhone 5C, Xbox One, etc.)

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 18:33 1

87. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Here's the issue. If the iPhone 5 launched with the 5S, I don't think there would be very high iPhone 5 sales. It seems like there is a huge demand for a color iPhone and ultimately that's what Apple delivered. If people didn't want a colorful iPhone, they wouldn't buy it...

Don't forget, many stores like Best Buy are still selling the iPhone 5 they have remaining. Why aren't people buying it? Simple, it's cause they rather have the iPhone 5C. It's not up to you to decide what's best for everyone.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 17:06

85. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


"What we do hate is the fact that you're trying to justify wasting that money"

Who is "we"? Team Android? Yeah cos this all sounds so much less retarded.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 04:47

97. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


TEAM ANDROID HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 04:45

96. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


This is spot on. idiots at phonearena

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 02:54

95. kaira (Posts: 26; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Whatever bullsh*t you are spewing IOS is a crap...! Fact is: ANDROID ROCKS! I'm not starting any fanboys wars, just STATING THE FACT

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:25 3

2. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)


People are insane $$$$

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:31 2

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


how? they just spend ther money on what they want to? Be it a iPhone or a galaxy!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:39 10

16. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


People are really insane, queuing up outside the Apple store just for an iPhone.

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