Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 10 million sold mark with no help from the U.S.
0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2011, 14:25 posted on
The sizzling hot Samsung Galaxy S II has sold 10 million units world-wide one month faster than it took the original Galaxy S to hit that mark; as amazing as that sounds, the 10 million units sold in 6 months does not include the U.S. market...
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86. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Galaxy S2 sells the same price as iphone 4, unlocked here is 50 bux cheaper than An iphone. Also some people are just dealing with Certain someone that said no android device sells well or makes nice numbers. And seriously? Of all thing you could come up with you came with the ipad kidney kid? A girl wanted to sell her virginity for a Justin beiber concert ticket, does it makes him the greatest singer in history?
Or are you being sarcastic?
87. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
honestly, how many other phones rival the SG2II out of the states? a few mediocre motorola's, htc's, blackberry, nokia (cough), & iphone. its a diff. smartphone climate within the states where you have several smartphone titans. SG2II outside the states is a big fish in a small pond. why is 10 mil surprising?
88. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
There are many dual core outside us from everyone, but samsumg had the best campaign so far, others need to put more money on marketing, it leads to success
91. pongkie (Posts: 533; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
mom got sgs2 it's a great phone, told her to wait for the apple announcement this October before she buys but she cant wait
I wonder what apple got this October
98. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
This is normal and it should sell more.
I own a s2 and it is a great great phone
101. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
I'm not surprised at all, once samsung takes their software to a whole new level (esp. timely software updates), their sales would even skyrocket upto the moon. . .
Back in my College days samsung sells expensive, good looking but crappy phones, but now that's just history, they've been blazin everybody (ok MAYBE exept iphone for some) in their trail. . .
102. 10aera (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
This has become a huge discussion about iPhone vs Galaxy SII. however is a pointless discussion in the sales concept. The Galaxy 2 has a huge number of direct competitors (phones with similar specifications and the same OS, either from the same manufacturer (Samsung) or from others (Atrix-motorola, Sensation-HTC, X2-LG, Arc-SE, etc.) it has some relative competitors (phones with different specifications and the SAME OS) either from samsung, lg, sony, htc, and hundreds of other phones by other manufacturers running ANDROID. and undirect competitors (phones with similar or different specifications with DIFFERENT OS) such as APPLE, NOKIA, and BLACKBERRY and any WINDOWS, BADA, etc devise. Therefore, SII rules over many other options offering exactly the same package or a very similar one, all with ANDROID on it. APPLE, on the other hand, has no competition offering the same software under similar specifications, but just undirect competitors. A person who wants iOS has no oher option but buying the iPhone, a person who wants ANDROID has hundreds, probably thousands of options. Therefore the difference. Suppose that APPLE,( in a humble way that would be totally unliked from them, but totally common from GOOGLE) free its iOS to whatever manufacturers want to use it, and suppose as many phones (from Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, etc) were running APPLE's OS, do you actually think APPLE, with its overpriced brand and products, were able to sell not even the tenth from what they sell today? Of course not... That's the real condition that the SII is facing and it's what actually makes amazing that a single phone running the same OS that hundreds of ANDROIDS are running can achieve 10M sell outside US borders. Thanks.
103. 10aera (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Of course, since iOS is offered by APPLE only in a one time offering during the year adds another advantage for the iPhone. There's a fierceless competition on ANDROID's side... By the time a manufacturer, such as Samsung, markets its newest creation... There is another one being created with equal or better specifications than the First one comming 3 or less months after it. APPLE, with its iOS exclusivity, guarantees a single iPhone being merchandise per year and people buying a single creation for the whole year if iOS is their preference. But what if iOS were free as ANDROID is for all manufacturers... By the time APPLE releases its creation there would be hundreds of iOS devises, as bunches of competitors come for the SII with ANDROID, using the same specifications used by APPLE, and all running iOS (hard to achieve differenciation as the SII has achieved, don't you think?) reducing, therefore, the general sells of APPLE devises and increasing amazingly the sells of the many other manufacturers offering worst, similar, or better hardware, but with the same iOS than the restrinted single choise offered by Apple.
104. 10aera (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Of course, i'm not saying that if there were one single breed of Android devises, the way it actually happens with iOS, that devise would sell more than the iPhone. NO! On the contrary, Android grew the way it did thanks to the countless manufacturers and single cellphones (either cheap or not) supporting the Platform. And I really do not think that Google would put the necessary strenght that Apple put to create, expand, commercialized, and outsand its iPhones over the last 5 years. But we are not talking realities in here, because the reality, history, and context of iOS is different from ANDROID, and the reality and context of the SII doesnot match with the iPhone's. Therefore, contexts must be changed in order to fit: suppose that taking into consideration that ALL ANDROID devises with EQUAL OR BETTER HARDWARE than the iPhones (no matter the manufacturer: htc, lg, sony, samsung, etc.) were taken as being a single devise (let's say a devise created by all manufacturers and this single devise were not eclipsed by any other Android device for a whole year) the way the iPhone and iOS do... What would be the statistics then taking into consideration today's Android reality?.... Far from even for Apple... Right? I know the reality is much more fair for iFans... But the truth is that contexts and reality are not fairly compared between the iPhone and SII. iOS fans buy Apple due to the lack of other options offering equal or better specifications, hardware, and designs running the same iOS. Moreover, iFans were not as eager buyers if Apple's iOS were inside more affordable brands and products that really charge you out of specifications and better hardware and not out of branding and stocks. Thanks.
105. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
@10aera great post(article)completely agree with you...you should maybe start writing for phonearena...they need it lol
123. 10aera (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Thank you very much taz89... And definetelly i would like to do it if they ask me... But well, it was just my personal opinion as an owner of the SII. Bye.
114. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)
This phone is the phone to rule all phones! definately the best by far!
122. ryq (unregistered)
i wonder how many htc sensation were sold? it seems htc dont like to release their individual sales figures just the whole. i always thought htc sensation is second best to samsung's galaxy s2.
129. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
they probably sold well as well...its been in the top 5 in mosts sales charts that i have seen