Samsung Galaxy S III = world's best-selling smartphone of Q3 2012
According to some data by Strategy Analytics, Samsung's Galaxy S III has managed to grab the top spot by selling the whooping 18 million units during the three-month period, which accounts for a smartphone market share of 11%. The second place belongs to Apple, which has moved about 16.2 million units of the iPhone 4S. The success of the GS III is mainly attributed to its large touchscreen, global distribution and generous carrier subsidies, as well as customers holding off purchasing the 4S in anticipation of the iPhone 5.
However, Strategy Analytics believes that things are likely to change in the fourth quarter of the year, as the iPhone 5 has seen a solid start of its sales, and the GS III will probably not sell as much. Nonetheless, having a single phone model being such a competitive rival to the iPhone is very impressive and comes to show that Samsung is definitely on the right track.
1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 336; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Finally,iphone era is started tumbling down.folks are becoming smart in choice......
6. MeoCao (unregistered)
"as well as customers holding off purchasing the 4S in anticipation of the iPhone 5"!?
Well and Apple may come back in Q4 b-c people will hold back from buying in anticipation of SGS4.
9. Aeires (unregistered)
Apple will come back. Everyone who follows them knows they have one big quarter (release date), one average quarter (Christmas season), and two small quarters for the iPhone.
What is impressive for the S3 is how many units they've sold annually, it might be right there with the iPhone5 model in total units sold. Every year it the S series sells more, Samsung has a winner and knows how to bring it. Lawsuits aren't slowing them down either.
16. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1042; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Mark this day people of earth for the Apple has been squashed and made into apple pie :)
Now a real smartphone has actually taken the top spot and a well-deserved one!
And not for nothing but hey why are the numbers of Apple's second place due to iphone 4s...just goes to show what a fail device the iphone 5 is!
27. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Samsung dont deserve this .
Real manufacturers that deserves to be on top are Sony , HTC and Asus
35. android4president (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
how do you mean? Deserve? I mean Samsung has been the most innovative company for a while now and the fastest bringing updates and features. So I dont really understand your statement
40. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Actually they do Smasung not only make phones they make this too! TV + Video
Blu-ray & DVD Players
Home Theater Systems
Memory & Storage
Washers & Dryers
Cell Phone Accessories
Printer Toner & Supplies
Digital Camera Accessories
That seems like a manufacturer to me
57. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I have several Samsung mobile phones and I uses a Samsung as my gaming tv .
Just that recently found out that Samsung is not as good as it used to be
61. ajac09 (Posts: 1108; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
dont tell the isheep that they think all samsung makes are phones lol
42. GeekMovement (Posts: 1136; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
thelegend is an anti-Samsung, so it's natural for her to keep bashing them on every PA article. Just another troll.
55. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Some of your "comment words" like tablets, TVs, stuff like that go under some catgories
Ex: washers and dryers go under home appliances
58. nobelset (Posts: 244; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
"she" is a guy. His name obviously proves it, as I'm quite familiar with Asian names :D
43. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Oh One more thing i forgot to add is that UI on the iphones thats Samsung and the components on the iphones thats Samsung and that cool chip that inside of the iphones Thats's Samsung seems like a manufacturer to me! Please research!
45. zuckerboy (Posts: 443; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
you dont deserve to comment what samsung deserves too
47. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Sony!!!! Really???? I haven't brought any of Sony's product in a long time. They are just like Apple, but a Japanese version. They had tried so hard to make everything their way for almost a century now. And the only thing that they succeeded is the Blu Ray. And with that they had to share the innovation with others or they wouldn't have gotten that far. They failed with a lot of their products trying to make things standard on their own terms. And Sony don't make their own screens or chips.
HTC can go down with Apple, too. Since their new device is so like Apple. The only thing that keeps them apart is Android OS!!! Really built in batteries and you remove SIM cards like the IPhones!!!.
ASUS, they need to stick computer components, Thats what they are good for all their other stuff are way over priced and rated. Thats because they dont make them.
All I can say is that, Samsung is one of the very few companies that engineers and makes most of its parts from scratch of their own!!!!!!!!!!!!! They deserve it, if every device out their in the world requires some part of Samsung. From micro chips, transistors all the way to their LED and OLMED screens. What is sad for Apple is that, major parts of their device IS made by Samsung.
If they stop playing the claim of, "we are the innovation and make of our device" and release their OS to others to build their phone around it, than might be a better company!!! In people need to understand, THAT IS VERY FAULTS CLAIM!!!!!!
54. GENERAL-LEVY (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
when it comea to design, SONY is the master.
56. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
I dont know about Samsung...But Sony came number 3...Thats what makes me even more happy...
2. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)
Finally, samsung kick your a**, apple, huahaha
3. tech2 (Posts: 825; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
and its even sweeter coming from Ray S. ;) .....kiddin'
4. anshul0000 (unregistered)
5. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 626; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Samsung doesn't know what their are doing, they are on the right track just because Samsung Galaxy SIII is culturologically signified as an iPhone opponent, as Apple entered in era of hatred in the last year or so.
7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
so people do not want to have a smarter and smaller device than PC at all? :)
12. Aeires (unregistered)
The average consumer doesn't pay any attention to that, they bought the S3 because it's an awesome phone. People like us who comment in tech sites might have bought it for your reason, but we aren't the average user
Great phone + great marketing by Samsung = lot of S3 units sold. Galaxy Note II is also selling well for the same reason.
18. jroc74 (Posts: 3459; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I agree. I'm willing to bet the vast majority of the general public didnt even know lawsuits happened.
37. weinerslav (Posts: 121; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
I doubt that, apple is not hated by regular users! I would give you credit if you'd say that the galaxy s line is associated with top of the line technology, even if you think it isn't, that is a thing that people already accepted they don't care about in the iphone, and samsung is snatching the people that care, even if they don't understand the meaning of technologically more advanced, the samsung advertising team made a job well done in that matter, and it seems to me that apple is rushing to catch up...
44. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
They do know whath they are dougn obvisously since Apple uses them for everything, the components in the iphones is from samsung that super fast chip in the phone thats samsung, the UI in apple phones thats samsung too! so i think they do know what they doing! get your facts straight
11. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
YES !! People are finally starting to realize how much they've been ripped off by Apple ! GO Samsung !
13. jove39 (Posts: 1132; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I am glad for Samsung. But SGS3 beating iPhone4s is due to people waiting for iPhone5. Lets wait for Q4 results SGS3 vs iP5!
20. redmd (Posts: 761; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
then let's wait for Q1&Q2 2013 due to people waiting for SGS 4.
15. ajac09 (Posts: 1108; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
dont tell the isheep this they will find some way to keep everyone else down. They all think the iphone is the best selling device period and refuse to listen when other phones do better.
17. xfire99 (Posts: 264; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Now peopels know why Apple suing Samsung over and over again. A bad loser, will use any dirty trick to stop their rival and have failed badly recent.
19. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
Personally there is just more you can do with the GS3, thats why people prefer it. Plus its a gorgeous phone for being PLASTIC.
22. lzsbleach (Posts: 154; Member since: 20 May 2012)
You know what would be a good strategy for them; updating all the new GS 3's there making to 4.1 so the people getting it wouldn't have to worry about updating the phone. If they could do that, that would be smart and a good strategy.
23. Panta (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
All I can say is I love Apple, I have loved them since before the multicolored clamshell laptops! But I love my S3 even more. I could spend 1000 of words explaining why. One of the main things is that I don't have to "sync" my phone to iTunes on every computer I connect my phone to, that is just so frustrating! And everyone who doesn't have an iPhone doesn't have to jail break it to get it to do that. The S3 just works like you want it to.
33. Panta (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
Really, well that's cool, I didn't know that. The only thing that would keep me from trying it though are all of the software quarks and viruses Microsoft software has had a bad history of having.
38. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Ive never had any sort of virus on my macbook, now when my norton ran out on my desktop windows the first day i ran a virus detection program there were 31 viruses even though i had been at school all day long. wiped everything v.v
63. Sniggly (Posts: 6218; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Gotta stop visiting all of those porn sites.
24. Buddhikawi (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
what a wonder Android has done to samsung... I wonder why people like cheap plastic crap this much.. when there are more solid builds like sony..
26. mydi.maus (unregistered)
APPLE IPHONE6 next year release(Q2) with its A6X .4x cpu +graphics isight camera,10 mp back cam and 2.0 mp front cam. and GALAXY S4 WILL BE SITTING DUCK!
29. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Galaxy s4 with second generation Exynos 5?
With full hd screen?
With 3000mah battery?
With 13mp camera?
With heavily upgraded and revamped software?
You better bring iPhone 7, troll
48. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
awwww, Didn't all Apple's fan claim better every next generation???? Have not seen the past released of all devices. Apple's has been playing catch up with others. Of course the next IPhone will be better like always, BUT BETTER THAN THERE PREVIOUS IPHONE!!!!!!
I can a sure that Samsung will come out with hardware and futures that Apple havent thought of.
Like the current models as we speak, IPhones cant even do have of it!!!!
28. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Aaand in the UK for example, it's STILL selling better than iPhone 5!
30. mydi.maus (unregistered)
GALAXY S4 2013 TROLL OF THE YEAR...
31. Sniggly (Posts: 6218; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I have to say, for the first time I am seeing customers come in asking about and seeking to purchase a phone other than an iPhone with a frequency approaching those who are coming in for an iPhone. Samsung has done an outstanding job with its marketing push.
36. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I am PROUD to be the owner of the phone which killed the iPhone - not just in functionality as has been the case since the G1 - but in number of units sold as well.
Apple's quick demise just caused me to shed a tear. Of joy.
52. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I still have my captivate...better phone than the iphone 4...and mine has JB 4.1.2.
39. gallitoking (Posts: 4572; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Samsung is smart to released their flagship on the weakest Q for Apple.. Q4 will be back on track for Apple.. and Samsung will be second best just the way it should be..
51. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
How is that working out? Not that great -http://www.trustedreviews.com/
46. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 884; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
This is no surprise to me, but they made a great device. The SGS3 has also elevated their own brand with the emergence of the Note II and others. Are they the best cellphone company ever?? Thats based on opinion, but I will upgrade to the Note II in December and stay with samsung because they're more innovative than most of their competitors
49. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
THE BOTTOM LINE!!! The S3 does way more than what an IPhone can do!!
The question for you IPhone's fan is, WHAT CAN IPHONE DO THAT THE S3 CAN'T?
I would answer the other way but, its much to list what my S3 can do that IPhone can't,
And this why people are buying the S3 over the IPhone.
59. phonemonkey (Posts: 135; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Your all brainwashed
Every company that makes android phones piggy backs the android operating system.
Their phones are only as innovative as all the other android smorgasboard of phones with a slight deviation in design.
Apple not only makes their own products
They make their own software and operating system as well.
All samsung htc and other androids do is copy and paste
62. Sniggly (Posts: 6218; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm going to have to go with no on that one. There has been imitation on both sides, but also innovation. Apple designs their own hardware (and how much they do that is up for debate) but they most definitely don't build it. Most of the parts are fabricated by other well known names like Samsung, Sony and Sharp. The final assembly is completed by factories like Foxconn.
FYI, many of the really cool little features of ICS and above started out as additions to Android via OEM skins.
60. wojey (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
wait, did the iphone 4s sold 16 million units only in Q3? That's impressive for a phone that is a year old.