Samsung Galaxy S III sells more than iPhone 5 in UK, remains the most popular smartphone
What’s even more interesting is that cuts to the price of the iPhone 4S has actually pushed last year’s Apple handset ahead of the iPhone 5 which only ranks as the third most popular smartphones in the UK.
And another curious fact is that in the top 10 of UK smartphones, there is not a single Windows Phone device. That is curious for a couple of reasons. The first one is that we have already seen the same thing happen with Windows Phone 7.x devices like the Lumia 900, where sources started spreading news about its popularity in a particular store, but that turned out to have little meaningful impact on overall sales.
And second because we are seeing the same story here with the Lumia 920. Nokia’s Windows Phone flagship was once again hyped to be not less than a “threat” to the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, but it does not even appear in the top 10 ranking for the UK.
Samsung’s Galaxy S II and the newly launched Nexus 4 (despite its limited availability) topped the five best devices list.
The top 10 of UK smartphones according to uSwitch is right below:
1. Samsung Galaxy S III
2. Apple iPhone 4S
3. Apple iPhone 5
4. Samsung Galaxy S II
5. Nexus 4
6. Samsung Galaxy Ace
7. Samsung Galaxy Note II
8. Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
9. Sony Xperia U
10. HTC One X
source: Trusted Reviews via Android Authority
14. MeoCao (unregistered)
hat's off to SS, 5 Galaxies in the list including the top spot.
28. andro. (Posts: 1974; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Tbh this is quite the normal outside of the US.I see the galaxy s3 outsell the iphone 3:1 on a daily basis. If you included Htc handset sales as well as sony etc then The ios handsets are only making a small fraction of sales figures week in week out. The apple induced slumber is gone and most customers have seen the poor effort apple has produced year in year out. In my store the iphone sold out first 2 deliveries,now it never does and are quite slow by apple standards for selling at all.
Unfortunately for the US,ifans are still drooling cash without any common sense and Apple has the patent system caught by the groin
42. TheMan (Posts: 427; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Andro, I'm always struck by how misinformed many iOS users are about a feature/app on the iPhone that they believe exclusive, or how a perception exists that it's the easiest smartphone to learn (I think WP is easier for first-timer).
I think advertising is the cause. Apple advertises a "gee-whiz" feature, which generates excitement. Samsung has learned this lesson, too, which helped. After that, it's the carriers like Verizon, who seems clueless (how does battling a futuristic robot make your want a new Android, Verizon?).
Do you see something similar in the UK?
65. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Samsung outspends every handset OEM in marketing/advertising. So I guess it is just marketing to dumb S-Sheep that accounts for any Samsung success?
68. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1110; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
hard work and innovation finally paid off from Sammy and any other company should take notes....if you wanna beat sammy rise above and innovate or you'll be too late!
71. barondebxl (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Yep, and its just getting started. The S3 was introduced to a bunch of new users who used to be iphone users. Now those people will wait for the S4, S5 or something else but not iphone.
59. metalpoet (unregistered)
Mostly Samsung! hell yeah!
4. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
your the only one laughing, everyone else just feels bad for you seeing as your level of maturity is below that of a child learning to crawl. your comment reflects this
7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Because iPhone is a piece of crap
Is it better?
13. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
haha see love how know your equating sales to been better yet when the iphone outsells android phones its because there stupid.. your logic fails on many levels
but dont worry you shall get those thumbs up, if you face facts right know your following the crowd, i find that funny you slate others for what you are doing
60. metalpoet (unregistered)
"haha see love how know your equating sales to been better yet"
Chaotocrazor: Why dont you go back to elementary school and learns the basics of forming a proper sentence and then come back here to talk some trash ;)
74. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
haha wow your a hard man arent you, acting tough over the internet kid.
please you like most on here are what we call the failurse in life, never have the balls to say it face to face.
second thats my typing on my achos g9, the autocorrect is horrific. but you keep acting tough little boy
maybe come out the basement one day see the real world
75. metalpoet (unregistered)
Aww did little ole 6 ft 25 year old who doesnt live in a basement hurt your feelings! ;) god its people like you that give me so much joy in my life to simply laugh at! you remind me of the bullies in high school that I used to slap around when I hit my growth spurt. Like I said before, go back to school and learn to form a correct understandable sentence, and THEN come back and make all the comments you want. At least let me understand the trash your talking ;)
And dont use your device as an excuse for lacking basic intelligence.
76. metalpoet (unregistered)
After reading your comments in the "Fox stealing phone" article, my outlook on you has changed good sir :)
45. BigBoss10 (Posts: 237; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
Iphone is not a piece of crao but it's a piece of is**t!! xD
5. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
Lol.. Guess the herd has been enlightened! :D
6. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
so when they bought iphones there following the crowd etc, when they buy the s3 there enlightened....
why is it
1. when the iphone was leading in sales its becuase people are stupid but when the s3 leads in sales this isnt the same case?
2. does this know mean sales matter as for many months many have ranted that sales dont mean anything. guessing now its in favor of samsung/android they suddenly mean everything right?
8. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
We are in era of multi user accounts, widgets, photo sphere...... iPhone has still icons....
12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
lmao that it widget, and multi user acconts....photosphere is a gimmick. it wont be widely used yet just like panarama isnt used as much as the standard shot
second so what the iphone has icons some people are ok with that . wp8 has live tiles in my opinion so much better then widgets...sure you wiill jump up and down on that one lol
and we are actually in the era of fanboys like yourself who attack other peoples choices
19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Well well, look who's showing to bash on Android just because people aren't buying the far inferior WP instead!
You really are a hypocrite.
Can you even formulate how on earth are live tiles better than widgets? And that's actually the only thing resembling an argument you could came up in favor of WP..it's ridiculous to even compare them.
21. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Here, a little something for your amusement.
Btw I'm using the best of all, Ocean HD wallpaper (not mentioned here)
23. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
haha lmao you forget mate i dont think sales means im a winner like you lot who believe your tied into the android world
second i put
''wp8 has live tiles in my opinion so much better then widgets''
you notice how i put my opinion as everyone prefers differant things so you saying im not entitled to my opinion and you call me a hypocrite. admit it your just another android fanboy ive seen so many and your one of the worst as youtry to act reasonable only when its in favor of android anyone says anything against and look at you, defensive and shameless
i wish i could meet you in real life, because like alll fanboys your up on it over the internet but in reality please your just some kid
32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
And you are showing up as a WP fanboy of the worst kind.. anyway a typical fanboy is the one who can't back up his opinion.
That's why I asked you to back yours up,..and you failed of course.
I can, and will back up every single pro-android statement I make.
That's the difference between you and me genius.
63. metalpoet (unregistered)
live tiles are pretty cool but i still prefer Android
20. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
No, my iFriend..... you have just icons....... iOS is an inferior product, deal with that...
We use these features ;-)
And WP tiles is the same like widgets =just place for icons or widgets..... are you able to see that?
But WP no one wants, sadly
25. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
yes thankyou proved my point beautifully, your classing me as an apple fanboy, then another android fanboy has called me a wp fanboy, contredict each other much lol been called an android fanboy, a nokia fanboy and a google hater too...any others i aint been called? your failing at trying to label me. face fact you are so biased its sad.
wp no one wants .........hmm yeah i know alot that want the 920 so thats bs right there just like i know afew who want the note 2.....im happy though as unlike you i can enjoy whatever i like or fancy buying....i aint stuck in one camp like you arrogant lot
tech lover= someone who enjoys all tech whatever the brand, someone who dont act superior through there personal choice
you lot all fail at that
34. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
that makes no sense, ohh i see saanything against android you have to be that one person....yeah no but you all have proved my point android users are so defensive, never act reasonable and swarm in hords to feel better
and i will say your ruining the comment section for everyone else who chooses something non android
64. metalpoet (unregistered)
omg chaoticrazor is taco!!!!! lol!
38. tedkord (Posts: 5514; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Live tiles are widgets, only stuck in more boring appearance.
55. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
But iphone is advertising Panorama in TV Ads in India :)
15. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
No my man. I still don't believe sales show that Android beats iOS. Over the years I have seen too many, trust me too many people buying the iPhones just to show it off without actually knowing how to use all the features (however limited they are). And when I used to show them things I could with my N8 like hotspot or direct HDMI output or I show them the level of customization I have on my S2 they're blown out of their minds and think "Hmm, how can I do this on my 4S?". I have been amazed by how people can blindly follow Apple just as a brand or status symbol.
Although, now I have seen many more people look towards Android simply coz they were bored out of their minds using iOS or maybe it was even because of Sammy's effective ad campaign promoting its flagship, we'll never know. 5 of my friends bought the S3 this Thanksgiving and I was the one pushing them towards it showing its differences from the iPhone5 and believe me they are very very happy with it. They've found how awesome and intuitive things can be when they can share a webpage or apps just by touching their phones through Android Beam and now no one wants to go back to the dull app-drawer that is iOS.
I'm not saying iOS is a waste. I like some aspects of iOS like its fluidity and ease of use and integration of all of its services but in the end its just not for me. I like freedom.. freedom from being forced to use iTunes, freedom of installing apps from wherever I want, freedom of hotspot, and the freedom of endless levels of customization.
You can deny all you want but Google will take over the world sooner than you want to admit. I know its scary but I think the days of SkyNet are approaching but no one's really worried if the robots appear in the form of those green little droids!
26. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
this is what shows how much of a fanboy you are too
''You can deny all you want but Google will take over the world sooner than you want to admit. I know its scary but I think the days of SkyNet are approaching but no one's really worried if the robots appear in the form of those green little droids!''
seriously cant you get into reality ...its pathetic you really enforce the stereotypical view people have of those who like tech......the classic living in a basement image.
no ones taking over the world get a grip
46. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Till Google fights for our freedom its OK ;-)
Apple fights just for money: because of his bribing we all in the world pay higher prices for ebooks.......
47. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
cant be rational with deluded people like you, google could not give a damn about freedom, there looking to make money just like apple, samsung, nokia etc none care about you
but you keep living in your deluded world, i will live in reality where all companys just want to find ways to get more money out of us what ever way possible
31. joey_sfb (Posts: 3475; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
This isn't the same case because, Apple still make 60% of global mobile phone profit while only having 14% of the global market share.
If feeding such high profit margin isn't stupid i don't know what else does!
62. metalpoet (unregistered)
It isnt just a matter a biase towards the Samsung Galaxy S3, if any other manfacturers come out with something worth owning and beating out sales of the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, then I will gladly be happy for them as well. Its time that Apple starting putting intelligence in their "smart" phones. A smartphone isnt entirely about user friendliness, its about innovative software, hardware, sophisticated looks, and being able to do what other phones cannot do. Its getting to the point where basic phones can do just as much as an iPhone. Until they can raise the bar and stop making pretty phones and start making smartphones, they will fall behind the very smart Asian Electronics Manufacturers.
67. darkkjedii (Posts: 13340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The thumb downs indicate that u r rite bro, and android fans can refute u so they. Thumb u down. Good post bro. Green thumb from me
22. MeoCao (unregistered)
Very disappointing, Sony has overtaken HTC as 3rd biggest OEM in UK.
10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 861; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Very nice :)
Not at all suprised about the Lumia920 situation, its history repeating itself, as PA has said, i just knew it really wasn't actually selling as well as MS and Nokia would like to believe.
27. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
It's not really the same.. Lumia 920 will sell FAR better, in comparison.
There's still a huge number of die hard Nokia fans that were holding up for that phone.
The look at gizmodo phone of the year poll(where the phone is taking an incredible majority of votes) is shocking. I just don't get it.
One would think the bloody thing is the eighth wonder of the world!
33. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
yet the n4 been raved about isnt suprising? it doesnt offer anything new
you cant accept a phone not on android is wanted and been talked about more.
its not just nokia fans, many who used to have android are looking at it,its all about choice if they like it and want it whats the problem. why do you have to talk down to anyone not worshipping android yes worshipping your one of the worst
theres no respect on here
36. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
You are mentally disabled.
I don't know why I'm even wasting my time with you.
Nexus 4 offered a previously unseen value for the price!
I call that something new.
Nokia 920 is a great phone.
I would have no problem if it won that poll by a reasonable margin.. it would be perfectly understandable.
But 86 percent of votes over everything else?!?
That is just downright crazy, and every sane and objective person would see it as crazy.
Now, by now I definitely realized you are far from being a sane mind , so I really am done wasting my time with you.
44. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
''You are mentally disabled. ''
this shows how low you are, your basically internet scum
you keep telling yourself whta you like, the fact is your a fanboy, and face this out of the 2 of us im so much more open minded then you
all you could say about the n4 is price, which proves my point the n4 is average if you take price away but you wouldnt accept that either
done with you on this, your a low life with what you said, i hope you dont find yourself in a situation where you become ''mentally disabled. '' karma might enjoy that
51. carlos5593 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
How can you possibly say the nexus 4 doesn't bring nothing new? Compare it to the 920 on wp and the I phone 5.it has way, way more features than any other competitor, and at a incredible price point.
57. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
If 920 was in same price band as N4 (allowing about $150 handicap to Nokia for M$ License + Camera etc) i would go for 920. Anything above 500 for 920 pushes me to N4. And i can wait for N4 to be fairly available and in no hurry to buy from black market.
41. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 861; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Lol, a poll? ON GIZMODO!? Dont make me laugh.
11. MixMaster (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)
I have both S2 and S3. So I am not surprised that the S3 is still in the lead after 7 months because I know how good it is. I'm surprised by the S2 (great phone indeed), after all this time 4th place. Wow!
35. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 861; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Same here, also have S2 and S3, not at all suprised that both are doing so well, the S2 is still better than most smartphones, especially those of rival platforms like WP and BB. :)
16. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
haha, how is the original ace selling more than the ace 2?
17. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1101; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Nexus 4 is in the 5th! Even with the extremelly limited availability? Wow! And only was sold for one hour during the month :P
I seriously would love to hear the numbers about how much it actually sold.
39. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 861; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Great to see a Nexus raking in great sales though, LG needed this, they have great potential.
18. wolf_in_sheep (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
Microsoft/Nokia is like a kid who shout "HELP, HELP, there's a WOLF....".
First time, he shout, people willing to help
After a couple of time, no one take this kid seriously.
Microsoft/Nokia/WP is doomed. No one will ever believe Microsoft / Nokia / WP anymore.
29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
whats this based on, it makes no sense
the real question is and i would love an answer why do you all bang on about freedom and choice then use every oppurtunity to slate other choices and through out the classic ''there doomed or ''there history'' lines to those offering something differant..
reality is android fans want everything android, they rant on about freedom but only if its android...they dont want others to have the freedom to choose wp8, iOS, bb10, sailfish etc
37. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2873; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I think it's pretty safe to say that this thread is done with your whining. Good grief, man. Give it up. No one cares.