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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales slumped to 5 million units in August, still topped the ranks

0. phoneArena 16 Oct 2013, 04:57 posted on

Despite still being the best-selling smartphone in the traditionally slow August, the Galaxy S4 sell-through rate has dipped to 5 million units then, which might have prompted Samsung to speed up the development and release of the Galaxy S5...

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posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:02 3

1. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I would've liked to see the Top 10 "smartphones" sold Globally in August 2013 :/

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:03 3

13. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I'm not surprised about the lower than expected sales. I love my S3 but I wouldn't upgrade to the S4... It's still an amazing phone, but I just don't feel like it was a big enough improvement. Hopefully the S5 is more innovative.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:44 2

25. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


every phone that comes out doesn't have to be innovative every time.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:29

29. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Or maybe you couldn't afford it, or just not telling us the truth, tht you dont have S3 at all.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:57 1

30. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I have the S3, I'm typing on it now. But I didn't get the S4 for the same reason, it just not enough of an upgrade.

Now the Note 3 is looking like it's well worth it.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:07 2

33. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


You're accusing me of not owning the S3 because I said I wasn't upgrading to the S4?
How'd you come to that conclusion..

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:35 1

37. techaman (unregistered)


i was the same my s3 is great s5 will be the one i go to.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 13:36 1

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


Your opinion. Every one else think S4 was a big improvement on S3. Whichever way, any phone which comes out is meant to be be an improvement on the previous.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 19:58 2

47. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Your right it's my opinion that's why I said "I wouldn't upgrade to the S4"
I didn't speak for anyone else.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:07 2

2. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


Their must be plastic everywhere!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:16 28

5. neilmac66 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


You are absolutely right! In all smartphones, in your TV, in your car and in almost all devices and items you use on a daily basis!! WOW Plastic must be really kool!!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:14

22. Razrman (Posts: 76; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Yep, and then you cover the plastic with another plastic cover :)

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:58 2

31. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yep. Instead of some metal that is going to interfere with radio signals

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:39 1

38. techaman (unregistered)


thats why apple tried it with 5c and got it wrong.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:08 4

3. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Good job Asha 501!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:14 8

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Why isnt iPhone 16+32gb sales combined? All those other phones up there have other storage variants too...?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:05

32. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Calm down. They split GS4 sales up, to. This was only the international version. They didn't count US variants.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 15:56 1

45. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Not even mad...? And you realise there are storage variants for the international version for GS4.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:41

39. techaman (unregistered)


because they are different phones storage and and 5s and 5 and "different" other wise you could combine the s4 and s3 since they are the same

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 15:55

44. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I mentioned nothing about the 5 and 5s, they're two different phones and it doesn't take a child to recognise that they shouldn't be added together. I really don't understand the point of your comment

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:26 11

6. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


iPhone is Joke
Galaxy is Yeah ! True Smartphone

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:15 2

23. Razrman (Posts: 76; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Wow, Note 2 still in the top 10, nice

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:32 5

7. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Are you kidding !!! Wait whaaaaaaaaat !
Why iPhone 5 sales are split in 2 for 16 GB and 32 GB! This is the stupidest thing ever ! What the hell is going on here as if the 32 GB iPhone 5 is not an iPhone 5 ! I see what has been done here ! This is truly a shame ! And I think PhoneArena must note that !

Sorry to ruin the happiness of Sammy's fans but this research indicates that the iPhone 5 is the top selling smartphone globally !

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:54

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's odd, they shoulda just combined as just the iPhone 5.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:46

26. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yeah its best they separate them to be fair

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 10:24

27. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I agree but you shouldn't be comolaining since Apple is the king of misleading positive press and statistic stretching. If one misleading stat goes against them they still have 99% of the misleading stats going in their favor such as that last article about handsets that receive updates the longest.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:09

34. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


First, your statement is totally unfounded, since they didn't give any numbers for any other phone on the list. For all you know, number 2 and number 3 sold a million each.

Secondly, they split GS4 sales also. This is only the international version, the US variants weren't counted.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:12

35. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And, were you griping when Apple announced total sales of two different phones at launch, instead if reporting what each sold, to try and pad their numbers?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:47

40. techaman (unregistered)


apple wish think of it this was the iphone 5s was limited because they are on back order because every person wanted something new like a campaign color, so they waited and and found so many things wrong with the io7 and the fact that it looked like android and just went and got a android phone. But the s4 is what now 6 months old and even the 5 mil units this month kick most other phone asses. apple did 5mil on 5s first week or 2. unless apple adds something new and bigger screen like it is about to they will lose more and more since no jobs to help talk about new phones.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 16:47

46. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Someone needs to go to elementary school to learn English

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