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Samsung Galaxy S5's first day sales were 30% to 100% higher than its predecessor's launch day sales

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Samsung Galaxy S5's first day sales were 30% to 100% higher than its predecessor's launch day sales
According to a report published Sunday out of Korea, first day sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 beat out the launch day sales of its predecessor. In some countries, sales of the new model doubled the amount of sales that the Samsung Galaxy S4 drew on its first day of release. Overall, sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 were 30% to 100% higher on its opening day, than the numbers achieved by the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was released on Friday in 125 countries, and will soon be offered in 150. Samsung says that it has received orders for millions of the device, and "the market is not yet saturated." Instead, Samsung appears to be worried about whether or not it has enough supply to go around. The main differences between this year's model and last year's phone, is the embedded fingerprint scanner on the front of the Galaxy S5, the heart rate monitor, improved rear camera, and the IP67 certification. This means that the phone can be submerged at a depth of 1 meter (3.2 feet) for up to 30 minutes, and survive. The quad-core Snapdragon 600 has been replaced by the Snapdragon 801.

Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S4 got off to a hot start, selling 10 million units in less than a month, before sales slowed down. The Galaxy S4's predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S III, took 50 days to accomplish the same sales total. The Samsung Galaxy S II needed 5 months to hit the 10 million sales mark, while the original Samsung Galaxy S reached 10 million in sales after 7 months.
 
Ironically, in many countries, Samsung Galaxy S5 buyers had to wait on long lines, which resembled the same lines that Apple iPhone buyers wait on whenever a new model is launched. Samsung had made fun of these iPhone buyers waiting on line, dating back to ads for the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Apple fans waiting in line for the iPhone? No, these are Samsung Galaxy S5 buyers in France, waiting to buy the popular flagship phone on Friday

Apple fans waiting in line for the iPhone? No, these are Samsung Galaxy S5 buyers in France, waiting to buy the popular flagship phone on Friday


source: ZDNet (translated)

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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 02:35 47

1. kobainez (Posts: 431; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I call this bullsh1t. I think samsung is lying. How could they sell more of this ugly crap when it's more ugly than its predecessor? If this is true that means samsung need to design galaxy s6 uglier than galaxy s5 to get more sells.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 02:37 75

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Haters comments count starts now. Dont be jealous take it easy. Lol.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 02:40 28

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


IMO the S5 looks better than the S4. Also, it does away with the gimmicks in the S4 and improves on basics like the camera, battery life and introduces a fingerprint sensor, something HTC couldn't manage to do with their M8. I'm no Android fan, but this is IMO the best Android phone on the market. So its not surprising to see people flock to buy it.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 02:47 12

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


That's where the Z2 comes in.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 02:55 17

7. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


IF it actually comes in.

What's the point in making a good device if you have such supply issues or have such heating problems ?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 03:04 4

12. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeeh because Sony knew that they are going to have supply issues.. It will come soon and it will rock

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 03:42 10

21. sipha (Posts: 438; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I think the reason theres 30% to 100% more sales on opening is essentialy caused by the fact that the S5 is available in 200% more countries than the S4... Otherwise i expect a quick cooling off in no time.. This is a very disapointing phone and reviewers are understating this!!

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 03:46 9

23. Gamas_K (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


It doesn't really matter how samsung phones look like, most of the buyers use case or cover on them

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 03:58 15

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Butthurt? cant you swallow facts.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 04:24 10

29. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Life's hard butthurt fanboy this aint stopping anytime soon.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 04:25 1

30. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


You just hating, I think you should buy one and start listening to music when you take a shower. Haha

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 04:41 13

31. Doakie (Posts: 2169; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Don't claim something rocks until it's been released, been reviewed and you've been able to own it for a little while to test it out. This whole "it will rock" firmly plants you into the fanboy category. Please just stop until it's released. You'll have plenty of time to gloat if it does rock.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 04:45 12

32. Doakie (Posts: 2169; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I thought reviewers have been saying this is a great phone? I thought it has one of the best screens available, the best battery life on a flagship, great camera and so on? It survived an hour in a pool and an hour in a washing machine. Who deemed that its a disappointing phone?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 04:49 2

33. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Well it has already been released in some countries and there are many reviews out already.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 04:51 9

34. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Z2 recycles the original Xperia Z's design. Also, its glass back is worse than the M8's aluminium body. Sony have a long way to go before they make a flagship that can compete with Samsung.
Till then its S5>M8>Z2.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 05:01 7

35. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


S5=Z2>>>M8. Ultragimmickpixel camera killed M8 for many.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 05:04 3

37. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


...... S5 recycles with the original Galaxy S design... Also, it's not any worse than M8, I would say they are pretty equal. Though M8 sure feels better in the hand. Z2>M8>S5 S5 beats Z2 in 2 aspects: slightly higher clocked CPU and more comfortable to hold. Z2 has better camera, nicer more premium design, more RAM, better speakers, water proofer, lighter skin, better display, noise cancelling and so on.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 05:13 2

38. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


See who is taking about sheeps...an isheep...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 05:26 1

40. sipha (Posts: 438; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Only thing worth mentioning from your statement is water proofing!! Everything else is just debateble, this phone has seen no upgrade from last years flagships.. & i know consumers are stupid, but i think after a while they'll be like "wait a minute, i can get the note 3 waayy cheaper, with the exact same amount of functionality and power, but with better design and battery"

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 05:53 4

43. Finalflash (Posts: 3382; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well, they have to understand, these might be first time smartphone buyers as well as people from Apple or WP or other Android camps that want to try the S5. They aren't people who have an S4 (some maybe), but those plus S3 owners can also be here for this. You have to imagine, even 10-20 million people is a drop in the bucket that is the 1 billion android phones that sell every year.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 06:08

46. aman5mathur (Posts: 183; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)


we call u apple fan

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 06:43 4

51. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


30-100% sale? ask what's the marginal cost of production and their gains and or profits! oh, BTW Samsung is cheap! LOL

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 06:53 16

52. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Sssh or else samsung will buy your a$$ off, Ultra cheap iBoy

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 06:53 19

53. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


The reviews have been mixed on this phone. Some were stating from being a rehash and others were claiming a phone to beat.

Any tech enthusiast should never rely on editorial reviews. It should be done on a personal hands-on basis.

My review is concluded by this:

I have always been an HTC man. My wife and I reluctantly purchased the Samsung S3 because it offered what HTC eliminated. We have been very satisfied with the devices. Friday, I purchased my S5 after spending about an hour and a half with it. The build is far better than the S3 and the software simply outpaces my S3 by a larger margine. The camera is phenominal for a smartphone with a far better focus speed. Pic quality is great. The screen is beautiful. Best I've seen on any phone thus far.

The "bandaid" look some reviewers claim the phone had, is simply false in my opinion. The design is quite pleasing to the eye and very confortable in the hand. It looks and feels solid for a polycarbonate casing(plastic has never been a problem for me anyway since I put a case on it). It may not be metal, but having access to the battery and sd card is a must for me and my wife. She absolutley fell in love with this phone. She will be getting hers in three weeks.

I can't say enough about this phone. It is only two days so far. But, I can say right now that this is easily the best smartphone I have ever owned.

Your own experience will always be what determines the end result. If you're a tech enthusiast, never listen to tech reviews. After all, it is their opinion; not yours.

John B.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 07:01 11

55. avasponge (Posts: 44; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Actually there are stories of the S5 display being the best one out.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 07:05 3

56. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


no one is jelly of this, the hate and dislike of this S5 is that it looks ugly. the S2 was the best design cause it was more sharp edged and the S3 was the ugliest having curves and bends everywhere. the S4 was ok, but S5,,,,,

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 07:10

58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


come on we are adults, not kids. whats the big deal if it heats up? all electrical devices heat up when used for a prolong time, like gameing and opening heavy flash website.

why dont you ignore touching that small part where the CPU. GPU is? or just put a cover on, simple...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 07:11 1

59. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


and also that phone looks so tall and long, looks very weird, also it looks uglier than the M7

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 07:13

61. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


LOOKS like your an apple iphone5 user whose so jealous and wished it had all these specs on his iToy5 phone

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 07:21 9

64. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Well, I'm not going to hash out what maybe false or fact in around the globe slaes. But, I can tell you that I had to wait in line for almost three hours to get my S5 Friday afternoon.

I also feel your comment is based on word of mouth rather than hands-on experience. It is not ugly at all. In fact, it was surprisingly far better in person than many review sites made it out to be. Samsung did a phenomenal job with this phone. Inside and out, this phone is awesome.

If you're going to play the metal card, keep in mind that materials are only skin deep here. As an HTC man, I found that Samsung has beaten HTC in every category with the exception of materials used. Even so, the S5 is better built than some reviews were reporting. The problem as I see it with HTC, is that it is the internal specs and software that gets a person through their everyday business and recreational practices; not the looks. HTC has once again fallen slighlty short of longevity specs. Samsung has out done HTC in what is really important for remaining more relevant through a two year contract.

John B.

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