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Samsung beats out Apple in terms of units shipped during the latest quarter

0. phoneArena 20 Oct 2011, 15:51 posted on

According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung unofficially shipped 20 million units in the third quarter which beat out the 17.1 million copies of the Apple iPhone shipped during the same time; in the June quarter, Apple topped Nokia to become the leader in global smartphone shipments, a title it seems to have lost...

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posted on 20 Oct 2011, 15:56 5

1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I'm not pro apple at all, but that's kind of expected sense the new iphone was going to be announced at the end of Q3...

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 23:06

53. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


OK- Objectively people, I am on AT&T and I am debating the 4S or the Samsung Galaxy S II. Tomorrow is the day I am buying.

I have been in the Mobile industry 6 years, but I am having the hardest time here :( I know the pros and cons of each. I've had the iPhone 4 (so convenient and mindless to use) before and I've had the Captivate (so easy to customize with Android goodness). I'm having a hard time here.

Any Help? Like, say for instances, above and beyond features?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 23:36 3

54. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


get the S2 ! better screen, battery, speed !!! and of course ANDROID !

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 01:14 4

58. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I just read it DOES have NFC and it also gets up to 21Mbps Download. Sold on the Galaxy S II!!!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 03:06

59. btbotimtim (Posts: 188; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


I like android over ios but Iphone retains higher resale value. Iphone 3GS 16GB has similar resale value as Samsung Vibrant 3G (IMO on Ebay).
spec-wise, Vibrant is better than Iphone 4 but the resale value is half of Iphone 4.
Both of them were $199 on 2-year contract.
Later when you want to opt out of your contract, you can sell your iphone and pay the ETF.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:03 4

2. cncrim (Posts: 854; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Come on!!! Apple had it days. All Apple need to do is 4" inches screen plus new body design... then sure it still be the king of smartphone instead the 2 two years lazy design keep the look the same.

Siri is only work well in the advertise, but I believe Siri is still in the baby step and it is still in the long way to perfection, I don't think it ready for main stream but Apple play catching up to Android that's why they just push it out the market while there are bugs to need to straight out.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:09 6

3. llcesar (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Yup, it seem that all the new 4S owners didn't realize that they paid to get the new 4S and basically paid to be Siri beta users

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 18:12 4

24. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@llcesar. So is the A5 chip and the 8mp camera on the ip4s also betas? Goodness, android fanboys are hilarious.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 22:06 3

51. llcesar (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Nope.. the chip is outstanding, camera outstanding.. thats why I said that "SIRI" is beta. I only spoke on Siri. They are perfecting Siri for Iphone 5. But for now, consider Iphone 5 users ginea pigs for Siri.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 18:10

23. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@cncrim. This report does not include the ip4s, so why are you including Siri and the ip4s in your comment as if this report includes the sales figures of ip4s? Typical android fanboy. Just posts whatever without understanding, tsk, tsk, tsk.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 19:49 1

37. cncrim (Posts: 854; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


PS: I do own iphone.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 20:02 1

40. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And you bought the iphone because you think android is better? Lol.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 18:52

31. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Don't forget battery life. It's a cell phone meaning people need to make phone calls, send texts, etc. and a larger screen will eat into battery life. The good news is better battery technology is around the corner and hopefully the price drops so the new battery can support BOTH 4G and a larger screen when the next generation of the iPhone comes out.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:10 5

4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sure, whine now. samsung spanked you. just like I said they would. Apple will have a Q4 boost from the i4s, but will it be enough to over take samsung with the nexusS and SGS2?
If Apple takes it again for Q4, i bet a paycheck to anyone that its only for Q4 and by Q1 2012 Samsung has them by 4 million units minimum.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:12

6. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Shipments =/= Sales. Samsung also shipped 6 million Galaxy Tabs, but apparently there are only 6 Honeycomb tablets in the wild period.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:18 3

7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I'll take that bet

who's whining by the way other than the vilage idiot?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 19:51 3

38. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


that be you the idiot

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:39 1

10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Do not troll articles, please

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:49 4

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Oh the irony....

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 17:22 1

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


There's no iRony involved here.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 17:31

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


you have just given me a great idea sir

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 17:48

20. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


did I now? what kind of iDEA did I give you?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 18:32

28. R_Truth (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


The truth has set me free!!!!

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 17:13

13. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


define troll?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 23:37 2

55. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Any comments made by The_Miz

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 17:28 3

17. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


do not feed the trolls and eventually they will starve to death

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 18:15

25. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@remix. And how many smartphones did Samsung release in the last quarter? You have to realize that the sgs2 among other samsung smartphones released in 2011 was competing with last year's ip4, and that the ip4 was only on 2 carriers here in the US vs all carriers with Samsung smartphones. And the iphone still took 2nd place. That's pretty impressive.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 20:09 1

42. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


omg, noone cares.. its OS vs OS. Samsung has sold like 30 million sgs1 and sgs2 phones.. and most of them since the sgs2 was released in the late spring. lik 95% of its smartphone sales were galaxy 1-2 sales. Apple was selling both the 4 and the 3gs. get off your whineyness. ugh.

for months we hear you brag about iphone sales.. now that they slump and lose top spot, its an excuse.

Even I say they MAY get it back for Q4, but they will lose it again by Q1. We will find out when the nexus prime launches as the demand for that seems to be much much higher than the 4s judging by all these polls.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 20:13 1

43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and as a side note, samsung did not have SGS2 for sale in america during Q3, which is its biggest market. Had they had it for sale in america the divide would be even larger.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 21:39 1

49. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Remix you put out a challenge and when I accepted crickets. Let's do something reasonable. Two options. Samsung vs Apple in q1 total smartphone sales. Loser

1. leaves PA forever

or

2. $200 bet that can be delivered via something like paypal.


You talked smack now back it up.

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