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Samsung growing to top smartphone brand in Europe, iPhone slowing down in Europe in Q2 2012

0. phoneArena 06 Aug 2012, 09:18 posted on

We’ve already seen the quarterly sales data of Android and iOS - major researchers like Strategy Analytics, IDC and Canalys all agreed that Google’s platform…

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posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:54 2

124. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


stuck really 92%... Android and their high specs phones will be close to 70% but on a positive spin... you guys have big screens.. and thats about it..

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:55 2

125. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Agree and not agree...

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:33 1

137. tedkord (Posts: 12281; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What we have is choices. That's what iPhone users don't have. We also have access to the latest hardware (how's that 3g you got two years after the rest of us, now that we've been rocking LTE for nearly two years, you can hopefully have it this fall)

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 16:32 1

171. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I cant speak for everyone but choices is not what attracts to Apple.. for me was the smooth OS. is well polish smooth and for me has been lag free something I didn't have in Android.. everyone of the 92% has their own reasons that's is mine

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 17:51

178. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


True and agree.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:22 3

133. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


92% of a market share getting smaller and smaller everywhere except the US. The shift we've seen in store of iPhone users changing and upgrading to android is significant. Their are also are large percentage who would like to change from the iPhone larger due to the need for change from the same ui over and over however they have invested so much in apples locked down system with iTunes,apple propriety charger docks and car equipment that however as much as they desire to change they cannot as they cannot except losing so much of what they had to pay to use apples 'iPhone only' environment of software equipment and even chargers

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 17:51 1

179. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very well said Andro!!!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 09:50 2

18. TortillaSlap (Posts: 43; Member since: 05 Aug 2012)


that's also a misnomer. The highest selling Samsung models are the SGS2 and SGS3, both which have the same price as the iphone... and higher. That whole "well, its more expensive in europe" crap is just crap excuses. Depending on the carrier many phones are subsidized. The SGS3 launched at $700+ and still had 9 million pre orders.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:25 3

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"The highest selling Samsung models are the SGS2 and SGS3, both which have the same price as the iphone... and higher."

Maybe only in US, look at my comment #27. ;)

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:43 2

33. MeoCao (unregistered)


I guess in US iPhone has bigger subsidy from carriers so it can sell at the same price as SG3. May be that's why carriers see iPhone as a necessary evil and often try to direct buyers' attention to other phones?

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:49 1

36. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't know, you see the prices I have provided in my comment #27 is without any contracts, just device price.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:56 2

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


Galaxy phones are cheaper in Europe than an iPhone. Also the 9 million preorders were by retailers not customers.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 11:36 3

51. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Yes they were by retailers and carriers but am sure they were just ordering what there own pre-orders were...if there pre orders were low then they would not be ordering that many.also it was 9 million pre orders even before the phone was released and only recently they said they sold 10million. My guess is its doing very well..as for price of the galaxy compared to iPhone it really depends which country you are from...for example in the UK the s3 is £500+ same for the the 4s... please let's not start a fanboy war

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 11:39 3

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


The GSIII is already being discounted down almost 50% off in the US. Android is a cheaper product. That's just the way it is.

You should be telling your android buds not to start a fanboy war as this thread is troll comment after troll comment.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 11:47 4

70. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


They are not my android buds...I could care less about android or ios...I just purchase what I think fits my needs etc...I've owned both iphones and galaxy phones and the galaxy phoned fit my need more than the iphones. Mainly because I can't stand iTunes..as for some carriers etc discounting the s3..its only in the us ...and its usually places like amazon and best buy who are competing with the likes of Verizon and at&t..as for sprint they are dying so they will do anything to get customers...

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:01

84. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


More like you Have to be rich to keep up with Android!
Tech. Specs. Are Android, a new high-end device every 6months.....!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:46 1

143. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Android is a cheaper product. That's just the way it is."

And in your opinion what is the reason that Android devices are cheaper than iPhone, talking about Galaxy S III, One X and other flagships ?

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:35 3

138. tedkord (Posts: 12281; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, I'm sure those phones are all sitting in retailer shelves. You are wrong, as usual.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 14:47 2

158. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


FAIL.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:16 1

98. Mizmo (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


@TortillaSlap: that might be true for the USA, i don't know, but here in europe SGSIII was cheaper on launch than iphone4s 8 months after it's release.

iphone 4s 16gb: 599€ (742$)
SGSIII: 510€ (632$)
HTC One X: 475€ (589$)

SGSIII/One X were both about 550€ at launch. prices for BeNeLux/Germany

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:28 3

112. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Lithuania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania )

iPhone 4S (16GB) cost is: ~ 840 USD
Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB) cost is: ~ 782 USD
HTC One X cost is: ~ 696 USD

(All devices without any contracts)

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:29 3

114. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Prices today.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 08:06

189. s.mrabet (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Not true, Mizmo
In Holland the sgs3 launched with a price tag of 640euros!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 09:32 6

6. MeoCao (unregistered)


The real reason behind iPhone's increased market share in US is many more carriers sell it.

Android is winning even without the help of JB so we can see the iPhone downfall in the pipeline.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:57 2

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


Will you admit how wrong you are when the iPhone 5 smashes sales records and brings ios market share to all time highs?

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 11:23 2

45. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Weal wait and see, if it's the same design as the 4 it will be a fail, if it's different, await for the outcome!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:19 3

101. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It cant fail because its simply that.

Like the next Call of Duty game for example, there are little specifics known about it yet millions of people will/already have pre-ordered it. Then everyones gonna complain about the overpowered weapons and stuff like MW3, but it sells like millions and millions every year.

And Battlefield 3 didn't really win that much of the CoD fans either.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:35

118. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cool.... a green from me sackboy.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 11:31 1

48. MeoCao (unregistered)


I will admit that if JB phones cannot increase Android's market share everywhere.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 09:34 4

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If Apple keeps making low/mid-range devices (comparitively), they need to sell them at low/mid-range prices. I mean really, why would anyone want to buy something, when there's a better option for the same price or cheaper? Unless you're fully integrated into iOS and don't have the time to integrate into other options, or you just prefer iOS, you won't.

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