Samsung might have sold twice as many smartphones as Apple
0. phoneArena 26 Jul 2012, 09:26 posted on
For the first time in a while Apple sold significantly less iPhones than analysts expected - 26 million on projections for 28 million or more, and this might have…
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16. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
then why Sony can't sell more than apple then?
18. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Altho Sony maakes phones with amazing designs they are always late for releasin phones but here in china all i see is people using arc s and galaxy's more than the iphone
19. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
also sony dont always advertise their phones..
26. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Yeah even i disagree....
This post aint even about sony.. so stop flamin
15. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)
If Samsung could sell 10-12 million Galaxy s3 a quarter this year, together with another 10 million combined unit sales of Galaxy s2 and Galaxy Note, not including their mid range best seller like Galaxy Ace series down to their lower end like Galaxy Y series, they could at least close the gap of what iPhone (Apple as a whole) numbers do quarterly..
Apple earnings last quarter was 8.8 billion compared to Samsung's 6 billion.. Not bad Sammy.
23. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
not just galaxy lines there are samsung windows phone, there is galaxy ace, galaxy ace duo, corby, corby 2, corby duo, corby wifi, corby querty, samsung champ, champ2, champ wifi, there are other samsung phones as well that you haven't heard of and is selling like hotcakes in other parts of the world particularly asia. their phone arsenal were so diverse there is a new samsung phone every week. however, they must sold at least 10 of these feature phone just to match the price of a single prepaid iphone 4s 16GB.
22. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Not surprising in Apples weakest quarter - before the release of a mayor upgrade. It is still very impressive, considering this was Samsungs strongest quarter and Apple sells only products ranging from 360 dollars to 800.
24. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
I m happy that Samsung/Android stole a lot of potential iPhone buyers.
27. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
You can't tell before iPhone 5 launch.
29. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
No doubt iPhone 5 will sell very well. At least android and Samsung have shown to millions how a smartphone should be.
28. hitmantb (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Apple SOLD 26 million iPhones, at least 65% of which was 4S's (4 and 3GS are available in very few carriers at this point and produced in very limited quantities), that is 17 million 4S's.
Samsung SHIPPED 10 Galaxy S3's, that is a huge, huge difference. Until the 10 million is absorbed by end customers, the demand is limited. They got 9 million pre-orders from retail channels (not end customers) and only added 1 million more orders since then because SHIPPED devices take time to be absorbed.
The truth is Galaxy S3 + Galaxy Note + Razor + One X/S combined, still did not beat 4S last quarter. Where Samsung/Android is winning big is carrier availability and price war. You can not get unlocked iPhone for $100-$200 at Walmart/Prepaid carriers like you can for Android. World's biggest carrier, China Mobile still does not carry iPhones, neither does T-Mobile, Straight Talk, etc which all provide native Android devices.
However, I doubt Apple cares much when it still makes as much revenue/profit as Microsoft/Google combined, and as much profit as Samsung/Motorola/HTC/Asus put together. They still lock down the premium space. All iPhone 5 needs is a world chip that will tap into more carriers and they will beat 4S launch numbers easily. 4S's huge success was because of
This is coming from someone on a Galaxy Note with CM9 and will not purchase the next iPhone, telling it as-is. Samsung has very little tablet sales, that's why Galaxy Note (and huge Galaxy S3) works for them. Apple would never make a device like this, they want you to have an iPhone AND iPad.
Samsung = Toyota (all price ranges), Apple = BMW (starts at 3-series upper-mid range, and goes all the way up with elite devices like RMBP, Retina Ipad 3 etc). Their strategy is totally different and it is not fair to compare against number of units sold, when ~$100 unlocked Android phones dominate emerging markets.
30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Apple = BMW"
The difference between Apple and BMW is that BMW is worth big price while Apple's iPhone is just unreasonable overpriced.
Please don't compare BMW with such pathetic company like Apple, that just not right.
32. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
IPhone =Toyota corolla, it sells millions all over the world, reliable, functional.... that's about all. I would say some one is delusional if they think buying an iPhone is like owning a BMW.
33. hitmantb (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Samsung has everything from Corolla (prepaid $100 Android phones that sells crazy well) and Lexus (Galaxy S3).
Apple only serves the middle-upper tier, and it dominates both tiers.
34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
No Apple is premium and top of the line so it's BMW.
37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Premium is only prices of Apple products.
38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
It has a premium design, materials and functionality. Also top of the line customer service.
41. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
iOS functionality is poorer than Android's OS.
"Also top of the line customer service." - You meanservice which says "you're holding it wrong" ?
44. ph00ny (Posts: 1246; Member since: 26 May 2011)
So you think top of the line is BMW in luxury cars? haha
53. hitmantb (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
BMW is "affordable luxury", premium brand but still popular enough to sell in large numbers.
I think Apple tried to be Ferrari's in the 80's, and we all know how that went.
31. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
From users experience point of view and numbers of customers in a particular OS, android is far ahead. Millions already exposed and will adopt the superior smart phone platform android even if they are using entry level handset rather than stuck on what you called premium hardware but outdated and stagnant iOS. I congratulate the people.
39. ph00ny (Posts: 1246; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Apple is more like Acura
You can redress the honda model slap on a Acura logo to sell for more that what they're worth
43. ph00ny (Posts: 1246; Member since: 26 May 2011)
You make it sound as if you can get unlocked Galaxy S3/Galaxy Note/Razr/One X/S for $100 - $200 unlocked
As for the figure, aren't you ignoring the fact that S3 was out for partial quarter in some locations?
No one is disputing the fact that new iphone is under way and that this is typically the slowest iphone months but doesn't take away the fact that their sales estimate was missed by a million or two and another manufacturer has outsold them in a single category