Samsung phones account for nearly two thirds of all Android phones, research says
Dragging on the first first finding, it's interesting to note that even the combined might of well-known players, such as HTC, LG, Sony and Motorola can't light a candle against the South Korean juggernaut, as these account for less than 25%. As Localytics comments, Sammy is ruining the competition by a ratio of nearly 2 to 1, when pitted against the entirety of its Android rivals.
But, wait, it gets better (or worse, depending on where you stand). According to the study, among the top ten best-selling Android devices, eight are made by... yes, you guessed it, Samsung. The consumer electronics giant's Galaxy S line of smartphones has taken a firm grip of the smartphone market, and its three latest models are the most popular by far, followed by the Note II. You won't be seeing any competing product until you reach the HTC One and Motorola's Droid Razr, taking spot eight and nine, respectively. That's an overwhelmingly one-sided win for Samsung, regardless of how you look at it.
Looking at the tablet market, at first, it would seem like Samsung is doing somewhat worse, in comparison. A closer examination, however, reveals that while the manufacturer has 'only' five tablets in the top ten of the most popular slabs out there, these account for over half of all tablets, or 53%.
You and us both can say whatever we want to say about Sammy and its products, but as far as the general populace is concerned, Samsung is where it's at right now. At least when talking Android. And you can bet that it'll be a long while until somebody gets even close to narrowing such a massive advantage.
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Yay for Samsung phones, nay for Samsung tablets.
27. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Not only you, me too because whenever samsung phone on my hand it looks cheap and toy.
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25. lyndon420 (Posts: 1785; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
There's nothing wrong with plastic. Are phones have been made out of the stuff since the beginning. Slap a case on it and no one knows if its plastic or metal except you.
29. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Nobody cared about what the iphone was made out of until the HTC One came out.
2. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
Look in Malaysia...
Majority of the people are using Samsung...
Mostly Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note series..
16. Arthurhkt (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Bro, welcome to Malaysia, i neither hate or like Samsung, but majority of Malaysian who used Samsung product doesn't even fully utilized the functions, they only buy it because everyone buying it, i know the software is good, but i do hope i can see other than Samsung product holding on people hands, i doesn't want a single brand dominate entire market, as i am person who love every OS and different OEM, as it create competition.
46. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3317; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I said it to Arthurhkt, since my name is Arthur too.
38. joey_sfb (Posts: 3244; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Samsung is the only one that bother to listen to their customer about what they want, the rest just want to sell you what they think is good. And worst they sell you then forget about you especially in Asian.
I have tried Motorola, LG, HTC all has one problem or another that why i stick with Samsung.
No problem with support, give me microSD card and removable battery plus the software upgrade that important to me.
Even the gear watch they support is good because when i write to them the responded and two weeks later i downloaded the watchface that need my requirement which is having seconds hand on the watchface.
I do realize that competition is what drive innovation and price but for me unless i start seeing a brand that does the same i will stick with Samsung.
44. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
you mean like in america,, i got to a carrier the first thing they offer is iphone true fact.. but what do i care i have a note 3 which is my mini computer
4. ausnote2 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
I hope other OEM learns from Samsung that is
-Start with an UNCOMPROMISE phone
-Aesthetic comes second. Remember you only have around 20% to make the phone look good as 80% is the screen itself. And yes, most people use a premium case.
18. Gemmol (Posts: 562; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I want to see the staticis I mostly hear this case thing when samsung owners are put in the spot on the build quality of their phone......the thing is I know more people who do not use a case compare to who use a case, but I am not saying this statement is a world wide fact......I like using no case....I will admit the first note was the last time i bought a case, I only bought because those youtube videos show how easy it is to break, but my original note never fell like that so I basically wasted money buying a case....so I am not buying no more cases, I like seeing my phone, and I am very careful with mines, never had a drop damage but I guess after saying this my phone will drop in a few days lol I just jinx myself
37. Taters (Posts: 3598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Even if the case statement was full of crap which it very well might be, it still doesn't mean anything in the end. The Samsung flagship phones have always been well made with magnesium frames and very fine finish and clearance, tactile buttons, and durability.
Just because a bunch of losers can't separate the density of a material with the quality of the material it doesn't mean it's cheap.
43. joey_sfb (Posts: 3244; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I like Sony almost bought the Z Ultra. Flip it around no flash LED. Such a well made phone miss out just to save a few dollars.
I also own the Sony smart watch 1 and i have to visit their service center 5 times to swap the watches. Good software but poor build quality.
Samsung gear bought day 1 still using the same watch. No problem great support.
In the end i just a customer paying for good product with great support.
8. maccess (Posts: 633; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
for me android phone only samsung and htc.. never really like sony even though they're pretty nice.. lg for me is just samsung moniker..
9. sniperdroid (Posts: 128; Member since: 23 May 2013)
I'm going to sell my S4 and get a Note 3, good thing I buy most of my phones off contract.
19. Gemmol (Posts: 562; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
you should I prefer the Note over galaxy phone
10. ilia1986 (unregistered)
GS3 here, bought in september 2013. :)
12. davenycept (Posts: 177; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
I had the vibrant, the S2, now the S4..my chick had the s3 now has the note3 and will be getting the new note 10.1 tab...we love Sammy
13. supersammyfans (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
FTW Sammy, but i believe one day you could conquer 90% above, not only to Android market, but any other OS market as well, thank luck Rubish Scroogle/Motorola/Nexus, LG, Sony, HTC, Micro$oft/"No"kia, Rotten Apple and R.I.P is all failing, HAHA
20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12626; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No surprise there, Sammy's the android big dawg.
31. noteseries (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
non of them(phone n tablet) are on top ten chart... lol
33. buccob (Posts: 1564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
not in market share... but go to GSMArena and look to the bottom right charts... (best phones by USER Rating) and see which ones are the most voted for.
and of course Sammy wins the chart on top (by popularity)
23. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Oh look another chart proving that high end android devices dominate the market!!! Oh its a good day already
26. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Why do i see more S3 than S4, yes its launch precedes the s4 but thats too huge a margin. S5 better be good in the 20% department as quoted in the article
34. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
With the S4 launching the s3 is selling at a much cheaper price, here with a $150 difference its quite hard to find anymore
30. LikeMyself (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
All these so-called reliable statistics are biased and their reliability depends only on the sum of money each company gives them. It's advertisement on popular sites as it shows fake figures which most people believe.
I,for sure, would give money to statistics companies to get advertisement articles!
Next scoop: Tizen replaces Android quietly on New Samsung below midrange phones as icons are identical!
No Samsung for me now!A new kind of OS would have been better. Hello either to Sony or HTC. Oh yes HTC One+ would be better!
35. Loubielou (Posts: 258; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Samsung are only acting like Nokia use to,thats why the Nokia name was so popular with consumers,Samsung seem to want to dominante the Android section,offering different types of Smartphones,Samsung to me is doing nothing wrong,but we still want them to offer more High Profile Phones.but we do not want Samsung to act like Apple an release phones loads can not Afford to purchase
42. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
In the old days,Nokia was famous...Then come Samsung...
Nokia was falling..