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Samsung racks up 10 million Galaxy S5 shipments in a record-beating 25 days

Samsung racks up 10 million Galaxy S5 shipments in a record-beating 25 days
A report from Samsung's homeland of South Korea states that the company has shipped 10 million units of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in a record-beating 25 days. Of course, this is shipments we're talking about, and not actual sales, but despite criticisms to the phone and tremblings at its upper echelons, the company could easily hit the same milestone in sales.

As for the record-beating part, the Galaxy S4 racked up 10 million shipments in 27 days, which formed last year's record. While this is a modest achievement, it is still one to admire. And to put things in perspective, the older Galaxy S smartphones - Galaxy S3, S2, and the original S, took 50 days, 5 months, and 7 months each to claim the 10 million figure.

It would be interesting to see whether the company will be able to best the Galaxy S4's 40 million sales. The current tendencies don't spell such an outcome - while the GS4 failed to achieve the GS3's 60 million sales, the high-end smartphone market became saturated, which means less customers are looking to purchase or upgrade to the Galaxy S5.

via Ubergizmo

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posted on 12 May 2014, 04:23 11

1. galanoth (Posts: 341; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Dam 10 million.
While other reports are saying HTC has about 500k-1million M8s

posted on 12 May 2014, 04:27 33

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


HTC suicided themselves by making the M8 too big/bulky and going with that terrible 4MP duo camera monstrosity.

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:06 7

17. maherk (Posts: 1208; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The sales has NOTHING to do with the 4up camera, nor because of what you are claiming a big and bulky design(I didn't see you calling the Z2 big and bulky where in fact almost every review gave props to HTC for making the M8 feel great in the palm of the hand, hypocrisy much?). What did hurt them is their stupid marketing team with the crappy bla bla bla ad, and not having a better building quality control.

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:37 7

23. splus (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


You're plain wrong. It has EVERYTHING to do with being too bulky for only 5 inch screen and only 4 MP camera.
M8 looks huge when compared to last year's LG G2, which has larger 5.2 inch screen and 13 MP camera.

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:49 4

26. SonyLover (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 May 2014)


No one OEM can beat Samsung. The best of all in build, camera and quality product! So good S5 I love Samsung!

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:56 7

30. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Then why a lot of people bought S5 and complain about the camera failed, issue with touch screen and crappy call quality?!

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:32 6

54. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


That was iPhone 5; not Galaxy S5. And, that was almost 2 years ago. In short, you “failed".

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:47

59. darkkjedii (Posts: 12621; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Did they resolve the camera issue yet?

posted on 12 May 2014, 11:55

76. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

posted on 12 May 2014, 06:52 6

35. AfterShock (Posts: 2970; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Registered for an hour ago an I get the distinctive feeling you're someone else that hangs here at PA normally trashing anything not Samsung?

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:21 1

72. Razrman (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


You caught him/her, eh? lol FriendsofSamsung changed to SonyLover? hmm

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:39 1

56. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 397; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Also, honestly, comparing the M8 and GS5 in store I totally understand why a random consumer would choose the GS5. The screen draws you in more, the software is more immediately friendly, and it's way more advertised. It simply has a lot going for it. And it's a great phone.

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:54 1

29. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


10 million shipments and the question is how many S5 sold out?!!!

posted on 12 May 2014, 06:53

36. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


what are you trying to say? S5 sales could be on the same league as HTC, LG or Sony?

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:58 1

31. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


I used both phones S5 and M8, M8 it's more easy to use with one hand than S5.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:06 6

38. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


So have I. No it isn't. The massive bottom bezel completely impairs one handed use.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:19

41. true1984 (Posts: 593; Member since: 23 May 2012)


how is that even possible? the s5 wider due to the side bezel and screen size, so to say the s5 is easier to use than the m8 with one hand leads me to believe you dont own either.

posted on 12 May 2014, 14:18 2

85. willard12 (Posts: 886; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


The S5 has 1 handed mode in the settings.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:30 5

43. sam3k (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Your lying, s5 has the best in hand feel and is way easier to use with one hand. .

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:35

55. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Personally, I prefer two hands.

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:40

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


How could that be poss when the screen is taller and less wider than the S5

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:22

42. varunrawal (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


have u used an m8?…its definitely doesn't feel bulky it feels premium(unlike the recycled plastic s5 is made up off) and secondly the 4MP isn't bad at all..i have been using the m8 and i definitely suggest it to anyone

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:20 1

53. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Nevermind them, people on PhoneArena think their opinions are facts and like to talk about phones they don't own.

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:41 7

57. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 397; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Have you used an S5? The aluminum may be "premium" but the plastic is much more practical and feels very nice. Hating on plastic is so blindly popular on this site.
I just don't get the peak of slippery metal vs. grippy drop resistant plastic.

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:24

93. varunrawal (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


yes i have used it and returned it in 3 days(hoping to discover something new)but sadly i still regretted giving away my note 3 for it…but after buying the m8 its premium and got value for if i am gonna pay that much for something which is made as similar to low end device i am really stupid..i loved the note 3 even the s4 but its hard time samsung should realise to upgrade its design..and also for a flagship device the s5 hangs and restarts

posted on 12 May 2014, 12:09

79. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaoooooooo yes see the samples. you notice from sales numbers that no one cares for your bankrupt htc thingy.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:49 1

48. KParks23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Every year there is always one huge flaw with there phones then everything else is perfect first it's battery now it's that stupid htc bezel and the camera

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:20

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


I wanted HTC to do well but what you've just said was true

posted on 12 May 2014, 23:42

92. ddeath (Posts: 163; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


I think the size is fine, since I'm a Note 2 user. Everyone out there who keeps harping about smartphone sizes, please move on instead of getting stuck in the SJ era. I see most people in Asia using the so called 'large' phones. Hey, you want to surf the web, take photos and look at pictures, videos, play games etc., you would want a big screen phone. Why do you think Apple is finally making a bigger screen phone? Because EVERY Iphone users I know is complaining about it.

I love the HTC One M8 design. The only thing that stopped me from buying it is the 4MP camera, ultrapixels or not.

posted on 12 May 2014, 04:29 1

4. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Looks aren't everything my friend! I am dying to buy the one m8 now but I can't accept the camera. I don't like the S5 because of the insanely ugly bezels and band-aid design. So I will settle for the xperia Z2 which is atleast a little premium and has an awesome camera.

posted on 12 May 2014, 04:33

5. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Not gonna regret buying z2. Awesome phone.

posted on 12 May 2014, 04:41 2

7. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Hmmmm, all you market experts have hopefully figured out that shipped doesn't mean SALES !

posted on 12 May 2014, 04:51 6

10. maherk (Posts: 1208; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Of course it does, it's not like Samsung wait the retailers to sell their phones to get their money back. Use your common sense

posted on 12 May 2014, 06:02 2

32. willard12 (Posts: 886; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


It means Samsung sold them to retailers who paid for them. I hope you figured out Best-Buy, Amazon, and AT&T aren't reporting to Samsung what their "sold" numbers are for any device.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:15

89. T.Law (Posts: 361; Member since: 10 May 2014)


It is but I kinda feel that it's lacking in term of features compared to my previous note 3.

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:00 9

13. maherk (Posts: 1208; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Complaining about huge bezels and yet going for the Z2? Could you be more hypocritical? I for one don't mind "thick" bezels, whether it's the M8, S5 or the Z2, I think it is something gadget sites seemed to brainwash a lot of the youngsters. And regarding the band aid, when was the last time you used a black, white, gold, and blue band aid? Obviously you didn't hold an S5 and also did let trollers brainwash yet again with what started as a joke and then was used as a lame excuse to take at a phone! Porfrated leather comes only with the premium package in German cars, I had an S350 2006, and if I wanted to have the porfrated leather (it's called the Designo in the Mercedes language) I would have to pay an extra 3000 at that time. So yeah, I guess people love to have band aids covering their car's interiors.

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:03 6

15. tech2 (Posts: 2450; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Since when glass became 'premium' ?

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:12 5

20. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Since the time S5 became "beautiful".

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:50 1

27. SonyLover (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 May 2014)


The most Beutiful device ever in phone! Buthurt guy!

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:31

44. AfterShock (Posts: 2970; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That spelling!
Now, we all know who you are.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:37

47. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Who? Please tell me

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:51 3

49. AfterShock (Posts: 2970; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That's "FriendOfSamsung".
I'm pretty sure of that now.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:57

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


Why would he have another acount

posted on 12 May 2014, 06:49

34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


you nailed it bro, was just wondering what to reply him. +1

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:18 2

39. tech2 (Posts: 2450; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yup I agree its not the most beautiful phone. But S5 being ugly isn't gonna make glass anymore premium.

Also, S5's design at the expense of beauty brings functionality.

-More curvy edges makes it easy to hold.

-Matt plastic doesn't attract finger prints unlike glass which is a fingerprint magnet.

-Less covers on ports.

-Removable battery.

-Less bezels

-A physical home button which doesn't sacrifice precious on-screen space.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:36

46. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


i like the s5 and it isnt ugly, its sturdy and has great build quality, just the pores at the back and the cheap feeling side rim makes it a bit ugly. And speaking of glass, well just hold the z1 or z2, the cold feeling of the back glass and metal sides is a unforgettable experience.... No doubt.

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:01

51. tech2 (Posts: 2450; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Each to their own, buddy.

I like S5's design cause its more practical and functional unlike Z2 but the fact that they chose to go with those pores is stupid. Also the rim could've been a real metal. Probably that's why they got rid of their lead designer.

Z2's cold feeling is exactly I wouldn't want that on a phone. You'd like that feeling in summers not winter and overtime you'll start hating it. Because of metal and glass's properties it would get uncomfortably hot as well when you use something processor intensive. Not to mention such varying temperature isn't good for battery either.

posted on 12 May 2014, 12:12

81. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


then put your nexus in a fridge.

posted on 12 May 2014, 12:10

80. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


yes and that's why everyone has it and adores it.

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:36

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


Dragontrail and sapphire glass is premium

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:05 1

71. tech2 (Posts: 2450; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Anything made out of sand is not premium.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:31

45. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4417; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am very happy for the Samsung Galaxy S5, but I really, really want a Sony Xperia Z2 for my wife.

That phone is sexy & rugged as heck!!!

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:41 1

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


And the Z2 looks slick and sexy but those long bezels ruined the phone and adding extra length to the phone

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:17

90. T.Law (Posts: 361; Member since: 10 May 2014)


It's not a small phone but you will definitely get used to it. The only downside as an ex note 3 user is that I find it somewhat poor in features in comparison to the note 3.

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:47 1

60. amasog (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


shipment is not synonymous to sales. LOL!

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:05 1

62. HTCOE (Posts: 522; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


those reports were downloads...not including any rooted phones and play editions and 10 million shipments not sales...there were no reports of M8 shipments

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:13 1

63. HTCOE (Posts: 522; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


those reports were downloads...not including any rooted phones and play editions and 10 million shipments not sales...there were no reports of M8 shipments

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:58 1

69. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Because galaxy is hot around the world and many smartphone users are galaxy user so they r switching from galaxy to galaxy.

posted on 12 May 2014, 04:25 1

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I'm sure if Samsung gave up their massive profits and re-priced the Galaxy S5 to the same price as the OnePlus One ($300 for 16GB unlocked, $350 for 64GB unlocked), they'd have no problems whatsoever exceeding their sales records.

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:02 5

14. maherk (Posts: 1208; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Too bad for you, they exceeded it while pricing it around the same price of other flagships

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