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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: 426; 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: 3806; 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, 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: 1280; 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: 4440; 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, 05:00 9

13. maherk (Posts: 4440; 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: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Since when glass became 'premium' ?

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:06 7

17. maherk (Posts: 4440; 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, 05:12 5

20. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Since the time S5 became "beautiful".

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:37 7

23. splus (Posts: 61; 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: 7; 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, 05:50 1

27. SonyLover (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 May 2014)


The most Beutiful device ever in phone! Buthurt guy!

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:54 1

29. Trex95 (Posts: 1002; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 12 May 2014, 05:56 7

30. Trex95 (Posts: 1002; 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, 05:58 1

31. Trex95 (Posts: 1002; 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, 06:02 2

32. willard12 (Posts: 1855; 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, 06:49

34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


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

posted on 12 May 2014, 06:52 6

35. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; 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, 06:53

36. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1245; 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, 07:06 6

38. jellmoo (Posts: 1863; 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, 07:18 2

39. tech2 (Posts: 3487; 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, 07:19

41. true1984 (Posts: 829; 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, 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, 07:30 5

43. sam3k (Posts: 121; 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, 07:31

44. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


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

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:31

45. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; 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, 07:36

46. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; 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, 07:37

47. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Who? Please tell me

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:49 1

48. KParks23 (Posts: 668; 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

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