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Samsung tops Apple in smartphone revenue for Q1

0. phoneArena 28 May 2013, 12:31 posted on

When it comes to profiting from smartphone sales, Apple remains on top; but look further up the P/L sheet to revenue and you'll find that for Q1, Samsung brought in more smartphone related revenue than Apple did. The latter took in $23.62 billion from smartphone sales from January through March...

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posted on 28 May 2013, 12:41 28

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I have also read in engadget & gsmarena that Samsung beats Nokia in smartphone sales in its own hometown Finland.

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:00 4

10. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Samsung has a thousand different devices where many of them are mid range to low range devices. Apple actually makes more profit per volume than Samsung does when you break it down more.

It's better to go with analysts who actually know what they're talking about and analyzing.

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:09 9

12. sum182 (Posts: 217; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Quoted from the last paragraph "When it comes to operating income ratio, Apple is on top. This is a quick and dirty way to see which company is making the most money for each dollar of revenue. Apple's ratio was 31% followed by the 21.8% earned by Samsung."

So 1) Learn to read, its in the article above and 2) Your only solidifying how overpriced their stuff is.

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:52 7

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4598; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Samsung has a thousand different devices where many of them are mid range to low range devices. Apple actually makes more profit per volume than Samsung does when you break it down more."

Things you have said nohow changes the fact that Samsung tops Apple in smartphone revenue for Q1.

"It's better to go with analysts who actually know what they're talking about and analyzing."

About what analyzes you are talking about, there is nothing to analyze since it is factual report of first quarter.

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:53 10

19. SleepingOz (Posts: 2474; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


If I remember, last time, when analysts said Samsung sold more GSIII than Apple did with its ip5, you came with the excuse that Apple still makes more money.

Now, it's "Apple actually makes more profit per volume..".

Nobody cares! You're not the one who's going to enjoy Apple's money anyway..

posted on 28 May 2013, 20:43 2

27. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Couldn't the same thing be said about fandroids that rave about Androids' sales, market share, daily activations, profit, and revenue?

What did you say? Oh you said I'm completely right? Well I like that we can agree.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:48

32. jroc74 (Posts: 3959; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Lets not forget in the fanboy wars...iPhone, Apple fanboys threw the first stones back in 2008, 2009, 2010.

Now thats Android has grew in popularity......the fanboy wars arent so one sided anymore.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:52

33. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I'd say it was a pretty even war at that time. Apple fanboys raved about sales and it being exclusive to ATT while fandroids raved about what "Droid Does".

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:04 3

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yeah, umm... I don't think that helps Apple's image at all. iPhone users are basically paying more money for a phone that does less. Hopefully, the next iPhone will be a winner but this year has been one Android beast after another and all I hear is crickets from Apple. Even Nokia is kicking the iPhone around. It's sad when mid range Androids and WP devices can offer the same experience as Apple's flagship. Apple has to regroup before the loyal fans wake up. No hating, just my view as an Apple fan myself.

posted on 28 May 2013, 19:45

26. jroc74 (Posts: 3959; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If Samsung were to ever make more per profit per volume...what will the excuse be then?

"Samsung has a thousand different devices where many of them are mid range to low range devices."

1. I thinks its a lil less than a thousand.
2. Thats makes what Samsung doing even more newsworthy...because ppl have to choose a Samsung phone for it to happen. Samsung isnt the only OEM with mid range and low end phones. Even some new WP are starting at $99....

posted on 28 May 2013, 21:38

31. willard12 (Posts: 545; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


You do realize that you are saying that apple charges a lot for a cheap device , right?

posted on 28 May 2013, 12:46 2

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yet they all think corporate taxes should be lower! (I'm just saying)

posted on 28 May 2013, 12:46 14

3. sum182 (Posts: 217; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Wow....nokia was third with 20bil less in sales......thats scary how big apple and sammy are compared to everyone else.....

posted on 28 May 2013, 12:59 13

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Too big if you ask me. There needs to be more balance. Other OEMs need to step it up.

posted on 28 May 2013, 13:24 16

8. sum182 (Posts: 217; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


If nokia stepped into android they could close the gap a good bit i think. I just wont buy a windows phone because i will not support a company like MS, but I would love to have a Nokia. Though, as the reports says, MS actually makes more from android....its a sad love/hate triangle...square...polygon between the companies lol

posted on 28 May 2013, 13:51 2

9. rahulz (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I understand hate towards MS i also don't like some of their activities like highly bash talking toward competitors and ofcourse scroogle campaign etc

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:39

24. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I think Nokia could help too but I'd rather see companies like Pantech and Huawei figure out how to play the game(here in the US) and others like Sony and HTC recover. Motorola has been so stagnant lately and they really could take the smartphone world by storm if they had another hit. Here's hoping...

posted on 28 May 2013, 13:05 16

5. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Remind me again why there are so many Sammy haters these days...

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:02 4

11. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Continues to use plastic build for their flagship phone despite people wanting better materials

Many reported build quality issues especially with the Galaxy SIV

TouchWiz has basically taken over half the storage space in the SIV

There's also many other issues both minor and major that people hate Samsung for.

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:33 9

14. bachir8k (Posts: 65; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


And still the SIV is widely preferred over the IP5, I wonder why...

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:42 5

15. HouTexan (Posts: 283; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Let's not list all the issues people have had with the iphone 5. Get real.

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:48 4

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Baaaaa...baaaaa
And who said they wanted better materials except for some people on a few tech websites...because the way I see it the 10million which have bought it already see otherwise!
None more than the iPhone!
Really....check your facts
Like what...
All your points invalidated...now good bye *bows*

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:24 2

21. tedkord (Posts: 3908; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Let's not forget the real reason people like you hate Samsung. They're winning. The consistently sell more than Apple. Their share of the profits had skyrocketed as Apples has dwindled. Their flagship phones get better ratings than the iPhone. Now, they're bringing in more money than Apple.

That's the actual reason.

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:14

23. number29 (Posts: 128; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


People hate hate hate to see successful companies. It's nice to finally see attention switch away from Apple to someone else so those of us who use iPhones can continue to do so in relative peace while everyone rips Samsung a new A.

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:47 2

25. tedkord (Posts: 3908; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I will continue to rip Apple until the litigious douchebaggery stops.

posted on 28 May 2013, 20:45

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


They don't deserve to be around more like

®

posted on 28 May 2013, 13:09 12

6. rahulz (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Wow apple and Samsung is really gigantic
and the gap between second & third is huge. Seems like a duopoly.

posted on 28 May 2013, 20:45

28. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Don't tell anyone I told you this but Apple and Samsung are working together (in my whispering voice).

posted on 28 May 2013, 13:21 15

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5636; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Some good news for a change. well done samsung

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:11 11

13. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Apple's time has passed. They simply can no longer compete with Samsung spectswise. I see more and more friends and family making the switch from the iPhone and getting awed by the latest Samsung product. Just saying...

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:49 3

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Sooooo true +1

posted on 28 May 2013, 20:47

30. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Apple's time has passed? How can that be when Samsung and Apple are completely dominating the industry? Wanna explain that one?

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:56

22. PhoneCritic (Posts: 331; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Apple had it's day and Samsung will have it's day but nothing last forever. Nokia found that out. Rim found that out, Microsoft found that out, Intel found that out, Dell found that out HP found that out etc... Samsung will be on top for a couple of years before someone else comes along.
Who knows maybe LG or Motorola, Maybe HTC or Lenovo?

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