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Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S5 sales compared to Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s / 5c sales

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Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S5 sales compared to Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s / 5c sales

Yesterday, we told you that Samsung may have shipped 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days (since the handset’s initial launch in April). Based on that data, Bloomberg compiled a graphic representation of how S5 sales stack up against sales of Samsung’s older flagship smartphones: Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, and even the original Galaxy S from 2010.

While Bloomberg uses the term “sales”, we must mention that what we have here are in fact shipments (to retailers, carriers, etc.) - although, of course, these will be converted to sales eventually.

As we already told you, the Galaxy S5 is a record-breaker for Samsung. The South Korean company managed to ship 10 million S5 units two days faster that it shipped the first 10 million S4 units last year. The Galaxy S III from 2012 reached this milestone in about 50 days.

For the sake of comparison, Bloomberg also compiled a graphic representation of iPhone sales. However, since Apple reveals exact sales only from the first week-end following each new iPhone release, this doesn’t allow us find out how much time it took Apple to sell 10 million of its latest flagship handset (the iPhone 5s). Instead, we can see that the Cupertino company sold 9 million new iPhones (both 5s and 5c models) in three days since launch.


source: Bloomberg

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posted on 13 May 2014, 08:49

1. wilsong17 (Posts: 1088; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Waiting for note 3

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:51 11

2. tech2 (Posts: 2436; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


My gawd, the best of Android is still far from toppling down iPhone anytime sooner !

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:02 18

4. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


S5 isn't the best Android. Sony Z2 apparently is.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:07 10

7. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Opinion. Personally think the note 3 is and note 4 will be.

posted on 13 May 2014, 12:47 6

24. dratomic (Posts: 476; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


note 3 is the best and will only be bested by note 4. end of story

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:10 8

10. tech2 (Posts: 2436; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Is that why Sony is still listed in 'others' category when we see smartphone shipments ?

A company which struggles to release its best phone on carriers and suffers from overheating and staining problem is not exactly the best.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:34 8

15. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Maybe because Sony's marketing isn't as huge as Samsung's.
Don't be mad at me because Sony made the better device.
I, in fact, hate the HUGE size of the Z2.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:44 7

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Excuses.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:46 6

19. tech2 (Posts: 2436; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Are you one of those who think a company's success is all due to marketing ? Well, my friend, I'd suggest you should take up a distance learning course in Business Admin.

FYI, yes, Samsung has a huge marketing budget but they also have the highest R&D spending. #HalfTruthIsFullLie

http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-ranks-second-as-top-rd-spender-intel-and-microsoft-close-by/

posted on 13 May 2014, 12:51 1

25. MrTzr (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Overheating problem? What overheating problem? My Z2 doesn't get hot at all. Only if I use 4k-recording for over five minutes.

posted on 13 May 2014, 14:38

27. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


'My z2 doesnt heat..
.
.
.
Oh it heats in this situation'

Make up your mind first

posted on 13 May 2014, 16:29

32. Axara35 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Which is normal. 4K demands the highest efforts of the processor and cpu graphics, to name a few. You people don't know that if you want higher resolution, the demands on the other components is also higher? I'm so tired of hearing ''it overheats''. For information, that's why the SGS5, the ''beloved flagship'' to everyone now, advises not to film in 4K for more than 5 min, otherwise it'll overheat and turn down the camera instantaneously, whether you want it to or not.

posted on 13 May 2014, 16:00

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


Are you a 4 years old kid that if it over heats that your gonna tell mummy

All electric devices heat up

I advise you not to buy highEnd phone and buy mid spec phones which won't heat up cause of using average spec

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:13 2

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You r back....dude....where was u.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:35 2

16. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


:)
I've been here, but not posting much.

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:00

34. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Z2 is the best? Are you kidding? !?!

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:06 4

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Only in the US. World wide Android is number 1

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:27 5

21. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Quit being silly, iPhone with millions of users means they sell a lot of phones each release (obviously). If Android only had 1 model, considering the overall userbase is 78% of the entire market, it would crush iPhone sales beyond words. Android userbase is spread of hundreds of phones not 1 lousy S hit release every other year

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:52 2

3. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


isnt the iphone decieving the 5s was new not the 5c they just clumped together still they did sell.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:07 3

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


iphonearena strikes again. Especially since the 5c isnt selling well at all and 5s sales right now are doing horrid.

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:01

35. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Probably because Apple won't release the data because they'd have to face everyone knowing the 5c didn't sell anywhere as they expected it to.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:03 7

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


It's truly respectable how apple built such a huge fanbase, and I love how the GS5 is doing right now, the best days for Samsung are still ahead, can't wait for Note 4 and even S6...

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:08 6

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Dont say that to loud. Both sides will eat you alive lol.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:22

13. AfterShock (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Neither camp has much to whine about there from his post.
He's golden.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:14 2

12. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


iPhone 5 numbers were sales, however the iPhone 5s and 5c numbers were shipments.
Also Samsung has not reported any numbers, just a news site in korea.

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:47 3

22. Ninetysix (Posts: 1678; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Not shipments broski.

https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/09/23First-Weekend-iPhone-Sales-Top-Nine-Million-Sets-New-Record.html

posted on 13 May 2014, 13:09 1

26. brrunopt (Posts: 552; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


From the POV of any company shipments are sales , they have sold those units to resellers .

How can they guarantee that are only sales ? the only way to grantee that is if they only account Apple store sales (witch i doubt) , and they are sold through many other stores..

posted on 13 May 2014, 14:39

28. superfans (Posts: 151; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Haters gonna hate, their butts just hurt! XD

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:26

14. nbringer (Posts: 178; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Plots are incompatible. Show how long it took for Apple to sell 10 milion flagships, not 9 milion, not how much it sold in three days...

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:49

23. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


While I understand the sentiment, it wouldn't change it up that much and the main point would still be there. I'm more concerned about the 5s/c combo vs just the GS5

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:36 3

17. RaulBlas (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)


Android customers had a lot of alternatives, so the most anxious don´t need to wait a full year before the next flagship launch, some brands like Samsung and Sony make 2 launches a year, and ofcourse they can go to another brand anytime. IOS customers had it harder, they need to wait for september every year and it´s really every 2 years when they may really want to trade them old iphone, because usually there´s little change from year to year. 2014 will definitely be different, it is very predictable, because many will go for the big screen of the iphone 6

posted on 13 May 2014, 16:31

33. Axara35 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 May 2014)


2 launches a year? FGS (For god's sake), Samsung launches 2 flagships (Galaxy series and Note series) and floods the market with crappy phones that are a cheap copy of their flagships available in the moment...

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:53

20. trqster (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Apple will always be Apple and in that sense the iPhone will always be different from anything else on the market, appealing to people who value the fashion/status appeal of a mobile device and general buyers of the 'premium' segment and not so much for the specs & technology per ser... No way Samsung with all of its cheap galaxy branding ou there can compete on the same level… It appeals to people on other levels, such as (low) price devices, or sometimes really great innovative devices such as the Note 3.

posted on 13 May 2014, 15:42

29. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


How "cheap" in your opinion is the Galaxy branding? How "premium" is the iphone really? Aside from the feeling of "owning a phone cool enough to be seen with", what does an iphone offer which other flagships do not?

posted on 13 May 2014, 16:09 1

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


Good apps

Services

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:04 2

36. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Comment straight out of 2010. Google has come a long way since then.

posted on 14 May 2014, 05:50

37. obiwan (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 May 2014)


it's called love. you cannot explain it, people will buy iphone because they love it and the status it brings regardless of the price and the features.

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