iPhone 5 beats the Galaxy S III in terms of web browsing usage
According to a report by Chitika, the iPhone 5 now accounts for no less than 56% of all web traffic generated by the iPhone 5 and GS III. The Galaxy S III currently has 44% of the pie, but its share is expected to decrease from now on.
Still, this research reminds us of how well Android phones are doing nowadays. About a couple of years ago, no one would think that a certain handset model might be close to the iPhone 5 when such a metric is concerned, but here we are today, with the Galaxy S III proving to be a worthy opponent.
Chitika says that the enormous amount of web traffic going through the iPhone 5 is due to its record-breaking sales numbers and LTE connectivity.
6. Aeires (unregistered)
Exactly. Still don't see much importance to this statistic. If you're a website owner, all that matters is total traffic, now what phone/device got them there.
75. shandesilva (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
so mr. Ray s**t thinks its a big enough deal to write a story about. that happens when u hv no good imagination and whatever brain matter available is filled with icrap. one can name 1000 areas the sgs3 is better than ur fav is**t5, no word about any!!! and you have to write this.
seriously do you guys want to bankrupt PA?
82. verty (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 May 2012)
I totally agree!!!! Ray s sure does not have anything worthwhile to report. Always looking for s..t to say about iphone being better than the superb fantastic ENVIABLE likeable and super S3
88. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
LOL, before I read the article, I thought it was written by Ray S, and guess what? I was right
80. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5917; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Completely agree. At absolute most, all the latest 'statistic' says is that iP5 users browse the web more than GS III users.
Still waiting for the iP5 to sell the magic 20 million number in 100 days. BTW, 'sell' means to ship. Orders placed don't count. Also, the iP5 has a ways to go to top the GS III in overall sales.
13. jan25 (Posts: 416; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
yeah, only proves the iPhone's popularity. thank you Phonearena, we didn't know that!
20. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 904; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Why am I not surprised to see that Ray S. is making this claim. The statement is true, but over all the GS3 best the iPhone in over all functionality.
50. Synack (Posts: 668; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
This bit of news is floating around ALL over every gadget website. So it's not just Ray S.
69. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 904; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
That may be true, but it is still the type of post that Ray definitely would jump on! it is what it is, no disrespect intended either!
55. Bernoulli (Posts: 1481; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
It's because this is iPhone arena man, all of their reviews are icrap biased
59. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Dam, this is exactly what I was gonna write! lol
87. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
yeah apple musst track the people who are using the iphone
thats all about :P
2. hateftotti (Posts: 146; Member since: 03 May 2011)
When you can not use maps,camera and ...
You should just use internet so it is normal:))
15. brar.arsh (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
(THEY) rely on internet, (WHO) dont have applications to save Maps, Music, Pictures and Videos OFFLINE..
61. nwright94 (unregistered)
I can use my camera just fine. I don't get the purple haze. Maps do suck, that is true.
5. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Hell, it is no way. This iCrap5 can not even compare with my MOTO Bionic. My Bionic's map worked flawless and fast.
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
He wasn't talking about maps, he was talking about web usage. Who said anything about maps.
7. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)
Galaxy S III Browser is is much faster than iPhone 5.
Means SIII is better for web browsing than iPhone 5.
23. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Bro u need to watch the reviews and comparisons. Actually the iPhone 5 currently has the fastest browser in real world usage, and benchmarks. Jellybean might change that, but rite now the ip5 is the faster device.
41. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Jellybean did change that, not might. Get your head out of your ass and go look at Jellybean benchmarks, bro!
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Damn dude did u have to come at me like that? I wasn't insulting anyone or bashing android, just making a valid point. And by saying jellybean mite change that it should b obvious the my heads where it should b. on my neck between my shoulders. Don't b so touchy (their just phones dude calm down(.
52. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
True that wasn't needed. Your on the right!
54. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
@Troll: I mean wowww man. Totally uncalled for bro.
56. Bernoulli (Posts: 1481; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Only reason why Web traffic increased is because of apple's poor map concept, they have to use their browser to access google maps or Nokia maps, I wouldn't blame poor iPhone users for spending most of their restricted data on Web browsing.
68. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)
Sony phone have less 12000 browsermark and iphone 5 has approx lower than 19000 browsermark .
But still Sony browsing is much faster than iphone 5.
This news is from phonearena.
9. dangerouscurves (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Yeah coz people are curious what other failures iPhone5 has.
25. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well outside of an infant maps app, what failures does it have. Please don't say scratches on the aluminum, cuz even the ga3 develops cracks n it's casing by the camera, and on its sides. Both exhibit purple haze at times (per consumer reports) so what r it's failures.
43. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
How about the fact that Siri takes about 5 tries to answer any single question, or that the battery drains faster, or the static issues on the keyboard, or the camera failure in bright lights... you know you can pick any of those if you want.
45. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Siri takes 5 tries to answer any question? Really c'mon man? Lol i'm done with u after that one. Siri takes exactly 5 tries every single time it's used to answers a question for everyone that uses it lmao wowwww!!! Dude have a good day lol.
47. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Also it has lte and a much faster processor. The battery should drain faster, but it doesn't on mine lol later dude. That Siri parts got me rolling
57. Bernoulli (Posts: 1481; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Or that stupid siri doesn't understand Italian accents! -.-
10. sorcio46 (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
"generated web traffic" but where? Only in U.S. ?
11. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
Ray S. strikes again I see
I use opera, with desktop client like many android users, so sites think that I browse on linux computer
12. harpdogg (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2012)
So 5 - 10 million Iphones are out browsing 20 million + Galaxy S3's. Who operating system is designed by a online search engine. These numbers seem weird and how do they even do there research. Is there anyway to see the real data? I looked up this companies Wikipedia and it only says they have a partnership with Yahoo. If there not getting the Google data seems like worthless research.
and Iphone arena, Both phones have LTE, so how is that an advantage of the iphone?
30. Hemlocke (unregistered)
I don't think there are actually 20 million SGS3's in the wild, much less more. I can believe that there are already 20 million iPhone 5 models in the wild.
84. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
There's not a shred of doubt that Samsung sold 20m S3 's in hundred days.. countless sources and reports confirmed that.
And it STILL sells like a blockbuster.
Also while iPhone 5 "will steamroll" it (on it's home turf only, BTW ), even that hours old article gives a figure of only seven million iPhones 5 currently out:
Besides, can't you just try using some sense and brain?
Your belief that there's already 20m iP5's is completely laughable because it would yield about freaking 80-100m iPhones sold in three month total
16. palmguy (Posts: 303; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
Exactly. Mobile browser stats to full browser. Could it be the Galaxy browser is seen as a desktop browser for majority of the surfing. So it's not being count for that time?
17. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
What if someone changes there user agent on there android phone... Is that taken I to consideration
27. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
LOL!!!! that's what we call an OBVIOUS REASONING... just try also to ask the other way around.. copy??
34. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
But the difference is that in android you can make any 3rd party browser default so if you open any links etc it will always go to the browser you choose where as with ios regardless of what you want your default browser to be, any links etc will alway be defaulted to safari.
18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Alright, this is really getting freaking TOO OBVIOUS now ..I can recognize Rays article just by the title now.
Ray, please answer me does iPhone have a desktop mode in safari ?
Also, what are the percentages of overall S 3' browsing modes?
I for one am using desktop mode almost exclusively on my S 3, on several different browsers, because the generous screen makes sense out of that.. unlike the iPhone screen.
26. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
youre out of the track brother..dont act like a fanboy..its bad for the health.. read the article clearly and understnd it ok?? use ur brain sometimes...
32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Lol, talk about irony..
It's you who can't understand what is being written.
And fyi, I like iPhone 5, it is.. to quote a fanboy author of this article.. a wonderful product.
Really, it is better than Galaxy S3 for most of people.
19. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Its obvious since iphone 5 users use web based maps more oftern than their native map from the middle ages ..aaaand it all adds up eh?
62. nwright94 (unregistered)
I think a lot actually use waze. It's what I used even on android. Love the crowd sourced info. Saved me from many speeding tickets :)
24. Raithlin (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2009)
From Chikita's website:
"To quantify our latest study, we conducted a user agent analysis on millions of mobile ad impressions, spanning a 7-day time frame from October 3rd through October 9th, 2012. Looking solely at impressions coming from the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, we were able to observe the difference in Web traffic volume between the two devices..."
In other words, the survey only included those phones requesting ads from Chikita. Did it not occur to them that while iOS encourages App Store usage, the GSIII comes with a heck of a lot already on board? I can also attest to the fact that I see a lot more ads on my iPad than I do on my Galaxy S II.
As always, statistics need to be looked at with an eye on the source of the data.
28. ilia1986 (unregistered)
"Still, this research reminds us of how well Android phones are doing nowadays. About a couple of years ago, no one would think that a certain handset model might be close to the iPhone 5 when such a metric is concerned, but here we are today, with the Galaxy S III proving to be a worthy opponent."
Wow. Just wow, Ray.
If that's not a biased paragraph towards Apple, I'm a green Tuna fish!
So, what in your eyes, Android phones are just devices trying to compete with the iPhone but not really getting there? Do you still live in 2009? Are you aware of the fact that Android is the most popular mobile OS these days? Or of the fact that Android can do 6000x more things than iOS?
Seriously - sometimes I think that this site SHOULD be called iPhoneArena with all the special attention some of the editors give here to Apple devices.
It's just one device. It's just one company. Get over it, and learn how to write objectively. Thanks.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Bro if u read into his comment, and not go into with insulting apple as your objective, you'd see that he's speaking of how far androids come in such a short time. He's actually giving android props. C'mon Man U really can't see that?
33. ilia1986 (unregistered)
No. He says - and I quote:
"About a couple of years ago, no one would think that a certain handset model might be close to the iPhone 5 when such a metric is concerned"
Where did he pick that from? Didn't we have such amazing phones like the SGS1 and the HTC Evo 4G two years ago?
It sounds like he's considering the iPhone to be the top dog when it comes to smartphones - a position it lost ever since the OG Droid.
38. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ok I can see that, but I think he's more referring to web traffic. Samsung came outta no where to climb to the top. I was shocked too cuz in 09 I had the Samsung eternity, now look at samsungs devices.
39. darkkjedii (Posts: 12350; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm not sure about the losing it position to the og droid though lol. Gs3 maybe, but og droid nahhhh bro.
58. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
He was obviously trying to make point about sales and quantity..however even that point is a complete ignorant BS as it would imply that i5 already sold more than the SIII..
If we do some elementary logic combined with some elementary school calculations we will see that SIII should sell about 25-30 million units so far (note: sales of s3 are actually not slowing down at all )..otoh, iPhone 5 should make about 10-15(at best) million units.