8.6 million Lumia handsets sold by Microsoft during its fiscal third quarter

8.6 million Lumia handsets sold by Microsoft during its fiscal third quarter
Microsoft announced on Thursday that it sold 8.6 million Windows Phone powered Lumia handsets during its fiscal third quarter (which is the calendar first quarter). That is an 18% increase in sales year-over-year. But on a sequential basis, sales were down by 18% compared to the prior quarter. That decline can be attributed to seasonal tendencies. In addition to its sales of Lumia smartphones, Microsoft sold 24.7 million feature phones in the quarter, a drop off from the prior year as non-smartphone sales continue to decline.

For the fiscal third quarter, Microsoft took in $1.4 billion in revenue from Lumia sales, a decline of 16% from a year ago. Microsoft said that the drop in revenue was due to a "higher mix of low royalty devices."

In addition, a strong performance by the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in the third fiscal quarter led Microsoft to rake in $713 million for its Surface tablet division during the three month period that ended in March. That is a 44% year-over-year revenue increase for the company. Gross margins in this sector improved over the last year as increased sales of the higher priced Surface Pro 3 resulted in a higher price sales mix for Microsoft. As usual, the company did not disclose how many tablets it sold during the quarter. It did unveil the Microsoft Surface 3 on the last day of the three month period. The tablet doesn't launch until May 5th.


source: Microsoft via WindowsCentral (1), (2)

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30 Comments

1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

People actually buy WIndows Phones??? O_o

2. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

And those people also enjoy it ...

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And I'm.....

18. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

They are coping.....

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7432; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So Microsoft holds onto 2.9% of the smart phone market share. Considering 291.2 million smart phones sold in Q1 2015. Apple has 19.9% and Android has 77% or the lions share of the market.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol I had an HTC 8x and I wanted a Lumia 800 before but I couldn't stick to the OS.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Do people still act like they dont get malware on their androids?

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I hate to break it to you, people only get malware if they're downloading apk files from Chinese app stores....... Nice trolling though.

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Really? I was browsing the web and some malware came up in the form of an android message box.

19. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You will affected by it only if install the apk

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7432; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Or maybe they can get that new type of malware on Android if they download Microsoft apps. Yeah, I think its safe to say if you stay away from Microsoft apps, then you won't get any malware.

25. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Keep telling yourself that bud.. Anyways I am a note4 user but find android fandroids repulsive

13. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

What does Android have to do with this?

16. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Pretty much the same people who pretend WP is perfect, doesn't' lag or doesn't crash and has zero issues whatsoever!

26. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Or the fandroids that think their preferred OS is the only OS.

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Your mama bought 1 too....

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

And papa lolz

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes, people buy Windows Phones and booger-eating morons like you get the SafeLink Welfare phones for free.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I bought a Lumia 520 for $20 in December then sold it and bought a Lumia 635 for $35 a month ago. I wouldn't spend more than $40 on a paper weight though. I can't use Windows Phone as my primary smartphone.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You get what you pay for. What are you expecting for $40 anyway? Don't you know you can't make chicken salad out of chicken s**t?

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Have no problems using it as a primary smartphone guess it is just peoples own personal usage. It covers my needs for light gaming, office, remote desktop, file sharing, wifi file sharing, over 5k songs for listening, movies, miracasting, photo's and more. My most recent purchase, a 250 Green 1520 so far is the best purchase i have made of any smartphone.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7432; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That Lumia 1520 came out in November of 2013. It has been dropped now from all stores. Its old hardware with an old SD 800 CPU. So why mention something that people can't buy brand new anymore. Sure you can find now used versions of it, but then again you can find used versions of almost anything on ebay these days.

28. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I have the Slime 1520 myself. In spite of what the Android spec wh0res say, the device still kicks a$$. One word of caution, don't do the WP10 preview just yet. It'll run fine the first week then all hell breaks loose. It only took 20 minutes to get back to Denim with the Windows Recovery Tool but I've read some bricking can happen.

17. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its lot differnt ground now from what it was 2 years ago people need to change their preception

12. gaming64 unregistered

A good number from Microsoft. Waiting if Windows 10 will make a change.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7432; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So you think 2.9% of the market share (Q1 2015) is a good number from Microsoft? When Android has 77% and Apple has 19.9%. Think about it, Microsoft sold 8.6 million out of 291.2 million smart phones that were sold for Q1 2015.

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

And you'd get an extra sale from this man if the Lumia 940 delivers. :)

27. st8lyhome

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

Guys, why do you have to turn everything into a pissing competition? Were talking about phones not football teams. After six years of using android I swapped to windows on the lumia 930 and I really like it. True, there are little discrepancies here and there and definetly improvements that could, and I assume, will be fixed up by ms, but on the whole, you can't deny the good solid feel of the hardware and sofware is no slouch when it comes to performance, despite older, less zippy processor. The s.amoled screen is fab and true black tech means screen dosent drain as much from battery, which has less capacity than perhaps it should, but that in actual terms seems to last a day, much the same as the moto x I had previously. I'm sure ms will gather more market share but I dont think it will ever out strip android. At the end of the day its a style choice and personally, I've always liked the Nokia look and so Im happy they are still making phones.

29. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

You clearly use windows phone to post a such ugly, fat, blocky message.

30. st8lyhome

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

Yeah, I just said i'm using a windows phone. You've proved that you can read, however, your sentence construction needs a little work. When you go back to school on Monday, promise me you'll pay more attention in English class. X

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