Apple claimed 57% of the smartphone industry's Q1 profits with 43% belonging to Samsung
posted by Alan F. / May 06, 2013, 9:45 PM
Besides Apple and its Korean rival, no other company in the business is making any money other than LG which accounted for 1% of the profit in the smartphone business in the first quarter. Thanks to Motorola's -1% share of the industry's Q1 profit, it all adds up to 100% as HTC, Sony and BlackBerry each had no profits to report.
Samsung Galaxy S III during the 2012 holiday season, Apple was grabbing 72 cents out of every dollar that was dropping to the bottom line of smartphone producers.
The Apple-Samsung duopoly extends its domination even when looking at the operating margins of the manufacturers. Even though Apple's operating margin dropped sequentially to 35% in the first quarter of this year from 40% in the last period of 2012, the Cupertino based tech titan still has the highest margin on its phones. Samsung is next as its operating margin rose from 20% at the end of 2012 to 22% as Q1 came to an end. Motorola was at the opposite end of the spectrum, losing 18 cents for every dollar it received from smartphone sales.
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Samsung+Android=FTW™ Apple down south©
posted on May 06, 2013, 9:47 PM 19
FTW? Are you sure? A lot of people are thoroughly disappointed with the SIV.
posted on May 06, 2013, 10:20 PM 22
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I haven't seen one yet, so I can't say much. Like most folks on here, I think Samsung phoned this one in. Its like an iPhone s model, too little different from the previous (though it is more different than the 3g-3gs or 4-4s)
posted on May 07, 2013, 8:59 AM 2
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ok, honestly (?)...then let's break it down: -HTC = eh... -Motorola = thumbs side ways. -LG = shouldn't we be talking about REAL smart phone manufacturers? -Sony = mm...when's the new PS4 coming out again? oh, they make smart phones too? hmph. -All of the other random manufacturers who use Android = no thanks, i'll just continue to carry my flip phone w/the VGA camera. Sir, Samsung is pretty much Android at this point.
posted on May 06, 2013, 10:40 PM 12
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You mean the bloatware of Android. I used it for 3 days and return it back for these reason - laggy and glitch performance - Camera isn't that great for taking pics at night but video it's good - Screen is sharp but still has some bluish tint on it and more duller than S3 screen. -Heating issue BTW this Octa-core version i replace it with Nexus 4. understand that nexus doesn't have Super Amoled, but IPS True HD it's fantastic screen more bright and it does has an excellent sharpness even though it's 720p, better fast performance, camera isn't that bad.
posted on May 07, 2013, 1:28 AM 6
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I still happy with my Samsung products. I bought a smart watch from Sony. Broke down within 2 weeks. Sent for service 2 weeks lend time. Came back wear it for 3 days the wist strap ring give way. No warranty ask me to buy another strap. No way! Seriously staying away from Sony. I told my friend and he got angry because he is a Sony fan. I told him well you can keep buying Sony as you have better luck with Sony. I will keep to my Samsung. So far so good! In fact impress with their after sales services.
posted on May 07, 2013, 6:30 AM 2
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-Xperia note 6.3' screen, 440ppi, Camera with xenon flash and Sony rumored that this going to be best phone camera in all Android devices and it's in bar with nokia 808 PV camera. -Nexus 5 -Iphone 5s\6 -Lg optimus g2 -Motorola x -Htc one\one+ -Nokia Lumia 928 (Please don't mentioned that WP it's big flop WP start doing well this days) Note3 have to compete with all of these high ends things it's not easy like before.
posted on May 07, 2013, 1:42 AM 4
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no, you lie :) iPhone is a completely inferior product, see the facts: bit [dot] ly/RYzOPP + 1) no file copy 2) no default app 3) just icons from 1990 4) no nfc 5) fascism in Tunes etc etc sorry, but iPhone = dumb phone :)
posted on May 07, 2013, 12:46 AM 1
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Gotta realize tho, there are hundreds of android phones on the market and just 3 iphones on the market right now, so one would expect android phones to sell more considering there is more of them to choose from.
posted on May 07, 2013, 12:12 PM 0
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They're not disappointed.. they are hating on it, just like they are hating on Apple. The more successful and dominant a company is, the more hate it draws in. S4 is a fantastic phone, that's a fact. It's debatable whether it is better than HTC One, another fantastic phone. That doesn't make it a bad product!
posted on May 07, 2013, 1:31 AM 8
I'd rather see more than two companies being successful in the cell phone market.
posted on May 06, 2013, 10:05 PM 12
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Go LG, go HTC, go Sony and Motorola. Sent from my nexus 4.
posted on May 06, 2013, 10:12 PM 2
It's called free market. Apple is successful because they make good products that just works and people want to buy them.
posted on May 06, 2013, 10:21 PM 5
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