Galaxy S5 helps Samsung sell more LTE phones than Apple in Q2 2014

Galaxy S5 helps Samsung sell more LTE phones than Apple in Q2 2014
Released around the world in April, the Galaxy S5 reportedly helped Samsung grab a 32.2% share of the global LTE smartphone market in Q2 2014 (April - June). According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 28.6 million LTE-capable smartphones in the quarter, overtaking Apple as the world’s largest LTE smartphone vendor.

Apple was the leader in Q1, controlling 40.5% of the market, but its share fell to 31.9% this quarter - probably not just because Samsung released the Galaxy S5, but also because many customers are holding off from buying new iPhones as they’re waiting for the iPhone 6 to be launched (this should happen next month). 

Unlike Apple, which doesn’t have cheap iPhones, Samsung is selling lots off different LTE handsets. While devices like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 are expensive, smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Core Lite offer LTE for less than $300. Affordable LTE devices could help Samsung lure customers in emerging LTE markets - though competition from local manufacturers is now tougher than ever.

Far behind Samsung and Apple, LG grabbed a 5.2% share of the global LTE smartphone market in Q2. Combined, the three companies sold almost 70% of all the LTE-capable phones during the quarter.

source: Strategy Analytics via The Chosun Ilbo

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung yet again grabbed #1 in aother category. Yeah they're definitely failing.

8. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Well, Samsung profits are decreasing. Furthermore, I are only able to be 1% ahead of Apple shortly before the new iPhone arrives.... that doesn't look too cool, does it?

9. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Their Q3 YoY operating profit will decline as well. The fourth CONSECUTIVE quarter in face, thanks to GN4's epic fail.


Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Do tell us how its going the Note 4 is going to fail? Why do you always hate Samsung but never offer an alternative phone to get instead?

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

A phone that hasn't been released yet will fail. Please tell all of us the winning lotto numbers for tonight so I can win.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats not a good score for samsung keeping in mind that next month, much anticipated iphone 6 is launching... but wait, king of phablet note 4 is also launching... hmm, next month gonna be pretty interesting well, samsung has to work on operating cost so they can maximize the profit

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Note that these are just the LTE handsets and don't include the Exynos version sold in Asian markets. If they were added to the calculation the figure would've been much more polarising.

26. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

What do you think about the Galaxy Alpha? Definitely considering it.

29. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I know, one minute they're saying they're fading, the next they're the #1 seller worldwide! Make up my mind lol. We all know they're the king of kings on phones....can't wait until next week. This week more leaks should come out on the Note 4 also :)

31. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Exactly! People are so irate on Samsung falling but yet they are still grabbing the #1 spot.. People please shut up about how Samsung is going down please.. Enough

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple does have a cheap iPhone, like the iP5c=iPhone5 cheap.

5. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

The iPhone 5c costs $549 unlocked. That's nowhere near cheap.

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well in thier theory it's not, but to everyone else, it is. Apple's idear to make a cheap version , but to price it above average.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

5C made of plastic when everyone else complains bout the GS V is made out of plastic which is not

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I wonder if they were ever able to get rid of those millions of iPhone Cs that they had collecting dust in a warehouse... I don't think Apple knows how to do budget phones very well.

22. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Ahaha you're limited after a second, what are you doing?

3. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Apple sells plenty of cheap iPhones. They just aren't inexpensive. PA should consider their usage of cheap vs. inexpensive.

7. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Lets say Apple does not sell effordable phones.

15. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

They still selling ip4s on some markets. What a fool!

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and iPA should change their BIAS articles.

10. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

If you say galaxy core is cheap because of its price then iphone is equally cheap because it lacks smart features . Apple are just using propaganda to sell their midrange phones at premium price to zombies.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well, from one angle it is true but from the other it can be untrue keeping the high demand and the percieved value in view

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why not releasing at the start itself???

17. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Funny thing: two days ago I met one of my friend who own a ip5s. He didn't know how to increase luminosity or what is happening when you swipe up or down. At the end he is using ip5s like a feature phone. But the social status force him to have one (near his BMW X5). And he is not the only one which I know. +1 on statistics.

21. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Maybe he's not a tech geek, like more than 9 out of 10 people who buy smartphones?

30. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014


32. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Apple phones have LTE?

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