Galaxy S5's launch weekend US sales share beats the iPhone 5s, we find that Samsung is big in Texas
posted by Daniel P. / Apr 24, 2014, 2:17 AM
The S5 was launched on April 11th worldwide, including on American carriers, and iQmetrix has provided the svelte infographic below, which visualizes the launch weekend stats for the S5 and the iPhone 5s. It also shows the drop in Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 sales on the run-up to their successors' release. The retail management software company did its research by gathering data from the 12,000+ wireless store locations its RQ system is installed in, so the results are pretty representative.
An Infographic by the Team at iQmetrix POS Software
phone sales in the US, compared to 18% for the iPhone 5s during its own release weekend period. Not bad at all, but the new bit for us was that sales of Samsung's finest are big in the southern states, where the S5 took home the whopping 40% of the total. We know that Samsung has its own huge factory in Texas, and also that California is a stronghold of Apple, but the South's stats are still quite intriguing.It turns out that during the launch weekend the Galaxy S5 sales have corralled a quarter of the total
An Infographic by the Team at iQmetrix POS Software
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- 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)
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God dang it!!! We all thought it was the end of the hype for Sammy :/
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 2:21 AM 6
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I'm sorry, I know it feels lonely and it seems like the end of the world but hey its an awesome phone and everyone likes it suck it up
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 3:10 AM 19
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S5 have built issues, i buy lst week and haved problem with display..........last year i change 5 samsung s4 with build issues......
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 2:33 AM 2
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Oh WoW, last year i went to the moon and photographed a naked lady on mars with my iPhone. it was so awsome and then i used my iPhone to fix a hole in a ship that was sinking. believe me its true, if you dont believe me you can ask the blind man who saw it all
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 3:11 AM 23
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5 times huh? Sammy are quite generous & kind hearted company that allow you to do so. Friend of mine had a problem once with new Xperia device and have to wait at least 2 weeks to get the new unit. Mine was Note 3 and had drop many times it's still working through...
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 5:32 AM 4
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I see haters crying all over again.
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 2:50 AM 19
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For all those Sony, HTC and LG supporters, they can now end their "Samsung is dying while _______ is going to take over!" Clearly that isn't happening anytime soon.
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 6:07 AM 11
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With Samsung's amazing marketing team and their commitment to software updates they have recently been showing. I don't see Samsung slowly down at all, if anything they are just going to keep going up from here.
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 5:49 PM 2
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Still this doesn't explain the number of phones sold, yet they managed to put percentages on those sales, does anyone feel weird about this
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 2:55 AM 2
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The phone is that good. The ppl. have spoken: the majority wants good grip, dust, water, and damage resistance over shiny slippery metal, look how many HTCs were sold since they changed to glued damage prone aluminum (actually less), and there is no correlation between iPhone sales and choice of material, Apple consistently manages market share irregardless of materials. There is simply not a real-world argument or market evidence that ppl. NEED a shiny limiting metal body, our keyboards, mice, car radios, laptops and TVs are just fine in their light poly-carbonate coating, it is simply more practical.
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 3:47 AM 9
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Amen to that. It's high time the tech sites (looking at you, PA) stop this "premium because it's aluminum" nonsense. Premium = great engineering and designs, not what material is used.
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 11:51 AM 2
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THANK YOU. I am so sick of seeing the meaningless word "premium" everywhere I look. What do people think that means exactly? Because they're wrong. Premium is purely how well built and engineered something is. In my opinion the iPhone 5c feels more premium with it's rounded study design, versus the iPhone 5s with its bend prone, sharp design. This aluminum bandwagon thing is bs.
posted on Apr 24, 2014, 9:25 PM 1
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