Galaxy S5's launch weekend US sales share beats the iPhone 5s, we find that Samsung is big in Texas

Galaxy S5's launch weekend US sales share beats the iPhone 5s, we find that Samsung is big in Texas
We already know that the new Galaxy S5 is selling well in Samsung's home turf of South Korea, but what about the all-important North American market? Grace to iQmetrix, we now have the first sales analysis for the newly-minted Galaxy S5 in the US and Canada.

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.

It turns out that during the launch weekend the Galaxy S5 sales have corralled a quarter of the total 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.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Sales
An Infographic by the Team at iQmetrix POS Software

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  • 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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62 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

God dang it!!! We all thought it was the end of the hype for Sammy :/

14. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

19. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I forgive you, I'm actually happy for Sammy and it's an awesome product so DONT JUDGE MY EMOTIONS!!!!!! GODDD!!!..........................lol

2. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

S5 have built issues, i buy lst week and haved problem with display..........last year i change 5 samsung s4 with build issues......

3. maherk

Posts: 6717; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Cool story buddy

5. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It is all about you. Strictly your experience which is not so believable.

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Screenshot?

7. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahahaha, you have issues. Anyway how comes you changed a phone 4 times? and went for another o_O iPhone troll.

9. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

The newly software update on the gs5 fixed it

15. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

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

22. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Lmaooooo in is speak english me no hear

24. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

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...

33. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

problems was with dislay sensors and earpiece for I9500

48. iushnt

Posts: 3066; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

haha..nice joke

56. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Oh another troll with one of their stories!

57. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

How do people tell lies like this

60. andynaija

Posts: 1252; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Almost everyday I read a new analyst company name.

8. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I see haters crying all over again.

12. Sriniva1995

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Well said!!!! Oh ya I forgot to mention, apple sucks!!!!

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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.

59. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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.

10. Sriniva1995

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

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

16. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah it is weird but it has a higher percentage of sales compared to the iPhone 5 so the total sales shouldn't be a problem for them at the moment.

11. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

Would it be the best selling smartphone?

13. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Cos everything is big in Texas!

17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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.

49. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

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.

61. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

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.

63. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm with you on that. I think the 5c feels amazing in hand. The 5s feels fine, but just not as good.

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