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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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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62 Comments

55. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Where's NinetySix and his article posts now? =)

53. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Congrats Sammy on outselling a phone that came out last year s/. Lets see iQmetrix put this chart up again when the iPhone 6 lauches this year. Another interesting chart would be to show the iPhone 5S up against the S4 which came out the same year.

54. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I'm pretty sure they were comparing the time after each phone was launched individually, so the Galaxy outselling the 5s in the same time after launch is legit. You can see the dates on the second part if the image above, both individual launch dates are considered for the stats shown.

58. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Reading comprehension is fundamental. They're comparing both phones AT THE TIME OF THEIR RELEASE.

62. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol itards are funny....

32. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I hope the s5 will sell more than the 5s/6 this year. It's time for apple's domination to come to an end

38. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Would be nice. :)

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then why don't you buy millions of s5's, to ensure it happens. Instead of making a silly statement like that, actually do something about it. That goes for post #38 also. Are your lives that dead, that you'd get pleasure from that? SMDH.

40. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

First you say: "Then why don't you buy millions of s5's, to ensure it happens." And then you say: "Instead of making a silly statement like that..." So who is now making silly statements? :D

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll give you the last word so you'll hush. Go ahead...

52. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Every point made by Aries.Phills just got rubished in my opinion. Liberal thinker my foot.

44. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Samsung are gonna have to make a decent product before that can happen. First step, ditch Android.

46. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

First & last step : hang yourself..

47. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're telling the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world (by more than double) that the recipe for success is to dump the number one mobile OS in the world (by quadruple) ? I'm assuming you aren't the head of a major company.

50. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

iPhone troll alert. Android has been the greatest ingredient to Samsung's success. Sorry that bothers you, but hope you get over it soon.

26. checkmymike

Posts: 224; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I told ya. A day will not pass without PA reporting S5. I wonder how much samsung spent.

29. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

You're still wondering how? I thought someone already told you some time ago how to do it, or maybe you missed it?

45. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Lololololol.... You made my day... +1 for you...

25. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

No day passes by without PA reporting about S5 sales? Comeon you guys dig every website and links regarding sales and plaster it all over the place. It's absolutely ridiculous is it like a cult or something else?

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Much like the iPhone 5S when it launched, or the M8, the Lumia 1020, and G2?

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smurf is that you in the profile pic?

43. willard12 unregistered

No, like rumors for a phone that's still 4 months away. But I'm sure when the iPhone 6 comes out it won't get much coverage.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They do it for the iPhone too dude. It's a tech site, that's the big deal?

35. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Mr. Dark J, as much as you love and strongly support apple products, you have always shown yourself to be a liberal thinker in most cases with your posts and responses. That is maturity and I like that. Cheers bro.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's all about tech bro, no hating here. +1

36. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

You want more BlackBerry news?

23. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Ahhh apple fans, hello. And please other fans of wannabe brands, like the lefail z f@rt, brankrupt companies and co.

21. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Does it account for phones provided through carriers? What about online sales? Regular stores are probably gonna be a Samsung stronghold - but from what I understand, iPhones in the US sell mainly through Apple stores, Carriers and Online. This data is only taken from retail stores. Representative? Kind of, but only for one segment of the market.

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Dear Samsung -- the more BS you push through the news, the more uncool your company becomes.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Man, that is one in industrial sized rump rash you're sporting.

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