How those 9 million iPhones sold during the launch weekend compare to the competition

Earlier today, Apple said that for the three day launch weekend, it sold 9 million units together of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c; but how do those numbers stand up against competing handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and the Nokia Lumia line of Windows Phone flavored handsets?...
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105 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Doesn't matter. Fandroids will not give Apple credit for this one. Their hate is too strong...must have sucked getting bullied by Steve Jobs when he was still alive. Hopefully they'll be able to recover and find inner peace.

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

there is really no point in starting a flame war...! You are just as bad as them!

76. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

This dude has S4 but bashes android whenever he gets the chance. He's the biggest hypocrite on this site. It's probably not even his s4.

80. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's a S4... Touchwiz is the only UI that has a battery icon on the ROM.

82. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Using battery mods from GoldenEye but iBastid got them from NadMaj. goldeneye romhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2313469 nadmaj batterieshttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2280597

90. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Man does it really matter? As if a battery icon percentage can't be faked with the proper method. I haven't used a custom rom yet but i know of the different customization methods through rooting. Not saying he doesn't have an S4 but he does have a problem with being a hypocrite. I should make a Meme out of him. "Bashes android for lag. Uses Android still!"

100. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

My S4 had tons of lag till i changed ROMS and removed most of the AT&T/Samsung bloatware.

103. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Blame that useless S600 CPU, which is struggling to push the software! Don't blame Android ™ it's the year for A15s not halfbaked! Android needs laptop power to push it's OS! Christ it's a mini Laptop! What do you expect,,,, ™

83. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

All good bro. I love my S4 :)

88. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Well, you got laggy and slow device compared to iPhone 5s! IPhone is about 40% faster :)

10. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

↑ Troll. But apple fans will never give android credit for anything. Apple made the smart phone dumb enough for the average user. Android made the smart phone even better. So many of my friends on facebook who got ios 7 are thinking about switching to android just because IOS 7 gave them a taste of an environment they can only dream of.

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

are you calling me a troll?

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No, it was directed to comment #1.

13. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

cuz iphone buyer are idiots lol 64 bit soc with 1 gb ram?? apple is fooling all the customers hahaha

15. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

If they are idiots, then what would you call those people buying the phones that the 5S beat? :) http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/5http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/7

75. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

That's browser test not cpu. Low pixels on screen helps alot. the iphone 5 does better than snapdragon 600 or 800 devices. Does this mean the cpu of the i5 is better ? no, it isn't. Just a Browser test damn it

79. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Page 7 of the anandtech review has all the GPU tests.

81. awani1

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

B4 u make anymore blonders pls note dat phone dat iphone5s beat nd fones dat beat iphone5s are often cheaper dan d iphone5s

43. maysider

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

No, we understand that marketing is able to sell any crap: "Apple iOS Apps Leak More Personal Info Than Android". "iPhones most vulnerable among smartphones" "40% of iOS popular apps invade your privacy without any permission"

66. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

When the swine flu broke out, did you give credit to the hospital for admitting more patients, or blame the flu for spreading so quickly? Same here, Apple's sales are not reliant on how good their products are, just how many stupid people are willing to buy them. An excellent example would be the iPhone 5C. Apple literally cut corners with this one and tried to rip you people off my replacing the metal of the iPhone 5 with a plastic shell. Even the Apple overlords themselves said that they just found a way to make an excellent product at a lower cost. But the selling price is the same as if the iPhone 5 was to still be on sale, so whose cost did it lower? Obviously, Apple. Even after that, the 5C still sold a good few millions. What does that tell you about their main demographic? These people are willing to buy what ever garbage Apple churns out, but that isn't what pisses me (and other fandroids) off, it's your money to waste and we don't give a crap. What we do hate is the fact that you're trying to justify wasting that money with out any valid arguments except "it sold 9 million, it must be good. Android never sold that much, Android sucks".

67. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

so what would you say about the flagship droids which are made of plastic or 5C material and sell for the same or nearly the same price as iPhones, what does that tell you about their main demofraphic?

69. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

That's the thing, for Android, no OEM has ever sold a metal (or a premium material) phone and then replace it with cheap plastic and sell it for the same price. If anything, they did the exact opposite, the HTC One X and HTC One, One X made of plastic, One made of aluminium, both sold at the same price at launch. Companies should strive to give consumers the best deal for their money (or at least let them think they do) and yet there are people supporting companies that are doing the opposite (iPhone 5C, Xbox One, etc.)

87. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Here's the issue. If the iPhone 5 launched with the 5S, I don't think there would be very high iPhone 5 sales. It seems like there is a huge demand for a color iPhone and ultimately that's what Apple delivered. If people didn't want a colorful iPhone, they wouldn't buy it... Don't forget, many stores like Best Buy are still selling the iPhone 5 they have remaining. Why aren't people buying it? Simple, it's cause they rather have the iPhone 5C. It's not up to you to decide what's best for everyone.

85. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

"What we do hate is the fact that you're trying to justify wasting that money" Who is "we"? Team Android? Yeah cos this all sounds so much less retarded.

97. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

TEAM ANDROID HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

96. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

This is spot on. idiots at phonearena

95. kaira

Posts: 26; Member since: May 12, 2013

Whatever bullsh*t you are spewing IOS is a crap...! Fact is: ANDROID ROCKS! I'm not starting any fanboys wars, just STATING THE FACT

2. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

People are insane $$$$

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

how? they just spend ther money on what they want to? Be it a iPhone or a galaxy!

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

People are really insane, queuing up outside the Apple store just for an iPhone.

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