Life's good: LG's on the rise, reportedly sold 59.6 million smartphones globally in 2014

Life's good: LG's on the rise, reportedly sold 59.6 million smartphones globally in 2014
Life's good for LG,which seems to be doing quite well on the market at the moment, unlike its compatriot, Samsung. In particular, LG has scored a substantial increase of its smartphone sales in comparison with the year before. According to sources from South Korea, some 59.6 million smartphones with LG's logo on them have been sold globally in 2014, which seems like a pretty big, 25.2% increase over their 2013's result of "merely" 47.6 million devices. Undoubtedly, LG's G3 flagship is the one to blame for the increased sales.

If LG continues to perform this good in 2015, it might even surpass China-based Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Huawei, which are currently performing slightly better than LG as per recent market reports. Then again, this Chinese trio won't give up its position that easily, but if LG succeeds to keep the trend for some more time, there might be a shifting on the market. Of course, the LG G4 will have to carry the banner and help its maker bring home the bacon. 

The last thing we heard about the G4 in question is that it won't be present at this year's MWC expo - LG will likely release it sometime in Q2 2015, roughly a year after the LG G3 arrived and wooed us with its Quad HD display and laser-assisted autofocus. The most recent LG device, the G Flex 2, also got our attention - after all, LG beat all and unveiled a device with a Snapdragon 810 chipset inside before everybody else.


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27 Comments

1. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

LG will be taking the Crown from Samsung soon. this is there time to shine.

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Lmao. They have nothing on samsung.

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Only a fanboy would say something like that. All flagships have their ups and downs. Samsung may have a little fewer downs. But does that mean they should be owning the market like they do? Nope, but people buy what they had before because it works. If it werent for brand recognition the sales would be very even between the OEMs.

22. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

i'm not an LG fan. only a samsung fan would say something like that LMAO

18. AndroidStuff

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

People reacted the same way when someone said "Samsung will dominate Nokia Soon" in 2010/11.

6. teenaxta

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

make good phones and people will buy!

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Go, LG! Life's Good.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's cool.

4. SLGTP

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

I like LG products :) Happy to see this news :)

7. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

It's not all that good when folks ahead of you are growing more and LG can only drop further. This year they might not even grow in units with the Nexus 5 being phased out.

8. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

They listened to the customers and are doing well now. Big screen, slim bezels, removable battery, microSD, bootloader unlock, UI close to AOSP, fast updates, got rid of glossy-plastic-design, hardware-monster and all of that for a good pricing. Life would be easier for Samsung, if they would listen too...

9. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

wow!! thats really good news, Keep it Up LG "Life's Good ;) "

11. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

So, during last quarter Samsung sells five times more smartphones, and has ten times more profit from it, and in your eyes LG is doing better? And you get paid for writting that out? Sigh

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Good job LG! Congrats!

13. wipeout

Posts: 7; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lg after optimus and g2...1st innovation company will teh the crow soon....Everythign they make rest companys just copy...Stabilization/laserBezzels....GJ LG u r the KINg

14. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Nice job! LG will be the 2nd place this year.

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They have a LONG way to go for 2nd. That won't be happening in 2015.

19. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Well, second is Apple, but they could easily do 2nd Android vendor if they played their cards right.

20. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG is currently second in largest smartphone vendors with android OS after Samsung.

15. chejofan

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

Congratulations! Personally speaking, I'd say that currently LG is the company that is doing the best job in almost every single aspect: design, quality, innovation, price/value ratio, software support, so they deserve this prize.

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Already expected this. The g3 was an awesome phone and so was their other line up. And their pricing is amazing, instead of making it more expensive they keep it the same level as the competition

21. bendgate unregistered

Congratulations. You listened to users and got reward. Keep it up.

23. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Good for them! Xiaomi has also been increasing their sales like crazy too. So it'll be unlikely that LG will somehow surpass them, but these manufacturers will be responsible for the downfall of Samsung and apple.

24. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

That's a great news. I am using LG G2 now.. Previously using LG P690 & Nexus 4.. All good phones.. Never went to service center. Go LG... :)

25. mcwong644

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

This is LG's turn to shine. Every Dog has it's day. Samsung was too complacent at the top.LG phones are as good if not better.

26. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Congrats lg..it is true that samsung sales are much higher but that is because the started in the game much ahead of LG..LG just stared playing 3 yrs ago..and has camed up with better handsets than samsung.optimus g was better than s3,g2 was better than s4 and g3 better than s5.most reviews says it....they make innovation and their phone are of quality and cost less...keep it up

27. abi_pratap

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 25, 2015

Congrats LG I'm using lg G2 and In nearly all aspects of everyday usage — navigation, readability, processing, camera and battery Lg's G2 outperforms the more vaunted Samsung phones..

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