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

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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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posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:10 8

1. ATTboss (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:21 1

5. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

Lmao. They have nothing on samsung.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:43 5

10. wargreymon (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Nov 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.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 10:57 1

22. ATTboss (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:13 3

18. AndroidStuff (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:27 4

6. teenaxta (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

make good phones and people will buy!

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:15 4

2. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Go, LG! Life's Good.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:17 2

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

That's cool.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:19 2

4. SLGTP (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:35

7. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:25 4

8. KyleRiemen (Posts: 140; Member since: 29 Oct 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...

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:32 2

9. HSN87 (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:45 1

11. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 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?


posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:50 2

12. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2101; Member since: 29 May 2014)

Good job LG! Congrats!

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:00 2

13. wipeout (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 May 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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:09 1

14. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:11

17. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:56

19. wargreymon (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 10:19

20. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:27 1

15. chejofan (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Jan 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.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:38 2

16. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 10:43

21. bendgate (unregistered)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 18:28

23. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 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.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 07:48

24. RohanM (Posts: 140; Member since: 15 Jan 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... :)

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 21:47

25. mcwong644 (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Nov 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.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 22:38

26. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 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

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 06:56

27. abi_pratap (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Jan 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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