Samsung Galaxy S III = world's best-selling smartphone of Q3 2012

Well, well, well, it looks like the world has a new best-selling smartphone, at least for the third quarter of the year, and it's not an Apple! Now, that's a surprise... or maybe not? Samsung's Galaxy S III has managed to grab the top spot by selling the whooping 18 million units...
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13. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I am glad for Samsung. But SGS3 beating iPhone4s is due to people waiting for iPhone5. Lets wait for Q4 results SGS3 vs iP5!

20. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

then let's wait for Q1&Q2 2013 due to people waiting for SGS 4.

15. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

dont tell the isheep this they will find some way to keep everyone else down. They all think the iphone is the best selling device period and refuse to listen when other phones do better.

17. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Now peopels know why Apple suing Samsung over and over again. A bad loser, will use any dirty trick to stop their rival and have failed badly recent.

19. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Personally there is just more you can do with the GS3, thats why people prefer it. Plus its a gorgeous phone for being PLASTIC.

21. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

genuinely liked this comment.

22. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

You know what would be a good strategy for them; updating all the new GS 3's there making to 4.1 so the people getting it wouldn't have to worry about updating the phone. If they could do that, that would be smart and a good strategy.

23. Panta

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

All I can say is I love Apple, I have loved them since before the multicolored clamshell laptops! But I love my S3 even more. I could spend 1000 of words explaining why. One of the main things is that I don't have to "sync" my phone to iTunes on every computer I connect my phone to, that is just so frustrating! And everyone who doesn't have an iPhone doesn't have to jail break it to get it to do that. The S3 just works like you want it to.

25. Buddhikawi

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Try windows phone bro...!

33. Panta

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Really, well that's cool, I didn't know that. The only thing that would keep me from trying it though are all of the software quarks and viruses Microsoft software has had a bad history of having.

38. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Ive never had any sort of virus on my macbook, now when my norton ran out on my desktop windows the first day i ran a virus detection program there were 31 viruses even though i had been at school all day long. wiped everything v.v

63. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Gotta stop visiting all of those porn sites.

24. Buddhikawi

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

what a wonder Android has done to samsung... I wonder why people like cheap plastic crap this much.. when there are more solid builds like sony..

26. mydi.maus unregistered

APPLE IPHONE6 next year release(Q2) with its A6X .4x cpu +graphics isight camera,10 mp back cam and 2.0 mp front cam. and GALAXY S4 WILL BE SITTING DUCK!

29. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Galaxy s4 with second generation Exynos 5? With full hd screen? With 3000mah battery? Being waterproof? With 13mp camera? With heavily upgraded and revamped software? You better bring iPhone 7, troll

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Sure it will, Dwight.

48. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

awwww, Didn't all Apple's fan claim better every next generation???? Have not seen the past released of all devices. Apple's has been playing catch up with others. Of course the next IPhone will be better like always, BUT BETTER THAN THERE PREVIOUS IPHONE!!!!!! I can a sure that Samsung will come out with hardware and futures that Apple havent thought of. Like the current models as we speak, IPhones cant even do have of it!!!!

28. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

30. mydi.maus unregistered


31. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I have to say, for the first time I am seeing customers come in asking about and seeking to purchase a phone other than an iPhone with a frequency approaching those who are coming in for an iPhone. Samsung has done an outstanding job with its marketing push.

36. ilia1986 unregistered

I am PROUD to be the owner of the phone which killed the iPhone - not just in functionality as has been the case since the G1 - but in number of units sold as well. Apple's quick demise just caused me to shed a tear. Of joy.

52. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I still have my captivate...better phone than the iphone 4...and mine has JB 4.1.2.

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Samsung is smart to released their flagship on the weakest Q for Apple.. Q4 will be back on track for Apple.. and Samsung will be second best just the way it should be..

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Just the way it should be? In what way?

51. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

46. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This is no surprise to me, but they made a great device. The SGS3 has also elevated their own brand with the emergence of the Note II and others. Are they the best cellphone company ever?? Thats based on opinion, but I will upgrade to the Note II in December and stay with samsung because they're more innovative than most of their competitors

49. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

THE BOTTOM LINE!!! The S3 does way more than what an IPhone can do!! The question for you IPhone's fan is, WHAT CAN IPHONE DO THAT THE S3 CAN'T? I would answer the other way but, its much to list what my S3 can do that IPhone can't, And this why people are buying the S3 over the IPhone.

59. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Your all brainwashed Every company that makes android phones piggy backs the android operating system. Their phones are only as innovative as all the other android smorgasboard of phones with a slight deviation in design. Apple not only makes their own products They make their own software and operating system as well. All samsung htc and other androids do is copy and paste

62. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm going to have to go with no on that one. There has been imitation on both sides, but also innovation. Apple designs their own hardware (and how much they do that is up for debate) but they most definitely don't build it. Most of the parts are fabricated by other well known names like Samsung, Sony and Sharp. The final assembly is completed by factories like Foxconn. FYI, many of the really cool little features of ICS and above started out as additions to Android via OEM skins.

60. wojey

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

wait, did the iphone 4s sold 16 million units only in Q3? That's impressive for a phone that is a year old.
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