Samsung Galaxy S III is gaining on the Apple iPhone 5 in mobile web usage

Samsung Galaxy S III is gaining on the Apple iPhone 5 in mobile web usage
Chitika's mobile ad network allows them to have a special insight when it comes to looking at certain data and trends. Back in October, the Apple iPhone 5 held an eight percentage point lead over the Samsung Galaxy S III when looking at comparative web share between the two phones. Now, the lead is down to two measly percentage points. That is the latest data from Chitika based on tens of millions of mobile ad impressions that were sent over Chitika's network in the U.S. and Canada from February 1st through February 9th.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is picking up mobile web share from the Apple iPhone 5

The Samsung Galaxy S III is picking up mobile web share from the Apple iPhone 5

Taking a step back and looking at the whole picture, the Apple iPhone 5 accounted for 6.6% of web traffic with the Samsung Galaxy S III at 6.3%. Including all active models of the Apple iPhone, the Cupertino based firm's iconic smartphone has a 41.5% web share, down 4.5% from October. During the same time period, Samsung's web share overall has risen to 20.6% from 17%. But something is going on under the surface. While together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 62.1% with the February data, that is down about 1% since October. That means that some of the other platforms are gaining share, albeit a small amount.

Perhaps the most impressive information from Chitika was that iOS 6 already accounts for 83% of iOS web share. That build of iOS was just launched in September.

source: Chitika via AppleInsider

Samsung is gaining on Apple
Samsung is gaining on Apple

Samsung is gaining on Apple


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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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43 Comments

1. nikenturd unregistered

Sue 'em Apple for being so competitive lololol

25. SitiHardiyantiRukmana

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

This is the time for Apple to PANIC....

2. mydi.maus unregistered

go apple!

9. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

go samsung!!

24. INF1N1TY

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

This go whoever stuff is so gay.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Into the infinite beyond

37. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

go symbian!!

3. mydi.maus unregistered

go samsung!

10. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

go apple!!

11. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Kidding, nice of you.

15. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

go Android!

16. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

go iOS!

19. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

lololololol

38. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

go webos !

4. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

very good news keep it up samsung!! ^-^

5. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

wow that's crazy, I knew the gs3 was selling well but not that it was almost equal with the iphone 5 in north america.

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

specially with the price drop of the S3..

12. blingblingthing

Posts: 754; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

As a customer, I am happy for the price drop. You must be some mad shareholder.

13. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Sounds like an excuse!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

People are just waiting on the next iPhone. That's why the stats are skewed.

20. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

whattt???

22. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

tell me when they are not waiting

26. SitiHardiyantiRukmana

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

LOL good joke.... all the iphone owner (except you) already moving on.... they already using samsung galaxy s3 or Note2... and sone... Sony Xperia Z. bye2 Mxyzptlk.... none of your friend ask you to join them in samsung world

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You said that exact same thing about 6 months ago. People are still waiting I guess, huh?

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And it will be a never ending cycle. Cuz when that happens....when the next Galaxy S high end phone is on its way to release date...many ppl will be waiting for that too.

31. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Dude there aren't even good rumors about it.... People aren't waiting

35. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

No. After that security hole in 6.1.1 All Apple users are really waiting for fix before they start accessing web again :)

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Aww, don't be mad that Apple cares more about getting money than actually getting their products into customers hands. Seriously, Apple fanboys are the only ones who find price drops bad just because they don't get any.

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

what I dont get is that if every Android device has a price drop right after launch day.. why did they keep piling up to get it launch day? ps..never said that price drop a wrong thing..

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Also eans ppl are getting an amazing phone at a really good price too. I wish the same could be said for rent or mortgages...car notes.... Mortgages and car notes kinda are right now....apt rent isnt.

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