Samsung Galaxy S III sells more than iPhone 5 in UK, remains the most popular smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S III sells more than iPhone 5 in UK, remains the most popular smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy S III remained the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom for the seventh consecutive month, even after the massive iPhone 5 launch and two full months of availability. The ranking is based on on live searches, pre-orders and monthly sales compiled by uSwitch.

What’s even more interesting is that cuts to the price of the iPhone 4S has actually pushed last year’s Apple handset ahead of the iPhone 5 which only ranks as the third most popular smartphones in the UK.

And another curious fact is that in the top 10 of UK smartphones, there is not a single Windows Phone device. That is curious for a couple of reasons. The first one is that we have already seen the same thing happen with Windows Phone 7.x devices like the Lumia 900, where sources started spreading news about its popularity in a particular store, but that turned out to have little meaningful impact on overall sales.

And second because we are seeing the same story here with the Lumia 920. Nokia’s Windows Phone flagship was once again hyped to be not less than a “threat” to the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, but it does not even appear in the top 10 ranking for the UK.

Samsung’s Galaxy S II and the newly launched Nexus 4 (despite its limited availability) topped the five best devices list.

The top 10 of UK smartphones according to uSwitch is right below:

1. Samsung Galaxy S III
2. Apple iPhone 4S
3. Apple iPhone 5
4. Samsung Galaxy S II
5. Nexus 4
6. Samsung Galaxy Ace
7. Samsung Galaxy Note II
8. Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
9. Sony Xperia U
10. HTC One X

source: Trusted Reviews via Android Authority

Related phones

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)



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Wow Even the iphone 4s beat it.

14. MeoCao unregistered

hat's off to SS, 5 Galaxies in the list including the top spot.

28. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Tbh this is quite the normal outside of the US.I see the galaxy s3 outsell the iphone 3:1 on a daily basis. If you included Htc handset sales as well as sony etc then The ios handsets are only making a small fraction of sales figures week in week out. The apple induced slumber is gone and most customers have seen the poor effort apple has produced year in year out. In my store the iphone sold out first 2 deliveries,now it never does and are quite slow by apple standards for selling at all. Unfortunately for the US,ifans are still drooling cash without any common sense and Apple has the patent system caught by the groin

42. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Andro, I'm always struck by how misinformed many iOS users are about a feature/app on the iPhone that they believe exclusive, or how a perception exists that it's the easiest smartphone to learn (I think WP is easier for first-timer). I think advertising is the cause. Apple advertises a "gee-whiz" feature, which generates excitement. Samsung has learned this lesson, too, which helped. After that, it's the carriers like Verizon, who seems clueless (how does battling a futuristic robot make your want a new Android, Verizon?). Do you see something similar in the UK?

65. Hemlocke unregistered

Samsung outspends every handset OEM in marketing/advertising. So I guess it is just marketing to dumb S-Sheep that accounts for any Samsung success?

68. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

hard work and innovation finally paid off from Sammy and any other company should take notes....if you wanna beat sammy rise above and innovate or you'll be too late!

71. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Yep, and its just getting started. The S3 was introduced to a bunch of new users who used to be iphone users. Now those people will wait for the S4, S5 or something else but not iphone.

59. metalpoet unregistered

Mostly Samsung! hell yeah!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow that's incredible lol

3. switza93

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Because iPhone is a piece of crap hahaha

4. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your the only one laughing, everyone else just feels bad for you seeing as your level of maturity is below that of a child learning to crawl. your comment reflects this

7. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Because iPhone is a piece of crap Is it better?

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha see love how know your equating sales to been better yet when the iphone outsells android phones its because there stupid.. your logic fails on many levels but dont worry you shall get those thumbs up, if you face facts right know your following the crowd, i find that funny you slate others for what you are doing

60. metalpoet unregistered

"haha see love how know your equating sales to been better yet" Chaotocrazor: Why dont you go back to elementary school and learns the basics of forming a proper sentence and then come back here to talk some trash ;)

74. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha wow your a hard man arent you, acting tough over the internet kid. please you like most on here are what we call the failurse in life, never have the balls to say it face to face. second thats my typing on my achos g9, the autocorrect is horrific. but you keep acting tough little boy maybe come out the basement one day see the real world

75. metalpoet unregistered

Aww did little ole 6 ft 25 year old who doesnt live in a basement hurt your feelings! ;) god its people like you that give me so much joy in my life to simply laugh at! you remind me of the bullies in high school that I used to slap around when I hit my growth spurt. Like I said before, go back to school and learn to form a correct understandable sentence, and THEN come back and make all the comments you want. At least let me understand the trash your talking ;) And dont use your device as an excuse for lacking basic intelligence.

76. metalpoet unregistered

After reading your comments in the "Fox stealing phone" article, my outlook on you has changed good sir :)

45. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Iphone is not a piece of crao but it's a piece of is**t!! xD

5. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Lol.. Guess the herd has been enlightened! :D

6. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so when they bought iphones there following the crowd etc, when they buy the s3 there enlightened.... why is it 1. when the iphone was leading in sales its becuase people are stupid but when the s3 leads in sales this isnt the same case? and 2. does this know mean sales matter as for many months many have ranted that sales dont mean anything. guessing now its in favor of samsung/android they suddenly mean everything right?

8. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

We are in era of multi user accounts, widgets, photo sphere...... iPhone has still icons....

12. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lmao that it widget, and multi user acconts....photosphere is a gimmick. it wont be widely used yet just like panarama isnt used as much as the standard shot second so what the iphone has icons some people are ok with that . wp8 has live tiles in my opinion so much better then widgets...sure you wiill jump up and down on that one lol and we are actually in the era of fanboys like yourself who attack other peoples choices

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well well, look who's showing to bash on Android just because people aren't buying the far inferior WP instead! You really are a hypocrite. Can you even formulate how on earth are live tiles better than widgets? And that's actually the only thing resembling an argument you could came up in favor of's ridiculous to even compare them.

21. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Here, a little something for your amusement. Btw I'm using the best of all, Ocean HD wallpaper (not mentioned here)

23. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha lmao you forget mate i dont think sales means im a winner like you lot who believe your tied into the android world second i put ''wp8 has live tiles in my opinion so much better then widgets'' you notice how i put my opinion as everyone prefers differant things so you saying im not entitled to my opinion and you call me a hypocrite. admit it your just another android fanboy ive seen so many and your one of the worst as youtry to act reasonable only when its in favor of android anyone says anything against and look at you, defensive and shameless i wish i could meet you in real life, because like alll fanboys your up on it over the internet but in reality please your just some kid

32. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

And you are showing up as a WP fanboy of the worst kind.. anyway a typical fanboy is the one who can't back up his opinion. That's why I asked you to back yours up,..and you failed of course. I can, and will back up every single pro-android statement I make. That's the difference between you and me genius.

63. metalpoet unregistered

live tiles are pretty cool but i still prefer Android

20. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

No, my iFriend..... you have just icons....... iOS is an inferior product, deal with that... We use these features ;-) And WP tiles is the same like widgets =just place for icons or widgets..... are you able to see that? But WP no one wants, sadly

25. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yes thankyou proved my point beautifully, your classing me as an apple fanboy, then another android fanboy has called me a wp fanboy, contredict each other much lol been called an android fanboy, a nokia fanboy and a google hater too...any others i aint been called? your failing at trying to label me. face fact you are so biased its sad. wp no one wants .........hmm yeah i know alot that want the 920 so thats bs right there just like i know afew who want the note happy though as unlike you i can enjoy whatever i like or fancy buying....i aint stuck in one camp like you arrogant lot tech lover= someone who enjoys all tech whatever the brand, someone who dont act superior through there personal choice you lot all fail at that

30. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Hello taco

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