Samsung Galaxy S5 sales said to fall behind iPhone 5s and last year’s S4

The Galaxy S5, the flagship staple of Samsung’s smartphone strategy, is underperforming with sales of just 5 million units in May, less than the 7 million Apple iPhone 5s…
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81. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

My 2000 ford zx2 is still kicking, no worries, one problem since ownership. Nothing more. However, my 2002 bmw m3, has had two window regulators go out, fuel pump twice, and now the rear subframe is needing repair for ripping apart (known recall and issue). There was an issue with the engines harmonic balancer, and the rods as well (recall again) and an issue with the SMG. In other words, for quality, your analogy fails, imo from a owner of both a Ford and BMW.

102. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Ford zx2, is not classed as a prestige car.

70. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Very true, they go by brand name as opposed to the quality of the product.

4. pubbaa

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

hopefullly samsung should take in to the account the needs of it's clientele i personally thought this year was the year of 2k display going mainstream..take not all android phone producing firms ...apple can get away with it but not android ..android users want the cutting edge not some marketing BS

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just not a big enough jump to move enough people away from the s4.

39. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Agreed , samsung s5 have not much wow features to move me away from my s4 , expect how great the s5 screen have.

47. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Really? I've been listening this false statement since february. I'll like to ask you what is a bigger jump? Iphone 5 to 5s? One m7 to One m8, z1 to z2 (lol), Lg g2 to G3. S4 to S5 is the biggest leap in current flagships.

63. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

None of the upgrades are big enough, so people are staying with their S4. Waiting for the Galaxy F maybe ? ;D

78. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Not an issue, the 5S kept selling with its abysmal upgrade from the 5. The logical reason on why the S5 didn't do as well is because their android competitors are catching up very well with 'em. Or more like 'People don't know what's good in the S5' in the iPhone's perspective.

83. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

As a z2 owner I have to lol you back.

86. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not about the other phones, it's about Samsung. Customers are speaking with their wallets.

93. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

G2 to G3 is a bigger jump than the S5. Don't be a fanboy. The G3 brings a newer processor, better camera, better and more higher quality display, more RAM, vastly improved UI, expandable storage, removable battery, laser for better focusing and a more bigger display along with a better design. The only useful upgrade with the S5 is with the camera and its waterproof coating. The heart rate sensor is a gimmick, has no real use right now. And the finger print scanner doesn't work half of the time.

104. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

DIY, How foolish you looked over there? The comment was an epic facepalm. S4 to S5=S600 to s801, G2 to G3= S800 to s801. Better camera= S5 has a vastly better camera than S4 and new phase det. focusing, also s5 camera is better than G3.... Check gsmarena. More quality display= G3 has a inferior display to G2, low brightness, poor blacks, fake sharpening. While the S5's display just blows G3 away, resolution and pixel density doesn't matter at this point. Also S5's display has improved a lot since S4. Improved UI= So is the new touchwiz(though not a big fan) RAM okay 1 point. Design, another point given I'm not being a fanboy. I absolutely loved the G2 but G3 is a disappointment. It compromises way too much for gimmicky high resolution especially in battery life and performance.

111. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

A model of s4 has s800 dude. You can tell yourself whatever you want fanboy, the fact is G2-G3 is a better upgrade.

119. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

S4 lte a which I never saw, it was released only in 4 markets. You are a fanboy now STFU.

64. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Exactly. Also the reason why im still having my S4, dont switch because of a fingerprintscanner and pulsemeasurering. And those 2 features are working very bad, at least thats what all are saying....

6. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

This maybe a good thing. Less sales equals big discount to the would be buyer.

55. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No less sales there. Now ppl buy more and more the Note devices too(wait to se Note3 numbers). So the number of both - S and Note must be counted (Not to mention Active) Do not listen the iPropaganda.

8. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

the fact that marketing and gimmicks wont work forever

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Gimmicks cannot sell the phone alone, useful features can.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The S5 Touchwiz has more features than any other Oems. It has useful features, not gimmicks. It's like BMW 7series, the S5, Touchwiz, fully loaded, full speced, vs BMW 3series with standard, Sony, LG and other Oems provider.

24. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You mean bloatwares?

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No, wrong, "features." specs.

30. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The only diff I see between my S4 and S5 are those biometric sensors. Others are just spec bump, a marginal spec bump.

50. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Please tell me what different others have done?

62. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Not using cheap looking plastics? Not using laggy UI?

84. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

What about being water resistant? Heart rate monitor and finger scanner?

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The difference is that BMW is luxurious while Samsung is cheap and horribly designed.

57. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Samsung needs to replace the cheap bendable plastic, to metal or titanium or aluminium.

33. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Please stop with the car analogies.
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