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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118. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

yes cars sales doesn't have ANYTHING to do with phones sales

49. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What gimmicks?

11. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

It makes sense In indonesia, i've seen more people own Xperia Z2 than those who own Galaxy S5. S5's sales figures dropped kinda significantly compared to Galaxy S4's

42. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

And that makes me happy

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Samsung, stop making a gazillion different Android smartphone models...

17. phljcnth

Posts: 550; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't think iPhone sales is the main cause of S5 sales decline but the more populated high-end Android market.

18. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

The S5 is a much better phone that the S4 so I'm pretty surprised actually

35. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

The market is saturated.

40. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Every product they make looks the same. The masses will tire of that. So ho-hum.

41. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

How many s5 Sammy planning to sell ? Brazillion? XD

43. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 619; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I have a Galaxy S5 and an iPhone 5c. Both are great phones but the 5c seems to be faster and take better pictures than the Samsung despite the older specs. I haven't used a 5s but I would think that it would be even better in the performance department....My 2 cents.

44. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Just get the design right, and trim the software. You are excellent in other areas anyway Sammy. :)

48. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Plastic aside, the ginormous hype has done the phone in. Everyone expected the s5 to be able to drop their kids at school & then come home to do the dishes & weed their garden. Unfortunately it turned out to be just a phone & a damn good one at that, if judged as just a phone.

52. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Nailed it bro. Haters just need some reason.

72. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agree

54. twens

Posts: 1163; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The only thing sammy needs to work on is consistency in their touchwiz performance. Most other aspect of sammy phones are way better than the iPhone. It all boils down to software, that's what makes apple great. Also, there are too many galaxies it doesn't make the s5 unique. iPhones are unique cos there is only one.

56. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Relax people this is just estimates from a company even the author uses the word allegedly.

58. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

The galaxy s5 is laggy

59. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Blame the design.

65. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Umm once people realized that when they left iphone to galaxy due to the brilliant marketing they understood later what a waste of plastic they purchased and bc of how Samsung rushes everything just to have the idea that they can take over every market once a big rumor spawns involving a competitor. The iPhone is going to sell regardless of specs and ect bc it looks beautiful and works! which the mass only cares about.

79. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Wonder where there april data is? Canaccord reported the s5 was the top smartphone in the first tier us carriers for april so it would be interesting what their data is for that one but somehow not reported?

80. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

97. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I never said it was accurate or inaccurate even phonearena says allegedly whcih means there is certainly a margin of error. Can u prove it's accurate with 35 countries surveyed and we don't know the demographics of those countries that counterpoint claims 90%. Notice that even their own analyst in the reuters used the word probably 5 million s5 for june which means even they are not sure of their data. Do you honestly think a xiaomi phone or two eclipsed lg or htc flagship phones if the 35 country poll was accurate? Lol

98. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

You keep clinging on counterpoint data but you haven't provided a single argument why you believe it's accurate or not can't find it in google? Lol

100. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I don't have to prove anything. I'm not the one in denial :) Go back to your posts in the previous article and you'll see how much in denial you where. "S5 is sold in 120 countries. This data can't be accurate!" ZOMG..my favorite mobile platform didn't win! I question the accuracy of this report. derp derp..

85. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Samsung is out steam. Thats what happens when you flood the market with a device in some sort of category every month. Active. Galaxy. Tabs. Megas. Minis. Primes. F series. Pro. Etc

90. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Exactly lol and when all of them are not successful made products it lowers the brand. Also causes too much confusion for consumers.

88. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung have got Realise that Consumers nowdays are Locked to 24 month contracts,an its not so easy to get Upgrades after 12month,the Galaxy S4 is now being offered at half the Price of the Galaxy S5,so with only the Batterylife an Camera improved on the Galaxy S5,its worth getting the Galaxy S4 Cheaper,Samsung have got the Change the Price Plan if they want there phones to be more succesful plus Improve the Design an Quality as well,as theres loads of Android phones offering cheaper prices an better functions

94. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I think Samsung losing sales should be a bigger problem to Google. Not only will their OS be losing a lot of marketshare, since Samsung is the king of Android, but they also should be aware of the fact that Samsung can easily fall back on Tizen and use it on their Galaxy phones. People would still buy those since its a recognized brand, without caring for which OS it runs. And of course, Samsung can still attract a lot of consumers towards their WP products by proper marketing. The real threat here of lower S5 sales is actually to Google, not Samsung.

96. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung also gives headaches to Google coz of legal issues
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