Samsung phones account for nearly two thirds of all Android phones, research says

Samsung phones account for nearly two thirds of all Android phones, research says
Day in and day out, if there's one thing that's turned into a kind of a constant, it's the fact that all your bases are belong to... Samsung. Or well, some 63.3%, which is kind of the same thing. These numbers come courtesy of the latest research from Localytics, and there's certainly more of interest to be seen.

Dragging on the first first finding, it's interesting to note that even the combined might of well-known players, such as HTC, LG, Sony and Motorola can't light a candle against the South Korean juggernaut, as these account for less than 25%. As Localytics comments, Sammy is ruining the competition by a ratio of nearly 2 to 1, when pitted against the entirety of its Android rivals.

But, wait, it gets better (or worse, depending on where you stand). According to the study, among the top ten best-selling Android devices, eight are made by... yes, you guessed it, Samsung. The consumer electronics giant's Galaxy S line of smartphones has taken a firm grip of the smartphone market, and its three latest models are the most popular by far, followed by the Note II. You won't be seeing any competing product until you reach the HTC One and Motorola's Droid Razr, taking spot eight and nine, respectively. That's an overwhelmingly one-sided win for Samsung, regardless of how you look at it.

Looking at the tablet market, at first, it would seem like Samsung is doing somewhat worse, in comparison. A closer examination, however, reveals that while the manufacturer has 'only' five tablets in the top ten of the most popular slabs out there, these account for over half of all tablets, or 53%. 

Though Samsung's win is indisputable on this front as well, it's worth pointing out that the super low-cost, but high value tabs from Google (Nexus 7) and Amazon (Kindle Fire HD 7) are cropping up, and shaping to be Samsung's main competitors in the months to come.

You and us both can say whatever we want to say about Sammy and its products, but as far as the general populace is concerned, Samsung is where it's at right now. At least when talking Android. And you can bet that it'll be a long while until somebody gets even close to narrowing such a massive advantage.

source: Localytics



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yay for Samsung phones, nay for Samsung tablets.

3. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

I dont like Samsung that much..

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not only you, me too because whenever samsung phone on my hand it looks cheap and toy.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yay for Samsung Nexus tablets though....


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Well done sammy.. :)

17. taikucing unregistered

plastic everywhere

2. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Look in Malaysia... Majority of the people are using Samsung... Mostly Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note series..

16. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Bro, welcome to Malaysia, i neither hate or like Samsung, but majority of Malaysian who used Samsung product doesn't even fully utilized the functions, they only buy it because everyone buying it, i know the software is good, but i do hope i can see other than Samsung product holding on people hands, i doesn't want a single brand dominate entire market, as i am person who love every OS and different OEM, as it create competition.

36. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You have a nice name :)

39. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013


46. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I said it to Arthurhkt, since my name is Arthur too.

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung is the only one that bother to listen to their customer about what they want, the rest just want to sell you what they think is good. And worst they sell you then forget about you especially in Asian. I have tried Motorola, LG, HTC all has one problem or another that why i stick with Samsung. No problem with support, give me microSD card and removable battery plus the software upgrade that important to me. Even the gear watch they support is good because when i write to them the responded and two weeks later i downloaded the watchface that need my requirement which is having seconds hand on the watchface. I do realize that competition is what drive innovation and price but for me unless i start seeing a brand that does the same i will stick with Samsung.

40. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

I'm a Malaysian...

41. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Show offs... Thats y..

44. wilsong17 unregistered

you mean like in america,, i got to a carrier the first thing they offer is iphone true fact.. but what do i care i have a note 3 which is my mini computer

4. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I hope other OEM learns from Samsung that is -Start with an UNCOMPROMISE phone -Aesthetic comes second. Remember you only have around 20% to make the phone look good as 80% is the screen itself. And yes, most people use a premium case.

18. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I want to see the staticis I mostly hear this case thing when samsung owners are put in the spot on the build quality of their phone......the thing is I know more people who do not use a case compare to who use a case, but I am not saying this statement is a world wide fact......I like using no case....I will admit the first note was the last time i bought a case, I only bought because those youtube videos show how easy it is to break, but my original note never fell like that so I basically wasted money buying a I am not buying no more cases, I like seeing my phone, and I am very careful with mines, never had a drop damage but I guess after saying this my phone will drop in a few days lol I just jinx myself

37. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Even if the case statement was full of crap which it very well might be, it still doesn't mean anything in the end. The Samsung flagship phones have always been well made with magnesium frames and very fine finish and clearance, tactile buttons, and durability. Just because a bunch of losers can't separate the density of a material with the quality of the material it doesn't mean it's cheap.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Happy for Sony!

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sammy FTW... Good to see Sony.

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like Sony almost bought the Z Ultra. Flip it around no flash LED. Such a well made phone miss out just to save a few dollars. I also own the Sony smart watch 1 and i have to visit their service center 5 times to swap the watches. Good software but poor build quality. Samsung gear bought day 1 still using the same watch. No problem great support. In the end i just a customer paying for good product with great support.

8. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

for me android phone only samsung and htc.. never really like sony even though they're pretty nice.. lg for me is just samsung moniker..

9. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm going to sell my S4 and get a Note 3, good thing I buy most of my phones off contract.

19. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you should I prefer the Note over galaxy phone

45. wilsong17 unregistered

happy camper with the note 3

10. ilia1986 unregistered

GS3 here, bought in september 2013. :)

11. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Pretty sad.

12. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I had the vibrant, the S2, now the chick had the s3 now has the note3 and will be getting the new note 10.1 tab...we love Sammy

13. supersammyfans

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

FTW Sammy, but i believe one day you could conquer 90% above, not only to Android market, but any other OS market as well, thank luck Rubish Scroogle/Motorola/Nexus, LG, Sony, HTC, Micro$oft/"No"kia, Rotten Apple and R.I.P is all failing, HAHA

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Ummmmm, ok...

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