Samsung racks up 10 million Galaxy S5 shipments in a record-beating 25 days

Samsung racks up 10 million Galaxy S5 shipments in a record-beating 25 days
A report from Samsung's homeland of South Korea states that the company has shipped 10 million units of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in a record-beating 25 days. Of course, this is shipments we're talking about, and not actual sales, but despite criticisms to the phone and tremblings at its upper echelons, the company could easily hit the same milestone in sales.

As for the record-beating part, the Galaxy S4 racked up 10 million shipments in 27 days, which formed last year's record. While this is a modest achievement, it is still one to admire. And to put things in perspective, the older Galaxy S smartphones - Galaxy S3, S2, and the original S, took 50 days, 5 months, and 7 months each to claim the 10 million figure.

It would be interesting to see whether the company will be able to best the Galaxy S4's 40 million sales. The current tendencies don't spell such an outcome - while the GS4 failed to achieve the GS3's 60 million sales, the high-end smartphone market became saturated, which means less customers are looking to purchase or upgrade to the Galaxy S5.

via Ubergizmo

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Dam 10 million. While other reports are saying HTC has about 500k-1million M8s

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

HTC suicided themselves by making the M8 too big/bulky and going with that terrible 4MP duo camera monstrosity.

17. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The sales has NOTHING to do with the 4up camera, nor because of what you are claiming a big and bulky design(I didn't see you calling the Z2 big and bulky where in fact almost every review gave props to HTC for making the M8 feel great in the palm of the hand, hypocrisy much?). What did hurt them is their stupid marketing team with the crappy bla bla bla ad, and not having a better building quality control.

23. splus

Posts: 163; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

You're plain wrong. It has EVERYTHING to do with being too bulky for only 5 inch screen and only 4 MP camera. M8 looks huge when compared to last year's LG G2, which has larger 5.2 inch screen and 13 MP camera.

26. SonyLover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 12, 2014

No one OEM can beat Samsung. The best of all in build, camera and quality product! So good S5 I love Samsung!

30. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Then why a lot of people bought S5 and complain about the camera failed, issue with touch screen and crappy call quality?!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That was iPhone 5; not Galaxy S5. And, that was almost 2 years ago. In short, you “failed".

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did they resolve the camera issue yet?

76. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014


35. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Registered for an hour ago an I get the distinctive feeling you're someone else that hangs here at PA normally trashing anything not Samsung?

72. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You caught him/her, eh? lol FriendsofSamsung changed to SonyLover? hmm

56. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Also, honestly, comparing the M8 and GS5 in store I totally understand why a random consumer would choose the GS5. The screen draws you in more, the software is more immediately friendly, and it's way more advertised. It simply has a lot going for it. And it's a great phone.

29. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

10 million shipments and the question is how many S5 sold out?!!!

36. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

what are you trying to say? S5 sales could be on the same league as HTC, LG or Sony?

31. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I used both phones S5 and M8, M8 it's more easy to use with one hand than S5.

38. jellmoo

Posts: 2628; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

So have I. No it isn't. The massive bottom bezel completely impairs one handed use.

41. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

how is that even possible? the s5 wider due to the side bezel and screen size, so to say the s5 is easier to use than the m8 with one hand leads me to believe you dont own either.

85. willard12 unregistered

The S5 has 1 handed mode in the settings.

43. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Your lying, s5 has the best in hand feel and is way easier to use with one hand. .


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Personally, I prefer two hands.

66. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

How could that be poss when the screen is taller and less wider than the S5

42. varunrawal

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

have u used an m8?…its definitely doesn't feel bulky it feels premium(unlike the recycled plastic s5 is made up off) and secondly the 4MP isn't bad at all..i have been using the m8 and i definitely suggest it to anyone

53. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Nevermind them, people on PhoneArena think their opinions are facts and like to talk about phones they don't own.

57. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Have you used an S5? The aluminum may be "premium" but the plastic is much more practical and feels very nice. Hating on plastic is so blindly popular on this site. I just don't get the peak of slippery metal vs. grippy drop resistant plastic.

93. varunrawal

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

yes i have used it and returned it in 3 days(hoping to discover something new)but sadly i still regretted giving away my note 3 for it…but after buying the m8 its premium and got value for if i am gonna pay that much for something which is made as similar to low end device i am really stupid..i loved the note 3 even the s4 but its hard time samsung should realise to upgrade its design..and also for a flagship device the s5 hangs and restarts

79. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmaoooooooo yes see the samples. you notice from sales numbers that no one cares for your bankrupt htc thingy.

48. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Every year there is always one huge flaw with there phones then everything else is perfect first it's battery now it's that stupid htc bezel and the camera

64. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I wanted HTC to do well but what you've just said was true

92. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

I think the size is fine, since I'm a Note 2 user. Everyone out there who keeps harping about smartphone sizes, please move on instead of getting stuck in the SJ era. I see most people in Asia using the so called 'large' phones. Hey, you want to surf the web, take photos and look at pictures, videos, play games etc., you would want a big screen phone. Why do you think Apple is finally making a bigger screen phone? Because EVERY Iphone users I know is complaining about it. I love the HTC One M8 design. The only thing that stopped me from buying it is the 4MP camera, ultrapixels or not.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Looks aren't everything my friend! I am dying to buy the one m8 now but I can't accept the camera. I don't like the S5 because of the insanely ugly bezels and band-aid design. So I will settle for the xperia Z2 which is atleast a little premium and has an awesome camera.

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