Samsung reports 5 million Galaxy Note 3s shipped in a month

Samsung reports 5 million Galaxy Note 3s shipped in a month
In just a month time, the Galaxy Note 3 sales have ballooned to the 5 million mark, Samsung boasted at a meeting with reporters. The third edition of the phablet that started it all went on sale September 25th in more than 140 countries, and hit US carriers about a week after, so it's been roughly a month of sales.

For the 30-day mark, Samsung Mobile's chief has apparently made a press conference to reiterate the success of the Note 3, where the 5 million number was announced. It is not clear if he meant shipped or sold, but in any case it seems that Samsung might have another hit on its hand with the S Pen-wielding phablet.

Besides the improved stylus in question, the Note 3 features top-notch specs, including the record 3 GB of RAM and a 5.7" Super AMOLED Full HD display, so there is plenty to expect from it, and users have apparently appreciated the effort.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I like this device.. quite some grunt.

2. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

mine n900, superb!

3. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

i really wrote this before ""Note 3 will ship or sell in Millions" and i have to say again : Samsung FTW nothing really Comes Close no Matter how many haters will prove it bad ,by Making Outdoor Visibility Tests and bla bla

8. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Cause apparently people don't ever go to a place where there is sunlight, according to you. A phone is useless if you cant see the screen outside. I am a supporter of all OEMS cause i like to see advancements in all areas but if people end up blindly going for a company then they are not seeing the bigger picture. Loyalty will do you no good as a consumer in the modern market.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Automatic brightness shoots to 660nits so your comment is invalid thanks.

35. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It does not matter how bright a screen is if it is super reflective, your comment is invalid thanks

30. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

even though my s3 or note2 screen don't have the brightest screen like some lcd on other phone.. i still didn't find any much trouble when using them outside.. haters will always talk sh*t..

36. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I never said the note 3 was bad at all. All is said was that the outdoor screen visibility enhancement should be supported not brought down so you could say "oh samsung is the best!" Please learn to read before you start attacking people just because they have different views to you.

29. Dastrix unregistered

You sound like an Apple fanboy...

37. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Thats funny cause i own a gs4 and a lumia 925. Totes apple products. Do you really need to say "youre a fan boy" if i just say i support innovation and dislike loyalty or what you would call fanboyism?

38. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You sound like a samsung fanboy...

4. papss unregistered

I'm one of those sales

31. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

never realize that you actually got one.. i tought you never like samsung build quality phone..

39. papss unregistered

True I don't but needed something for productivity because I was sick of carrying around my tablet everywhere. Like it or not the note 3 is tops in that area.. they got rid of the hyperglaze so I jumped. Love my 1020 too

5. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

As usual Samsung shipped but sell?!

14. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Why does this matter so much to some people? John B.

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Those are usually Apple fans who monitor Apple's sold (to carrier) numbers. They don't understand supply and demand in economics, otherwise they would know that shipped is a number usually close to sales. Because no one orders a product....if it isn't selling.

22. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

and u believe what apple says pfft

43. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

all 5 million units are already sold in the market not just shipped samsung only shipped their flagships based on demands so they already got all the profits from the 5 miilion galaxy note 3

6. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

7. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

I think this number is alil bit disappointing for samsung.. samsung needs a flagship for holiday season and it seems note 3 cant capture all the customers they expect.. may be its about its huge size.. samsung needs to do something for holiday season.. its not 2012 when nobody released anything better than S3 and note 2..

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

5 million a month is disappointing? Seriously? Name a phone that sold over 5 million the first month besides Galaxy models and iPhones. I'll wait all day.

45. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

did you read? or just attack after seeing a word "Disappointing"... Ive said FOR SAMSUNG .. samsung has only one flagship right now and its a phablet.. with billions of marketing budget (seriously , BILLIONS of marketing only for Note 3) and market move toward bigger screens, I expect to see iphone numbers for ANDROID flagship.. 5 million in one month isnt bad or even mediocre by any means.. its just not a huge success and ROI for samsung investment.. iphone sales are totally irrelevant because firstly its not even comparable in terms of numbers( 9 million in 3 days VS 5 million in 30 days? ) secondly its a ONE CHOICE ecosystem.. I must add.. its very common that next generation product sell more at first , but usually it cann't keep up the gap and sometimes overall they even sell less than their previous generation . just like Movies.. so believe me for samsung executives , 40 million S4 and 5 million note 3 doesn't count as pure success. they expect so much more(just like 100 million sales claim for S4)

21. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Did you see their earnings for the quarter? Guess not.

9. eddyphone

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Samsung has always been up on sales these days, but they should keep watching their back because Nokia too is coming up

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i ll buy 9005 .... coz if 4k video n mostly reviews show snapdragon version is better

11. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

It´s different than just cameraphones of Nokia. Note 3 is a beast !

12. papss unregistered

Depends what you want out of a phone. Don't be so quick to judge a Nokia phon e without owning a 1020 or above. I have both a note 3 and a 1020 and both have great things going for them and I'm sure the 1520 will be even better.

32. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

if you have to chose only one device.. which one you'll keep.. note 3 or 1020?? sorry i'm just curious nothing else.. :)

40. papss unregistered

That's tough.. i prefer the feel of wp8 but prefer the note 3 for what it offers.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.