Samsung smartphones outsell the Apple iPhone almost 2 to 1 in the third quarter

Samsung smartphones outsell the Apple iPhone almost 2 to 1 in the third quarter
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 83.8 million smartphones in the third quarter. That number is nearly twice the 48.4 million iPhones that Apple sold during the same period. In terms of market share, from July through September Samsung had 23.7% of the global market compared to Apple's 13.6% slice of the pie. Overall, the global smartphone market grew 9.5% year-over-year, amounting to 354.2 million phones sold for the period.

For Samsung, the third quarter sales figure represented a 6% hike from the number of smartphones it rung up during the second quarter of this year. For Apple, the 48.4 million iPhones sold was a healthy 36% improvement from the same quarter last year. According to the report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung's sales were led by mid-range models like the Samsung Galaxy A8 and the Samsung Galaxy J5.

Huawei was third, capturing 7.5% of the global smartphone market. The company sold 26.7 million units during the three month period. With 5.3% of the worldwide smartphone market, Lenovo was fourth. The company rung up 18.8 million handsets from July through September. That was one million more units sold during the quarter than Xiaomi tallied. The latter had a 5% share of the global smartphone market in the third quarter.

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100 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Samsung be like: "How bout now? Cuz were up by now..."

3. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Samsung makes swift non-greedy money with Android ™

6. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 709; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

But makes tons of crappy android devices.

8. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Their premium S range just sucks. They also don't know the meaning of slimming down their Portfolio like they said they would last year, there is about 8..9 different lines (S, Note, Grand, Ace, Neo, J, E, A, Z). Their Note is their only good line. It retains good battery life and good features, unlike the Galaxy S6.

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They actually did cut on their phones

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He doesn't know what he is talking about. He's a Samsung hating shill.

27. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Galaxy S6 is far better than the crapy iSuck

31. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

That of premium S range sucks it's a lie without basement. And the A series it's also good. iPhone can be luxurious and powerful but the eco-system it's poor and controls all that a person do with the damn of the phone.

32. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

That of premium S range sucks it's a lie without basement. And the A series it's also good. iPhone can be luxurious and powerful but the eco-system it's poor and controls all that a person do with the damn of the phone.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Those letter phones replaced other devices that had names...DUMMY! And the S is better than any phone in its class. Even the brand new iPhone can't even take better pictures than an 8 month old device. Seems you have no idea what you are talking about. I tell you what. Can you make a better phone than the Galaxy S? If not, then STFU and buy whatever you like. I like how people want to dis what they don't like and don't have the capacity to make their own. Why don't you make your own phone and don't buy any. The S doesn't even have a range. It usually just 3 devices...The S, S Active and S Mini. The S Edge is just an S with a fancier design, named for its unique characteristic. Its still an S, and it is the best looking phone to date and I doubt anyone will ever top it. Even if someone does, great because I want to see better.

96. brasstax

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I like how people want to dis what they don't like and don't have the capacity to make their own. Why don't you make your own phone and don't buy any. Techie is that really you saying this??? This means that you will no longer diss the iphone in every article that is not about the iphone.. right? Good boy..

113. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Maybe he recently had his meds taken... wait until it cools down and he'll be back as an iPhone hating shill again.

50. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

The Galaxy S6 line is their best and flagship phone, end of story.

78. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

BTW if PA count A8 in the article as a mid-range phone, they should call the iPhone 6 Plus mid-range too. Right? No matter that A8 is much more beautiful than iPhone 6 Plus. 6Edge and Note 5 are from other planet, though.

88. Macready

Posts: 1793; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Blabla, the S6 Edge Plus lasts as long as a Note 5.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So I guess poor people shouldn't have phones? You guys always sound so ignorant, because you can afford fancier things. Are you not aware, not everyone can afford fancy things? Oh wait, probably not because there is no world outside your mom's basement. I don't care if you wanna hate on Samsung, what I do hate you gusy arrogant attitudes. So what they do make cheap phones...So? The vast majority of foods that sell in high numbers are cheap..>ASK MCDONALD"S. The vast majority of cars sold in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD outside your moms basement are cheap - ASK TOYOTA. So what they make cheap phones. So? Do you buy them? No? Ok great if you don't. Does that mean no one should? Does it mean that all corporations should only cater to people with better incomes? Poor people outnumber you fool. If it wasn't for poor people, YOU WOULDNT HAVE A PHONE because companies like Apple would never exist. Rich people dont have the cabaility to keep ANY corporation alive, unless they only cater to rich people. You don't hear Lamborghini having announcements on profits and sales...right? Why? Because what is the point when your product is for one single group? You idiots have such insane hate for cheap stuff, when I can come to your house right now and fine 1000 items cheaper than your phone. Stop being an idiot, stop being a poor person hater. You know why? Because karma is a B!TC4 just liek you're acting and what goes around comes around.

61. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

techie...calm down and take a breath lol

94. discharge unregistered

Techie has a good point I will agree with him!! It is what it is...

99. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well said Techie.

2. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

How about profits now? Lol!

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Less profits the company makes = more value for consumers

28. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

that is very true, mainly considering Samsung's vast investments in research and development.

81. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

right.. except for HTC, lol

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

3,2,1...... Popcorn

21. discharge unregistered

No 3,2,1 flush, swissssshhh caaabooom Apple goes down the toilet tornado, a F5 flush that is,, not a royal flush!!

34. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

This is actually more impressive for apple imo, which had the iPhone 6 on the market for a year before these numbers came out. Numbers don't include the 6s, which came out Q4, whereas samsung had both the s6, edge, and note 5 (and i believe a midranger not in the us) But, profit growth for the first time ever since the Galaxy S4 lol, so this is good

23. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Too many popcorn eaters on this site.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Who doesn't make money with Android? Maybe HTC and LG doesn't, but Samsung does! So I am curious about a few things. I wonder how the sales numbers compare with the claim Apple made that 30% of its phone buyers turned in an Android device? With carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile offering iPhone leasing options, I can see many jumping on it. Even I was tempted. Even Apple jumped into that game too and so had Verizon. ATT doesn't need it since most of its buyers are corps. Samsung has been selling on average 80M phones per quarter since 2011 and have had nearly double the iPhone per quarter, except for the quarter Apple finally sold 74M, where Samsung and Apple shipped roughly the same amount of handsets. If Samsung can just shave off the ugly low-end models down to 3 options, make 3 options in the mid-range and just make 2 high-end device and produce them at the same pace and price them well, they could potentially get to 100M per quarter regularly. They've already done it a couple times after 2011. PA stand up and applaud Samsung like you do Apple for yet again for selling 80M phones in a quarter in a row. That's almost 4 years straight they have sold this amount of phones. I know they aren't a US company, but they have been providing us with some of the best products over anyone else.

18. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Techie, we really do appreciate your input. Having said that, you gotta learn how to condense that s**t.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

LOL...I know I'm long winded. But you know, unlike most people here; I can't express myself in a 10 word sentence or phrase.

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