T-Mobile's all-time number one seller is the Samsung Galaxy S III

T-Mobile's all-time number one seller is the Samsung Galaxy S III
A tweet from the nation's fourth largest carrier has announced that the all-time best-selling device in the history of T-Mobile is...the Samsung Galaxy S III. Does this come as a surprise to anyone? After all, the phone had already sold over 20 million units in its first 100 days. Perhaps the only surprising thing, which is also quite impressive, is that the phone has been on the market for less than four months. The actual date that it became available to T-Mobile customers was June 21st of this year.

It is not as though T-Mobile hasn't had some awesome phones in the past. Of course, there was the current champ's predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S II which at one time was called the "Best Android phone ever," a title it held until the sequel was launched. And in the era when a 3.5 inch screen was considered "generous", the HTC HD2 was a T-Mobile exclusive in the states with 4.3 inches of Windows Mobile goodness.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the all-time best-seller for the carrier

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the all-time best-seller for the carrier

There will be those who will note the absence of the Apple iPhone from T-Mobile's history and wonder if the absence of Apple's iconic smartphone would have made a difference. While that might seem a legitimate question, in this day and age when switching one carrier for another is as easy as changing breakfast cereals, those who want an Apple iPhone badly enough can leave T-Mobile for a carrier that offers it.

By the time the Samsung Galaxy S III is retired to the dreaded EOL list, it will continue to set a new T-Mobile record with each sale. The only real question is whether the Samsung Galaxy S IV will surpass whatever final tally the Galaxy S III earns.

source: T-Mobile via RedmondPie

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  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10.00h talk time)

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41 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I can't imagine why that would be. Don't people like to buy the best that they can afford? The GS III is the best currently available smartphone.

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The Samsung galaxy Note II, will most likely take over that reign from little brother, in the next coming months... Go Sammy go.

3. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

I doubt it. note isnt for everyone. I love it though.

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Personally, I can't wait for the new iPhone 5S to be released on T-Mobile, with its' massiVe new 4.1" screen; with its' new camera's great new Purple rAiN feature; with its' great new 2D maps (that you can carry around in a special mAps TuBe); and, with SiRi's replacement, "PaPi"! iPromiSe not to get anyone iLost.

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

You better be careful. Cult of Mac will come crucify you.

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Somebody, HELP!!!!!? I'm being attacked by little white fluffy four-legged farm-like mammals (cute ears, though)!

19. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Lol!!!!

24. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

LOL!! Reminds me on 9/21 when they kicked me out of the Apple store for wearing a custom GS III Tshirt

29. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I've gone to apple stores and switched the background on all the backgrounds on the computers iphones ipad etc (any thing connected to the internet to soviet Union flagg or little green android with the words FREEDOM captioned under the picture. lol i used there editing app to do so.

40. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Do you use to work there?

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

OMG PAPINYC man you honestly make me laugh so laugh.... "Attacked by little fluffy curly four-legged" Animal.....

32. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ROTFLMAO that was really so funny PAPINYC.... You come up with some real funny jokes against them. +1

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

meh......maybe

35. DSmithee unregistered

I still pefer the HTC One X's Sense UI over the GSIII's Touchwiz UI.

5. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Go Samsung Go! You're our team, kill'em all, kill those arrogant bastards at Apple!

37. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

OMG. I'm telling that people in some company should be killed and I get bunch of thumbs-up. And when I told Samsung copied Apple, I got bunch of thumbs down. Obviously fanatism is now on the other side.

38. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

your getting thumbs ups not because people are desiring murder, but the fact that Samsung is looking like the way to go if you want a cool phone without selling a kidney, and that Apple is seriously bull******** people with their prices and hindering everyone else from making something similar at a better price

39. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No it's fanatism alright. Otherwise it would be constructive criticism and appraisal. This is just fundamentalistic, religious sh*t. Samsung fanboys are always referring to iSheeps, and then they say exactly the promo phrase of Samsung, "The next BIG thing is already here", in a real sheep way. Look couple of posts below this for example. Very, very ironic.

6. yoyo93

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

God, why are android fanboys so scared of Apple, I own a Galaxy S3 and I think the iPhone 5 is an awesome lag free device.

11. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

No one is scared of the lil bad fruit. People are starting to wake up from this iOS nonsense junk. True the iPhone 5 is a good phone that's it.GS III and GNote II + UPCOMING GNexus II=GREAT BADASS phones

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Plus, the iPhone is too 'special' to mingle with the riff-raff on T-Mo. Sammy celebrates diversity.

36. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

What do you mean people are starting to "wake up". The Galaxy SIII is as much of a advertising stunt as is the iPhone. I still think that the SIII is not as amazing as you guys on this website are making it. It has good hardware with the latest android software, with the addition of useless Touchwiz features

41. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Useless ui you make me laugh at least we don't have the same UI for 5 years

14. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Because you touch yourself at night

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

your sentence mentioning the word 'lag' indicates that you are a liar when it comes to owning the SGS3. A true Android user needs not to even worry about lag.

9. yoyo93

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

It's funny how the article doesn't mention Apple, yet Android retards come and insult Apple anyway.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple brings on its own abuse (iMaps, lens flare to name but 2 of the many). The truly sad thing is that the fans of Apple willingly accept the abuse.

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Uh...the article does mention Apple? "There will be those who will note the absence of the Apple iPhone from T-Mobile's history and wonder if the absence of Apple's iconic smartphone would have made a difference. While that might seem a legitimate question, in this day and age when switching one carrier for another is as easy as changing breakfast cereals, those who want an Apple iPhone badly enough can leave T-Mobile for a carrier that offers it." I agree the hate for Apple, the iPhone isnt necessary in this case. And thats a legitimate question in the article, cuz I have a feeling if T Mo had the iPhone.....the GS3 might have came in 2nd.

26. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

yoyo.... your name says it all....... You truly do sound like a sheep, blinded by the fruit and refusing to see farther than the tip of your nose, wake up the next big thing is already here.. I bet you are just tasting what 4G may feel like if you live in a market where it is offered, I have been tasting that 4G goodness for nearly 3 years now RIP fanboys

30. yoyo93

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

Well first off, I have owned a galaxy S 2 and an S3, second I don't get why Android elitist or C@nts in your case hate an OS many people like , Third my first name is Yousif and yoyo is what my nickname.

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