The Galaxy S5 surpasses the Galaxy S4 in terms of adoption rate in the USA

The Galaxy S5 surpasses the Galaxy S4 in terms of adoption rate in the USA
In two days' time, on May 11, Samsung's current flagship will have been available on the market for exactly a month. We do know that the first day sales of the Galaxy S5 were significantly higher than the first day sales of Samsung's last year forerunner, the Galaxy S4. At the same time, the launch weekend sales of the device also beat the ones of its greatest rival, the Apple iPhone 5s. All of these facts indicate that although it received a fair amount of critique, the Samsung Galaxy S5 would probably break a sales record or two and become one of the best-selling gadgets of 2014, just like its predecessor.

In this line of thought, it is quite curious to compare the overall adoption rates of the two devices, the S4 and the S5, for a bigger amount of time and see if the trend is still present. Luckily, the folks at Chitika, an online advertising network, released a statistical report that gives us more insight on the matter. According to Chitika, the Galaxy S5 accounted for 4.3% of all Samsung smartphone web traffic in North America just 25 days after it got launched, from April 11 throughout May 5. Can you guess how the Galaxy S4 fared for the same amount of time back in 2013, from April 25 to May 19? Well, the former flagship was responsible for just 2% of the web traffic.

Pretty impressive, right? We should also take into consideration that nowadays the smartphone market is more saturated with high-end smartphones than it was a year ago, which makes Galaxy S5's market penetration even more spectacular.

Chitika also points out some of the factors that could be driving the Galaxy S5's sales forward. Apart from the popularity of the Samsung brand, the big 5.1-inch display and the IP67 dust- and water-resistance also made the Galaxy S5 quite appealing to the mass consumer.

The Galaxy S5 will undoubtedly be one of the hits on the smartphone market this year, but Samsung's rivals won't stay idle – on the contrary, their smartphones are going to fight tooth and nail with the Galaxy S5 for a bigger share of the market.

source: Chitika via BGR

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012


2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Well, there's no denying it's a well rounded smartphone for the everyday person...

5. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Exactly! The little evil hipster in people makes them hate anything that is popular. It is a great phone and aside from subjective opinions, it is a spectacular competitor. I personally like it the most because I felt like the other top competitors didn't bring anything new to the table but they are by no means bad phones.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7423; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering its still one of the few flagship phones that let you exchange the battery. Not to mention there are a number of 3rd party back cover plates now, as well as a 7500mha battery for the S5 now. The camera is really fast and the only one that I know of that offers 240fps slow motion video capture. Plus once you get use to the finger scanner, it works every time for me.

16. latido

Posts: 45; Member since: May 31, 2012

Camera pretty fast, but the video recording lacking to focus the object correctly start from 10cm or less than that. Try play with your camera, if you dont believe me. My grand duos can do much better.

19. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Great catch. If this is true , I'll never buy S5, but will buy iPhone 5s POS or M8 POS. (aluminum) Happy???

3. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Not gonna exchange my S4 for anything but the Lumia 930 atm.

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

That's a superb phone L930 but huge let down by the platform I will try this device out in the shop

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'm getting....930 orange.... Can't wait.

12. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'm sticking with my L1520 for now. But I definitely will pick up the L1030/1820. :)

10. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014


4. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I replaced the Note 2 for the S5 and is not such a bad phone like a lot of people are portraying it to be, it is in a nice case and no perforation is seen :) I actually find myself using the heart rate monitor quite a bit and the pedometer oh and the screen is fantastic. I kind of miss the bigger screen of the Note but who knows, maybe next year i get the Note 4 or 5. Battery life? Awesome, I can almost pull two days of battery on this thing.

17. suavemezie

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

What makes it bad coming from note 2? Except screen size which you're not blind not to notice. Everything note 2 offers, S5 triples that and more

7. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

9. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Awesome non sequitur.

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's just the Mini and the international (Non- LTE 9300) S3. The U.S. S3's are getting/have gotten it, so did the international S3 LTE (i9305), plus the various Asian models.

15. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

You know, not everyone on this site is American.

24. willard12 unregistered

I know. Americans stick to the subject of the article.

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Buy S5. So simple.

11. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

hello haters. love these articles. #NumbersDontLie.

18. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Great job for Samsung marketing still can sell that many with band aid case, i still prefer my Note 3

21. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No "band aid case" there. But great look-and-feel device. And you DON'T own Note 3, iboy. Right?

22. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

The fact is I own Note 3 since late Oct 13 (i like very much) and another fact is I dont like the ish*t because their tiny screen and ecosystem. I just disappointed with S5 back case look almost same with their old phone, I hope the Note 4 will look better.

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

These web traffic statistics don't mean much. It could be the same number of phones for all we know. With the expansion of LTE availability since the launch of the S4, we could be seeing more web traffic just due to the higher speeds.

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