The Samsung Galaxy S5 already made 0.7% of all Android smartphones just a week after launch
posted by Peter K. / Apr 23, 2014, 9:14 AM
According to Localytics, the adoption rate of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is “especially impressive” because of several reasons. For starters, it does compete with a big number of rivaling high-end Android devices on a pretty fragmented and populated market. In addition, a lot of consumers had very high expectations about Samsung's flagship and most of them got slightly disappointed when the device got unveiled. Still, these factors did not prevent the Galaxy S5 from already taking an impressive bite from the Android smartphone market for such a miniscule amount of time.
The adoption rate of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is “especially impressive”.Localytics went even further, as they compared the initial adoption rate of Samsung's flagship with the latest high-end device of its biggest rival, Apple – the iPhone 5s. It seems that just seven days after the Cupertino giant began retailing its flagship device back in September 2013, roughly 1.1% of all active iPhones were 5s ones. Although this percentage shows that Apple's flagship had a higher adoption rate than the Galaxy S5 for the same amount of time, we should take into consideration that the market for Apple-branded smartphones is totally defragmented, as “iPhone users always know which iPhone is the most sophisticated”.
It also seems that Samsung's flagship has achieved a bigger popularity among US consumers – 64% of all Samsung Galaxy S5 have been sold on the local American market, whereas Europe accounts for just 23% of all retailed devices. Still, we should note that the main reason for this big gap is most probably the fact that the flagship is not yet available across all European countries. The remaining 13% of all Galaxy S5 sales are divided between all other countries, in which the flagship is currently available for purchase.
Only time will show if the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be as successful as its predecessor in terms of overall sales. As we stated in our review, the Galaxy S5 is an impressive device, however, the competition might give Sammy a hard time this year.
source: Localytics via SamMobile
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- 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)
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EDIT: I get it, now.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:15 AM 0
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posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:19 AM 0
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Waste of Money. This Phone. Buy it after 2 week the phone lost £150 value already. Regret buying S4. Go for Nexus or One plus+.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 10:08 AM 3
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Just waiting to see if the Sony Xperia Z2 is coming to Verizon, because if it's NOT then this will be the phone my wife is getting. Rumor from the grape vine is that it might come to Verizon. Man when will an ACTUAL concrete response from either Sony or Verizon come?
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 11:28 AM 1
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Just wait till Samsung releases a premium version then everyone rages while I laugh enviously and pick that up >=)
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:19 AM 1
This isn't premium? I thought it was their flagship.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:38 AM 3
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agree, I like the design too (S5) and I never mind the build quality (there is a reason behind that build quality and we all know that) as long the phone has good specs and I'm into it (fanboyism excluded) but I guess they hate the phone because they don't have money to buy it, so they just messing instead, ooops am I too frank? lol
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 10:48 AM 2
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I find the Note 3 more appealing than the Galaxy S5 as well. The S5 is mediocre in many ways, overpriced and loaded with gimmicks. I am hoping the Note 4 doesn't fall prey to the same mediocrity. As it is water/dust resistant, there is a point to the S5 if you have kids and use your mobile device when playing with your kids. Or frequently expose your phone to the elements. Other than this, I don't think this phone has anything impressive to offer. I'd rather have a OnePlus One for less than half the price.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 2:41 PM 0
I see you spitting your usual round of wp hate.. where is your link proving that Nokia did it because said reason? Have you held a lumia? It feels far more premium and there's no give in the polycarbonate, beating it's due to it being thicker.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 1:05 PM 1
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I buy Samsung because they have better support infrastructure in my country. Plenty of stores and quite a few more support centers compared to their competitors.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:21 AM 12
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Very true. Samsung support is enormous.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:59 AM 4
Especially at the Best Buy / Samsung kiosks. When I was working their, we would always go out of our way to support people (mostly people who didn't know how to navigate and even use a smartphone) and would go out of our working hours and have them call us on our cells if they needed any help. Against work code, but who cares, we helped a lot of people.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 10:59 AM 0
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Wow. Never a day has paased without an s5 article. Sammys marketin money is on the roll. How much PA?
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:26 AM 3
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There just reporting the news. That's there job! You're just mad your fav is not selling as well.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 9:38 AM 6
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