Verizon sold more Android phones than iPhones in Q3 2012

Verizon sold more Android phones than iPhones in Q3 2012
Verizon Wireless has already broken down its quarterly financials, and now the carrier announced it has sold 6.8 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2012.

3.1 million of them were iPhones (up from 2.7 million in Q2), and the majority of those iPhones were older models. Still, 21% were the iPhone 5 and that’s a pretty good percentage given that the new iPhone only sold for just over a week in the third quarter.

Still, interestingly enough, Verizon sold more Android smartphones than iPhones in this third quarter. That’s probably mostly due to the Samsung Galaxy S III, we’d guess.

The U.S. biggest carrier also said that its 4G LTE network now covers 250 million people in 419 markets across the States.

source: Verizon Wireless

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55 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Of course, android is the best :D

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wendy, please make up your mind, its either Android or IOS

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

She's of two minds. Either that or she accepts Android is superior, but the iPhone is just so preeeetty that it warps her little mind.

7. wendygarett unregistered

definitely ios since I'm a die-hard fanboy, but why can't you give me a chance to praise android huh?? Thumb me down all you want, I'm born to be straight and honest. I'll praise if it's good and bash if it's bad, you will never stop me, YOU HEAR ME!!! Why can't this site be neutral?? sigh... you guys never give me a chance at all :(

10. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Everyone is born to be straight and honest, but life changes us. I can't hear you at all, but I can read

11. wendygarett unregistered

but, am I wrong to say android is the best? LOL the article does prove it remains the best...

29. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

How about you stop inciting conflict with your comments, you could learn to use a lot less sarcasm. Or perhaps not even say anything, there's an idea. Want to act as if you are so mature, but look at your replies of late, couldn't more childish. Anyway, Android has gotten more exposure thanks to all the news of litigation and Apples attempts to bar high profile devices. I have actually seen women out there with the Galaxy Note as their main phone, and that thing is super huge. Call it what you will VZW has a lot of phones to offer, I'm willing to bet this will continue for a while considering the Razr HD variants are on sale starting today. Seems like the iPhone sales majority come from the older models, what does that tell you? Price cut gets iPhones selling. Who wrote this article, I hate when you guys toss in a seemingly random percentage and then do nothing with it. Out the other percentages or post none at all. Android will more than likely get boosts from incoming monster super phones. Galaxy Note II, HTC DLX or whatever they decide to call it...and with all the exposure that Android has gotten with all these news stories of the war with Apple and MS, of course people will come in asking what's Android and why are these guys after it? Not to mention Android is quickly evolving, only time will tell.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There are a few of us who try to remain neutral, but what do you expect from a comments section inhabited by fanboys? I for one respect Apple design and quality but think their OS needs to grow up. And I love Android customization and choice of devices, but wish the manufacturers didn't kowtow to the carriers and made cleaner software with faster updates. I just laugh at Apple when its arrogance comes to the surface ("Apple Maps will be the most beautiful maps ever!')

13. wendygarett unregistered

I understand :D It is all personnal preference

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It should be, yes! But there are plenty in the comments section who believe anything Apple is utter crap that nobody should buy, ever. And a few Apple fans who will never accept that an Android device is worth buying either. It's like GM vs. Ford, Democrats vs. Republicans...

14. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i did not thumb you down wendy, i was just giving my opinion. ill thumb you up just to make you happy

15. wendygarett unregistered

Thanks, and here's yours :D I always remember you because you are the one who convince me to get an android phones. It does awesome Open os system rules!!! LOL

17. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Thank you, any time i can help i will.

18. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I think most of us honestly would like to see iOS, Android, and WP8 succeed and coexist without bs patent litigation, and just focus on making the best phones possible. The same solution will not work for all people, and choices are great. I would bet the house that if Apple(and everyone else of course) would stop bickering over stupid patents(slide to unlock comes to mind), the venom towards Apple would decrease dramatically. Let them all make kick ass phones, operating systems, and let us consumers choose and win!

47. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

your mistake is that you have something positive to say about iOS. these ppl want you to love android & android only...neutral is not welcome here. liking iOS cancels out any praise you offer to android. love android or get lost pretty much. im on the nuetral team b/c im a lover of technology not brand loyalty. welcome to the neutral team which consists of just us. thumbs down, &.....GO!

36. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

"Wendy" likes Iphone but "Garret" the guy in pic likes Android. :)

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Q4 will settle things.

19. Aeires unregistered

Q1 on the other hand...

23. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

But people start to realize that iPhone is really an inferior product

43. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And then there will be another quarter after that where Android phones will outsell the iPhone. So, no...it wont settle things. The cycle will continue....its no big deal really.

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Amazing how this article started out as a Verizon Android sales story for Q3 and ended up as a sales breakdown of iDuds for the same periOd. Let's see what happens in Q4 with the Galaxy Note 2 joins the Galaxy S III at Verizon; I wonder how PhoneArena will spin those sales numbers?

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Nah, PA is getting better recently.

51. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

q4 and q1 are the big ones for the iphone. android is much more evenly spread. the only truly fair comparison is annual sales.

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I see it dwindling down the death spiral... Only if they could put down their greed glasses. Now left is the huge cash bank. I say US govt, take it all and build societies on moon or mars.

9. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Wait for Q4 baby.

20. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh My Gosh! that's a BIG(sarcastic) surprise!

21. tristan7192002

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

There is like 15 android phones compared to 3 iPhones at Verizon ...of course android should sell more...duh!!!!!

27. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Carriers don't make any money off of iphone sales since that greedy ass company doesn't like to pay people or share their profits. That is why most places push android over ios, especially VZN.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except that 2 or 3 years ago die-hard iFans insisted that it would never happen. They keep moving the goal posts. Five years ago, android was just vaporware, it would never come out. Then, it would never beat iOS in market share. Then, no single OEM would sell more smartphones than Apple. (I seem to remember a bet around that one) One day soon, it will be that no single smartphone that starts with an "i" will sell better to men with two children and one dog.

44. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly.....goal posts always seem to move. Sometimes they get moved back to old spots.

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