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KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 08:05 AM
What were the weekend sales when the galaxy s3 first came out? I know iPhone topped 5 million units this weekend but I just wanted to compare them to the Galaxy's weekend sales. Anybody have a legitimate website that gives this information?



GoCubsGo
Sep 24, 2012, 08:09 AM
Some idea:
http://www.droid-life.com/2012/09/06/samsungs-galaxy-s3-sales-reach-20-million-in-only-100-days-since-may-launch/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57477475-94/samsung-galaxy-s3-hits-10-million-sales-mark-early/

apierrec
Sep 24, 2012, 08:15 AM
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/09/24/apple_announces_iphone_5_sales_top_5m_on_first_weekend

5 million for iP5 *disappointingly low :D*

5 for 5 ;)

Preed08
Sep 24, 2012, 08:21 AM
Not as good as apples, but better than any other phone...

Prime85
Sep 24, 2012, 08:29 AM
What were the weekend sales when the galaxy s3 first came out? I know iPhone topped 5 million units this weekend but I just wanted to compare them to the Galaxy's weekend sales. Anybody have a legitimate website that gives this information?

It took the S3 almost 2 months to sell 10 Million units. The iPhone 5 sold half of that (5 million) in one weekend. Keep in mind it still hasnt gone on sale in china which is the iPhones biggest market as well as other countries. Then there are those like me here in the USA that are waiting for the unlocked version to be released next month.

apierrec
Sep 24, 2012, 08:34 AM
It took the S3 almost 2 months to sell 10 Million units. The iPhone 5 sold half of that (5 million) in one weekend. Keep in mind it still hasnt gone on sale in china which is the iPhones biggest market as well as other countries. Then there are those like me here in the USA that are waiting for the unlocked version to be released next month.

People like me who are screwed up or eagerly waiting for BB etc ... personally, so I could purchase it via my no interest rewards account *sigh BB's pre-order / iPhone launch sale system is a mess - never again at BB-I'll plan & save up, but it cash next time / preorder at Apple*

blackbirdz
Sep 24, 2012, 08:37 AM
Honestly, what's good about S3? The only good about it is because it "almost" looks like an iPhone. The phone itself is cheap plastic, no offense - but it's reality. And the UI is gloomy with neon color everywhere.

auero
Sep 24, 2012, 08:41 AM
I love my iPhone so don't confuse me for a fandroid. I like both platforms equally.

It's not necessarily an equal comparison between the two phones. Samsung makes MANY phones in a year compared to Apple releasing one. The point is android users have a choice in screen size, style etc... While we have only one every year. Still very good numbers by apple.

appswipe
Sep 24, 2012, 08:41 AM
Its always weird how Apple users are so obsessed with the success/failure of products that they would never buy.

Personally, Im a lot more interested in Black vs White sales than iPhone vs S3 because why should I care about a phone that I wasnt in the market to buy?

Evoken
Sep 24, 2012, 08:49 AM
Honestly, what's good about S3? The only good about it is because it "almost" looks like an iPhone.

The S3 looks nothing like an iPhone.

617aircav
Sep 24, 2012, 08:50 AM
The S3 looks nothing like an iPhone.

Good catch of the troll there.

Prime85
Sep 24, 2012, 08:54 AM
The S3 looks nothing like an iPhone.

Only similarity between the two is that Samsung stole the home button.

pgiguere1
Sep 24, 2012, 08:59 AM
Samsung doesn't release sales numbers, only shipped, so we won't really know.

raremage
Sep 24, 2012, 09:03 AM
Only similarity between the two is that Samsung stole the home button.

That's true, unless you count things like multiple virtual screens, a grid of icons, a dock that stays consistent across the screens, multi-touch, gestures, and on, and on...

I understand that the smartphone is an amalgamation of innovations that have been developed by multiple sources, but why deny there is similarity? There are many places where these devices cross over.

physicsguy13
Sep 24, 2012, 09:06 AM
Its always weird how Apple users are so obsessed with the success/failure of products that they would never buy.

Personally, Im a lot more interested in Black vs White sales than iPhone vs S3 because why should I care about a phone that I wasnt in the market to buy?

I think the Samsung ads making fun of iPhone users while advertising the S3 and the Note probably have something to do with it. Personally, I don't really care how many phones either of them sell just that whatever phone I have works for me.

appswipe
Sep 24, 2012, 09:12 AM
That's true, unless you count things like multiple virtual screens, a grid of icons, a dock that stays consistent across the screens, multi-touch, gestures, and on, and on...

I understand that the smartphone is an amalgamation of innovations that have been developed by multiple sources, but why deny there is similarity? There are many places where these devices cross over.
But you didn't describe an iPhone. You described the generic template that has been develoed and evolved for years in products that came BEFORE the iPhone. Just because they are in the same class doesn't mean they are necessarily similar.

I'm not sure what exactly you're trying to prove but whatever it is, it sounds pointless and bitter.

KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 09:13 AM
Me personally like iPhones better than Andriods. I use to be a fandriod but every single time I bought one after excessive use of app download, streaming movies, data use it always started to lag n freeze up. Apple is much more simplistic and powerful at the same time. I also love that its the only one of its kind where u have all these other phones running Andriod doing the exact same thing. I also love that the iPhone has its own App Store n has more apps than the play store!

NewGuyHere
Sep 24, 2012, 09:15 AM
I find it funny how you guys are always comparing phones, that shows that you're very insecure on how you feel apple is vs samsung and other phone companies. If you were so confident in apple being the Tyrant, then why worry about other sales?

apierrec
Sep 24, 2012, 09:16 AM
Samsung doesn't release sales numbers, only shipped, so we won't really know.

:eek: Saw gazillion SIII plastics on display in B & M stores, they counted them as sold? :p

Was shocked to see some plasticky cell phones bigger than some people's face. lol

Evoken
Sep 24, 2012, 09:18 AM
But you didn't describe an iPhone. You described the generic template that has been develoed and evolved for years in products that came BEFORE the iPhone. Just because they are in the same class doesn't mean they are necessarily similar.

Exactly.

Sure there are similarities, yes both Apple and Google have taken cues from each other when it comes to developing their respective OSes, but some of the Apple fans here act as if it is only Apple that innovates and comes up with new stuff and everyone else just copies. It goes both ways.

WIth regards to Samsung, I think it is fair to say that with the first Galaxy and to some extent the SII they were following too closely on Apple's footsteps. But I think that with the S3 (and the Note II) Samsung has finally come into it's own and has found it's own distinctive style. I sure hope they stick to it and refine it over the next iterations.

KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 09:22 AM
I want to know about both phones so I can state both of their weakness and strength when the opportunity presents itself.. When your like me you have nothing but iPhone haters who love Andriods simply cause they can't afford the iPhone or don't know how to use it after they have one. So all I hear Is negativity about my phone so I try to back it up. But don't get me wrong I love things that the s3 has like Picture in Picture I think that's an AMAZING feature. But to me I think iPhone(apple) is just more superior to other phones

apierrec
Sep 24, 2012, 09:23 AM
Silly phones, what have you done to the humanity. :p

mantan
Sep 24, 2012, 09:23 AM
I find it funny how you guys are always comparing phones, that shows that you're very insecure on how you feel apple is vs samsung and other phone companies. If you were so confident in apple being the Tyrant, then why worry about other sales?

And even more funny is how the people who LOVED those "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC commercials' get defensive about the S3 ads.

BTW, I don't own a Mac and LOVED those ads. I own an iPhone and LOVE the Samsung 'Launch Day' ads....they really did a nice job.

Evoken
Sep 24, 2012, 09:31 AM
I own an iPhone and LOVE the Samsung 'Launch Day' ads....they really did a nice job.

I think the recent SIII ad is great and everyone I have shown it to that currently owns an iPhone has enjoyed it.

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:eek: Saw gazillion SIII plastics on display in B & M stores, they counted them as sold? :p

Was shocked to see some plasticky cell phones bigger than some people's face. lol

Funny to see people bashing the SIII due to "plastic" and yet these same people were drooling over iMacs, MacBooks and other Apple devices that were also "plastic".

Both are polycarbonate and yet if Samsung or some other company uses the material it is "cheap" and "crap" but if Apple uses it, it is all good.

mjpearce023
Sep 24, 2012, 09:38 AM
I bought the iPhone 5 but honestly I was hoping the sales would not be that good. I think Apple needs a bit of a wakeup call but they will probably be happy as long as they do more than the 4s. Overall I guess I am happy with the 5 but I think it had the potential to be more than it was. If the S3 had as good of a screen as the iPhone 5 or the HTC One X I would probably have one right now.

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I think the recent SIII ad is great and everyone I have shown it to that currently owns an iPhone has enjoyed it.


I think the ads are good overall and I got a chuckle the first time I saw it but I still don't get why Samsung would want to advertise how much more popular another phone is than the S3. I liked the S3 commercials better when they just showed off the phone instead of trying to go after Apple. It makes them look a little desperate.

KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 09:40 AM
Noticed how you said IMacs & MacBooks compared to a cell phone? Even though they got rid of the "Plastic" when it comes to laptops we are much careful and rarely drop them so the plastic doesn't matter. & sure the iPhones were once polycarbonate but its time that we evolve..which leads us to our aluminum n glass unibody design..& With such a "great" phone being the sIII u would expect to be more durable around household items not break when u accidently drop it form 3ft. But time after time the iPhone has proven to be much stronger than the s3

sneaky butcher
Sep 24, 2012, 09:48 AM
But time after time the iPhone has proven to be much stronger than the s3

the iphone 4 & 4s shatter when dropped from 6 inches. what say you?

KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 09:54 AM
the iphone 4 & 4s shatter when dropped from 6 inches. what say you?

6inches? Highly doubt what u drop it on? A bed of nails? I'm not stating personal experiences even though my cousin is on her 3rd s3 due to screen shattering.. What I was stating was actual test done.. There is one video in particular that I love which is a super fandriod talking smack about the iPhone 5 yet when he did the drop test the cheap plastic phone s3 with the so call gorilla glass 2 screen broke after the second drop n the iPhone walked off with mere scratches. The guy had no choice but to admit two the dominant phone was in the scenario. 😃

sneaky butcher
Sep 24, 2012, 10:40 AM
6inches? Highly doubt what u drop it on? A bed of nails? I'm not stating personal experiences even though my cousin is on her 3rd s3 due to screen shattering.. What I was stating was actual test done.. There is one video in particular that I love which is a super fandriod talking smack about the iPhone 5 yet when he did the drop test the cheap plastic phone s3 with the so call gorilla glass 2 screen broke after the second drop n the iPhone walked off with mere scratches. The guy had no choice but to admit two the dominant phone was in the scenario. ��


well my friend dropped his from his knee down the side well of his car door and it cracked his 4s screen. Iphone 5 does seem much better. I suspect with all the complaints about the 4/4s cracking so easily they "doubled down" on durability for ip5 to avoid the same criticism.

look at the drop test of the galaxy s2 vs 4s . I dont know if there is a drop test between the s2 & s3 maybe samsung has gone backwards?

i severely doubt the s3 is worse than the 4/4s

shame the ip5 doesnt have NFC or wireless charging though. Maybe apple are holding those back for 5s or ip6?

cynics
Sep 24, 2012, 10:53 AM
I want to know about both phones so I can state both of their weakness and strength when the opportunity presents itself.. When your like me you have nothing but iPhone haters who love Andriods simply cause they can't afford the iPhone or don't know how to use it after they have one. So all I hear Is negativity about my phone so I try to back it up. But don't get me wrong I love things that the s3 has like Picture in Picture I think that's an AMAZING feature. But to me I think iPhone(apple) is just more superior to other phones

Are you sure you aren't the negative one? Can't afford one goes out the window with contracts and even compared to similar internal storage isn't a fortune different off contract. And not knowing how to use one, if such a person exist there is no way android is more simplistic.

A lot of people just prefer it. I prefer an iPhone because it works for me, now with iOS 6 I'm starting to question my decision though.

snow blind
Sep 24, 2012, 11:06 AM
I suspect with all the complaints about the 4/4s cracking so easily they "doubled down" on durability for ip5 to avoid the same criticism. Doesn't seem like it. The anodizing is horrid. You can just strip the entire aluminum sections of it with anything slightly abrasive. Hell, i watched a standard, plastic credit card take a 2"x 1/16" scrape off of the edge of a friends... was shocked to say the least. Drop wise... the aluminum will deform before anything. I'd rather spend $30 and replace the shattered back of my iPhone 4 than have a crumpled or dented aluminum rear on the 5.

KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 11:21 AM
well my friend dropped his from his knee down the side well of his car door and it cracked his 4s screen. Iphone 5 does seem much better. I suspect with all the complaints about the 4/4s cracking so easily they "doubled down" on durability for ip5 to avoid the same criticism.

look at the drop test of the galaxy s2 vs 4s . I dont know if there is a drop test between the s2 & s3 maybe samsung has gone backwards?

i severely doubt the s3 is worse than the 4/4s

shame the ip5 doesnt have NFC or wireless charging though. Maybe apple are holding those back for 5s or ip6?

I thought the same exact thing honestly really did but from what I've seen on the web & personal expieriences. The s3 has lost. I have seen the strength of the gorilla glass 2 when bending it but when it drops I'm concrete it breaks. Point blank. & for me kinds sucks that it doesn't have NFC hopefully passbook will suffice for now. But doubt it & wireless charging to me is so stupid! 1 u have to put it down on the mat for it to charge and 2 u still have to plug the mat it anyway! I mean If I walk into a specific room lay it down anywhere then fine but right now wireless charging is still a newborn.

daveathall
Sep 24, 2012, 11:21 AM
I want to know about both phones so I can state both of their weakness and strength when the opportunity presents itself.. When your like me you have nothing but iPhone haters who love Andriods simply cause they can't afford the iPhone or don't know how to use it after they have one. So all I hear Is negativity about my phone so I try to back it up. But don't get me wrong I love things that the s3 has like Picture in Picture I think that's an AMAZING feature. But to me I think iPhone(apple) is just more superior to other phones

But your original question doesnt ask that at all, I quoted it below so you can see it. Different agenda? Not much.:rolleyes:

What were the weekend sales when the galaxy s3 first came out? I know iPhone topped 5 million units this weekend but I just wanted to compare them to the Galaxy's weekend sales. Anybody have a legitimate website that gives this information?

b24pgg
Sep 24, 2012, 11:25 AM
I just wanted to compare them to the Galaxy's weekend sales.
You want to compare iPhone 5 opening weekend sales to weekend sales of a four month old phone?

KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 11:37 AM
Are you sure you aren't the negative one? Can't afford one goes out the window with contracts and even compared to similar internal storage isn't a fortune different off contract. And not knowing how to use one, if such a person exist there is no way android is more simplistic.

A lot of people just prefer it. I prefer an iPhone because it works for me, now with iOS 6 I'm starting to question my decision though.

Like I said I dish out both pros n cons for each phone. && no people try to buy a cheap or free phone when it comes to contract then try to buy one of the 2 phones off eBay or Craigslist n usually get their hands on an s3 before n iPhone.. && have u seen old people with cellphones?! It's like bamboons with sticks! Hell my grandmother has an iPhone 4S n didn't even know there's an App Store! So yes some people don't know how to use it.. N not just old people 😊

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No.. I said what were the WEEKEND sales of the iPhone 5 compared to the WEEKEND sales when the sIII came out.

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Exactly my point.. In the beginning I ask what are both the weekend sales when both phones came out so I could compare.... BECAUSE that adds to me stating the pros n cons of both phones.. Again I say when ur like me u have nothing but people who talk smack all the time about the iPhone so I ask these type of questions to SOMETIMES shut people up. That's us all nothing more nothing less

b24pgg
Sep 24, 2012, 11:54 AM
I said what were the WEEKEND sales of the iPhone 5 compared to the WEEKEND sales when the sIII came out.

I don't know about first weekend sales, but there were 10 million sold in the first 50 days and more than 20 million in the first 100 days.

Source: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/samsung-sells-20-million-galaxy-s3-handsets-in-first-100-days/

aneftp
Sep 24, 2012, 11:58 AM
I think Apple only counted those iPhones sold and not the couple of millions that are going to be delivered in the next 2-4 days for those who missed the 345am Friday Sept 14th pre order deadline.

daveathall
Sep 24, 2012, 12:06 PM
&& have u seen old people with cellphones?! It's like bamboons with sticks! Hell my grandmother has an iPhone 4S n didn't even know there's an App Store! So yes some people don't know how to use it.. N not just old people 😊[COLOR="#808080"]

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At what age would you class someone as old? Fair question, just curious.

KiiD
Sep 24, 2012, 12:15 PM
At what age would you class someone as old? Fair question, just curious.

60+ years old 😊

daveathall
Sep 24, 2012, 12:31 PM
60+ years old ��

I haven't long left before i'm old. :)

sneaky butcher
Sep 24, 2012, 12:32 PM
The s3 has lost..

what in durability? maybe that's true. if you like ios6 over android then the iphone is for you.

a lot of people prefer android. I like widgets, native google maps and the flexibility of android over ios6.

I was waiting to see what ip5/ios6 offered but i'm more suited to android so i'll be looking what other android phones are coming out.

i'm luke warm towards the s3 its a bit big for my taste. I heard theyre bringing out an s3 mini with 4inch screen that might suit me better. Interesting to see what asus padphone 2 and the new Motorola phone is like too.

Evoken
Sep 24, 2012, 12:43 PM
I heard theyre bringing out an s3 mini with 4inch screen...

I heard something about that too but frankly I hope it is not true. I think Samsung would be better off sticking to the SIII (and the Note II) and keep things focused with a small selection of devices that push for the current big screen format they have been standardizing for a while. I rather they stick to their current vision and don't compromise. They shouldn't spread themselves too thin by trying to cover all possible sizes. They could continue offering the SII and first Note for people who want a cheaper and slightly smaller device.

sneaky butcher
Sep 24, 2012, 12:50 PM
I heard something about that too but frankly I hope it is not true. I think Samsung would be better off sticking to the SIII (and the Note II) and keep things focused with a small selection of devices that push for the current big screen standard they have been standardizing with for a while. I rather they stick to their vision and don't compromise. They shouldn't spread themselves too thin by trying to cover all possible sizes. They could continue offering the SII and first Note for people who want a cheaper and slightly smaller device.

rumours are it will be only 250 much cheaper than the s3 or ip5. But only 5mp camera :/

i think the idea is to have a very high quality handset at each price point & sizes

This would give Samsung a wide variety of Android smartphones boasting AMOLED screens, at most price points: Galaxy Note II (599); Galaxy S III (499); Galaxy S II Plus (299); Galaxy S III Mini (249).


http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/mobile-phone/3377718/samsung-galaxy-s3-mini-this-year-galaxy-s2-plus-rumours/

tbh depending on specs i might choose the s2 plus if it has 8mp camera. But the padfone 2 is rumoured to have the new 13mp camera...decisions decisions

lavrishevo
Sep 24, 2012, 12:52 PM
Don't forget that Samsung makes many phones. It's hard to compare Apple's one phone per year vs Samsung's many. Market share is a better comparison and this is why Apple is going after Samsung for their patent infringement. Here is one chart for you to look at.

Worldwide market share Q2 2012:

Top 3
Samsung 21.6%
Nokia 19.9%
Apple 6.9%


http://www.bgr.com/2012/08/14/mobile-phone-q2-2012-market-share-sales/

Stropaganda
Sep 24, 2012, 12:55 PM
The iPhone 5 will destroy the S3 in sales because it has an apple on the back of it, looks pretty, and is easier to use for the mass market. Did anyone expect a different outcome?

Evoken
Sep 24, 2012, 01:02 PM
The iPhone 5 will destroy the S3 in sales...

I for one expect the iPhone 5 to outsell the S3 by a considerable margin, but this does not negates the fact that the S3 has been a complete success for Samsung, specially considering that the S3 has to compete with other Android devices.

lavrishevo
Sep 24, 2012, 01:49 PM
I still think this thread is really off. This is why. Samsung sold 491.1 million smartphones in 2011. Their sales have risen in 2012. If Samsung just made the Galaxy S phones then this would be a fair comparison. Of course, Apple is going to sell more iPhones then Samsung is going to sell the S3. Apple sold 111.83 million phones in 2011. Clearly Samsung sells a lot more phones then Apple but they also make a lot more phones.

kdarling
Sep 24, 2012, 02:51 PM
Samsung doesn't release sales numbers, only shipped, so we won't really know.

Apple also includes shipped numbers when they report sales.

As long as devices are selling through, shipments pretty much equal sales.

Considering that Samsung shipments have been constant for months, it's pretty certain that stores are not continuing to stock up on something that's not selling.

I think Apple only counted those iPhones sold and not the couple of millions that are going to be delivered in the next 2-4 days for those who missed the 345am Friday Sept 14th pre order deadline.

Correct, Apple does not count shipments to their own stores, or units still on the way directly to end customers.

Their sales numbers do, however, include shipments to carrier and other retail stores. While many of those have reported selling out, some posters have noted being able to walk into stores with plenty of stock.

Clearly Samsung sells a lot more phones then Apple but they also make a lot more phones.

Exactly. Apple only makes one new model per year. Samsung makes many different smartphone models, some of which should be quite niche. E.g. the 5" Note, which nevertheless has surprisingly averaged over one million a month.

dojoman
Sep 24, 2012, 04:14 PM
I think Samsung sold 10 phones before iPhone came out in 2007.

NewGuyHere
Sep 24, 2012, 05:29 PM
Don't forget to add up all the other phones Samsung made this year and its sales compared to the iphone 5. Also what's more prone to break, 4s glass or a durable plastic encasing? Function over form.

Vegastouch
Sep 24, 2012, 08:37 PM
It took the S3 almost 2 months to sell 10 Million units. The iPhone 5 sold half of that (5 million) in one weekend. Keep in mind it still hasnt gone on sale in china which is the iPhones biggest market as well as other countries. Then there are those like me here in the USA that are waiting for the unlocked version to be released next month.

Wrong, the biggest market for the iPhone is in the USA and by a wide margin.

Vegastouch
Sep 24, 2012, 09:14 PM
Me personally like iPhones better than Andriods. I use to be a fandriod but every single time I bought one after excessive use of app download, streaming movies, data use it always started to lag n freeze up. Apple is much more simplistic and powerful at the same time. I also love that its the only one of its kind where u have all these other phones running Andriod doing the exact same thing. I also love that the iPhone has its own App Store n has more apps than the play store!

Who really cares that it has MORE apps than the Playstore? There was an article recently that had statistics where there were 400,000 apps in iTunes app store that never have been downloaded. So clearly the amount of Apps means nothing.

And ill ask...of those some 600,000 apps(thats a guess) how many do you have and how many do you use regularly?

I also dont get your theory of iPhone being one of a kind while stating Android has many running the same thing. First of all that isnt true. They all dont run the same thing and all the iPhones ARE running the same thing and they all look alike.

Rennir
Sep 24, 2012, 09:16 PM
I think Samsung sold 10 phones before iPhone came out in 2007.

Which incidentally still happens to be bigger than 0. Huh. ;)

Technarchy
Sep 24, 2012, 09:21 PM
Hopefully Apple can force Samsung to cough up more sales figures in court so we can all see how Samsung's real sales are greatly exaggerated.

SpyderBite
Sep 24, 2012, 09:24 PM
OP: what ammunition is it you need to defend your choice if mobile device? Why not just respond with "I'm glad you enjoy your smart phone. I like mine too"?

Vegastouch
Sep 24, 2012, 09:33 PM
I think Samsung sold 10 phones before iPhone came out in 2007.

:rolleyes: You would be wrong.

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Hopefully Apple can force Samsung to cough up more sales figures in court so we can all see how Samsung's real sales are greatly exaggerated.

Why does that matter to you? I dont really care how many phones they have sold. Its not a contest for me. I buy a phone that suits what i want and they happen to make it.

When HTC decides to put a microSD slot in their flagship phones, ill probably consider theirs as well. Til then, i will not. Same reason i didnt buy a Nexus. I want a microSD slot. Now the Windows HTC 8X comes with 32 GB of space so perhaps id consider that one without a mico slot. 16GB i wont.

Mrg02d
Sep 24, 2012, 09:59 PM
Hopefully Apple can force Samsung to cough up more sales figures in court so we can all see how Samsung's real sales are greatly exaggerated.

You mad bro? Troll much?

BoxerGT2.5
Sep 24, 2012, 10:10 PM
Who cares how many they've sold. Look at worldwide numbers, apple takes a beating in Europe.

Technarchy
Sep 24, 2012, 10:34 PM
Why does that matter to you? I dont really care how many phones they have sold. Its not a contest for me.

Yet you saw the thread title, which is clearly about product sales, and decided to post how you don't care about sales...

Paradox...

Vegastouch
Sep 24, 2012, 11:12 PM
Yet you saw the thread title, which is clearly about product sales, and decided to post how you don't care about sales...

Paradox...


I said it was not a contest for me and asked why YOU care so much about how many phones Samsung sells. And i dont care how many phones Samsung sells but it sure eats at you for some reason. My comments fit in this thread, you just dont like what i said is all.

G51989
Sep 24, 2012, 11:49 PM
Only similarity between the two is that Samsung stole the home button.

Like how Apple ripped off the iPods interface from Creative?

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Hopefully Apple can force Samsung to cough up more sales figures in court so we can all see how Samsung's real sales are greatly exaggerated.

Shouldn't be to hard, considering Samsung is the largest smartphone maker in the world?

KiiD
Sep 25, 2012, 12:16 AM
Who really cares that it has MORE apps than the Playstore? There was an article recently that had statistics where there were 400,000 apps in iTunes app store that never have been downloaded. So clearly the amount of Apps means nothing.

And ill ask...of those some 600,000 apps(thats a guess) how many do you have and how many do you use regularly?

I also dont get your theory of iPhone being one of a kind while stating Android has many running the same thing. First of all that isnt true. They all dont run the same thing and all the iPhones ARE running the same thing and they all look alike.

I would LOVE to see this so called article highly doubt there is that much apps not being used considering there's only around 700,000 thousand apps && u be suprise people like me who would LITERALY die without there phones use a lot of apps daily. Paying for stuff, GPS life saver, bored so I play some games.. Yeah my apps are ALL neccesary && how do u not get it iPhone has been the iPhone since it first came out its been only ONE phone.. Just more evolved than its predecessor but for Andriods however, every phone is the same with all other phone on the market if not a windows phone. Like they all look the same just different company/maker. Like I said before I somewhat like Andriod but iOS is run on ONE type of phone.. The iPhone which makes me like it just that much more. Again only my opinion.

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OP: what ammunition is it you need to defend your choice if mobile device? Why not just respond with "I'm glad you enjoy your smart phone. I like mine too"?

Yeah but u get tired if constantly hearing "my phones better" or "iPhones suck" n me I'm very opinionated person I stay quiet for so long till u annoy me. It's not just with phones either I defend everything I had.. If I had a mp3 over an iPod touch (which will NEVER happen) I would still defend my mp3 till THEY shut up 😊 call it stubborn or whatever else. It's just how i am can't help it 😝

Vegastouch
Sep 25, 2012, 12:29 AM
I would LOVE to see this so called article highly doubt there is that much apps not being used considering there's only around 700,000 thousand apps && u be suprise people like me who would LITERALY die without there phones use a lot of apps daily. Paying for stuff, GPS life saver, bored so I play some games.. Yeah my apps are ALL neccesary && how do u not get it iPhone has been the iPhone since it first came out its been only ONE phone.. Just more evolved than its predecessor but for Andriods however, every phone is the same with all other phone on the market if not a windows phone. Like they all look the same just different company/maker. Like I said before I somewhat like Andriod but iOS is run on ONE type of phone.. The iPhone which makes me like it just that much more. Again only my opinion.

Take your pick. I can post more but i think this is enough to ease your "doubt". Also there are 650,000 apps in the iTunes App store. Androids Playstore (http://tweakyourbiz.com/technology/2012/09/04/the-goodthe-bad-and-the-ugly-with-itune-app-reviews/) has 600,000 so they are right on their heels.

http://iphone5release.me/400000-applications-in-the-app-store-not-downloaded-or-ordered/

http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/07/31/23_of_apples_ios_app_store_populated_by_zombie_apps_estimate_finds

http://www.macnewsworld.com/story/75793.html

http://tweakyourbiz.com/technology/2012/09/04/the-goodthe-bad-and-the-ugly-with-itune-app-reviews/

technowar
Sep 25, 2012, 12:47 AM
shame the ip5 doesnt have NFC or wireless charging though. Maybe apple are holding those back for 5s or ip6?

Security firm which goes by the name of MWR Labs demonstrated that a Galaxy S III can be compromised by placing two NFC enabled Galaxy S IIIs next to each other. NFC is used to transfer the exploit which in return gives full root access to the user.

Source: http://www.redmondpie.com/iphone-4s-and-galaxy-s-iii-exploited-at-pwn2own-contest-photos-contacts-and-other-info-compromised/

I'd rather not have an NFC embedded in my iPhone than compromising my information.

a lot of people prefer android. I like widgets, native google maps and the flexibility of android over ios6.

I am really curious about these widgets, and what do you mean by flexibility? No puns intended, just curious.

sneaky butcher
Sep 25, 2012, 11:03 AM
I am really curious about these widgets, and what do you mean by flexibility? No puns intended, just curious.

well on android i can basically do anything with it out the box. Customization etc

widgets are placed on your homescreens and can auto update info so you dont need to open apps to see the info you want. They can also fucntion as toggle switches for turning on/off things like wireless, 3g, gps without having to dig into menus etc

e.g facebook widget (scrollable) can see friends updates without opening up the app.
http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=464&pictureid=1406

heres my "navigation homescreen" google maps traffic widget tells me what the traffic is like without having to open maps. Toggle switches for gps/3g data . The top widget tell me my location down to street name

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=464&pictureid=1405

rss feeds can be displayed on homescreen using news reader widgets they come with the apps like pulse. I can swipe to my homescreen to see headlines dont need to open an app. If i tap them it launches the full app

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=464&pictureid=1404

there's many more and every app on android that could use a widget comes with one. My phone is 3 years old and i'm upgrading soon but i think i'll stick with android as i like these features.

Fairplay
Sep 25, 2012, 11:08 AM
Honestly, what's good about S3? The only good about it is because it "almost" looks like an iPhone. The phone itself is cheap plastic, no offense - but it's reality. And the UI is gloomy with neon color everywhere.

Go check the specialist site Techradar and hear from what they have to say. Don't stay in the well !