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Samsung Galaxy S III dethrones iPhone 4S as smartphone sales champ for Q3 2012

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Tarzanman, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    from http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/08/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-dethrones-iphone-4s/

    The Galaxy S III has overtaken Apple's iPhone 4S for the first time ever to become the top selling smartphone for Q3 2012, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung claimed the pole position by shipping 18 million copies of its flagship handset during the quarter, compared to Cupertino's 16.2 million iPhone 4S units. Of course, serendipity is also likely at play, as the iPhone 5 hit shelves towards the end of that period, likely cannibalizing 4S sales -- in fact, the market research firm thinks Apple's new top handset will likely trump Samsung in Q4. That means the Korean giant may have to step up its game, or it'll just be keeping the top spot warm for its arch-competitor.
  2. macrumors regular

    Before trolls come in and say iPhone 5 + 4s sales were > than galaxy s3

    Please note that you must include galaxy s2 sales as well.
  3. macrumors 68040


    And what about iPhone 5?
  4. macrumors 68030


    Yea of course on a last year iphone! :rolleyes: now try that with the iphone 5! Oh wait they gonna do it with the s4 sometimes next year!
  5. macrumors 68040


    Pointless stat is pointless.
  6. macrumors 604


    You are doing "it" right now. The 5 is a lot newer then the S3.

    Can I say "oh wait you are gonna do it with the 5S" when the S4 is out way before it?
  7. macrumors 6502

    Great news for Sammy. Truly shows all their innovating and taking screen sizes to places where other OEMs wouldn't dare try first is really paying off. Touchwiz is maturing to a point where it is truly improving the user experience. Bravo.
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    Remember when people said that there would never be an android device that outsold any iPhone.
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    I am an Android fan and had an S3 before my iPhone 5, its an excellent device. However, this is just laughable. They pick the 3 months leading up to the iPhone 5 when no one in their right mind would be buying a 4s to cherry pick these numbers :rolleyes: The iPhone 5 is projected to sell 46 million by Dec, thats 3 months of sales. The S3 won't see anything near those numbers, thanks for playing though.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Please show me any other time this has happened in the past. If you don't consider this to be significant then I'm guessing you've drank more than your share of kool aid.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Like I said in the other thread good job to Samsung. I doubt the'll be able to outsell the iPhone 5 this quarter
  12. macrumors 6502

    A brand new phone outselling a year old phone is far from news. Want to impress me? Lets see the S3 beat the iPhone 5 sales for Q4 :)
  13. macrumors 6502

    I'll ask you again, when has any iPhone ever been outsold by any other single phone, regardless of sales quarter? You dismissed the GS3 for outselling the iPhone4S in Q3 and said "LOL." For some reason you feel this is insignificant. You can bet this has Apple's attention.
  14. macrumors 6502

    I'm sorry you're so near sighted. This is pretty dang incredible. I cannot believe anyone would consider this as significant.
    This iPhone has never and I mean NEVER, been out sold at anytime in the sales cycle. When you take into consideration that the GS3 is one helluva phone, and now that Samsung has been able to prove their phone is just as good or better than the iPhone and at the same time get it into the hands of so many millions of people, they've solidly begun building a real legitimate following. What phone will a lot of the entry to mid level Android users upgrade to later on? You can bet the Galaxy Line will be at the top of their list. The Galaxy S line and Android have become synonymous.
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  16. macrumors 68000

    See, the problem is that these are all numbers from analysts. Analysts who are completely wrong all the time.
  17. macrumors 6502

    Verizon backed the reports and claimed that the Razr Maxx did indeed outsell the iPhone 4s in Q2 of this year. I remember it because I had a Razr Maxx at the time and thought it was cool.
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  19. macrumors 68000

    Uh, I'm not sure about that. Verizon never said anything. In fact, I find it hard to believe because there were two iPhone models (4 & 4S) on Verizon, with multiple Android models on Verizon and the iPhone STILL accounted for 45% of sales for the quarter. Unless the Razr Maxx just outsold the hell out of every other Android phone, I'd have a hard time believing it.
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    That's just Verizon which version of the iPhone 4S blows (I have one). It doesnt have HSPA+ or LTE obviously so its stuck on Verizon's crappy 3G. It can't do voice and data like AT&T's version. Its no surprise that an LTE phone with 2 radios so it can do voice and data plus a bigger screen and the best battery life would outsell the 4S on VERIZON.
  21. macrumors 68040


    I'm pretty sure every Android phone outsold the iPhone 1 during the past few years.
  22. macrumors 6502

    You didn't specify that. You said it had never EVER been outsold at any time in its history. It has and you are wrong.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Actually you're wrong. His statement was based off the article which was not referring to sales of just a single carrier. Don't get snappy at others because you have issues with reading comprehension.
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    Will be interesting to see the results of Q4 with the iPhone 5 sales. It seems that the S3 has continued to sell well in spite of it (they reached 30 million sold already).
  25. macrumors 65816

    It is not surprising.

    Samsung sold twice as many smartphones as Apple per quarter. S3 is their best selling model.

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