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Apple VS Samsung

Which has sold more - iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III?
And which sells more total smartphones - Apple or Samsung?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Jan. 24, 2013 at 07:58

I think new Galaxy range beats iPhone 5. By new Galaxy I mean every Galaxy released after S3.

If you compare S3 vs. iPhone 5, then iPhone 5 definitely sold more units, but it's not like you have an alternative from Apple.

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Pondlife  Jan. 23, 2013 at 23:12

Well the total is Samsung..

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 24, 2013 at 07:58

I think new Galaxy range beats iPhone 5. By new Galaxy I mean every Galaxy released after S3.

If you compare S3 vs. iPhone 5, then iPhone 5 definitely sold more units, but it's not like you have an alternative from Apple.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 09:12

I don't even understand the purpose of the 2nd half of your question - no offence.
Samsung sells (including regional variants) literally 100+ different smartphones - ranging from £50 to £600+ ! Why on earth compare that to or with a handful of products all in the upper price range?

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 09:22

Not sure the i5 has sold more as yet, only thing I've seen so far is that c48 million iphones were sold in previous quarter but not of the breakdown. Similarly not heard talk of volumes of S3 sales for a while.

Sceptical that Samsung has anywhere near 100 different phones on sale right now.

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:55

I don't think that Samsung manufactures 100 different smartphones right now or has that many in it's future production pipeline. However, if you consider all stock available (including older models not produced anymore) 100 model estimate sounds feasible.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:06

They do - all platforms and network variants. You can still buy new winmo 6.1 and S60 Samsungs ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:10

They do - all platforms and network variants. You can still buy new winmo 6.1 and S60 Samsungs ;)
"You can still buy" and "Samsung sells" are very different things. Having old stock of phones that were new several years ago, isn't the same as Samsung producing new units of old phones.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:13

Also, OP, there are no official figures for iP5 v S3, but in total Samsung sell more phones (though that's like saying do Mercedes sell more cars than the Bentley, well yes, of course they do, but their ranges only have competing products at the top end of the market).

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:14

Yes, true, but if those old clickers were suddenly all sold, Samsung would be all "yay"! Anyhoo...
I'll look at actual current models later. It'll still be loads more than 4 1/2 iPhones

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:20

Samsung Ireland alone list 24 current smartphones - no 4G or NFC or cdma models.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:27

Samsung UK list:

28 Android
3 Bada
3 Windows OS (interestingly, their WP8 devices aren't listed)

That's 34 smart phones just in the UK, I reckon your worldwide estimate of 100ish isn't too far out.

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:40

Doubt it would even register with them that all that old stock had sold, suspect they've already had any money they'd get from them.

Anyway Samsung still has u600 on the ie site hardly makes the site relevant.. Jans fave the Spica is still on UK Samsung page doesn't make it a current model...

Regardless of the number of devices I'm not sure it's pertinent anyway.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:41

Samsung UK list:

28 Android
3 Bada
3 Windows OS (interestingly, their WP8 devices aren't listed)

That's 34 smart phones just in the UK, I reckon your worldwide estimate of 100ish isn't too far out.

Yes, just imagine all those weird US network exclusives. Not to mention the advanced Asian-market varieties. And, of course, their Symbian range :p

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:42

3 Windows OS (interestingly, their WP8 devices aren't listed)

Device. Their windows phone 8 device.

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:43

Yes, just imagine all those weird US network exclusives. Not to mention the advanced Asian-market varieties. And, of course, their Symbian range :p

Let's not be silly you said sells... ;-)

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:00

Also, OP, there are no official figures for iP5 v S3, but in total Samsung sell more phones (though that's like saying do Mercedes sell more cars than the Bentley, well yes, of course they do, but their ranges only have competing products at the top end of the market).

Mentioning car companies is an interesting diversion as many of the high end marques make very little money and like Bentley owned by VW are propped up by sales of lower priced higher volume cars. (Spell check wanted that to say cats....)

[Tongue firmly in cheek]Maybe Apple needs to buy Nokia now so it can churn out low end phones to prop up it's flagship iPhone range in next decade as profitability declines at the high end... :-)

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 24, 2013 at 15:32

I think Apple will be all right. Profitability will not decline at high end. Did you see price for Xperia Z? £529??? exactly???

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 15:33

I think Apple will be all right. Profitability will not decline at high end. Did you see price for Xperia Z? £529??? exactly???
Another classic Sony...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 15:38

Also, OP, there are no official figures for iP5 v S3, but in total Samsung sell more phones (though that's like saying do Mercedes sell more cars than the Bentley, well yes, of course they do, but their ranges only have competing products at the top end of the market).

Mentioning car companies is an interesting diversion as many of the high end marques make very little money and like Bentley owned by VW are propped up by sales of lower priced higher volume cars. (Spell check wanted that to say cats....)

[Tongue firmly in cheek]Maybe Apple needs to buy Nokia now so it can churn out low end phones to prop up it's flagship iPhone range in next decade as profitability declines at the high end... :-)

Yes, yes I know :p.

I was referring to competing products, not the finances of each business. There are very few decently profitable luxury car marques who aren't owned by a larger, less premium marque. VW own loads of brands: Audi (possibly self-sustaining?), Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti etc. I'm sure as hell that Bugatti don't turn a profit :p.

EDIT: Porsche, too. I forgot about them.

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 16:09

I think Apple will be all right. Profitability will not decline at high end. Did you see price for Xperia Z? £529??? exactly???

Didn't see that price tbh, doesn't surprise me though Sony live for their optimism. Launch prices of the P tablet for example...
Look at how much you can get an s3 or Note2 for instead and they haven't held up as well as the s2 did in previous cycle.
Besides it has declined, more sales and yet same profits in last quarter as in the previous year

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