Samsung Galaxy S II “more popular” than the iPhone 4

Samsung Galaxy S II “more popular” than the iPhone 4The latest uSwitch top 5 suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S II is the most popular phone in the UK. However, it should be stressed that the ranking is based on popularity (searches on particular comparison websites) and sales.

In second place is the ever-popular iPhone 4 (now almost one year old), with the brand new HTC Sensation in third. Bringing up the rear is the original HTC Desire, one place ahead of its slimmer, front camera-packing bro, the HTC Desire S.

I won’t lie to you; the accompanying graph has me absolutely baffled. It appears to show that the HTC Sensation (yellow) was the most popular phone at the end of March, before inexplicably flatlining for a few weeks.

Similarly, the iPhone 4 (green) and Samsung Galaxy S II (red) shoot out of nowhere at different points, with near-vertical increases in “popularity”. What the hell do I know? I’m no graphematician. I’m sure it all makes sense in uSwitch’s brain.

Read more about: Apple iPhone 4HTC DesireHTC Desire HDHTC SensationSamsung Galaxy S2

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JanSt / MOD  May. 28, 2011 at 14:15

We need a 'grunt' emoticon...

JanSt / MOD  May. 28, 2011 at 14:17

Oh, this'll do
http://th631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/Solar_Scorcher/Emoticons/th_head-against-wall.gif

bubbles3  May. 29, 2011 at 09:15

why publish a graph that in your own words does not make sense ?

JanSt / MOD  May. 29, 2011 at 17:58

Well, bubbles, I guess someone HAD to point out that this is yet another rubber band nonsense piece of 'statistics'!
The fact is: No one knows how many phones are sold to end-customers, are used and in use. Anything elese is a lie.
Yes, we can infer and extrapolate and yada yada, but that is as far as we can go. uSwitch, like Gartners etc etc - none of them work selflessly for us, to inform us... they all work and publish according to briefs!

JanSt / MOD  May. 30, 2011 at 13:13

G*d now every 2 hours new posts how sgs2 sold more than iPhone in Korea and yadayada...
I hate making excuses for Apple, but HELLO!!!!!!!! The iPhone 4 is a year old, a new one's on the horizon, so of course there is more interest in a spanking new flagship Android device than in an iPhone that'll soon be old news. In addition, surveys show that iPhone users hold on longer to their devices than Android owners who tend to want the latest yesterday...

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