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Samsung Galaxy S III overtakes iPhone 4S as best-selling phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Nov 2012 13:47 User comments (9)

Samsung Galaxy S III overtakes iPhone 4S as best-selling phone Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III has overtaken Apple to become the best-selling smartphone in the world.
For the Q3 2012, the Galaxy S III outsold the Apple iPhone 4S by a significant margin. Samsung saw 18 million sales compared to Apple's 16.2 million.

That being said, however, Samsung's device is much newer than the 4S, and Apple was on the verge of releasing the iPhone 5, leading to smaller sales than usual. The iPhone 5 already reached 6 million sales before the end of the quarter.

Samsung has sold 33 million of the flagship, including 10 million in the last two months.

Apple is expected to reclaim the title in the fourth quarter thanks to its global iPhone 5 launch.

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9 user comments

18.11.2012 14:09

yes!

28.11.2012 16:03

Yeah...a single phone of many from a single company of many making Androids outsold either of the two Apple options...next time a single phone (the Note II) will probably outsell all Apple options combined.



38.11.2012 23:36

So start hating on Samsung now . And now it's uncool to have s3 cause everyone has it including newbies


Hack a bit, invest a bit, work a bit, jerk a bit

48.11.2012 23:54

i don't but then i don't have nor want a cell phone.

59.11.2012 10:34

So when will the hating on Samsung begin? Nice achievement. Still, make it more android core and not have your overlay and bury the rest. JMHO.

69.11.2012 19:45

I will start hating Samsung when they start behaving like jerks at Apple.

What I find strange is the behavior of employees at Apple franchisee stores. They behave like they are God's gift to the world and THEY developed and made the phones, personally!

79.11.2012 19:50

they are extreme or fanatic fanboys.

810.11.2012 17:24

Originally posted by ddp:
they are extreme or fanatic fanboys.
... and their religion is Fa***try.

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

916.11.2012 9:07

As an S3 owner, i can say it really puts to shame every phone ive ever used.

- Enough power for a proper level 4.1 x264 high bitrate native 1080p decode (no transcode required, just stream off my nas)

- 4300Mah Battery upgrade gives me more runtime than usain bolt with a coffee addiction.

- oh and thanks to otg this can be done :-p http://tiny.cc/b0cvnw

I could go on...

oh and the maps app actually knows where i am cough cough like some other os i could mention, mahahah :-p

And as for the iPhone 5 already reached 6 million sales in total since launch, ok how many days is that so far..? Didnt the SGS3 have like 9 million before it was released officially into the wild : http://tiny.cc/pcdvnw

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