Galaxy S III more popular than iPhone 4S in Q3 2012

Over the years, there’s often been talk of an “iPhone killer” entering the market. In terms of performance and specs, there have been many that seem to trump the iconic iOS device on paper, but none have come close to selling in the same huge numbers. That said, if anyone is/was going to do it, it’d be Samsung, with it’s well-received Galaxy S range.

The latest and greatest of the Galaxy lineup, the SIII has just been announced as selling 30 million units since launch.  Figures from quarter 3 – ending in September this year – suggest that Samsung is closer than it’s ever been to achieving that impressive feat. In its last 3-month period as Apple’s flagship model, 16.2 iPhone 4S  units were shipped. In that same quarter, Samsung shipped 18 million Galaxy SIII devices.

Although it’s expected that the iPhone 5 will easily outperform any of Samsung’s devices in the market place in its first full quarter, it’s encouraging from a tech fan’s stand point to see that Apple finally has some competition for people’s minds and wallets.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the Galaxy range will keep being popular? Will the result of lawsuits affect the way people perceive the Korean brand?

Via: AppleInsider 

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  • KyleFrost

    It finally beat out a year old, now replaced, device. Congratulations Samsung.

  • RaduTanasescu

    The iPhone will and should meet serious competition at some point, Samsung is doing just that and maybe after a while it will even surpass Apple in sales.But that all depends on weather or not the S III really is as good as advertised. Say what you will about the iPhone but it does (most) of what it promises to do. One thing I hate about a smartphone is having to replace it often. If a smartphone is not good you will want to change it as soon as a better one comes out.
     
    I’m still confortable with my ageing  iPhone 4 which made me a fan. I changed my first android phone after 8 months, after close to two years I have no plans of changing my iPhone, which is what I always wanted, a smartphone I can use for years.
     
    That might be a reason for Apple sales slowing down in the future (although they are not right now). And the fact that people hope that the next Android device will fix their problems isn’t necessarily a measure of it’s success.
     
    I think Android can truly be an alternative to IOS, an OS that you can use on your device for years without upgrading. IOS has reached that point with the iPhone 4, previous devices left you wanting more. Android has yet to reach that point. When it will, and it will, Apple’s going to be in trouble.

  • TheiPhone7isoutdated

    @RaduTanasescu I think you missed the part where Samsung already has beating out Apple sales.

  • TheiPhone7isoutdated

    @KyleFrost You are soooo witty. Almost makes me forget all the massive comments done by iPhone fans that talk about how iPhone is really better because it is just one device and no company sells more of just one device than Apple. How about we take a look at the millions of note 2 devices being sold, or compare the S3 sales to the iPhone 5 sales. from what I hear, and you may wanna cover your ears, the S3 is outselling the iphone 5 as well.

  • RaduTanasescu

    @TheiPhone7isoutdated You mean with those low end devices that don’t even act well as phones? Let alone smartphones? The same devices that bring Samsung close to no profit?
     
    Yeah, I left that out. The iPhone is competing with high end devices. And take it from me, no one is beating Apple with anything right now. They are the most profitable company on the planet, alone selling the most smartphones and computers. Only all the other brands put together beat them in sales but not in profit.Contrary to what you might think I would love for Apple to get beat every once and again, it would keep them working hard. But as it is right now they are the industry leaders in about three different industries: digital media, computers and smartphones. And I’m afraid, that like every other industry leader before them, they will go soft and stop fighting to compete. Which would be a shame.