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Galaxy S5 Failed to Outsell iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c During Its First Month of Sales in the U.K.

Galaxy S5 Failed to Outsell iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c During Its First Month of Sales in the U.K.

Posted July 2, 2014 at 6:15pm by iClarified
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 was the third best selling smartphone in Britain during May, lagging behind its older iPhone 5S and 5C rivals, reports Kantar Worldpanel.

May was the first full month of Galaxy S5 sales since its European release. Despite its blockbuster launch, the Galaxy S5 was only the third highest selling smartphone in Britain behind the iPhone 5s and 5c. However, among those who did buy the Galaxy S5 across the five largest European markets, 17% switched from Apple. Over half, 58%, of European Galaxy S5 buyers were existing Samsung owners.

Across Europe, Android is the number one operating system with 73.3% of the market. Apple comes in second with 16.6% and Windows is third with 8.1%.

Dominic Sunnebo, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, said: “ The Samsung Galaxy S5 has had some success in attracting former iPhone owners across Europe. In general, consumers buying the Galaxy S5 were primarily attracted by its large screen size. This is something Apple is likely to address with the rumoured larger screen iPhone 6 launch expected in late September"

"In the USA the Samsung Galaxy S5 was the second highest selling smartphone in May just behind the iPhone 5S. However, at a total brand level Samsung claimed the top spot with 36.8% of sales versus 32.5% for Apple over the past three months. Apple loyalty is high in the US, with former iPhone owners making up just 8% of Galaxy S5 sales. The majority of those switching to Samsung were LG and HTC users."

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Popcorn - July 4, 2014 at 9:57pm
I just come here, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the fanboy comments :)
gamerscul9870 - July 4, 2014 at 10:33pm
And we are the movies.
DONT make up LIES Tony
DONT make up LIES Tony - July 4, 2014 at 9:07am
@Tony I've had an iphone 5 since march 2012, that's 1 year and 4 months and I have never had a problem I even dropped it many times on the floor on its screen and back from semi-high levels and nothing happened, whereas, my cousin owns an s2 she's had it almost for a year, it fell on the floor and the screen is FULLY-BROKEN, she's even had problems with the software, so STOP making up lies about the iphone 5 because it's better than all of your cheap samsung products!
somebody - July 4, 2014 at 8:58am
Samsung just releases all kinds of different phones when they are in a hurry, that's why they have A LOT of phones.
EddieJ - July 2, 2014 at 6:22pm
This is obvious. Samsung couldn't figure out what Apple was coming out with for this year model yet they had to release something in order to capture consumers with contact before iPhone 6 came. Here is the result. Many are waiting for iPhone 6 including me.
Daz Dillinger
Daz Dillinger - July 2, 2014 at 6:21pm
This just fuels the fire to the overhyped Apple v. Samsung dispute. Don't you people remember the East Coast / West Coast feud? How much more beef before 2Pac (Apple) and Biggie (Samesung) get shot? Squash the beef and make peace before we lose Pac and Biggie again! Should I call the Rev. Al Sharpton? Jesse Jackson? #Team2Pac
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