Just about every phone has been compared to the iPhone for years, although it is fair to say that when it comes to Android the Samsung Galaxy S3 set the bar much higher, which has since been followed up with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 showing a much bigger display can also rejoice in major success. If the time has not already arrived, then at some point we could see new smartphones being compared to the Samsung Galaxy range before the Apple iPhone thanks to amazing sales.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has reportedly moved 3 million units in about 3 weeks, which is really impressive considering the 5.5-inch display and unique market it’s going for. The phablet caught the eye of carriers like Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T after some unexpected success with the first Note. If you don’t have the money for a tablet and smartphone, then you couldn’t do much better than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
It is worth pointing out that the majority of people wanting a Galaxy Note 2 haven’t had a chance to purchase the device, which is thanks to it still needing a launch with AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers although pre-orders have started and are going strong.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has to be the Android success story that will only be beaten by the Galaxy S4, see some expected specs here, and the Samsung flagship smartphone has seen more than 30 million units land in consumer hands since it launched earlier this year. With Samsung reporting that Galaxy S3 sales are still going strong and the holiday season fast approaching, it seems that there will be millions of users jumping on the Galaxy S3 wagon over the next couple of months. The good news for these latecomers is the fact that they’ll also receive Jelly Bean rather than waiting months like existing owners did.
We’ve also heard that some of the best Samsung Galaxy S3 sales have come after the iPhone 5 release date, so this has had Android users claiming that Apple’s brand is slipping when it comes to the loyalty seen over the years. Some people claim this is due to the openness of Android mixed with the great features seen on the Galaxy S3, although Apple iPhone owners claim that openness of Android creates just as many problems.
The bottom-line: Apple has ruled the smartphone market for a few years with sales still going strong, but it seems that Samsung has taken 2012 by storm and now the worlds carriers are taking notice. Feel free to take a look at how one modder charges their Note 2 without wires, and see this article that touches on our readiness for Note 3.