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iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3 pre-release demand

With smartphone releases such as the Galaxy Nexus and now the Samsung Galaxy S3, it’s fair to say that now has never been a better time to pick up your first Samsung handset. Recent statistics have shown the increase in demand for Samsung phones compared to previous years, although results have also proven that there is still a greater demand for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 handset.

We wanted to share with you some recent statistics that we received from the latest ChangeWave Research survey, which polled a select number of consumers in North America on what smartphone they were likely to purchase between the new Samsung Galaxy S3 and the unannounced, but surely inevitable iPhone 5.

Although still not on level terms of iPhone demand, a chart provided by ChangeWave shows that there has been increased demand for Samsung phones year on year. The Galaxy S3 is obviously a key factor in the surge that you see under the 19% stat for March 2012, while we’re also willing to bet that interest in the impressive Galaxy Note played a part in the increased statistics before it too.

In a direct comparison with the iPhone 5 though, further studies by ChangeWave concluded that there is 2% of a polled 4,042 consumers who are ‘very likely’ to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S3 as their next device, and 7% of consumers who are ‘somewhat likely’ to pick up the Galaxy S3. Compared to the iPhone 5 though, the same polled consumers resulted in 14% ‘very likely’ to buy and 17% ‘somewhat likely’ to buy.

For an unreleased product, that just goes to show what kind of power Apple has over their competitors at the moment, even by staying completely silent for a year whilst letting rumors do the talking. As an Android owner though – does it encourage you that more and more users are now starting to believe that Samsung can one day overtake the iPhone as the number one smartphone in the world?

Apple are still winning this battle for the time being though, based on this survey. If you are planning to get the iPhone 5, or have already bought the Galaxy S3, let us know your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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guest

Buying the iPhone 5. S3 looks like junk

Debsmkay
Debsmkay

Apple better release the Iphone 5 NOW before I decide to get the New Galaxy….  I need a new phone now not in October, nov, december… 

Danny Nellist
Danny Nellist

i hate the i phone android is the way forward and always will be

Ardz
Ardz

iphone sucks for real! Thanks for saving our life ANDROID!

Todd Hyle
Todd Hyle

I didn’t wait, I got a HTC Evo 4G with Beats Audio and it sounds better than any device I have ever owned. That includes anything Apple has ever sold.

Ray
Ray

iphone sucks

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Kblairp86@gmail.com

GS3 will be my fourth android. I. Sure iPhone5 will be cpopular. But I love the customization you can do with android. Also upgradable storage, removable battery, and 4.8 ” screen all features that can be guaranteed not to be on iPhone5 that been a key fActor to ME.

Paulscoins
Paulscoins

I really like the s3 but the ringtones dreadful. And I keep hitting the back key when I don’t want to…

Maxima2k53
Maxima2k53

I love my galaxy s3, never been a fan of crapple, i love samsung!

nokia_238
nokia_238

I can’t wait till apple bring out their next “innovative” iphone. Judging by how successful the S3 has been in relation to the claims made about the device and actual improvements, apple could really mess up their stronghold on the market if the iphone 5 is just an iphone 4s2 incremental upgrade 🙂

Chris Rogers

I will stick with Android to the end I have a Verizon galaxy nexus and like it so far just wish it would update as fast as the GSM version. Only thing apple beats Android in is updates Android has all the rest they fix that we will take first place!

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