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Samsung Galaxy S vs. iPhone 4 Sales: Apple unchallenged

The Samsung Galaxy S has been more popular than we had first thought, since its summer release more than five million units have been sold. However, when you compare this to the 8.4 million iPhone 4 handset sales it, shows that Apple is unchallenged.

Sales in the U.S have been very healthy, but things are very different in South Korea. Interest is still high in North America, but it seems that in Samsung’s native land more interest is being shown with the iPhone 4.

Although sales in the U.S. look to be very high, you have to remember that the Galaxy S is available on all four U.S. carriers, whereas the iPhone 4 is only available on one.

An article on Electronista points out that Samsung is now in talks with NTT DoCoMo in Japan to start supplying the Galaxy S and Tab in October and November respectively.

Do you think that the Galaxy S deserves to sell more units that the iPhone 4?

Written by Peter Chubb

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Which Samsung, they even copied the data cable from Apple. That they can come up with yourself?


Man o man do the Apple fanboys really get excited over nothing. Use a little common sense people. The Galaxy S is a new phone. The Galaxy S sales numbers represent NEW SALES. The iPhone 4 is the next iPhone. The sales number for the iPhone 4 include a massive number of client's UPGRADING from the iPhone or iPhone 3G. That massive number of upgrades is 77%. So to compare true sales numbers, you have to look at new sales vs new sales. Trust me that's what Apple really cares about. And unfortunately for them, that works out to be… Read more »


iphone had a two month head start and a proven fan base. now the samsung phone will be sold in Japan plus has had geat reviews, I think Apple should start worrying. Also the samsung tab. will kill the ipad if it stays without the upgrades the galaxy tab has.

A 7" tab. is much more mobile, but Apple's base will allways be with students and teenagers. Business people aren't using ipads and will not be using a samsung type tab unless the apps are created for small business users.

Wadood Chaudhary
Wadood Chaudhary

I use both and I think iPhone has better screen and better camera. Its HD playback is also a slightly better. Its battery life is way better. Then of course it has some applications like Netflix which my Samsung Epic 4G does not have. In general iPhone apps, even by the same compnay, are 20-30% better. However, 4G, wifi hotspot, physical keyboard as well as Swype, navigation, Goggle voice, and definitely a better screen for watching movies both because of a bigger screen as well as great contrast, made me adopt Sprint Epic as my daytime phone. I still use… Read more »



The Iphone is one devise only and believe me if it is available cross all carriers not only AT&T it will trouble the sales which will kill the Android, u will c it when vorizon get the iphone

Martin Hill

If you are going to compare mobile operating systems instead of individual phone models then iOS is still in front of Android with 230,000 sales per day versus 200,000.



Actually I think this is the best comparison I've read so far. It compares one specific cell phone to another. Everybody harps in about Androind vs OS4 but that is not the comparison this article identifies. Whats the best selling OS for cell phones in the world… probably Symbian by far.


The GalaxyS is only one phone in the Android ecosystem… these numbers point to anything but Apple being "unchallenged".

Wait until the end of 2010 when the year-end numbers are available, and comparisons can be made between iPhone sales and overall Android sales in 2010… if these statistics are any indication, the iPhone will be totally DWARFED.


Thanks for the comparison of sales numbers, but you aren't considering that people who choose Android over iOS have dozens of high-end handsets to choose from, while those on iOS only have the iPhone 4. If you really want to consider whether Apple is being challenged, you may want to add in the sales of devices like the Milestone 2/Droid 2, Droid X, and the new G2, all of which were released after the iPhone 4. And that's still not counting pre-iPhone 4 devices such as the Nexus One, HTC Desire, etc, or all the other Android phones sold after… Read more »

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