While the new Apple iPhone 5 has been released, it seems that a lot of people have chosen not to go for it and instead have chosen another device on the market in the UK. The surprising results come from UK tech blog Product-Reviews who conducted a survey recently to see what were the most popular smartphones on the market.
PR survey finds more consumers want a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 than iPhone 5
When conducting the survey it was expected that many device names would come up. However this turned out not to be the case as the same device kept coming up when they asked people which handset they would buy – it was the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The results showed that of the 140 random people that were asked, 25 said that they would get the iPhone 5 and 20 said that they already bought it. What came as a surprise was the fact that 86 people said that they were waiting for the UK release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The remaining 19 said another phone. Bear in mind that these were random people that were asked.
The iPhone 5 has already sold millions of units since its release; around 5 million were sold during the first weekend that the handset went on sale. However this survey was just for those in the UK, not around the world.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will go on sale in the UK on Monday and it seems that the clincher for many is the superb 5.5 inch display. It will be very interesting to see how it pans out sales wise once it hits stores. The original Note was very popular and sold more than 10 million units around the world.
Nevertheless given the small sample size, we’re not sure if this is any real indication of how well the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will perform in stores compared to the iPhone 5. Given that the iPhone 5 has been heavily criticized for its poor build quality and questionable changes (Apple Maps) yet it continues to sell like hotcakes, tells us that you will never be able to predict exactly how the average consumer will react.