After spending some quality time with the iPhone 5, analysts at Piper Jefferies reckon that it’ll sell well because it makes the Samsung Galaxy S3 look like a cheap “hunk of plastic” reports eWeek.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: Jeffries chimes in
Misek said that the iPhone 5 looked and felt natural against the ear, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S3 felt like a brick or a waffle. Misek also bigged up the iPhone 5 smaller dimensions, as it’s easier to manipulate with one hand – unlike the S3.
The iPhone 5 has a lot of good points, like LTE and its A6 processor, as well as Siri. However, there are a lot of downsides too, like Apple Maps and the lack of NFC. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has NFC, as well as lots of fun features and of course, Google Maps.
The analyst said that a family member has defected to the iPhone 5 after ten years with BlackBerry and was amazed at the ease of the transition. The family member liked the apps and their quality and the lower monthly bill. The iPhone 5 build was way better than the BlackBerry’s and the screen was way brighter. This makes the analyst think that lots of RIM users will migrate to the iPhone 5 over the Samsung Galaxy S3 as well.
Jefferies reckon the iPhone 5 will sell around 26 million in Q3 – slightly up from the 23 million it predicted, and this is based on present sales of 8-10 million.
The analysts also think that the iPad Mini will be out later this month, and so have curtailed their forecasts for the iPad 2 from 12 million to six. The iPad Mini should sell around 8 million units up to Q4.
The iPhone 5 will become the best selling phone in gadget history, despite the hiccups, according to Jefferies. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is still selling well, though, but will likely be overtaken by the iPhone 5 soon.