Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: How You Like Them Apples! [Sales Report]

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Samsung and the Galaxy S3 have done very well in sales recently. Samsung have reported profits that are record breaking in Q3 of 2012 and this means that they now have a clear lead in shipments of handsets around the world. On Friday they said that 4 out of 5 of their best-selling weeks for the Samsung Galaxy S3 were when Apple revealed their iPhone 5.

Samsung Galaxy S3 sales pick up after iPhone 5 was introduced

As AndroidAuthority explains, even the chief product officer of Samsung in the US said that he was shocked by the numbers and couldn’t work out what was happening.

It seems that people had been waiting before purchasing a new device to see what Apple had in store when they released the iPhone 5. However according to the boost in sales it seems that a lot of these people were not impressed with the iPhone 5 and instead chose the Samsung Galaxy S3. It could have been that some of them had gone off Apple following the pursuit of Samsung in the courts over patent infringement too.

However even with the record breaking quarter, which was the fourth in a row, Samsung still haven’t matched the profits of Apple. Samsung have seen profits of $7.4 billion, and Apple has $8.2 billion. However Apple has fallen short of predictions from analysts. Samsung on the other hand do have a larger share in the market and they have managed to ship out more handsets than Apple. Apple’s profit margin is higher per handset than that of Samsung’s.

It is thought that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will continue to be as popular as ever on the run up to the holiday period and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has joined the Samsung line-up. All of the carriers in the US have the Galaxy Note 2, but will it sell as well as the Samsung Galaxy S3 has?

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