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Samsung sold more phones than Apple in Q3 2015

Galaxy S6 edge

#Samsung and #Apple have always been neck and neck in terms of sales, although the latter has always been the market leader in terms of overall revenues and income. Samsung has now posted its Q3 2015 financial earnings, with device sales surpassing Apple’s. This is not a surprise given that Apple was yet to release the new iPhones for most part of the third quarter, so a lot of Apple fans were waiting for the release of the two devices.

At about the same time, Samsung released two new flagship phones in the form of the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. It is interesting to note that Samsung’s smartphone sales are the highest since Q1 2014, so the release of multiple midrange and budget handsets might have impacted the company’s sales figures.

While Samsung is leading in terms of smartphone sales, it’s still behind in terms of smartwatch sales with the Apple Watch leading the pack. It will be interesting to see how the Q4 2015 figures will read, given that the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus will be well established in the market by then.

Source: Yonhap News

Via: Sam Mobile

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  1. Starting with your last two statements, they, essentially, say the exact same thing, so I’ll reply with a single comment. How long a phone lasts per charge is directly related to the capacity of the battery, as well as how much use it gets. Yes, there are other factors that will always play a part in this, but these are always still the primary controlling factor. You could give me the latest iPhone 6 Plus, with the highest battery capacity (2915mAh), and an old HTC Hero (1350mAh), and I guarentee

  2. Sorry for not specifying.
    By reliable I meant that after 4 updates the iPhone does not lose any of its original performance.
    By most efficient I meant that I could last 3 days with my iPhone.
    But I can only last one day on my note 5

  3. As I’m sure anyone could point out, there is absolutely NO logic in anything you just said…NONE. Starting with the people you know who “work for Apple”, my guess is, these are people who work within Apple Store locations, not the corporate entity. Everyone..and, yes, I do truly mean “everyone”, as in 100%…I personally know who either works for, or previously worked for, Apple, as well as anyone I know who knows others working for, or previously employed by, Apple, would tell you the same time. Combined, this equates to several dozen people, at minimum. A lot of employees…especially current employees, won’t openly badmouth Apple for fear that it will get back to Apple. This same fear holds true where, for example, Amazon is concerned, which is equally (possibly worse) bad.

    Moving onto your comments related to the iPhone, your attempt to validate the iPhone as not being overpriced is a bunch of double-talk. There is nothing clearly defining that the iPhone is “more efficient”, or “best reliable” (allow me to correct your grammar…that should have been “most reliable”), or that “they run fast after 4 years”…and NONE of that equates to whether, or not, iPhones are overpriced. iPhones run no faster, or slower, after 4 years, than any other phone, be it iOS, Android, Windows, or any other mobile OS. If phone “Y” ran faster than phone “Z”, come 4 years later, phone “Y” would STILL be faster than phone “Z”. As for being reliable, BOTH OSes are reliable, and, in case you’re not aware (which I highly suspect), BOTH OSes were built off of the same core OS – iOS was built from UNIX, while Android was built from Linux, which is, essentially (ie. in its most basic description) an open-source version of UNIX (or, as some put it, a UNIX-like OS designed for non-corporate use). The biggest problems don’t come from the OS, itself, but from applications that can cause problems with the OS, or, to an even greater degree, with other apps…and this problem exists on BOTH Android & iOS. Using DJI’s Go app as a perfect example, while there are no problems, whatsoever, with the Android version, a recent update to the iOS version caused several problems on iOS devices. Lastly, as for your “most efficient” comment, while Apple has their “There’s an ap for that” saying, when it comes to Android, the saying is, “Everything iOS can do, Android can do…plus more.” What this means is, Android devices have far MORE capabilities than iOS devices.

    Apple wants total control of not only what their devices can do, but what you can (or can’t) do on them. Android, on the other hand, maintains certain levels of control (although, at the same time, individual manufacturers can keep, or change, those core settings), but, for the greatest part, gives that “control” to the end-users…the people that MATER. If you know anything about Resident Evil, then you’ll understand what I’m about to say – Apple is equivalent to Umbrella Corporation, and iOS is equivalent to the Clay virus ε-strain (aka t-virus), while Android is equivalent to S.T.A.R.S.

  4. Everyone who I know works for apple is happy.
    iPhones are not overpriced because.
    1. best reliable smartphone out there.
    2. They run fast after 4 years of usage at least now they do.
    3. The most efficient phone.
    I own both iPhone and note 5.

  5. Of course Apple “has always been the market leader in terms of overall revenues and income.” In language so simple, even Apple could understand it, that’s because of Apple’s lower manufacturing cost (they SERIOUSLY underpay workers at the Chinese factories, not to mention drive them harder than any US-based “slave labor” company I known of, including Amazon), as well as the over-priced cost they charge their devoted iSheep. If Samsung copied Apple’s business practices, then, at least where cell phones are concerned, Samsung would be the “market leader in terms of overall revenues and income”, as Apple would become #2.

    I’m NOT putting Apple down in terms of product quality, or the level of customer service, as they excel in both areas…Apple’s “problem” is in their greediness, their immoral business practices, the way they treat their employees (those abroad, as well as those within the US), as well as the way they twist almost everything they say in order to make themselves look far better than they actually are (just to give one example, I’ll mention how Apple qill always quote “number of units shipped”, whereas everyone else quotes “number of units sold”…just because units have shipped to retailers does NOT equate to said units actually having been sold).

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