Samsung Galaxy S3 Trumps iPhone 5 in UK

News   •   Dec 19, 2012 07:01 GMT

Even as the legal battle for android supremacy rages on, South Korea’s Samsung Galaxy S3 still holds the crown for the fastest selling smartphone in United Kingdom for the seventh consecutive month - literally outshining its bitter rival, Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5. The report is based on the results from the aggregate clicks and sales monitored and compiled by the UK-based uSwitch, a website that specializes in price comparison and switching service.

The multi-touch Samsung Galaxy S3, which was formally unveiled in London last May 2012, has taken a strong hold of the crown as it wrestles the newest smartphone by the US-based giant, Apple, to the ground.

Galaxy S3 boasts expanded features similar to its older brother, the Samsung Galaxy S2, with its 4.8-inch screen, a 4G LTE support, intelligent personal S Voice assistant, eye-tracking ability and its wireless charging option. It is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which can be readily updated into the more celebrated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. With its popularity strongly increasing, it was informally dubbed as the “iPhone killer” by most tech geeks and loyal android patrons alike.

Though riddled by recent controversies, with Apple's formal filing of an injunction for alleged patent infringement, Samsung Galaxy S3 continues to take the android market by storm with sales spiking up with the rumors that the model might be banned due to its continuing legal war with Apple.  

The story, which was also a feature article on, names the Galaxy S3 as the priority in every android fan’s wishlist for the month of November. This is followed closely by Apple’s iPhone 4S, which beaten its younger sibling, iPhone 5, to the lowly third place.

Adding salt to Apple’s wounds are Samsung’s Galaxy S2, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Ace 2 securing the 4th, 6th, 7th and 10th place, respectively. Completing UK’s top android choices are LG Nexus 4, which was propelled to 5th due to the unbelievably high demands for an Android Jelly Bean handset; the Sony Xperia U, which was released earlier this year in 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, takes 8th place; while HTC One X officially debuts at number nine.

USwitch’s telecom expert Ernest Doku credits the triumph of Samsung Galaxy S3 for its very affordable price compared to its iPhone counterpart, though the tables may turn anytime soon with Apple’s recent price drops for their two most popular flagships. Whether Galaxy S3 will remain top in Santa’s Christmas list remains to be seen.

Doku further added that eight straight months on top of the food chain may be far too long for Samsung, with Apple steadily inching its way to the price-conscious sensibilities of the Brits.

On the other hand, the Sony’s Xperia U and Xperia T appears to revive the interest in the Xperia range specifically with its James Bond campaign along with its affordable prices slightly bumping shaky HTC’s One series' popularity in the Android scene.

Will the SG3 claim complete supremacy in UK grounds? Or will the iPhone series finally break out of its chains take the number one spot? Who do you think will be the last smartphone standing on the android battlefield? See Mobile Phone Checker for all of the best mobile phone deals, especially the Samsung Galaxy S3 deals.