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Samsung Pips iPhone 5 in September Sales

News   •   Oct 02, 2012 13:00 BST

Despite all eyes on Apple’s new iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has snapped up the largest sales figures for September. Of course, the iPhone was only released 9 days before the end of the month but it shows that Android phone lovers still want the Samsung rather than switching tact to the iPhone camp.

With such a vibrant build-up to the iPhone 5’s launch we were expecting sales for the Samsung Galaxy SIII to diminish slightly, but that simply wasn’t the case. However, October will be a different story as it lets Apple get the pre-orders sent out and those retailers in the UK that have decided to place fantastic iPhone 5 deals will make the sales figures inflate. And, there is always a worry with the Christmas rush and supply. Despite only having 9 days of September to sell its new phone Apple managed to rack up 5 million handsets in just 3 days, with more results coming thick and fast. It’s labelled as the world’s second most popular phone right now but the chances of smashing the Super AMOLED screened Samsung Galaxy S3 of its perch is highly-likely.

At the moment, the Samsung Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy S2 are still beating the iPhone 5 for sales but as you know, those phones have been for sale for months and months. With 6 generations of iPhones the iPhone 5 is set to be the fastest selling phone of all time. It’s the lightest, thinnest, best-looking and fastest iPhone yet; all of the things that people want in a phone, put simply.

Samsung has had 5 months at the top of the league table selling some 20 million handsets in just a few weeks, but all that is to change. Some Samsung Galaxy S3 owners aren’t 100% happy with the device and will defer to the Apple side, but those die-hard iPhone fans just had to have the new one as soon as it came out.

With just a depth of 7.6mm, a 4” Retina Display screen and the stunning iOS6 and A6 chip, the iPhone 5 is incredibly better than the 4S. It comes with a range of storage options from 16GB to 64GB, and is bolstered by an additional use of the iCloud online storage that lets you back your iPhone 5 up in case you lose it or break it. Chances are, if that happened, you’d be much more disappointed in your clumsiness than you would if you were a Samsung Galaxy S3 owner.

So, it’s faster, lighter, more powerful and it’s selling well already. Could any other smartphone maker even get close to the projected sales of the iPhone? Should Nokia just give up? Does HTC have to take every other company to court before they are a dominant force in the market? Only time will tell and at the moment Apple’s iPhone 5 doesn’t seem to be fizzling out so if you want to join the club then check out the latest iPhone 5 deals on Mobile Phone Checker.