Apple iPhone 5 Tops Galaxy S3: Named As World's Best Selling Smartphone for Final Quarter of 2012

By: Anuj Bhatia

The ongoing war between two camps – Apple and Samsung, is once again in the limelight. Every day, some new story either targets Apple or Samsung. It’s Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5, all the way. Since the time of holidays late last year, it has been told that Samsung Galaxy S3 surpassed iPhone 5 in every sphere.

Market pundits predicted downfall of Apple, due to lackluster iPhone 5 sales. The Cupertino-based tech giant, however, seems pleased with the initial response got to its iPhone 5. On the other side, Samsung is busy prepping the sequel to famed Galaxy S3 and could announce as early as this march.

Until now, it was clear that Samsung has already won the race with Galaxy S3. Hey, wait a little. As per new report published by Strategy Analysts which states that iPhone 5 was the best selling smartphone in the world beating Samsung Galaxy S 3. The data were collected as per the performance of various handsets manufacturers in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Apple iPhone 5 - No, it wasn’t bombed

The recent report came as a relief for Apple fanboys as well as share holders. The tech giant sold a whooping 27.4 million iPhone 5 in the last quarter. On the other hand Samsung managed to sell 15.4 million Galaxy S3 in the same period. The Apple iPhone 5 captured a mammoth 13 per cent share in the smartphone market. By no means, it’s a sign of downfall. The reason for the rise of iPhone 5 is due to the fact that the device had the biggest launch ever; even countries like India got the handset in the initial phase. China is one of the biggest markets for Apple in overseas that could be one of the reasons for the continued success.

Apple iPhone 4S – I’m still alive

If iPhone 5 is proving a major puller than the older model also stands tall. Apple managed to sell 17.4 million units of iPhone 4S. The device has an impressive 8 per cent market shares in the last quarter. The company managed to sell these devices on premium and rightly captured consumers.

Samsung Galaxy S3 - It’s time to move on

The Galaxy S3 was the third best selling smartphone in the world. With 7 per cent market share, Samsung has once again proven that the world is still alive without Steve Jobs. A closer look at the data shows that Samsung sold 18.0 million Galaxy S3 devices in the Q3. In the last quarter the Korean giant sold 15.4 million units.

Samsung will indeed launch much improved smartphone that will be far more advanced than the original Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to make its debut on March 14 at New York City.

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