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Samsung Galaxy S III Reportedly Tops iPhone 4S as Best-Selling U.S. Smartphone

Business Insider reports on a new research note from Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley claiming that Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III has surpassed Apple's iPhone 4S to become the top-selling smartphone in the United States. Walkley's data shows the iPhone 4S continuing to lead at AT&T during August but falling to second at Sprint behind the Galaxy S III and third at Verizon behind the Galaxy S III and the Motorola RAXR MAXX. The Galaxy S III is also on top at T-Mobile, which does not officially offer the iPhone.


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The shift is due to a combination of factors, partly strong performance by Samsung with its new flagship smartphone launched in June and partly weakness on the part of the iPhone as consumers begin to hold off in anticipation of the iPhone 5 set for later this month following an introduction next week.

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Posted: 25 months ago
So Samsung's new phone beat Apple's year old phone in the month before the new iPhone is released?

No wai!!
Rating: 23 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

this will change once the iPhone 5 comes out, and have you seen the S III? It's freaking HUGE! Who want's that mini tablet of a phone in your pocket! Not me!


Apparently millions of other people do...
Rating: 16 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
That will change... on the 21st
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
I love the defensiveness in the comments.
I love my iPhone and won't be moving away from it again any time soon but really, you have to admit that there are some nice phones on the market.
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

this will change once the iPhone 5 comes out, and have you seen the S III? It's freaking HUGE! Who want's that mini tablet of a phone in your pocket! Not me!


Have you seem the iPhone screen?? 3.5 inches, so tiny, size hasn't changed since 07, Jesus Christ!!
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
Wait- so now that the S3 is the most popular phone is it now cool to hate Samsung? Is apple the underdog again? I'm very confused, someone please tell me which phone will increase my social status.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago


This is what happens when you can't innovate and have to littigate folks!

The iPhone 4s, wow, real innovation over the 4. :rolleyes:


er, are you sure youre commenting on the right companies? it was Apple that innovated the hell out of the cell business, causing massive disruption and shifting fortunes -- please see near bankruptcies of Nokia and RIM. then came the clones like Samsung.

as for the 4S over the 4...you do realize apple practices an incremental strategy, yes? even w/ that they doubled the CPU, multiplied the GPU, doubled the storage and (i think) the ram, redesigned the antenna and doubled the thru put. what more could you want?

oh yeah, a new case design. rolleyes...

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Have you seem the iPhone screen?? 3.5 inches, so tiny, size hasn't changed since 07, Jesus Christ!!


and the problem is...? did your eyes get smaller during this time? mine havent. and the resolution on the device has doubled yielding a screen thats even easier to read now than when it came out.

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I know i'll never own an iPhone now, having used one once, it felt cheap nasty and made by the lowest bidder. Quality was not important. I'll say the same about Samsung as well, the Mrs has one, absolutely horrible. Cheap and nasty, just like the iPhone.


the iphone feels cheap and poorly made? riiiight.

geeze...the mental hoops people will jump thru to feel good about themselves is absurd. its a phone, man. not your self-esteem. i hope.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
The S3 is 8 months newer than the 4S and a new iPhone is out this month. Stupid analysis.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
this will change once the iPhone 5 comes out, and have you seen the S III? It's freaking HUGE! Who want's that mini tablet of a phone in your pocket! Not me!
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
Why is it so hard for a few people to realize that the gs3 is a genuinely a good phone, there's nothing wrong with an android device that is selling as well as an iPhone in its first few months, I'm saying this as a Samsung touchwiz hater
Rating: 7 Votes

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