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Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK

03 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK  - read the full textFor a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 09:32 from dSKn - click to read- Wow just from one drop! That's bad. Except maybe if you like scuffs.
- Although of course Apple is fixing things with iMaps slowly and mostly in US (maybe even in EU) but you need to think about iPee5 will be available in over 100 countries and it will take years to fix iMaps globaly. In the meantime Google maps will have more and more features so it might take forever for iMaps to catch Gmaps.
- Purple Haze is common to any digital camera and that is not the issue here. The issue is how easier it is to produce one and how dominant it could be with iPee5. This is just staggering.
Of course you can always shoot away from a strong light source but then two of the iPhone5 "features" - HDR and Panorama (Apple so strongly advertizes) - will fall short. With Panorama you have much more chance to catch the light source and with HDR you basically need to shoot into the light to get the strong contrast.

Anyways, I'm more of a Note 2 fan than of S3.

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  • 2012-12-04 10:37
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> In reply to fidu didu @ 2012-12-04 05:36 from sy0Y - click to readRead the article clearly, pls. They are comparing current sales, not accumulated sales. Because if they did so, iphone 4s would be the winner. Admit that, people are wiser this time.

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  • 2012-12-04 10:36
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 09:36 from dSKn - click to readGalaxy s is abandonned because not enough RAM, other samsung flagships are still receiving regular update

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  • 2012-12-04 10:25
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 09:32 from dSKn - click to readU said {I've got one small scratch on my iPhone 5 in two months and that's because I accidentally dropped it into a pick with keys.}
U make me laught loudly coz my s3 is fighting with keys and evrything in my pocket, beside my 1.5 years kid's new teeth (he tried evry new tooth on my phone) and that was since 28 may

Result is just 2 small dents( proud with my kid's dents) over the back cover ( replaceable) .

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  • 2012-12-04 10:24
  • N3BQ

and your surprised. personally S3 is far superior to iphone5. in many ways. and android os best on the planet. apples mistake was to use same design. and now johnny ives at the design r&d. the new iphone 6 will be amazing. but having said so will Galaxy S4. truely groundbreaking.

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  • 2012-12-04 10:24
  • nESA

As more iPhone 5 stock becomes avalible, it will sell alot more. Plus iPhone isn't even avalible world wide, its hitting 55 more countires this week. Give it a month or so and then see :)

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  • 2012-12-04 10:22
  • M3s@

very good

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  • 2012-12-04 10:20
  • UiwK

> In reply to truth @ 2012-12-04 10:09 from PAXp - click to readPurple tint is the fault of Apple choosing to make the camera slimmer with saphire lens, it s a trade off. Dont blame Sony, fanboy.

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  • 2012-12-04 10:18
  • tsJj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 09:32 from dSKn - click to readPurple tint is the fault of Sony Lens which iphone uses.

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  • 2012-12-04 10:09
  • PAXp

> In reply to brynn @ 2012-12-04 09:56 from mXGc - click to readI've got the SGS2, and rooted it with NEAT Rom to give it a better battery life and added some tweaks. It means the phone loses some features that I didn't use at all and runs great. I just could not justify upgrading to the SGS 3 as it was underwhelming with a screen I found to be too large.

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  • 2012-12-04 10:06
  • dSKn

> In reply to Imagewerx @ 2012-12-04 09:36 from 3GCn - click to readI had ip5 for a while but sold it and i am still the only one whos had one ,,ive never seen another one where i live..Its all Blackberrys and android mainly some sgs3 and Ace type models..Some folk still using Nokia C3 and Sony Ericsson 902 type devices...Iphone is well out of favour here in Cheshire UK and dont see any really.

If i had to fill in a survey saying what is most popular smartfone where you are i would have to say Blackberry still.I am using sgs2 ATM sgs3 too big for me.

Anyone see Gadget Show last night they rubbished the iphone.

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  • 2012-12-04 09:56
  • mXGc

> In reply to Imagewerx @ 2012-12-04 09:36 from 3GCn - click to readAll these people who showed you the 4S likely have not upgraded. The 4S was a big seller and it is never really worth upgrading from one model to the next. 2 year contracts are common as well. All of my friends have at least an iPhone 4, and are not eligible to upgrade yet.
The 5 doesn't offer as many reasons to upgrade over the 4s as well, which you'll find has been the same with the SGS3 when SGS2 owners had the chance.
I didn't upgrade from the SGS2 because it wasn't worth it just for a faster processor and bigger screen. I instead rooted it.

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  • 2012-12-04 09:50
  • dSKn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 09:18 from dSKn - click to readNot here in England it isn't.When the iPhone 4s first came out,I must have had at least half a dozen people in the first day show me their new iPhones thinking they were the only person in the whole world who had one.Since the iPhone 5 came out,I've had just one person show it to me (I fit hands free car kits so get a lot of this sort of thing).Face the statistics and real world facts,iPhones just aren't selling like they used to once their previous owners find out there's more to life than an overpriced locked down operating system.

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  • 2012-12-04 09:36
  • 3GCn

> In reply to note -2 @ 2012-12-04 09:20 from M7YA - click to readBest value for money in the short run, but for the long run, unless you get a Nexus, long term is awful.

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  • 2012-12-04 09:36
  • dSKn

> In reply to note -2 @ 2012-12-04 09:20 from M7YA - click to readThen buy an iPhone. Lag free out of the box, and more apps are compatible.

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  • 2012-12-04 09:33
  • dSKn

> In reply to Nathillien @ 2012-12-04 09:12 from R@Tx - click to readI'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I've got one small scratch on my iPhone 5 in two months and that's because I accidentally dropped it into a pick with keys. Maps has fixed many of the glitches and works very well in tandem with Siri. Not bad for a maps program that's just recently been launched. Show me Google Maps in its first few months. Purple lens flare has proven to be evident in some form on even the SG3 so that fanboy criticism is invalid.

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  • 2012-12-04 09:32
  • dSKn

All i know is samsung gives best value for money.. i want my device to work better.. not just look better.. functionality over looks anyday for me..

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  • 2012-12-04 09:20
  • M7YA

We've been in a recession, so it's no wonder that the 4S is seen as a good alternative. I don't know of anyone who asks which Samsung phone people have as its just another brand. The iPhone is still seen as the phone to have here by the general public. Samsung has been gaining ground here for years though.

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  • 2012-12-04 09:18
  • dSKn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 05:35 from 8f{9 - click to readYeah. Like with iPee5 they would get some quality love?
Le'me remind you:
Scuff-gate
Map-gate
Purplehaze-gate
Dock-gate
Mono-gate
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  • 2012-12-04 09:12
  • R@Tx

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