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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales nosedive in August

16 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S4 sales nosedive in August - read the full textAccording the technology market research analysts over Counterpoint Samsung's Galaxy S4 sales have dropped significantly this August hitting their lowest number so far at 5 million units. This is 2 million units less than the flagship's 7 million sales in June. Even though Samsung Galaxy S4...


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> In reply to Demio @ 2013-10-16 14:54 from vjsk - click to readNah, they just want to gain greater lead than Apple and squash other OEMs like flies before they start growing.

I guess they want to lead as the top manufacturer for a long time that just sitting in comfort zone.

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  • 2013-10-16 15:08
  • DBAh

now just gimme 50-75% discount n ill considered to buy s4 as my second phone:)

btw i already have note3 formy prime phone :D

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  • 2013-10-16 15:04
  • U}}A

Despite the nosedive the S4 sales is far better than what the S3 got in the previous year, and is still something that other Android manufacturers would kill for to achieve. So why is Samsung getting so anxious? Are they really obsessed with competing with Apple to the point of the amount of sales of their iPhones?

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  • 2013-10-16 14:54
  • vjsk

about time samsung learned that copying others will lead to a road of failure!

stop stealing Apple's idea on the iWatch. Apple patented iWatch first, then samsung decided to bring out samsung gear very quickly to market which a poor product and very rushed.

stop copying, SVoice.. is a copy og Siri
SPass is a copy of Apple's Passbook.

everything in the Samsung S4 is a clone of Apple.

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  • 2013-10-16 14:48
  • MqFI

lets face it, apart from apple, no other company can shift 5 million units per month, and while it is lower then the analysts predictions it was only fair to expect sale to dwindle, the s4 is now a 6 month old device, and while it is still insanely powerful there is much better competition this year then the same time last year when it was the s3, put that together with the fact that the market is almost oversaturated with smartphones from EVERY maker offering bigger and better, so it is no shock to expect a slow down, but having been a fan of the previous models of galaxy i will be looking for something completely new from samsung if i am to stick withh them for the s5, sony are doing good things with the xperia lineup but i just dont want such a big phone because of all that top and bottom bezel, if the s5 was to arrive i would like to see at least minimum 2.5ghz quad core, 3gb ram, 16.5mp camera with OIS and really good low light skills, flexible screen tech to reduce weight and bezel size, screen size of around 5.3" in the same size as the s4 almost, removable 3500+mAh battery, minimum 32gb storage with micro sd slot, do not care for 64bit chips, fingerprint scanners as they are just gimmicky and samsung has enough gimmicky tech, i would also like to see things like apps 2 sd, stock apps can be deleted as i dont want them all on my device cluttering my phone, change the design and stop bringing out so many variants of 1 device, put all your eggs into 1-2 baskets and bring out serious piece of kit to wow everyone.....

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  • 2013-10-16 14:44
  • 3W9W

> In reply to Ixil @ 2013-10-16 14:16 from m}9e - click to readHonestly, I do listen esp. in the morning and at night. . It keeps me updated on the latest news when i listen to radio shows. Sumtimes, listening to the radio also helps me discover new songs, even old songs that i don't know the title. Its good to have an old-but-reliable tech. :)

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  • 2013-10-16 14:40
  • P@1G

> In reply to popye @ 2013-10-16 12:27 from vFyD - click to readI never understood this argument. The move from S2 to S3 was a small one (same ram, same camera, same a9 tech, same *true* PPI, a bigger screen which came with big bezels which ruined the series' compactness).

S4 pretty much fix all this. Small bezels, monstrous PPI, 2gigs of ram, next gen cores, far better camera. The only thing that remained the same is the body and that 's all you people saw? Sure it was a mistake, but the S3 left the same for second year in a row core things of the phone. It was a bad phone even for its era. S4 is very well thought to be of the best...

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  • 2013-10-16 14:25
  • swf{

> In reply to ObserverPh @ 2013-10-16 14:13 from P@1G - click to readAnd if you're a smartphone use, do you seriously need FM Radio, or do you just press play on the MP3 player installed on your phone?

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  • 2013-10-16 14:16
  • m}9e

sony and apple are top and high class

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  • 2013-10-16 14:15
  • Lin}

This is the problem with oversaturating the market with smartphones. Other Model(s) will surely suffer from poor sales. For the FM radio, as if you can stream via 3G/LTE when connections are down. Here in Asia, analog radio is still a neccesity.

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  • 2013-10-16 14:13
  • P@1G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-16 13:59 from 5Nvx - click to readLOL

You crack me up, dude...

Yes, of course S4 doensn't have FM radio because of NSA... It's not because nobody cares about FM on their phones...

I sell phones, and believe me, only people who still looks for FM on their phones are old people who don't even send SMS on their phones...'cause they don't know how to...

For the other one that has the apocalyptic view of the world, nowadays if the internet stops working, you'll have gigantic problems in your life, and not having FM on your phone will be the least of them...

Simply put, lesser and lesser phones have FM radio in them because, frankly, people don't use it...

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  • 2013-10-16 14:13
  • m}9e

LOOL asha outsells all windows phone put together

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  • 2013-10-16 14:12
  • xZs}

Not enough practical innovation is what is driving the sales of its flagship down. The battery problems, overheatibg issues and hanging on the S4 are well known. Samsung need to address all these issues in their next flagship along with ensuring the device have a dramatically better battery life, alongwith including a dedicated camera key as no competitor seems to include one in their smartphones, also a more premium and different design with a more shatter resistant screen. Then Samsung will have regained my trust, when they start addressing the user needs, rather than just throwing in more useless innovations.

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  • 2013-10-16 14:12
  • LhW1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-16 13:55 from mhB5 - click to readWhy is this 'Nuff Said'? What did Nuff say? Who or what is a Nuff. I guess that's a nuff but is it enough of a nuff? Is a nuff ever really enough?

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  • 2013-10-16 14:09
  • pu70

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-16 13:53 from J5sX - click to readIn case of emergency when internet is dead your internet radio is useless. Removal of FM radio is an attempt to sell overpriced data plans so NSA can track you better.

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  • 2013-10-16 13:59
  • 5Nvx

LG G2! Nuff said!

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  • 2013-10-16 13:55
  • mhB5

Opps.. they are trying to make news for SGS4 not selling around 10 million units every month.Gosh...7 million then 5 million still so what? @_@ but those bashing won't work in reality anyway.

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  • 2013-10-16 13:54
  • YPbd

> In reply to UIGuru @ 2013-10-16 13:10 from uBR1 - click to readFM radio in 2013 LOL most radio station you can listen now over internet

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  • 2013-10-16 13:53
  • J5sX

> In reply to popye @ 2013-10-16 12:27 from vFyD - click to readyou sir...just shot yourself in the foot. One by implying apple is lame for releasing the same product each year...two by implying that it is stupid to release the same product each year.

apply cold water to burned area

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  • 2013-10-16 13:52
  • uKcb

"total Galaxy S4 sales for 2013 to be 80% higher than the Galaxy S III total sales for the same period last year"...Seems like pretty good news for Samsung and GS4...

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  • 2013-10-16 13:51
  • py7Z

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