The big five European markets - Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain - reflect the same strong Android presence with a 4 point increase over last year. This is attributed largely to Samsung, which saw sales of its Galaxy S5 flagship in the UK take 11.5% of all handset sales, making it the best-selling unit in the UK.
who said S5 didn't sell?
gam30toronto, 29 Aug 2014They were never slaughtered my dear. Do you really think Apple cannot make a phone as "po... moreObviously you have problem with comprehension. I meant the exact opposite with my comment than what you understood.
AnonD-299124, 29 Aug 2014Considering the iphone 5s absolutely slaughtered the last generation of android phones perform... moreThey were never slaughtered my dear. Do you really think Apple cannot make a phone as "powerful" as any other androids out there? Think for once.
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2014I am interested to see price of this phone. I phone 5s had ,material cost( BOM ) , just $199 ... moreAny idiot can answer you this question. It's called profit maximization. If you can sell the phone for $1000 and everyone wants it, would you? or are you going to sell something at cost for $199?
Also, there are additional costs to making a product including researches and investments. Who's going to pay for those HUGE costs? By selling the iphone for $199? THINK for once.
It's like asking why they don't sell coke for $0.25 because that's how much a can of pop is worth? Duh! this is business, not charity here
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2014If it performs like a high end phone, looks like a high end phone. Then it GOT to have high en... moreTrue! They say it expensive for the specs but in android phones they buy Samsung HTC Sony etc but you rather buy a xiaOmi micromaX it's wayyýyyy cheaper and same specs.
Vanders, 29 Aug 2014I have an interesting thought to share, you're paying for software AND hardware development on... moreSo realistically it's much better to buy xiaomi than Samsung, HTC , Sony, LG and more. It's cheaper and they the same specs.
Considering the iphone 5s absolutely slaughtered the last generation of android phones performance wise, I cant wait to see what the iphone 6 is capable off.
There is no replacement for raw horsepower.
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2014I am interested to see price of this phone. I phone 5s had ,material cost( BOM ) , just $199 ... moreI have an interesting thought to share, you're paying for software AND hardware development on an iPhone. When you buy an Android device...ANY Android device, you're paying only for hardware. Software you ask? What software? The only company you should be paying for software is Google, which doesn't charge directly for the OS. Correct me if i'm wrong..or missing something..
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2014I am interested to see price of this phone. I phone 5s had ,material cost( BOM ) , just $199 ... moreIf it performs like a high end phone, looks like a high end phone. Then it GOT to have high end specs!
When buying Apple do not look at specs, apple engineers are already ahead of you.
Btw. Why do you care? If the phone is faster then other phones, takes picture better then other phones, and looks as sharp as other phones?
Stupid people chase specs. Smart / Normal people just go for real life results.
I am interested to see price of this phone. I phone 5s had ,material cost( BOM ) , just $199 and retail price $999 while galaxy s5 BOM had $255 and retail price $699. Xiaomi has just little bit more the retail price than BOM. So why apple is so expensive whereas specification is like just mid range android phone ? Because of chinnovation ?
Android, 29 Aug 2014Apple is doing the opposite to all other phone maker on that its product the iPhone gets more ... moreApple never said they were going to announce anything on Sep 19. Why do you people take every rumor as fact even though the affected company didn't announce anything. Especially something as simple as a date.
iPhone is King, 29 Aug 2014Samsung: Release tons and tons of advertisements. Teasers, pour millions into advertisements f... moreThis seems to have deteriorated into another contest between the Apple (iPhone6) and Samsung (Note 4) launches
After all this is the panicked rush to market to release a LARGER iPhone5S
If we take phones out of the equation and just treat both as involved in sales eg DIARIES
Today, 29th August 2014,
Samsung is offering a 2 year 2015 A4 page a day diary
Apple offer is one year 2011 pocket page a week diary
No matter how well presented, the iPhone6 is dated technology. The Note 4 is not in direct competition with the iPhone6 both being flagship phones
Apple appear to have realised that the Note 4 will highlight even more the difference in cutting edge specs between it, the Note 4 and other flagships which are 13Mp & Quad Core.
Apple does have a hard task in convincing people to commit to a phone for 2 years and pay a premium tariff for a item already dated
Apple imo have not done enough in updating the iPhone and now realise it albeit late, and it is simply this,
you can see a phone and just get blown away and ONLY, ONLY something far better or SIMILAR AND SUBSTANTIALLY LESS in price will prevent us from changing.
The iPhone6 in all likelihood will push some Apple consumers to move to competitors as the premium features are not there
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2014I'm more interested in the Motorola event on Sept 4th. what. Are u doin here?
Got Note?, 29 Aug 2014I hope you've Noted (pun intended) that the Note series is a totally different cattle-of-fish ... moreIts just YOUR opinion, for me the very worst flagship phone i had was the Note 2. Also keep in mind that a lot of us can NEVER EVER again buy Samsung becaue of the region locking, even if they made a decent UI with moderate bloat and improved their design it could not be an option, we need phones that work just as well with a local simcard in Hong Kong as it does in USA or Europe, Samsungs do not, now is that noted as well?
Got Note?, 29 Aug 2014I hope you've Noted (pun intended) that the Note series is a totally different cattle-of-fish ... moreOh.. then why are their fanboys so insecure? Do you need to include "(pun intended)" after Noted?
Why is Uncle Sammy so insecure also? Having to release so many teasers / advertisements.? So many push to tell people Note 4 is coming?
Look at Apple. Just a date, and a few words.. didn't even say its a phone or what. But people knew it! and they are excited to see what Apple have install for them!