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Galaxy S5 first week sales account for 0.7 percent of the Android market

Despite competition from HTC One M8, Xperia Z2
Wed Apr 23 2014, 12:55

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 took 0.7 percent of the Android market in the first week after it made its debut, despite facing stiff competition.

Data from Localytics reveals that from 11 April to 18 April, the Galaxy S5 - which we review in the video below - had already gained 0.7 percent of the Android market, which means it accounts for almost one in every 100 Android device used globally.

As noted by the analytics firm, given the huge number of Android smartphones available on the market this is an impressive feat, and it seems to confirm reports that the Galaxy S5 has already sold in the millions.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4.4 Kitkat in gold

Localytics said, "Given the highly fragmented Android market and the fact that Samsung is competing against the already-released smartphone of its greatest competitor, Apple, the Galaxy S5's 0.7 percent Android market share is especially impressive."

In comparison, one week after its release, the iPhone 5S accounted for 1.1 percent of the iOS market. While this suggests that the Galaxy S5 hasn't sold as well as Apple's latest iDevice, Localytics noted that that likely is not the case - as the iPhone market is not as competitive as the Android market.

"The 0.4 percent difference in adoption of the iPhone 5s vs. Samsung S5, one week after release, can be attributed a variety of factors. The primary reason is likely the competition that is prevalent in the Android market," Localytics added.

"Whereas iPhone users always know which iPhone is the most sophisticated (Apple releases an upgraded model each year), there are many competing Android devices such as the HTC One M8."

The report also shows that the Galaxy S5 has seen most of its popularity in the US, which so far accounts for 64 percent of its sales. Europe accounts for 23 percent, while other regions make up the remaining 13 percent.

Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S5 review. µ


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