Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 in UK reveals clear winner


When the Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched it was first thought to be the smartphone that would fracture Apple’s dominance with its popular sales of the iPhone 5, but according to a new smartphone rankings list by uSwitch Tech’s latest mobile tracker this was not the case.

Samsung sold a massive 10-million Samsung Galaxy S4 phones since its launch, but the iPhone 5 still tops the number one chart with UK consumers according to uSwitch.

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Even Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders did not improve its ranking since April, leaving the iPhone 5 taking the top slot in the UK as the best mobile phone. uSwitch compiled its top 10 smartphones for May and even though Samsung devices dominate the list, number 1, 2 and 4 were dominated with the 16GB iPhone 5, 16GB 4S and the 8GB iPhone 4S respectively.

The 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 only came in at number 3, the Galaxy S3 hit number 5, HTC One silver at 7, and then 8,9 and 10 on the list were the Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S2 respectively.

To see the old Apple iPhone 4S (16GB) beat the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the UK is astonishing, please read the full PDF press release of the compiled rankings by uSwitch.com who based its Mobile Tracker table on pre-orders, sales and live searches for the mentioned handsets.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was a highly hyped device; it is already seeing price drops and offers all around the world especially in the UK. Apple products seem to get price drops on contract at the last minute before the next release is due.

Does this mean the Samsung Galaxy S4 needed more hype in the UK to push pre-orders and sales?

Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone 5S this year (Probably September), Samsung will need to pull something special out to compete with it in the UK it seems, or maybe a simple task of hyping the device in the UK a little more may do the trick.


10 thoughts on “Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 in UK reveals clear winner”

  1. Bob Bobness says:

    Not everyone wants a phone as big as the S4 and that is why they are losing out. Bring out an S4 with the same specs but sized the same as the iPhone 5 and Samsung will blow Apple out of the water.

    1. Kate says:

      Alot of people like the bigger phones. But I agree with you Bob. I brought the GS4 after having a IPhone. The GS4 is way better….i’m only switching because of size and I type text faster on a iphone.

  2. iphoneuser says:

    I don’t mind the bigger phone and really like the specs of the S4, but I have had iPhones for a few years now and I don’t like the idea of having to transfer all my Apps and Music when I’m so used to my iTunes and the layout on my iPhone. Does anyone know how they would link up and if it would be easy to put my apps and music and so on onto an S4?

    1. gerrymartinez says:

      i’m on the same problem.

      i’ve been using by 4 years an iPhone and now it’s time to get the iPone 5 but the provider ask me for about US$500 instead a free Samsung Galaxy IV

      yet, i don´t know what to do, how to decide…

      1. Death By Tech says:

        @7d8599702f83ac1f6fb0e53c9cbbdcdf:disqus one of the joys of having an iphone or apple product is they make it so convenient to stay with them and never leave but if you do want something else then it is a royal pain in the arse to switch however as the world of technology has grown and grown unfortunately apple has fallen behind and if everyone bought the best phone or picked from the top few then not many people would have an iphone. It’s because of this start up hassle apple makes that their sales are still so high.

        1. gerrymartinez says:

          thank you so much for your kindly response.

          finally I got the S4 and I’m trying to change my mind but this is an incredible smartphone.

          Greetings from Mexico

          1. Death By Tech says:

            I hope you like it. I don’t have one however at the store my family owns for the people that want a fast phone with a descent display etc… we do highly recommend it as with one other phone so I do hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think of it.

          2. gerrymartinez says:

            I’m happy with my S4, trying to get familiar with Android OS but definitively i loved it. Thanks!

  3. Shmacalak says:

    Many of the people that upgraded from the Iphone 4(s) to the Iphone 5 wish they wouldn’t have done it since they got locked into another 2 years of basically the same phone. It seemed like this was only being judged by sales and not by age demographics or other factors.

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