May 09 AT 3:44 PM Dima Aryeh 11 Comments

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days, beating Galaxy S4 record

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 hasn’t gotten the warmest reception in the media as of late. Technology enthusiasts want something very specific out of their devices, and Samsung hasn’t delivered it in many ways. But no matter how much we talk about what Samsung has to change, it’s just proven again and again that the regular folk want something completely different, and the Galaxy S5 is no exception.

South Korea’s Hankyung claims that Samsung has shipped 10 million devices in just 25 days, beating the previous personal record set by the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 took 27 days to ship 10 million units, while the Galaxy S III took 50 days, the Galaxy S II took 5 months, and the Galaxy S took 7 months. While growth has slowed, popularity is still increasing and the Galaxy S5 is by no means an undesirable phone.

While these figures aren’t sales, the amount of units shipped is nonetheless impressive. No matter how much we bash Samsung for this or that, consumers genuinely enjoy their devices. I’ve witnessed this first hand. However, we can still wish for an even better product from Samsung. And with a new lead designer we just might see our complaints addressed.

Via: SamMobile

Source: Hankyung

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Bart

    I had to chuckle when I read this. For years it has been my contention that connoisseurs of anything will always be more critical than the common palate. I, for example, fashion myself as a connoisseur of good, authentic ice cream. I can’t stand the $3.99 for a 3-gallon bucket that is little more than frozen synthetics. But my mother-in-law loves that garbage. Likewise, I’ve noted that same attitude among those that really know their phones, their technology, and the capabilities of what is to come. But, as you noted in your article, most people simply don’t care. They see the “new” and jump on the band wagon. Another industry that is that way are those that fashion themselves to be movie aficionados. They will chew up a storyline, the actors, the action, and spit out so that no one would want to see it. But I, on the other hand, have learned that if the critics hated it, there is a good chance that I’m going to not only love it, but buy it when it comes out on DVD. (Yup, no blue-ray player yet.)

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      It’s funny, the connoisseurs of something are always the commoner of something else. Always a humbling thing to think about.

  • AG

    And still no word of the 32 GB version….

  • Jay Moore

    “The Samsung Galaxy S5 hasn’t gotten the warmest reception in the media as of late. Technology enthusiasts want something very specific out of their devices, and Samsung hasn’t delivered it in many ways. But no matter how much we talk about what Samsung has to change, it’s just proven again and again that the regular folk want something completely different, and the Galaxy S5 is no exception.”

    LMAO @ the above comments. Great way to not look like complete fools after putting the GS5 in LAST PLACE on your so-called “Top 5 smartphone list”. Funny how the phone that came in LAST PLACE on your “favorites” list has outsold every other smartphone by a huge margin, and yes that includes your beloved HTC One M8 (<—laughing historically at the moment). "Regular folk"…No, how about people who recognize a quality device from a proven manufacturer?!!!! "As much as Samsung has to change"….hahaha, change what, making phones that are jam packed full of features and full of user-friendly options that consumers like myself absolutely love? I mean, what has HTC changed as of lately? Well, actually everything, in attempts of creating a device that can actually EQUAL what Samsung has been producing for years? Hmmm…. If by change you mean the design of the phone, then I agree, but that's only ONE area of a smartphone, and design sure and the hell isn't enough to write the GS5 off and consider it last place. Heck, the only reason most some folks were disappointed with the device is because sites (like this one) put out false claims of "knowing" what the phone was "supposed" to come with upon its arrival, such as 2K display, and an all aluminum body, neither of Samsung ever validated. All in all, it's a great device; it's fast, has the best resolution of any smartphone on the market, and yes…still has the good ol removable battery cover (which all of the other phones in your "Top 5" don't possess I might add, tho somehow that feature has totally lost its relevance to most smartphone bloggers for some reason. Smh

    Well, in any event, congrats Samsung for creating yer another great device and actually being able to sell it. Now bring on the Note 4! :)

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Yes, the Galaxy S5 is a great device. But do remember that is subjective, all about opinion. So if it’s low on a top 5 list, it means someone likes the other devices more. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just because it sells the most doesn’t mean it’s the best. That has to do with brand recognition, marketing, and much more. Look how the iPhone still sells, and many of us wouldn’t consider it to be better than even poorly selling Android flagships.

      All in all, many many people like the HTC One (M8) more than the Galaxy S5, but sales don’t make the S5 any more of a quality product than the One. Personally, I prefer the Galaxy S5, but opinions shouldn’t be berated.

    • bluten

      I completely agree with you.

    • Mondo

      Very well said…..
      Loving my Note 3 btw and seeing more and more peeps with Note 3 than ever.

  • Haggie

    10,000,000 units!

    Just think of how many more units they would have sold if the reviewers thought its design was more appealing! Maybe 10,000,001?

    My review of the reviewers: Pull your heads out.

  • lu

    Call me crazy, but how is that even possible? There is nothing but bad reviews. Anyone I ask says its a stupid upgrade and yet they sold 10mil. devices. Am I missing something? Camera has issues, watched reviews showing not really ip67. I guess I am the stupid not to see this as a good buy.

    • lakerkev

      Well the haven’t sold 10 mil. They have shipped them meaning there are bunches in warehouses and stocked in stores at the carriers. The sales are certainly well below that number. Just as the article says it is still impressive, as they were comparing it to numbers shipped of previous iterations, not sales.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      I haven’t seen a bad review yet. The reviews are critical but overall positive. It’s a very solid device. Camera has no issues, a batch of Verizon models were defective. It is IP67 if you really understand what it means. It can survive the depths it is rated at easily, but the rating also comes with a pressure limit which people exceed in testing.