Apr 23 AT 5:00 PM Dima Aryeh 13 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S5 now amounts to 0.7% of all Android smartphones according to Localytics

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Reactions to the Samsung Galaxy S5 haven’t been incredibly positive in the tech world lately, but that’s always the case with Samsung products. People really love to hate on the popular one, especially when there are very valid reasons to dislike the device. But that hasn’t stopped the Galaxy S5 from quickly becoming a success, according to Localytics data.

The Galaxy S5 was only released 12 days ago, but it was released all around the globe simultaneously. And just 12 days later, the device accounts for 0.7% of all Android smartphones. This is a really surprising number, considering how many Android phones are out there. The Galaxy S5 seems to be outselling its predecessor by quite a bit, meaning Samsung’s flagship isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

The US accounted for 64% of all Galaxy S5 sales, while Europe accounted for 23%. With the device launching in more countries over the next few months, we’ll see the numbers change. In comparison, the Galaxy S4 ended up selling 51% of devices in the US and 28% of devices in Europe.

So the Samsung Galaxy S5 is selling very well, just as we expected, and nothing will change anytime soon. Hopefully HTC and Motorola will have boosted sales numbers this year, because Samsung is dominating the market. Have you see a Galaxy S5 in the wild so far?

Source: Localytics

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • bclair

    I own one I had the s s3 and now the s5. They get better and faster. The size a feel is great

  • JQuest81

    I’ve seen one out in the wild, granted I was the one holding it. :-)

    I don’t think I’ve seen a review of the S5 on here. Have you taken one for a spin yet? If so what do you think of it?

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

      Unfortunately, we don’t have our hands on the device just yet. It’s coming soon!

  • AG

    any word if and when and what mobile carrier will carry the 32GB version of the S5?

  • namesib

    But, but, but… anything that doesn’t have virtual buttons and isn’t made out of glass/aluminium is cheap crap!!!


    Some of the comments I see on tech sites are so out of touch with the wider market.

  • namesib

    Physical button + AMOLED + removeable battery + microSD all day.

  • SGB101

    That is some epic sales in such a small time.

    Not a fan of skins or the sgs style, but they offer the best package, with the battery and storage. That was the sole reason I got my note2, and flashed cm10.1 then up. Which room it from great to awesome. ;o)

  • Chike

    My best friend owns one and we challenged our cameras side by side. Needless to say my M8 won but he will never admit to it.

    • Bluten

      Really? You won? Apparently you didn’t compare taking a distant shot, outdoors, with your 4 megapixel camera.

  • Jake

    Even with Samsung’s record marketing budget, I will never understand the appeal of these plastic bloatware ridden phones. There are just so many better alternatives.

  • ant

    would be even higher is it wasn’t so dam expensive off contract

  • donger


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