A good measure of how impressive a device is is to count how many users switched to it from another brand of smartphone, such as switching from a Motorola device to an HTC device or from an Apple iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy device. If we’re measuring a device’s merit based on how many users it pulled from another camp, early reports say the Galaxy S 5 is a hit.
According to a trade-in website, ComparyMyMobile, about 38% of all Galaxy S 5 upgrades came from iPhone owners. We already knew the S 5 was showing very strong early sales, but being able to pull in so many former iPhone users is an impressive feat.
The site saw a 210% rise in trade-ins of the iPhone 4S, and a 184% rise in trade-ins of the iPhone 5S, indicating what were the most popular trade-ins for the S 5. Since the 4S has been out for two-years, those were likely customers that were renewing contracts to upgrade. The amount of 5S trade-ins is pretty surprising, though.
These numbers do leave some room for error, since it doesn’t really take into account the customers that purchased a Galaxy S 5 without trading in a device. Regardless, Samsung should be proud of those numbers.
via: GSM Arena