Over one-third of Galaxy S 5 upgrades were by iPhone users


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.

source: Telegraph

via: GSM Arena

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.

  • Lost_Fan

    What about those of us that returned the phone because of buggy software, lag, screen freezing, poor volume on the speaker, etc.?

    • Joe

      Paid by apple!!! You’re making millions to say that!!! Lol.

      • Lost_Fan

        Nope. Returned it for the HTC One M8.

    • QwertyJuan

      LOL, nice one. You almost had me going…. :)

  • Brave Dave

    And the converts should be asked if the rumor the next iPhone will cost $100 more than the iPhone 5s figured into the decision. Betcha!!!

  • Gruffogre

    A brilliant piece of flamebait. Let the games commence!

  • Prasad Tiruvalluri

    No wonder there are a lot of rumours about 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhones. Must have been the PR strategy of Apple just to keep its flock together.

  • Sebastian Bartlett

    Some iphone users seeing sense at last