Samsung and Apple Obtain a Staggering 32% of 30,000 Handsets Sold Online During The Final Six Months of 2011 Confirms Mobileplease

As the battle continues between the handset giants, two major brands combined, Samsung and Apple have dominated the handset sales made by online retailers such as Dial a Phone, Phones 4U and e2Save and obtained a staggering 32% of 30,000 handsets sold online during the final six months of 2011, according to figures released today by Mobilesplease who compare mobile phones and mobile phone deals.


Over the past year we have watched the two rivals Samsung and Apple run side by side, more recently Samsung’s Galaxy S II handset and Apple’s iPhone 4S went head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S II blowing Apple out the water. The statistics show that in that six month sales period, 12% of all handset sales in the UK were accounted for by the Samsung Galaxy S II as opposed to 5% for Apple’s iPhone 4S. Their closest rival, the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, took only 2% of sales.


Managing Director of Mobilesplease Bobbie Bhogal believes that the Galaxy S II has placed Samsung back into the Champions League when you compare mobile phones. Armed with its 8 megapixel camera, its slim line body and large touch screen it is the preferred alternative to the iPhone and “it has more than matched its sales on” he states.

The overall brand that steals the headline though is Apple. The full range of iPhones combined has accounted for 19% of the online market sales against Samsung’s 14%, even thought the Galaxy S II produced the most individual sales.



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