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Samsung has a decided home-field advantage in South Korea, but a new study looking at market share in that country shows that Apple's iOS accounts for roughly one out of every seven mobile devices even in its rival's backyard.



The newest figures out from mobile industry analyst firm Flurry's most recent look at the mobile device market in South Korea, one of the world's most tech savvy nations. Flurry found more than 33 million active smartphones and tablets in the country, and Apple's iOS platform was running on 14 percent of those.

Manufacturers based out of South Korea enjoyed the most success in that country, With chief Apple rival Samsung far and away the most preferred device maker in the country. Samsung held a 60 percent share of the South Korean mobile device market, according to Flurry, followed by LG, also based out of South Korea, with a 15 percent share. Pantech, another South Korean firm, came in behind Apple with just 10 percent of the South Korean market. All other Android manufacturers amounted to just one percent of the market.

The study also found that so-called phablets -- larger-screened smartphones sized somewhere between a normal smartphone and a small tablet -- are remarkably popular in South Korea. Whereas phablets make up only seven percent of mobile devices worldwide, they account for 41 percent of Android and iOS devices in South Korea. Phablets in that country are so popular that they appear to be depressing sales of tablets. Whereas Flurry sees tablets accounting for 13 percent of devices worldwide, they account for only five percent in South Korea.



Beyond South Korea, Flurry's new analysis seems to indicate that tablets are not a fad. The segment has grown from just two percent of the market six months ago to seven percent in the present. A number of analysts have recently speculated that Apple would soon enter the phablet segment, with the latest reports putting a larger iPhone device on the schedule for some time in 2014.

Samsung may have the home advantage in South Korea, but its products reportedly aren't as well loved by their owners as Apple's are. Apple has already topped Samsung in terms of customer satisfaction for the iPhone. Yet another survey on tablet satisfaction saw the iPad beating out Samsung and LG tablets for the third year in a row.
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Duh. Not everyone can afford the best

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Duh. Not everyone can afford the best

I think instead of buying a tablet and a smartphone, they buy a phablet.

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Maybe these tech savvy country also has mentality like those cheap-nerdy-tech-tards that bigger is better.. plus more hertz, cores, ram, open, get wow'ed on gimmick/unnecessary features, etc

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Does Samsung account for 1 out of 7 smartphones in the US?

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Maybe these tech savvy country also has mentality like those cheap-nerdy-tech-tards that bigger is better.. plus more hertz, cores, ram, open, get wow'ed on gimmick/unnecessary features, etc

 

they also love fermented cabbage with dead fish heads.  Which i love also.

 

different culture so i can't blame them.  plus Samsung is a source of national pride and who knows how many of those phones are $99 phones.

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Does Samsung account for 1 out of 7 smartphones in the US?

 

They're doing much better then 1 out of 7 in the US.  Roughly 1 out of 4 smartphones in the US are Samsung phones.

 

If one were to count the number of phones in the US with internal parts made by Samsung that number significantly increases.

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Does Samsung account for 1 out of 7 smartphones in the US?

Samsung accounts for 24% of the U.S. smartphone market due to selling smartphones at so many different price-points.  Samsung is certainly doing better here than Apple is doing in S.K. definitely because of lack of a phablet offering.  I don't know the iPhone carrier situation in S.K. but I'm willing to bet Apple could sell a lot more iPhone 5s is they were available and Apple pushed sales a little harder.  In S.K. they really seem to like large smartphones.  Of course, I think it's admirable for the S.K. consumer to back their domestic brands because it shows loyalty to their country and local economy.

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Does Samsung account for 1 out of 7 smartphones in the US?
Don't know, but that is a good point. The numbers are able to be used to say whatever you would like them to say. Unless you can show that this is a reversal of a longstanding trend where they have always dominated sales and no other phone manufacturer was ever able to gain any meaningful foothold before.

In the US this is not the case, whatever was the best at the time held the lions share for the most part. No home field advantage has truly ever existed in this market that I am aware of. Is this the same for South Korea? I honestly do not know.
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They're doing much better then 1 out of 7 in the US.  Roughly 1 out of 4 smartphones in the US are Samsung phones.

 

If one were to count the number of phones in the US with internal parts made by Samsung that number significantly increases.

 

To be fair you would only count phones in the $500-$700 range.  Many of those Samsung phones are $99 phones.

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they also love fermented cabbage with dead fish heads.  Which i love also.

 

different culture so i can't blame them.  plus Samsung is a source of national pride and who knows how many of those phones are $99 phones.


I think "national pride" is pushing it.  The contributions they make to the SK economy is huge, but at the same time knowing that company is considered corrupt by their own people and convicted executives are running the show, it's more a source of embarrassment than anything.

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To be fair you would only count phones in the $500-$700 range.  Many of those Samsung phones are $99 phones.

 

Most high end phone sales in the US are subsidized.  If that weren't the case then the high end smartphone market would be much smaller then it is.  This would give a huge advantage to phones like the Nexus brand phones and the bottom of the barrel Android phones.  To be fair, I think it makes sense to count them all as that reflects the real world as opposed to arbitrary constraints that don't reflect the reality of the situation.  Also, the poster that posed the initial question didn't ask the question you're trying to answer.

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Most high end phone sales in the US are subsidized.  If that weren't the case then the high end smartphone market would be much smaller then it is.  This would give a huge advantage to phones like the Nexus brand phones and the bottom of the barrel Android phones.  To be fair, I think it makes sense to count them all as that reflects the real world as opposed to arbitrary constraints that don't reflect the reality of the situation.

 

so a $700 phone is equal to a $50 phone? Ridiculous.

 

bottom line is you are not comparing Apples with Apples.  A ton of those Samsung phones are glorified feature phones.

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so a $700 phone is equal to a $50 phone? Ridiculous.

 

bottom line is you are not comparing Apples with Apples.  A ton of those Samsung phones are glorified feature phones.

 

The poster that posed the initial question didn't ask the question you're trying to answer.

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To be fair you would only count phones in the $500-$700 range.  Many of those Samsung phones are $99 phones.

Excellent point. Every time Samsung's numbers come out... it's "ZOMG they sell so many phones!"

What is sometimes overlooked is those phones aren't all flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note.

So yeah... Samsung gets the title of largest smartphone vendor... but it's made possible in large part by their $100-200 offerings.

Of course Samsung will sell more units at those prices than a company like Apple whose prices start at $450... but whose $600+ phones make up the bulk of their sales.

You're right... Samsung sold 76 million smartphones last quarter. But how many were $500 and above? I'd be curious to know too.
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so a $700 phone is equal to a $50 phone? Ridiculous.

 

 

Exactly! Who in their right mind would EVER buy a phone that cost you less than $50. It would have to be complete and total garbage. Phones like these should never be considered smart phones. Cut these crap phones from all reporting metrics...

 

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Do we have any data for similar Asian markets (China / Japan)? It would be interesting to see whether those are similar.

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Exactly! Who in their right mind would EVER buy a phone that cost you less than $50. It would have to be complete and total garbage. Phones like these should never be considered smart phones. Cut these crap phones from all reporting metrics...

 

 

hope you are joking.

The iPhone4 is $450 and makes up a VERY SMALL percentage of iPhone sales (less than 10%)

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so a $700 phone is equal to a $50 phone? Ridiculous.

 

bottom line is you are not comparing Apples with Apples.  A ton of those Samsung phones are glorified feature phones.


A ton of them aren't.  There have been occasions where Samsung phones like the Galaxy S3 have outsold the iPhone in the US, so they are clearly selling plenty of their top end models.

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Exactly! Who in their right mind would EVER buy a phone that cost you less than $50. It would have to be complete and total garbage. Phones like these should never be considered smart phones. Cut these crap phones from all reporting metrics...

 

 

You should go in and ask for your free iPhone, maybe get a couple since they're free.

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A ton of them aren't.  There have been occasions where Samsung phones like the Galaxy S3 have outsold the iPhone in the US, so they are clearly selling plenty of their top end models.

 

 That only happened maybe 2 or 3 months out of the year.  When the Galaxy first was released (April) and right before the new iPhones come out.  I'd estimate the iPhones sell about 30% more units than the S4/S3.

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Most high end phone sales in the US are subsidized.  If that weren't the case then the high end smartphone market would be much smaller then it is.  This would give a huge advantage to phones like the Nexus brand phones and the bottom of the barrel Android phones.  To be fair, I think it makes sense to count them all as that reflects the real world as opposed to arbitrary constraints that don't reflect the reality of the situation.  Also, the poster that posed the initial question didn't ask the question you're trying to answer.

I don't think you seem to understand what the word 'subsidy' means.

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Why do I get the impression that most of the articles on AI like this are just fresh meat for the forums?


Good point.  Personally, I'm getting the feeling that many of the articles are just seeds for "hope-for-dissension" - lots of mindless yakking, with no substance.  Who gets to decide what articles are published here anyway?  Can anyone become "Kasper's Automated Slave"? ;-)

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The comparison will be different if North Korea was added and the US would include all of the US. And please, let's not fire up that discussion again.
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Exactly! Who in their right mind would EVER buy a phone that cost you less than $50. It would have to be complete and total garbage. Phones like these should never be considered smart phones. Cut these crap phones from all reporting metrics...

 

Getting an iPhone 4S at $0 will likely lock you into an expensive voice+data contract. The cheapest Android "smartphones" are given away with voice plans and special cheap limited data plans. The 4S is not among the cheapest cellphones even at $0.

 

And nothing changes the fact that a significant percentage of Android phones that are sold are so cheap and crippled that people use them as feature phones and seldom use or buy apps. Those devices contribute almost nothing to the app ecosystem which is why they shouldn't count in marketshare statistics. Who cares if Android has the majority of the market share if a good part of its users don't do anything to sustain the app ecosystem.

 

The 4S runs iOS 7 quite nicely and so people can tap into the vast iOS App store and get all the latest apps. Compare that to cheap $0 Android phones with crippled data plans and that run old versions of Android and have limited app support.

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To be fair you would only count phones in the $500-$700 range.  Many of those Samsung phones are $99 phones.

 

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Excellent point. Every time Samsung's numbers come out... it's "ZOMG they sell so many phones!"

What is sometimes overlooked is those phones aren't all flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note.

So yeah... Samsung gets the title of largest smartphone vendor... but it's made possible in large part by their $100-200 offerings.

Of course Samsung will sell more units at those prices than a company like Apple whose prices start at $450... but whose $600+ phones make up the bulk of their sales.

You're right... Samsung sold 76 million smartphones last quarter. But how many were $500 and above? I'd be curious to know too.

 

Actually- his argument probably only skews the numbers more in Samsungs favor.  There are many vendors below the $500 range...  At the $500 and up range there's pretty much Apple, Samsung, and a very few others (HTC, Sony?)  Most of the non-Apple phones sold would be the Samsung S3, S4, or Notes with the occasional One, or Experia.  Motorolla's phones are usually below $500.

 

So the number of Samsung phones sold per phone in the "phones over $500" category is probably quite a bit higher than if you do include the lower end ones.

 

Either way, the original article posted is counting 'mobile devices' ranging from <3.5" screens to all tablets to come up with Apple's 1 in 7 count.   If you're trying to contrast numbers between the US and S. Korea you need to use the same metric.  If your goal is just to try and make numbers seem better for Apple in either situation, then yes, just change which devices you choose to count differently in each country depending on whatever fits your cause. =p


Edited by Frood - 10/14/13 at 3:17pm
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To be fair we should really only count phones in the $848 - $850 dollar range.  To count things that aren't in that range is not really comparing apples to Apples.  /s

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Well, here in Canada, all these carriers keep calling people like at least once a month offering them zero everything for the latest stupid samsung phones! No wonder ....

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 That only happened maybe 2 or 3 months out of the year.  When the Galaxy first was released (April) and right before the new iPhones come out.  I'd estimate the iPhones sell about 30% more units than the S4/S3.


Thank you for confirming my point.

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Actually- his argument probably only skews the numbers more in Samsungs favor.  There are many vendors below the $500 range...  At the $500 and up range there's pretty much Apple, Samsung, and a very few others (HTC, Sony?)  Most of the non-Apple phones sold would be the Samsung S3, S4, or Notes with the occasional One, or Experia.  Motorolla's phones are usually below $500.

So the number of Samsung phones sold per phone in the "phones over $500" is probably quite a bit higher than if you include the lower end ones.

The comments leading up to this earlier were strictly speaking about Samsung... not other vendors.

And I was too.

So my question was... of the 76 million Samsung smartphones sold last quarter... how many were above $500 ?

We know the flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note sell fairly well... but are they the majority of Samsung's smartphone sales? I don't think so.

There are tons of cheaper and extremely cheap Samsung smartphones sold around the world... many of which we've never heard of. Those are the phones that make up the bulk of Samsung's sales.

So when you try to compare Samsung to Apple in smartphone sales... it's not exactly a fair comparison.

Samsung's smartphones range from $100-$700.... while Apple's smartphones range from $450-$850
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The comments leading up to this earlier were strictly speaking about Samsung... not other vendors.

And I was too.

So my question was... of the 76 million Samsung smartphones sold last quarter... how many were above $500 ?

We know the flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note sell fairly well... but are they the majority of Samsung's smartphone sales? I don't think so.

There are tons of cheaper and extremely cheap Samsung smartphones sold around the world... many of which we've never heard of. Those are the phones that make up the bulk of Samsung's sales.

So when you try to compare Samsung to Apple in smartphone sales... it's not exactly a fair comparison.

Samsung's smartphones range from $100-$700.... while Apple's smartphones range from $450-$850

 

No.  That's only the point from which you attempted to redirect the conversation.

 

Original Article:

1 in 7 of all mobile devices in S. Korea are Apple

 

Struckpaper:

Does Samsung sell 1 in 7 in the U.S.?

 

DFTW:

Its actually 1 in 4

 

*ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*  Comparing Apples to Apples Samsung wins *ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*

 

sog35, MS, et. al.

"Actually, we need to change the definition of what the original article should have been comparing in the first place because that's not what we want to look at"

 

hmmm.... I know, what percentage of Samsung phones are over $500 because we all know Samsung only sells cheap junk!  The new topic of this thread is 'Samsung only sells cheap junk!'

 

That is fine to do if it makes you feel better- but doesn't change the original question.

 

If you want to change what we look at to 'only devices over $500' then Samsung is probably well over one in four devices, but by that same definition Apples share in S.Korea is probably *much* higher than 1 in 7 devices as well- since almost no devices over there other than Apple and a few Samsung models are over $500


Edited by Frood - 10/14/13 at 3:55pm
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No.  That's only the point from which you attempted to redirect the conversation.

 

Original Article:

1 in 7 of all mobile devices in S. Korea are Apple

 

Struckpaper:

Does Samsung sell 1 in 7 in the U.S.?

 

DFTW:

Its actually 1 in 4

 

*ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*  Comparing Apples to Apples Samsung wins *ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*

 

sog35, MS, et. al.

"Actually, we need to change the definition of what the original article should have been comparing in the first place because that's not what we want to look at"

 

hmmm.... I know, what percentage of Samsung phones are over $500 because we all know Samsung only sells cheap junk!  The new topic of this thread is 'Samsung only sells cheap junk!'

 

That is fine to do if it makes you feel better- but doesn't change the original question.

 

If you want to change what we look at to 'only devices over $500' then Samsung is probably well over one in four devices, but by that same definition Apples share in S.Korea is probably *much* higher than 1 in 7 devices as well- since almost no devices over there other than Apple and a few Samsung models are over $500

 

we are just showing how POINTLESS lumping all smart devices in one pot is.

Its total stupidity and this article should be thrown in the trash can because units don't mean jack sheet.

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Is $450 less than $50 now? I’m confused.

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No.  That's only the point from which you attempted to redirect the conversation.

Original Article:
1 in 7 of all mobile devices in S. Korea are Apple

Struckpaper:
Does Samsung sell 1 in 7 in the U.S.?

DFTW:
Its actually 1 in 4

*ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*  Comparing Apples to Apples Samsung wins *ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*

sog35, MS, et. al.
"Actually, we need to change the definition of what the original article should have been comparing in the first place because that's not what we want to look at"

hmmm.... I know, what percentage of Samsung phones are over $500 because we all know Samsung only sells cheap junk!  The new topic of this thread is 'Samsung only sells cheap junk!'

That is fine to do if it makes you feel better- but doesn't change the original question.

If you want to change what we look at to 'only devices over $500' then Samsung is probably well over one in four devices, but by that same definition Apples share in S.Korea is probably *much* higher than 1 in 7 devices as well- since almost no devices over there other than Apple and a few Samsung models are over $500

Hey bud... my original reply was to another forum member... not the original article. So if the conversation deviated from the original article... that's why.

Look... we all know Samsung is the volume leader in smartphone sales... in South Korea and across the globe. We're just trying to figure out WHICH smartphones make up those sales... for our own curiosity.

Is it flagships? Is it budget phones?

Apple doesn't sell a phone lower than $450... so of course Samsung is the undisputed leader below that price.

What we're suggesting... (yes we're allowed to suggest new topics on here)... is another way of comparing these two companies... if possible.

Again... Apple doesn't sell a phone from $0 to $449... so that makes any kind of direct comparison difficult.

However... if we knew how many phones each company sold at $450 and up... that would help.

No... I'm not trying to paint Apple in a better light. Samsung still "wins" by the sheer number of smartphones they sell... there's no argument there. But it would be nice to know the breakdown by price/model/etc.

For all the talk about the flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3... Samsung's phenomenal sales may be the result of their much more inexpensive options.

Wouldn't that be interesting?

And no... I said nothing about "cheap junk"... those were your words.
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I think "national pride" is pushing it.  The contributions they make to the SK economy is huge, but at the same time knowing that company is considered corrupt by their own people and convicted executives are running the show, it's more a source of embarrassment than anything.

 

Actually, correct!

 

I'm native Korean and I can assure that Koreans have a strong sense of nationalism/ethnocentricism. It highly attributes to the market share of Samsung.

 

But that is not all. Think why LG and Pantech, two Korean companies, have so low market share in Korea.

 

You can say that Samsung has a special something that Apple or even other Korean companies don't.

 

That is "press control". (I mean "jounalism.")

 

Samsung has a nation-wide influence, especially on polictics and jounalism.

 

For instance, Korea has 13 Supreme Court Chiefs. And 9 of them are Samsung-oriented figures. (Called Samsung-man)

 

What's critical is, Samsung practically own major press corporations.

 

And in Korea, most press companies(newspapers, internet journalism.. etc) are a subsidiary company of those big press corps.

 

So virtually, Samsung has a very strong control of journalism.

 

And, in the book called "Thinking about Samsung..", a leak from an ex-Samsung figure, Kim Yong-chul, he says "Samsung pays journalists directly when they wrote in favor of Galaxy, and against of iPhone, the amount of bribe is about $190 per article."

 

Results?

 

Without any exeggeration, you can see articles such as ....

 

"Steve Jobs has always envied Galaxy"

"Steve Jobs so frightened seeing Galaxy Tab"

"Jobs says 7-inch tablets are DOA as frightened by Samsung Galaxy Tab"

 

Almost all the press articles incite people to buy Galaxy instead of iPhone, as iPhone being inferior to Galaxy.

 

And even worse, most Koreans believe them without any doubt. (Most of them didn' read the book aforementioned.... so sad..)

 

I can tell that they are paid, and lying because I read American newspapers, and those from UK, and even France, while most Koreans just subscribe to Korean press only.

 

I'm so surprised that someone from outside is aware of circumstances of Korean regarding Samsung. I guess you are either living in Korea for your job or something, or you are a very inquisitive person (in a good way).

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It's not just South Korea that has a fixation with Phablets. Here in Hong Kong, I'd estimate 50% or more of people I see every day on the subway and in the office have a device with a larger than 5" screen.
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The comments leading up to this earlier were strictly speaking about Samsung... not other vendors.

And I was too.

So my question was... of the 76 million Samsung smartphones sold last quarter... how many were above $500 ?

We know the flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note sell fairly well... but are they the majority of Samsung's smartphone sales? I don't think so.

There are tons of cheaper and extremely cheap Samsung smartphones sold around the world... many of which we've never heard of. Those are the phones that make up the bulk of Samsung's sales.

So when you try to compare Samsung to Apple in smartphone sales... it's not exactly a fair comparison.

Samsung's smartphones range from $100-$700.... while Apple's smartphones range from $450-$850

I think the word Samsung used to describe S4 sales was "disappointing" just before their share price crashed a little.
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No.  That's only the point from which you attempted to redirect the conversation.

Original Article:
1 in 7 of all mobile devices in S. Korea are Apple

Struckpaper:
Does Samsung sell 1 in 7 in the U.S.?

DFTW:
Its actually 1 in 4

*ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*  Comparing Apples to Apples Samsung wins *ALARM* *ALARM* *ALARM*

sog35, MS, et. al.
"Actually, we need to change the definition of what the original article should have been comparing in the first place because that's not what we want to look at"

hmmm.... I know, what percentage of Samsung phones are over $500 because we all know Samsung only sells cheap junk!  The new topic of this thread is 'Samsung only sells cheap junk!'

That is fine to do if it makes you feel better- but doesn't change the original question.

If you want to change what we look at to 'only devices over $500' then Samsung is probably well over one in four devices, but by that same definition Apples share in S.Korea is probably *much* higher than 1 in 7 devices as well- since almost no devices over there other than Apple and a few Samsung models are over $500

The flaw comes as the article included iPads, so does Samsung sell 1 in 7 smartphones AND tablets in the US?
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I wish we would see a little more national pride here in America. Samsung is run by a two-time convicted felon, they pay bloggers and celebrities to bash the competition, they set-up there processors to deceive people on benchmark testing ( so do the other S.Korean brands like LG), they blatantly rip off Apple and infringe patents. And with all this, 1 in 4 smart phone users in the U.S. still buy a Samsung product even when the Apple ecosystem is far better. I wish people here would wake up.
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