The Samsung Galaxy S3 remains the best selling smartphone on the market, despite a number of impressive competing handsets. The iPhone 5 was recently launched, and although it has seen some initial success has still failed to knock the Korean manufacturer’s flagship smartphone of the top spot.
The iPhone 5 sold five million units during its first weekend of availability after all two million pre-order allocated handsets were snapped up within hours. However, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has sold many more units, and famously moved over 20 million handsets during its first 100 days on the market. Visit our website for the latest iPhone 5 News.
Despite the fact that there are many more Samsung Galaxy S3 users out there, a recent study by Chikita, and online advertising company, has revealed that the Apple iPhone 5 is responsible for more web traffic than the Samsung Galaxy S3. This data was gathered by monitoring the amount of web traffic created from ad impressions.
We should not take these data at face value though, as there are several variables to consider. For example, the study did not take into account traffic created from all web browsers. While it is true that the majority of smartphone users will simply use the default web browser provided with the phone, a small minority will choose to download alternatives from Google Play or the AppStore, although it is questionable whether this will have made a significant impact on the findings of the study. Furthermore, users of Android devices can choose to disable popup ads, though again it is hard to determine how much of an impact this would have as only a minority of users will choose to utilise this function.
However, one would generally assume that more web traffic would be created by the Samsung Galaxy S3 as there are many more Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets out there the iPhone 5s.
Whatever the reason for the higher amount of web traffic produced by the iPhone 5, there is no denying that Samsung and Apple are the two major players in the smartphone market currently. Even previously prominent manufacturers like HTC and Blackberry have recently been struggling to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S3 and the popular iPhone series.