Samsung appears to have found the smartphone sweet-spot with its Galaxy SII phone which packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, and 8-megapixel camera into its slimline chassis. Those specs have made it more popular than Apple’s flagship iPhone 4 in the UK according to uSwitch Mobile Tracker.
These statistics come as no surprise to us at TechFruit with Samsung selling 5 million Galaxy SIIs in its first 85 days, and cost on contract nearly a third less than its underpowered by comparison rival – the iPhone 4. Android has overtaken iOS as the fastest selling smartphone OS worldwide, but the software is used on hundreds of different phones by many different manufacturers – these statistics show that it can compete with Apple on a head-to-head basis as well.
It is important to remember, however, that the iPhone 4 has been on sale for over a year now, so it will be interesting to see how the Galaxy SII stacks up against the future iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S) rumoured to be released in the next couple of months.