Samsung Galaxy S3 Is the World’s Best-Selling Smartphone
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

In many people’s minds, Apple Inc. holds the top spot when it comes to their must-have consumer gadgets. However, recent product announcements and leaked information is evidence that other tech companies are coming for Apple’s spot, and there will be a new tech-world champ–even if it is temporary.

According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S3 is now the world’s best-selling smartphone model, based on last quarter data, pushing top-spot holder Apple out of its longtime spot.

Tarmo Virki of Reuters reports that Strategy Analytics estimated Samsung sold 18 million S3 models in the third quarter, compared with iPhone 4S sales of 16.2 million.

“Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia,” said analyst Neil Mawston, adding the new iPhone 5 would likely reclaim the title for Apple in the current quarter.

While the victory might be short lived, it’s enough to jolt a corporation that has worn the crown for over two years.

Weigh in: Do you think Samsung’s Galaxy S3 deserves the title? In your opinion, which smartphone earned the top spot? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Janel Martinez

With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina,,, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.