Samsung’s 2014 flagship was one of the most hotly anticipated devices of this year. At MWC in February the company finally unveiled the Galaxy S5. It went on sale on April 11th in more than 150 countries around the world. A lot of customers will be upgrading from their existing phones to get their hands on this new flagship. Mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile saw over one third, 38 percent to be precise, of all Galaxy S5 customers shifting from an iPhone.
According to the website, it witnessed a 210 percent rise in customers who traded in their iPhone 4S units in order to get a Galaxy S5. The second most traded device after the outdated iPhone was Samsung’s very own Galaxy S3 which saw a 196 percent rise in trade-ins. iPhone 5s came in third place with a 184 percent rise.
Majority of the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S3 owners may already have been itching to switch given that their two year service contracts were most likely up. Though its interesting to note that a great deal of iPhone 5s owners also opted to switch for Samsung’s latest flagship.
Samsung itself now expects the Galaxy S5 to do much better in this quarter than it had initially expected. The company hopes to ship as many as 35 million Galaxy S5 units within this quarter.