Because there are basically six months between Samsung’s and Apple’s flagship availability dates, it makes no sense to compare units sold of an aging phone, to those of brand new device that rides the waves of the buzz. However, iqmetrix have released an infographic (below), comparing the launch weekend of the Galaxy S5, and that of the iPhone 5s; apparently, the Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s.
First, some context: the figures below are based on iqmetrix data collected from “over 15,000 store locations across the North America”. According to the chart, 23% of total phones sold in the U.S. (18% of total phones sold in Canada) were Samsung Galaxy S5 units. Compared to that, the iPhone 5s represented 18% of total phones sold in the U.S. (13% of total phones sold in Canada), each in their respective first weekend sales.
Check out the chart below for more figures (including Galaxy S 4 and iPhone 5 sales in the months preceding their follow-ups launches), as well as the source link in order to see which regions are leading in terms of sales.