Samsung Galaxy S3 beats iPhone in handset race

After a long wait iPhone has a worthy competitor! Apple's iPhone 4S has been toppled off from the number one spot by Samsung's flagship smartphone Galaxy S III on UK's most popular handset chart.

| Updated on: Jun 05 2012, 11:25 IST

Samsung's new Galaxy S3 has now become the UK's most popular handset based on live searches and sales, according to a survey.

According to the Mobile Tracker, more Britons are looking online for Galaxy S3 than any other device.

Last month, the iPhone 4S replaced the previous model, the Galaxy S2, but the S3 pushed it down to second place on its first appearance in the online chart, The Telegraph reports.

Apple's iPhone 4S is at two, while the iPhone 4 is at seven.

HTC's One Series handsets now feature three times in the top ten, while Sony retains just one phone on the list, with its Xperia S at number ten.

Ernest Doku, technology expert at, said that 'the S3 is living up to expectations.'

"But what is interesting this month is the arrival of the HTC One series as a major player in the smartphone market alongside Apple and Samsung," Doku added.

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First Published Date: 04 Jun, 17:12 IST