It’s always interesting when stories pop up pitting Apple’s flagship iPhone 5 against Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III device. This time it’s web traffic volume between the two devices. The iPhone 5 has been out for a little under a month now, and in fact Apple announced it one month ago from today, but in the 18 days that it’s been available to consumers, it has already surpassed the Samsung Galaxy S III in web traffic volume.
The survey revealing these statistics was conducted by Chitika analytics. Despite the Galaxy S III shipping in over 100 more countries than the iPhone 5 is right now, web browser use on the iPhone 5 has skyrocketed past its Android competitor. The survey, which took place from October 3rd to October 9th and factored in over a million mobile ad impressions, shows that the iPhone 5 accounted for 56 percent of web traffic, leaving the Galaxy S III with the other 44 percent.
Chikita attributes such fast iPhone 5 web usage growth to the record-breaking sales and eagerness to try out the new 4G LTE technology built in to the iPhone for the first time.
While Chitika obviously can’t measure the entire market, its access to data from over one million mobile ad impressions is telling enough that there’s strong interest in using the iPhone for web browsing, especially when you consider that the iPhone 5 has been on the market for less than a month and the Galaxy S III has been shipping in the U.S. since June.