Samsung vs Apple in numbers

Samsung and Apple are tough competitors, responsible for some of the world’s most awaited smartphones. Over the last decade they repeatedly stood on top of the world rating of manufacturers of mobile devices. But this is a very different company with very different approaches not only to what needs to be smartphones, but also to how one ought to conduct business. In this article we decided to compare the two bitter rivals and do it in numbers.

When was founded the company

Samsung: March 1, 1938, Daegu, South Korea.

Apple: April 1, 1976, Cupertino, California, USA.

Who founded

Samsung: Lee Byung-Chul (Lee Byung-chul).

Apple: Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs), Steve Wozniak (Steve Wozniak) And Ronald Wayne (Ronald Wayne).

The number of employees

Samsung: 320 671 (December 2017).

Apple: 132 000 full-time employees (end of the 2018 financial year).

General(s) Director(s) (CEO)

Samsung: Ko Dong Jin (Koh Dong-Jin) (also known as DJ Koh), Kim Hyun-Seok (Kim Hyun-Suk), Kim Ki-Nam (Kim Ki nam).

Apple: Tim Cook (Tim Cook).

Wages General(s) of Director(s) (CEO)

Samsung: Kwon Oh-Hyun (former CEO) earned 24,38 billion Korean won (~ 21.29 million U.S. dollars) in 2017.

Apple: Tim cook earned 15 682 $ 219 (salary of $ 3 million and bonuses of $ 12 million) in 2018.

Market share


The biggest market share from Samsung in the first quarter of 2018, while Apple is the 4th quarter of 2017

The best selling phone

Samsung: E1100, 2009: 150 million units. Galaxy S4, 2013: 80 million units.

Apple: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, 2014: 220 million units.

One of the biggest purchases

Samsung: Harman International Industries, 2017: about $ 8 billion.

Apple: Beats Electronics, 2014: approximately $ 3 billion.

The value of the last released flagships

Samsung:
Galaxy S10 $ 899
Galaxy S10 Plus: $ 999
Galaxy Note 9: $ 999
Galaxy S9: 719 $
Galaxy S9 Plus: 839 $

Apple:
iPhone XS: $ 999
iPhone XS Max: 1099 $
iPhone XR: 749 $
iPhone X: $ 999
iPhone 8: $ 599
iPhone 8 Plus: $ 699

Recent revenue

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