Apple iPhone 5s estimated to be the most popular phone in the world in Q1 2014

Apple iPhone 5s estimated to be the most popular phone in the world in Q1 2014
The Apple iPhone 5s was the world’s most popular smartphone in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest report by ABI Research. Apple’s flagship darling has been dominating the ranks in the past few years, closely followed by Samsung’s Galaxy devices. The Galaxy S4 was the runner-up to the iPhone 5s in Q1 2014.

What’s interesting is that we’re seeing to fairly old devices make it in the top 5: the 2012 Samsung Galaxy S III at the third place, and the equally old iPhone 4s at number five.

“The presence of the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB and iPhone 4s 8GB in the top five is testament to the enduring appeal of these models and the vendors strong brand, enabling a long and profitable lifecycle, that other vendors can only dream of,” said Nick Spencer, ABI’s director for mobile devices.

Another interesting trend is the appearance of Xiaomi, a company often called ‘the Apple of China’, with its Redmi smartphone, a great bang-for-the-buck phone selling for just $130. Sony and LG also made it in the top 20, while Huawei dropped out.

Apple iPhone 5s estimated to be the most popular phone in the world in Q1 2014

source: ABI Research

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

57 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

What have the world become? My my

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

i dont believe... this is a fake report

17. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

u dont believe bcuz u r hater

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

no... you are totally wrong... I dont believe bcoz I am not a hater and this report sounds to be fake... got it son? oh! sorry, boy?

34. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Go ahead and tell them that their report is fake. Here's the contact info. Enjoy. ABI Research Christine Gallen, +1-516-624-2542 pr@abiresearch.com

35. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

calm down , dont be angry and face the truth baby ;))

41. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is a very stupid report, seeing as how they split up the S4 and compared it to a phone that was barely 4-6 months old at that point.

18. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Who cares anyway. Apple only has 3 models, Samsung in the 100's. Apple is the only iOS brand, Samsung one of many Androids. Statistics don't tell the entire story and who cares if it's the number 1 selling device.

20. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Seems like you certainly care, judging by how pissed you are! :D

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't know Rebel, you do sound pretty pissed bro. Normally you wouldn't post like this. Hmmmmm...

30. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I don't think he is... That's a sensible post. Samsung's achievement is pretty respectable.

31. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

......

36. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Not pissed, just very tired. Had 1.5 hours of sleep last two days :). Slightly irritated by comments about this being a fake report. Apple made a very good smartphone and no wonder they have the top selling model. I just don't know why it bothers people that much.

37. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Cause respective shills from these systems use them buzz words like swords where they can,.. "Best Selling", " Most Secure" and the other,.."Fastest Growing". They do get annoying to see tossed around so much. Both are questionable to a degree an are used as flame bait on others. So they counter in fallacy or detail, all day out. IMO. That triggers normal folk too.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok now I see the meaning of your earlier post. +1 bro, get some rest.

49. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Actually Galaxy S4 is on second and fourth place THERE . If we put together the numbers of S4, it outsell iPhone 5S for sure. And GS4 is the NUMBER 1 SELLING DEVICE. But the Apple's propaganda made the trick to make the iphone5S on the first place. ROTFL

23. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Is it that hard for people like you to believe that not everyone has the same usage and preferences?

48. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

More interesting is that Galaxy S4 is on second and fourth place . If we put together the numbers, it outsell iPhone 5S for sure. And GS4 is on the first place. But the apple's propaganda doesn't like it. LOL

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Exactly my point. Why is there even a 8GB on the list? Must be slow day in news iPA?

2. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

doesn't matter, actually i'm happy cuz it makes my phone becoming less mainstream product.

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

#Hipster

4. Sreddy unregistered

all are great phones listed there. strange how the m7 didnt make it :/

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I think its a great phone just that not many people actually buy it! Hopefully M8 will be much better:)

43. drunkenjay

Posts: 1640; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

lol the m7 was sh*t. sold it in 3 months.

6. Bigtalker

Posts: 15; Member since: May 19, 2014

lol another biased ranking system to show Apple is better.....They had to break down the S4 into the U.S version and the Euro version to make the 5s #1. They are the same phone!

9. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

yep.. they are biased. S4 euro and lte should be counted as 1. Pathetic companies like this should never go big.

14. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

AGree, full biased. Galaxy s4 sold more than 5s in the whole world. 5s sales better only in Europe and USA, But full asia is Samsung s4, Asia is the largest continent. Apple not spending money on Ad nowadays , they are spending on those research article

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

Asia is not the largest continent, Africa is.

40. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I sincerely hope you are kidding.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

My poor attempt at humor, it would seem.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.