Just which smartphone is the top seller at Verizon?

Just which smartphone is the top seller at Verizon?
Earlier this month, William Blair analyst Anil Doradla said that the Motorola DROID RAZR had overtaken the Apple iPhone 4S in the second quarter to become the top selling smartphone at Verizon. Doradla said that it was the first time since the launch of the OG Apple iPhone that the device was not the top selling smartphone for a quarter, at any U.S. carrier that offers the unit. Doradla confirmed this on Tuesday with Apple 2.0, saying that his channel checks showed that the Motorola DROID RAZR, with its 3300mAh battery, had outsold the Apple iPhone 4S in June at Big Red.

So is this the end of the reign of the Apple iPhone 4S at Verizon? Not according to Michael Walkley, analyst with Canaccord Genuity. Walkley says that his channel checks show that while the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX might have started catching up to Apple's iconic touchscreen, the latter device remains in the lead. In fact, last month the analyst had said that the Apple iPhone 4S remained the top selling smartphone in the States even though it had lost a little market share at each U.S. carrier where it had been offered for some time. He did say that Android models were selling at the same rate as Apple iPhone 4S sales at Verizon.

As far as individual handsets are concerned, Walkley has the Apple iPhone 4S number one at Verizon with the Motorola DROID RAZR second and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus third. At AT&T, the Apple iPhone leads the way followed by the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. At Sprint, the top three sales leaders are the Apple iPhone 4S, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy S II.

The major challenge for the Apple iPhone 4S at the three major U.S. carriers that offer the device, will be the Samsung Galaxy S III. Everything about the Samsung Galaxy S III from its 4.8 inch screen to its 2GB of RAM and new features, makes it the handset to beat at this point in time. The phone will soon be available at all four of the top U.S. carriers.

source: AppleInsider


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62 Comments

1. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Way to go Lumia

47. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

you mean moto?

53. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

No, I was looking at At&ts top phones, that's cool for Moto to I guess, but it's always good to see something other then Android and iOS.

2. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Will be really interesting to see this info by the end of the year, when the GSIII and new iphone are at full speed.

48. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

There are more females than males. Females have smaller hands than males, other things being equal. Steve Jobs understand this and other important facts like about 90% of us are right-handed. In summary, the new Apple iPhone with the smaller screen will outsell Samsung GIII with the super-sized screen, respectively.

54. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Hey ardent can I borrow your crystal ball I want to buy some stocks and make sure I don't lose any money. Oh wait, you have no f**king clue what you're talking about and you generally pull s**t out of your ass. Never mind.

57. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

how does that not make sense to you.... think about it. iPhones are totally chick phones. they like to put cute and brightly colored cases on them and s**t and go on facebook. that is it.

3. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I think advertisements had a lot to do for the selling of so much Droid razr/Maxx. I believe late last month I'm not sure. Was when the Droid Does commercials began.

4. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Well maybe it will succeed the RAZR if and only if Verizon promotes the balls out of it like they did the RAZR. Verizon must REALLY like Motorola and the RAZR because they did the same thing for the original RAZR several years ago.

28. residualhatred

Posts: 25; Member since: May 28, 2012

Verizon and Motorola have always had a good relationship. Most of the marketing dollar will be skewed toward motorola products because of that relationship.

30. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I couldn't agree more, Verizon has always had the best Motorola phones since the OG DROID came out.

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Walkley, talk about serious iDenial. Fact is this: iPhone 4S was number two at Verizon during Q2 and the DROUD RAZR MAXX was number one!! iReign over, time for a new RULER. And, just wait for the numbers for Q3 with the SG III on all carriers; it'll be iDeath to Facetime and it's iWiFi.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

How is that a fact when Verizon hasn't reported their Q2 sales?

29. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I am reporting on Verizon's behalf. Go connect to your iWiFi.

31. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I remember that trash when he used to visit BGR, all taco did was whine and cry like a baby, he knows the RAZR is outselling the iPhone he just can't handle it.

40. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well actually the article your posting on says the iPhone is outselling the Razr

49. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Prepare to yet again eat humble pie. PAPINYC, you must love humble pie since you eat so much of it.

6. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Its crazy how 1 phone(iPhone) can compete with a million androids

8. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

It's crazy how one phone (Galaxy S3) is better than every iPhone combined. Samsung underestimated the demand by 2 MILLION preorders.

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Nothing official yet so we'll see

55. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

whats that taco? when its not in your favor its "nothing official", but when 99% of all websites report something against you and 1 website posts jibberish supporting you, only the 1 website is right... right? lol your such a stupid troll.

22. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

No matter if its a galaxy s, nexus or note....they all try to compete with the iphone...1 phone competing with a million androids

32. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I think it needs to be looked at as: iPhone 3GS vs OG Droid iPhone 4 vs Galaxy S1 iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 Purely in sales here.

33. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Its one OS vs another, yet iOS only releases one phone each year, whereas Android has many different companies competing not only with Apple, but with each other. This leads to multiple Android flagship smartphones at once each trying to be the best in their own OS.

36. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

understimated. please they copied what apple does but they call it .. understimated.. but thats a page out of Apple playbook.. creating shortage page 87 Apple's book of sales

9. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Not that crazy, think about it. You want iOS you have one option. You want android, well you have more options than you need. Even if there was only 5 Android phones the iPhone will still more than likely outsell each one individually, but Android would sell more as a whole. It's less about the phone itself and more about what the phone can do, or more specifically what operating system you want.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iPhone competeds with all those android phones as well so that's a pretty lame argument.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

"competes" favor returned.

34. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When ppl saying the way your saying is plain stupid. try to reverse it and then say again. Example Choice one - you only have ONE Apple to choose to buy Choice two - you have MANY different orange to choose to buy Now TELL me which one do you think is an easy sell? If you cant' answer this simple math then please be quiet

51. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Not really... think of it as Honda making only the Accord and then comparing it to all the other manufacturers and their differing makes and models... Guess which one would probably have the highest singular sales?

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