Samsung Galaxy S4 grabs top spot at three of four top U.S. carriers

Samsung Galaxy S4 grabs top spot at three of four top U.S. carriers
For the first time since the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 last September, Samsung outsold Apple in the U.S. during a month. Based on the monthly store surveys conducted by Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley, the Korean based manufacturer outsold Apple during May thanks to the formidable combination of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the top selling smartphone at three of the nation's four top carriers. At Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, the latest Android flagship model was on top of the sales charts followed by the Apple iPhone 5. Only at AT&T was Apple's iconic smartphone on top with the Samsung Galaxy S4 trailing. But the iPhone has a long history at AT&T as the device was originally an exclusive at the carrier in the U.S. for a few years.

The HTC One was third at AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. With the phone not due at Verizon until later this summer, the recently launched Nokia Lumia 928 came in third at Big Red. This was the first appearance of a Windows Phone model in the investment house's sales charts in two months.

source: BusinessInsiders via WMPoweruser

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The galaxy s line has reached iphone status, incredible. HAters, gag on it real slow!

4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I'm hater.. Lol

13. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Not hating I loving it will never use icrap...but I have to admit kind sad we need three products to beat one hmmm...lets hope s line and note line up out sells iphone by it self otherwise great sammy

14. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

S4 alone outsold iphone 5 so how can u say 3 products are required to outsell 1. If you combine all 3 worldwide then its much much better.

15. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Technically, Apple is currently selling 3 models of the iPhone as well in the US: iPhone 5 ($199), iPhone 4S ($99), and iPhone 4 (99 cents or free), contract prices as shown.

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Not the iP4 anymore

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hate on it for what? It's a great device.

2. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

The key way to truly selling a smartphone is not to make carrier exclusives and release on top six carriers (1.Verizon,2.AT&T,3.Sprint,4.T-Mobile,5.Leap Wireless/Metro PCS and 6.US Cellular.) That's why this phone is selling so well.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Samsung S4, Android™ Ftw®

5. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I guess "plastic" is ok with a LOT of people after all. Samsung is literally flooding the market with it, and it keeps selling. from what I hear, Sammy is moving away from plastic after the Note 3. now you have the S4 active and the S4 mini to go along with the still popular S2, S3, Note 2 and the aforementioned, highly anticipated Note 3. this is a smartphone lineup that no other smartphone company can possibly compete with. sorry HTC, too little, too late.

6. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

And the HTC ONE is still #1 on Phone Dog since Feb by USERS and the EXPERTS! GO HTC!!

8. ideal_josh

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Voted by less than a thousand people(geeks). Compared to the public sales. Hmmmm

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

even if 10000 people voted on it that isn't a good idea of how popular a phone is. You could go get 10000 hipsters and most of them would answer iphone 5.

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

You cannot use the comments on phonedog or phonearena as to what everybody is doing. The blackberry Z10 was #1for almost a month which was a flat out joke. Then you see plenty of pro windows phone/Nokia comments on this site to make you think that their in first place. And don't get me started on the cheap plastic design of the S4 vs metal on the HTC One debates. The comments on this site represent maybe 0.1% of the total number of individuals buying phones. Do you really think a phonedog poll is a true indicator how a product is doing? It's only a tool used to see how hard you can pump your chest up.

20. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

LMAO, youre a CLOWN!

24. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I can't believe you chose ONE source to reference. really? REALLY??? and Phone dog is just the be all end all, right? try again.....

7. FlushGordon unregistered

APPLE must sue....this ain't right

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Wheres the i spin off commercials for I'm a Mac/ I'm a PC. With I'm and Android/ I'm an iphone.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the S4 is definitely not ugly, my gf even said the white S4 was very pretty and preferred it over the XZ design. Whats good about the removable back cover is that you can replace it with aluminium back cover, or other plastic, wood cover which in my opinion, is alot better than non removable device like HTC or XZ. If the S4, S3 were ugly phones, why do alot of people buy it? Marketing can only do so much, but if someone finds a design ugly, they wont buy it.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I have heard plenty of people say that it is pretty. Just tech geeks think it is ugly if it doesn't look like something out of robotech or star trek or if it doesn't look a race car or rice rocket. They fail to see the beauty in minimalist elegance.

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013


18. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Yeah I like the s4 design much more than the s3. It's much more modest with reduced eccentric curviness. The metal band around the edge gives it a nice premium-er touch too. In the end, the plastic does feel a bit funny and is prone to some major sliding around, but for me that's a small price to pay for open access to an SD card slot and battery.

22. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Because that's the only thing they(haters or geeks) can say something against Galaxy S4....or they also say things like "I don't like so many features on GS4" What a joke. It's like saying "I don't like options and choices"

19. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Not bad Sammy and mind you this is in the U.S where everyone's got an iPhone (at least that's what I see on TV :P) meaning if you take the rest of the world into account, you'd get a better figure. I don't think I'd change the back cover though, the plastic is pretty flexible and durable for continues used but that's just me.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Lumia 928 climbing up the Verizon charts eh? Good for Nokia. The real test will be when they start selling the One.

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