iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4 are the only smartphones in Google's top 10 2013 trending searches

iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4 are the only smartphones in Google's top 10 2013 trending searches
As the year draws to an end, Google today has revealed its top 10 global trending searches of 2013. The top contains two smartphones, and we weren’t at all surprised to see that these are the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S4 - largely recognized as being among the best that the industry has offered us this year. You can check out our in-depth iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S4 piece to see why. 

As it turns out, people have searched more for the iPhone 5S rather than the Galaxy S4. Apple’s latest high-end handset sits at the third place in top, while Samsung’s flagship is ranked eighth. The only other gadget that’s made it into top 10 is Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, which is trailing the S4 on the ninth place.

Technology aside, the rest of Google's top 10 global trending searches for 2013 has both sad and bright parts. The first two places belong to people who have passed away recently: Nelson Mandela, former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and social activist, and Paul Walker, the actor who gained international fame thanks to his role in the Fast and the Furious series.

source: Official Google Blog

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33 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Who's Florin T?

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

A new guy.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Obviously.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Anyways, I was deciding on downsizing to the iPhone 5S to try something new. Maybe next month.

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

What do you have now?

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The one and only Note 3.

8. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I got a Moto X on one of those deals for Cybermonday. The $150 off code. I like the phone. It's small like an iPhone 5S and I like the touchless features. I don't think it's better than my HTC One.....but definitely a great phone. Trade me for that Note 3! Ha!

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm keeping my Note 3 and probably might buy a 5S 32GB Champaign Gold as my secondary phone. Financially I'm stable, so I don't see why not.

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wow, a Note 3 as your primary phone and an iPhone 5s as your secondary phone! You must be a rich college student.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol I wish. I just know how to earn/save money. Working 45 hours a week definitely helps.

33. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Speaking of rich college students....might have a look at this ;-)http://www.businessinsider.com/outrageous-cars-at-the-american-university-of-dubai-photos-2013-12

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude if u got the doe, go for it. That's why I rock a 5S and note 2. Do u bro. +1

23. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Moto X blows the IPHONE away. More fun, amazing sound quality and performance and you are not hostage to APPLE.by having to pay for everything. I had an HTC ONE. Couldn't get used to it. Three days and it was SOLD. Loved the look of it and the speakers were nice.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'd actually prefer the iPhone 5S over the Moto X. Just my preference.

25. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Fighting over iOS and Android is useless, it will never end and there will be no winners. iOS has it's fans and so does Android. Android is not best and so is not iOS (or WP or BB10 or sailfish).

26. Sauce unregistered

You are hostage to fanboy hatred. I have no paid for anything except my phone and phone plan. A few really awesome apps here and there, but nothing more. Idk what you're talking about lol.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. Smurf should get what he wants. +1

30. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I value your opinion, but I guess users experience is different. I have a gold iPhone 5S, 4, Galaxy Nexus, LG L9 and the Moto X. Moto X is a good device. However, it does not blow the iPhone out of the water, as you claim, and sales prove that. iPhone's, more apps, better camera, better speakers, better display, LTE faster, lag/stutter free, especially during gaming,built quality, and better battery life. Moto X, customization, and guest more durable.

10. Android4Ever

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Good luck with that...

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I got my best friend a iPhone 5S last week. I couldn't stand how small the screen was, but I'm sure I'll get used to it sooner or later. Using my Note 3 after I set everything up with iCloud felt huge again lol.

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It will be tough initially, you'll miss all the keys while typing and what not because of the smaller screen and your own muscle memory from larger phones. But it usually cleans up after a few days of practice unless you use your note 3 as well at the same time, then it'll be a constant struggle lol.

3. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

i think 5 & S words combine and make a blast interchange can happen

9. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Okay we heard. They deserve cause they are running on the best mobile operating systems for this century. F@@k windows

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No, they deserve it because they're the best on the market (replace S4 with Note 3 though).

15. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

My opinion, Galaxy S4 < Iphone 5S. Just my personal behaviour. And Galaxy Note 3 >>> Iphone 5S. Wayyyy better.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Which is what I was saying. Note 3 then the iPhone 5S. Nothing else on the market can touch the two - not even the Nexus 5.

16. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Sorry not behaviour *experience. :P

18. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Here's a trending topic for PhoneArena: My ass.

19. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

They are likely correct. I asked What is better than an IPHONE 5S 5? What is better than a GALAXY S4? That is why they would be in there. Because people want something new and exciting, innovative. This article is yet more propaganda. Both of those questions gave me answers so i bought a G2, MOTO X and NEXUS 5.

28. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

All better choices than Note 3, S4 and Iphone 5S.

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