ABI Research is out with its latest report of the top 20 smartphone models sold worldwide with the 16GB iPhone 5s taking the top spot for Q1 2014. Apple and Samsung dominate the majority of the top spots, which is no surprise to anyone following smartphone marketshare numbers. All of the top 5 that ABI shared in its press release are made up of Apple and Samsung devices with variants of the Galaxy S4, S3, and the 8GB iPhone 4 following behind the iPhone 5s.
The report notes that Sony and LG also have models in the top 20 with Xiaomi making its first appearance and Huawei getting bumped out of the rankings:
“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,” finished Spencer.
Sony, LG, and for the first time, Xiaomi make up the rest of the top 20, with Huawei dropping out. “The much talked about Chinese vendor Xiaomi’s top device by shipment volume is the Redmi, which is now available outside of China, at a very affordable $130,” added Spencer.
While the 8GB iPhone 4S continues to be one of the most popular devices worldwide and Apple’s most popular device selling into the lower-end market, Apple has recently been experimenting with a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c in some countries that could replace the iPhone 4/4S as Apple’s entry-level, low-end iPhone.