Apple iPhone 5s the Bestselling Smartphone in the World: Counterpoint Research


Counterpoint Technology Market Research has released their latest report to conclude Apple’s iPhone 5s remains the world’s best selling smartphone, based on survey data from 35 countries (via The Loop):

According to Counterpoint’s channel survey across 35 countries, Apple’s iPhone 5s continues to be the bestselling phone in the world, a spot that many expected to be taken by Samsung’s Galaxy S 5. The highly anticipated Galaxy S5 comes in at second place but still a quite distant number two in terms of (sell through) unit sales.

The full top 10 list for May 2014 is below:

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Note this list is based on smartphones sales only—which Apple always releases in their quarterly earnings—versus units shipped, which companies like Samsung only reveal.


  • Chrome262

    Always think its funny how companies thing numbers shipped is an acceptable metric of how well you are doing. Sure you should only produce what you sell, but its all based on projections. so the first quarter if you thought you would sell more, you ship more, then you get the next quarter or the following ones showing a loss. Its misleading to investors, well dumb ones, and if you don’t list sales with it, then kind of underhanded. and whats to stop a company from producing boat loads and shipping all over the world.