2014 has turned out to be a great year for most mobile vendors, while at the same time, tech executives as pulling out their hair for the egregious sales performance of their company’s mobile devices. For the companies who are doing remarkably well in the smartphones industry, here are seven of the top selling smartphones of 2014.
1. Apple iPhone 6
Boasting a 4.7 inch screen size, this was Apple’s first large screen offering the combination of new features and a newer operating system allowed the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus to sell a record 10 million units sold in the first three days after they were officially shipped out.
2. Apple iPhone 6 Plus
The record breaking sales of the Apple’s flagship smartphone could not have been possible had it not been for the company’s 5.5 inch phablet device, the iPhone 6 Plus. The demand spike in China has recently grown for the iPhone 6 Plus and will soon account for 60 percent of all iPhone 6 devices sold.
3. Apple iPhone 5s
Although the flagship title has been usurped by Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, tech giant Apple’s iPhone 5s still remains a force to be reckoned with against the remaining competition. Selling a mammoth amount of 7 million units in the month of May, the aesthetics and performance of the iPhone 5s still show why it is preferred device amongst many smartphone users.
4. Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung’s current flagship device, while miles better than the its predecessor, has along managed to sell 5 million units during the same month in comparison to Apple’s iPhone 5s. Those who have a penchant for using larger screen Android devices are always welcome to acquire the Galaxy S5.
5. Samsung Galaxy S4
The device that was supposed to be the direct adversary of the iPhone 5s, Samsung’s previous generation smartphone is positioned at number three. Smartphone enthusiasts who cannot afford to waste too much of their hard earned money can always opt to purchase the lesser performing variant of the Galaxy S family.
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Korean smartphone maker’s former flagship phablet makes it in to the round off. The 5.7 inch giant was able to gather up a tally of 15 million units sold, but it still came short to the number of units that Apple’s iPhone 5s was able to sum up. Users who want to experience the Android OS on a large screen platform; the Galaxy Note 3 is the perfect device for you.
7. Apple iPhone 5c
The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c racked up a total of 33.8 million units in the month of September 2013, making them the most sold units in that period, especially when pitted against the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Note 3.
8. Xiaomi Mi3
Xiaomi is being called the ‘Apple of China’, primarily because the Android phone maker designs its devices similar to that of Apple’s but with a hint of difference; the company prices its devices to represent the perfect price / performance solution to consumers. The company was able to sell approximately 200,000 units in China only mere seconds after the Mi3 was officially launched in the region.
Depending on the price, performance and overall features of smartphones to be released in the foreseeable future, perhaps the above list might be revised some time later.
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