Samsung always outsells Apple’s iPhone when it introduces the latest Galaxy flagship; that’s mainly because their announcement and availability policies are leapfrogging, so it’s just normal for the newest Android to perform better than the older iPhone. …and then the iPhone outsells the usually six-seven-month old Android when it is introduced, so there’s really nothing to be surprised about when it comes to the chart below. Regardless of who’s on the top spot at any moment, Samsung and Apple are comfortably leading the pack; when it comes to the beginning of Q3 2013 though, Apple outsells Samsung in October.
However, last year’s iPhone, the iPhone 5, is also reportedly outselling this year’s Galaxy S 4. While not officially available from Apple (that’s where the iPhone 5c comes into play, and on spot number 4), many third party retailers are still offering the iPhone 5, and at relatively attractive price points.
Counterpoint Research surveyed 33 countries globally, according to Slashgear, for these results. The table below for the top 10 devices is based on sales (not shipments), and contains five Samsung phones (including the Note III on spot 5), three Apple devices, and two Nokia gadgets. For more details, hit up the source link below!