The iPhone 5s wins the first price in a list of the top-selling smartphones in May 2014. Counterpoint Technology Market Research has done a survey across 35 countries. And the result is that Apple and Samsung are still the most popular among the consumers, the Samsung Galaxy S5 trailed in second, the older Galaxy S4 locked up third place. The Samsung Note 3 is the forth and the Apple iPhone 5c rounds out the top five smartphones in the survey.
Unexpected guest in the list
Xiaomi takes two positions in the top ten. It is one of China's biggest electronics companies (headquartered in Beijing, China) that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and consumer electronics. Its phones are so cheap, they can still run Android and do just about everything Samsung phones but have some specs and features on par with the best Apple, Samsung. But because of its low price Xiaomi sold 15 million smartphones for the last quarter. The company has over 3,000 employees, mainly in mainland China, Malaysia and Singapore, and is expanding to other countries such as India and Indonesia. It sells phones in a handful of countries, in contrast , Samsung and Apple in at least 100 countries.
Easy iPhone 5s or Samsung Unlocking?
Apple and Samsung may have to reconsider their strategies if they wish to continue be at the top. Because there are some companies such as OnePlus and Lenovo, not only Xiaomi, that make great phones that don't cost very much.We can easily expected them to be in the top ten.