iPhone 5s 16GB, Galaxy S4 16GB top sold phones in Q1 2014

Smartphones such as iPhone 5s 16GB and Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 16GB are the top sold smartphones in Q1 2014, said ABI Research.

Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB and iPhone 4s 8GB are also in the top five.

Samsung and Apple account for the majority of the top 20 smartphone models sold worldwide in Q1 2014.

“Samsung’s dominance is driven by its market leading 27 percent market share and despite Apple’s lower market share its small, clearly tiered portfolio creates significant volume for just a few SKUs,” said Nick Spencer, senior practice director, ABI Research.

Top smartphone variants

Sony, LG, and for the first time, Xiaomi make up the rest of the top 20, with Huawei dropping out.

Chinese vendor Xiaomi’s top device by shipment volume is the Redmi, which is now available outside of China, at $130.

The other smartphone vendors are struggling to compete with Apple and Samsung’s flagship device marketing budgets.

Huawei and HTC will bounce back in to the top 20 after the launch of their flagship devices the HTC One M8 and the Huawei Ascend P7 in Q2 2014.