iPhone out of competition again – top 5 best-selling smartphones over $500 include four Apple models and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

In the first quarter of 2023, the share of smartphones costing $500 or more was 31%. As expected, Apple models lead, but

quite unexpectedly, the new generation Pro Max version took the first place.

What is known

Yes, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the best-sellinga smartphone priced from $500 in the first quarter of 2023. The Pro version is in second place, and the regular iPhone 14 rounds out the top three. The iPhone 13, which was in the lead a year ago, is now in fourth position, far behind the top 3.

The first Samsung smartphone is only on the fifthplace - Galaxy S23 Ultra. The standard edition was two places down, while the Plus edition was two places down. Between the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S23 is the iPhone 14 Plus, and between the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ is the iPhone 12, which was introduced in 2020.

The top 10 rounded out the Samsung Galaxy Flip 4, whichmanaged to bypass the third-generation iPhone SE. That, in turn, was more popular than the Samsung Galaxy S22. The list of the top 15 best-selling smartphones of early 2023 also includes Xiaomi 13, Huawei Mate 50 and Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G.

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If we talk about the segment as a whole, then we shouldnote that it grew by 4.7% year-on-year. This is quite an indicator, given that in the reporting period, the global smartphone market fell by 13.3% at once.