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iPhone 5s Tops the US Sales Chart: 5c and Galaxy S4 Battles for Second

This fall, Apple launched two iPhones together for the first time. The amazing iPhone 5s has topped the US sales chart at all the major mobile carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-mobile, beating Samsung Galaxy S4. The iPhone 5c and the Samsung Galaxy S4 are still battling for second position. While the iPhone 5c is at second position at AT&T and Sprint, Samsung Galaxy S4 ranks second at Verizon and T-mobile.

Comparing Prices

Here's how the prices of the three phones compare:

  iPhone 5s iPhone 5c Samsung Galaxy S4
 Without Contract
  • 16 GB: $649

  • 32 GB: $749

  • 64 GB: $849

  • 16 GB: $549

  • 32 GB: $649

  • $599
 With Contract
  • 16 GB: $199

  • 32 GB: $299

  • 64 GB: $399

  • 16 GB: $99

  • 32 GB: $199

  • $199

 

Here's how first weekend sales compare:

 

Launch Date

First Week Sales

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5c

September 20,2013

9 million

Samsung Galaxy S4

April 26, 2013

4 million

In the first three days after their launch on Friday, September 20, nine million units of iPhone 5s and 5c were sold. However, out of the 9 million units in the first weekend, there is no information about the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units separately. Out of the iPhone 5s's three colors; gold, silver, and gray, the gold version sold out on Friday itself. The silver and gray units all sold out by the following Monday. Earlier in September 2012, five million units of iPhone 5 were sold on the first weekend. On the other hand, 10 million units of Samsung Galaxy S4 were sold in 27 days and 20 million in 60 days after the launch.

Wrapping Up

While the Samsung Galaxy S4 works on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has its own amazing features like smart scroll, smart pause, air view, drama mode, eraser, and dual shot, the iPhone works on the brand new iOS7 and has features like control center, air drop, and iTunes radio, to name a few. Moreover, the 5c is available in five colors: white, pink, yellow, blue, and green. Both have their own pros and cons; so you can buy on the basis of the design you like the most. Based on the numbers, it seems like consumers like the 5s the most.

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