What are the most popular high-end smartphones for the first quarter of 2023?

It’s safe to say that the smartphone industry isn’t doing too well right now. Sales have plummeted across all businesses and ecosystems, and many people simply aren’t buying smartphones anymore. However, the high-end smartphone segment seems to be thrivingas people, or more precisely technology enthusiasts, continue to buy phones, but only those costing $500 or more. If you haven’t guessed, iPhone 14 Pro Max is at the top.

Despite a sluggish sector, Apple and Samsung prosper thanks to their high-end smartphones

According to information received from Canalysthe market for high-end smartphones has seen small growth of 4.7% year-on-yearand to show us which phones made the top 15, the firm even shared a list of the 15 most popular phones based on sales.

As expected, the iPhone has managed to grab the top spots. The iPhone 14 Pro Max takes first place, while the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 occupy second, third and fourth place respectively. However, the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 12 also feature on the list, occupying sixth and eighth place respectively, while the iPhone SE 3rd gen takes eleventh place.

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On its side, Samsung has made the list six times. The Galaxy S23 Ultra took the fifth placebecoming the most popular Android smartphone of the first quarter of 2023, with the Galaxy S23 in seventh place, the Galaxy S23 Plus in ninth place, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in tenth place, the Galaxy S22 in twelfth place, and the Galaxy S21 FE in fifteenth place.

Statistics aside, none of this is surprising, because we know that Samsung has been struggling for some time, and that apart from the South Korean firm, Apple is the only company making phones worth talking about. I’m not saying that other companies don’t produce good products. I’m just saying that Apple has been ahead of the game for some time, and for all the right reasons.

Samsung would be in a position to bounce back, given that the next generation of foldable phones and tablets could be released in July, at the same time as the Galaxy S23 FE, which is also scheduled for release later this year. On the other hand, Apple will also be releasing the new iPhone 15 series later this year.