This has been the best-selling high-end phone in the first quarter of 2023

Brian Adam

When choosing a high-end phone, we have a wide range of options thanks to solutions from Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and other brands. But, Within the premium sector, what is the best-selling phone?

Now, thanks to a Canalys report collected by Phone Arena colleagues, we can find out what has been best-selling high-end phone in Q1 2023. And Apple is the clear dominator.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the best-selling high-end phone

In this way, its new flagship, the impressive iPhone 14 Pro Max has positioned itself as the best-selling high-end phone. And beware, that in the following positions we have the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 and iPhone 13.


We must bear in mind that we are talking about high-end, making it clear that Apple is the one that dominates the market. But there is a reason for this: sales in the United States and in China. Although Apple has very good sales figures in these countries, in the rest things do not work the same, and it is the reason why the Samsung Galaxy S23 is the next best-selling high-end.

This has been the best-selling high-end phone in the first quarter of 2023

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No need to remember that Apple’s sales in Europe are far from what they get in the United States. And let’s not talk about Spain anymore, where its presence is almost anecdotal.

On the other hand, we see an upward trend when buying phones above 500 euros, growing by 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.

Another very interesting detail of the statistics that Canalys has published can be seen in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, which sneaks into the list of the 15 best-selling phones over 500 euros.


In this way, although folding phones have a long way to go to position themselves as an option in the mid-range, it is clear that they are a product that is of interest. Keep in mind that the manufacturing process for this type of screen is very complicated, which makes the price more expensive.

But the research and development division of Samsung Display, the display division of Samsung, has been working for a long time to achieve the next goal: to start launch folding phones under 700 euros. And for that, it won’t be long, maybe a couple of years at the most…