Don’t believe the hype, it appears that while the iPhone 4S may be the top phone in the US, this trend does NOT translate to Verizon Wireless, the largest carrier here in the states. According to one analyst, it looks like that title belongs solely to the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, who has found itself the top-selling smartphone on Verizon Wireless. Guess Motorola has been doing quite well for themselves after all, huh?
According to the report, there are a few reasons behind this. Verizon has been aggressively marketing their blazing fast 4G network and given the 4S doesn’t exactly feature radios compatible with the carrier’s LTE bands, it’s been left behind in the dust. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see if consumer demand will change once the updated iPhone 5 drops (and once again, plays catch up to Android).
I think this is also a testament to the Droid Maxx’s biggest selling feature which, if you ask me, wasn’t its 4G capabilities, but promised all-day battery life. I hope all the other Android OEM’s are taking note. What consumers really want is long lasting battery life, and 3,000mAh should become the new standard. That is, if you really want our hard earned money. Real talk.
[Barron’s | Via IntoMobile]