Verizon iPhone 5 might not keep top spot

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With Apple facing growing competition and phones like the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx catching the iPhone 4S top spot at Version, it seems that the iPhone 5 will have a tough time doing the same job the 4S has done. The 2012 iPhone is likely to include much better features than the 4S model, and will even be a much bigger upgrade, although considering the following competitor phones are gaining it seems that future upgrades to Droid Razr Maxx and Galaxy Nexus could attract a lot of existing users and new buyers as well.

In some circumstances analysts release conflicting data and it seems this is the case with who has the top spot at Verizon right now, which could see the Droid Razr Maxx as the best selling Verizon phone if this article reporting findings from Anil Doradla and William Blair is to be believed. They do point out that the iPhone is the best selling phone in the US, but state that it is under increased pressure each month.

This is especially the case with Verizon Wireless and the image below shows “month-over-month” sales for the top sellers, which includes Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. May 2012 shows the iPhone 4S is top for all networks apart from T-Mobile, which in this case we see the HTC One S taking the top spot. Runner ups across networks include the Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, the Galaxy Nexus, and some other phones seen below.

In your opinion: What is the best phone currently on sale in 2012? The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus are favorites among some of our readers, although feel free to share your thoughts on the best phone right now. You can read some more insight into the iPhone 4S battle at Verizon in this article, and how an NFC iPhone 5 will be commercial success for Apple here.

Do you think the iPhone 5 will be under more pressure than the 4S is right now, in terms of good competitor phones? While the 4S enjoys major success in the US could the iPhone 5 do the same?

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