Counterpoint research details U.S. carriers smartphones market share in Q1 2014

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Quite interesting detailed report from Counterpointresearch covering US smartphone market share by carriers. Annually smartphone market grew 7 % to all time high 87 % of all handset shipments and 33 million units.


  • Samsung was the top handset supplier while Apple was the top smartphone supplier
  • Apple & Samsung together captured more than two-thirds of the smartphone market
  • TCL-Alcatel became the fourth largest handset supplier and fifth largest smartphone supplier in USA, maninly taking share away from Huawei
  • Android share rose to 59% of the total smartphone shipped during the quarter & Windows Phone grew to slightly under 4%
  • Three out of four smartphones shipped during the quarter were LTE smartphones
  • Apple & Samsung combined captured more than 70% of the LTE shipments
  • In terms of in-carrier share for the brands, Apple dominated the big two carriers capturingmore than half of Verizon & AT&T’s smartphone shipments and more than a third of smartphone shipments at T-Mobile & Sprint respectively
  • Samsung was the top brand at T-Mobile and regional carriers while the next best performing brands were: Nokia (at AT&T), Alcatel (at T-Mobile), ZTE (at Sprint) & Motorola (at Verizon) 
  • T-Mobile (with MetroPCS) is now the third largest smartphone carrier in terms of smartphone volumes buyer closely behind AT&T overtaking Sprint platform (with all MVNOs). Uncarrier strategy is surely working for the carrier attracting a wave of new smartphone subscribers




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you still didnt report about the s5 topping the sales in tmobile at&, verizon, and sprint for april :)