Even since Apple released iPhone 4S, it has been the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. Until now, that is. Now, Samsung Galaxy S 3 has grabbed the crown, outdoing iPhone 4S sales during the month of August.

The news were revealed by the analyst firm Canaccord Genuity. According to an analyst at the firm, T. Michael Walkley, “We believe this is the first month since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011 that it was not the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. market.”
iPhone 4S sales have slowed down in recent months. The key reason for the slump is believe to be that most users are simply waiting for Apple to reveal the iPhone 5, rather than spending their money on an iPhone 4S, which is about to become an older model.

At the same time, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has been doing fairly well. Back in July, Samsung reported that the overall sales of the device had crossed the 10 million mark. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that in wake of slower iPhone 4S sales, the Galaxy S3 is the one to make the top of the list.

However, the competition is only going to get tougher as Apple gears up for the launch of its next iPhone on September 12th. A lot of anticipation is surrounding the launch event and we can expect iPhone sales to grow stronger as soon as iPhone 5 is released. What’s your take? Get the Galaxy S3 now, or wait until the iPhone 5 comes out?

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S and Samsung.

ProductGalaxy S3iPhone 4s
Display Diagonal (inches)4.8" (12.2cm)3.5" (8.9cm)
Megapixel Count8 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2100 mAh1432 mAh
Processor/Soc NameExynos 4412A5
RAM Options1 GB,0.5 GB,
Street Price$155 Galaxy S3 on Amazon$135 iPhone 4s on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S3 Full specs and detailsiPhone 4s Full specs and details
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