5063 posts since 08/01/13
on 16 April 2013
I'd say no. Not much changed from S3 to S4 in terms of design, and people gobble up Iphones for breakfast.
I do see it happening in the future if a certain circumstance is met though.
20931 posts since 21/11/07
on 17 April 2013
I don't think the SIV alone can surpass it, but the whole point of Android is that users get some sort of choice. You can get the Mega, the Note, the S, S Mini, Ace..... The problem is, people pay extra for Apple's brand, but Apple get discounts because they order in such large volumes. This means that to compete, the SIV is made of cheap plastic and the XPERIA Z is really expensive as it is made of glass.
The better news for us Sony fans is that the XPERIA Z has reportedly sold nearly 5m units already! Nowhere near an iPhone, but a great improvement in sales over the S (though I really love my S)