Which ones did you have?
Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives and have become everyday companions. The smart phone market is constantly evolving and models from different manufacturers regularly replace each other. However, some devices were iconic and left their mark on history.
Let’s remember the top ten most popular and best-selling smartphones in the history of this market segment.
10th place. Apple iPhone 3GS
The Apple smartphone, which appeared in 2009, did not differ in appearance from its predecessor. The device received twice the performance, an auto-focus camera and a digital compass. At the start of sales in the US, a smartphone with an operator contract was sold for $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB).
In four years of official sales, the iPhone 3GS has acquired more than 35 million human.
9th place. Samsung Galaxy S II
One of the first truly massive smartphones from a South Korean manufacturer. In 2011, users chose it for its good value for money. The device boasted a SuperAMOLED + display and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording.
Device sales statistics speak of 40.2 million implemented by the Galaxy S II.
8th place. Samsung Galaxy S5
The 2014 model from Samsung received a fingerprint scanner, a heart rate sensor and protection against moisture and dust according to the IP67 standard. Good sales of the smartphone were provided by the Asian market, which warmly accepts all devices with a large screen.
In two years of sales, the Samsung Galaxy S5 crossed the mark of 48 million sold devices.
7th place. Samsung Galaxy S III
The flagship of Samsung in 2012 surpassed its predecessor. The model was the most anticipated device at the end of 2011. The developers did not come up with anything new, correcting the mistakes of the previous model. Innovations Galaxy S III concerned the software. The Smart Stay feature appeared, which did not reduce the brightness of the screen and did not block the device when the user looked at it. It was possible to connect a smartphone to Samsung TVs.
The company reported sales 65 million devices.
6th place. Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
The compilers of the rating decided to combine last year’s two Samsung flagships, this fact allowed the devices to rise to sixth place in the list of best-selling. It’s too early to write them off, excellent phone sales are guaranteed in 2016.
At the moment, we can talk about 70 million buyers who have chosen the novelties of 2015.
5th place. Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Direct competitors of Samsung smartphones showed a slightly better result in a year and a half of sales. A slight advantage of these devices was ensured by a decrease in interest in Apple’s new products in 2015. Sales statistics in the United States clearly demonstrate the best sales of flagships in 2014 than their successors a year later.
Now the number of sold iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is estimated at 71 million things.
4th place. Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung’s most massive and best-selling smartphone went on sale in 2013. The manufacturer once again increased the screen size, camera resolution and added a couple of software innovations. This was enough for users to change their money for another South Korean “shovel”.
Galaxy S4 reached the milestone 80 million copies sold.
3rd place. Apple iPhone 4S
Many fans of Apple technology still consider the design of this device to be the best among the entire line of Apple smartphones. iPhone 4S was the first device presented by Tim Cook and the last device, the release of which was caught by Steve Jobs. This fact, of course, affected the sales of the device.
During official sales, the first iPhone with Siri was bought 83 million human.
2nd place. Apple iPhone 5
The next generation iPhone, released in 2012, became Apple’s best-selling smartphone. The first change in screen sizes gave a big push to sales of the gadget, much more than the subsequent race for Samsung. Even the iPhone 5S, which is still officially sold by the company, could not come close to the sales level of the “five”.
Apple’s best-selling smartphone purchased almost 100 million users.
1 place. Nokia 5230
The device came out in the first wave of touch devices from the Finnish brand, becoming a cheaper analogue of the Nokia 5800. At that time, Nokia was considered the leader in the phone and smartphone market, fans have been waiting for a touch solution from the company for a long time, and this provided a record in the number of sales.
Later, this and other unsuccessful attempts by Nokia to gain a foothold in the touch device market affected customer loyalty. The mass exodus of brand lovers marked the end of the Nokia era.
However, in the end, a sales record was set in the smartphone segment. indicator in 150 million units sold so far cannot be beaten by any other smart phone.
As you can see, modern devices are very far from becoming iconic and competing for places in this rating. Most smartphones have been entrenched in the top for a long time and for a long time.
Which ones did you have? Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives and have become everyday companions. The smart phone market is constantly evolving and models from different manufacturers regularly replace each other. However, some devices were iconic and left their mark on history. Let’s remember the top ten most popular and best-selling smartphones in the history of this market segment….
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