The most popular smartphone worldwide of 2021 was (drum roll please) Apple iPhone XR according to Omdia (via AppleInsider). In second place was the successor to the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11. Apple shipped 46.3 million iPhone XR units last year compared to the 37.3 million iPhone 11 models it delivered. The following three phones were all part of the popular Galaxy A middle class family from Samsung; third place Galaxy A10, fourth place Galaxy A50 and fifth place Galaxy A20 sent 30.3 million, 24.2 million and 19.2 million units respectively.
Apple and Samsung had sent nine of the top ten phones worldwide last year
The . Was in sixth place last year Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. 17.6 million units of this model were supplied by Apple of 2021. That was enough to make the of 2021 most popular phone iPhone 8, with 200,000 handsets. of 2021, the iPhone 8 topped the list of shipments from 31.5 million phones. We will return to the top ten of 2021, but first we must reveal the eighth, ninth and tenth most popular handsets of 2021. That would be the Redmi Note 7 (16.4 million units shipped last year), the iPhone 11 Pro (15.5 million) and the Galaxy J2 Core (15.2 million).
The Apple iPhone XR was the world’s most popular phone last year
Apple and Samsung both dominated of 2021. After the iPhone 8 had shipped 32.5 million units, the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus with shipments of 27.5 million and 25.6 million respectively. The fourth most popular handset of 2021 was the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with 25.2 million units delivered. Fifth place of 2021 was next year’s bestseller, the iPhone XR, with shipments of 23.1 million phones.
Number six and seven of 2021 were the iPhone XS Max (21.3 million units shipped) and the Samsung Galaxy S9 (19.3 million sent). The bigger one Galaxy S9 + was the next, because Samsung delivered 16.1 million of these phones of 2021. Huawei was in ninth place that year focused on photo P20 Lite followed by the iPhone XS. The latter two models sent 16 million and 15.5 million units respectively.
Omdia says that of 2021 the number of units sent for the second time in a row decreased in iPhone; last year the decline fell by 4.6% on an annual basis. That was a slight improvement on the annual decline of 5.1% experienced by the iPhone of 2021.
Jusy Hong, Omdia’s director of research and analysis of smartphones, said: “Apple has consistently held the first and second position in the global ranking of smartphone models, with the company maintaining this dominant position for more than five years in a row. Due to the number of models To limit deals compared to its main competitors, Apple has been able to concentrate its sales on a few smartphones with a broad appeal, such as the iPhone XR. “
It also helped that when Apple introduced the replacement of the iPhone XR in September, it lowered the price of the 64 GB version of the phone to $ 599. It also started the iPhone 11 at $ 699 for the 64 GB model. That was $ 50 less than the $ 749 that Apple asked for the iPhone XR of 64 GB when it was first released on October 26, of 2021.
Samsung’s Galaxy A middle class series was a huge success for the company and this seemed to be clear in May when the company announced that after the first 70 days it had sold 5 million units of these phones with a turnover of more than $ 1 billion for the company. Samsung says that the Galaxy A phones will all have viable cameras and sports batteries with a large capacity. For example, the Galaxy A50 comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. This phone offers 128 GB of storage and a triple camera on the back (25MP) primary camera + 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP depth sensor). A 4000 mAh battery keeps the light on. In the states, this phone can be purchased for $ 275.