World’s Best Selling Smartphones – Xiaomi Redmi 5A Makes Top 5


We have seen a couple of smartphones since the summer of last year and the performances of these devices widely vary. According to data obtained from¬†Strategy Analytics, it appears that the World’s smartphone market is dominated by Apple’s iPhone. The data showed that iPhone X is the best selling smartphone in the world so far with 16 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2018 which accounts for¬†4.6% of the 354 million smartphones worldwide. However, the next three spots are still occupied by Apple’s¬†devices. We have¬†iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 which recorded shipments of¬†12.5 million units, 8.3 million units, and 5.6 million units respectively to occupy second, third and fourth spots respectively. These top four smartphones collectively make¬†up¬†42.40 million units with a total share of about 11.9%. If we are to add other Apple smartphones, iPhones will have nearly 50 million units in the first quarter of 2018 (Apple’s own financial report states 55.2 million units).

iPhone X

Apple’s performance was anticipated but nobody expected that the next device after these iPhones will be a low-end entry-level smartphone – the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. This device is the fifth best selling¬†smartphone in the world after shipping¬†5.4 million units in Q1 2018 and has a¬†share of 1.6%. The Redmi 5A is very popular in China and India which helped its sales.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Ranked sixth is Samsung Galaxy S9+ with 5.3 million units and a 1.5% share. This is quite impressive given that the Galaxy S9/S9+ was only listed at the end of the first quarter. Of course, if Samsung does not lose the Chinese market, this data will certainly be even better.

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