What you need to know
- Counterpoint Research has revealed in its latest report that the Samsung Galaxy A10 was the best-selling Android phone globally in Q3 2019.
- Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A50 was the second most popular Android phone during the same period.
- The top-selling smartphone globally, however, was Apple's iPhone XR.
Counterpoint Research's latest Market Pulse report has revealed that the best-selling Android smartphone during the third quarter of the year was the Samsung Galaxy A10. The entry-level A series smartphone managed to capture 2.6% of the global market share during the July-September period.
Samsung actually had two more Galaxy A series phones in the top 10 list: Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A20. The mid-range Galaxy A50 was actually the second most popular Android smartphone during Q3 2019, with 1.9% market share. Surprisingly, however, no flagship Galaxy smartphone made it to the top 10 list.
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, like Samsung, had three A series devices in the top 10 list – OPPO A9, OPPO A5, and OPPO A5s. While Xiaomi's Redmi 7A was the ninth most popular smartphone during the quarter, Huawei's flagship P30 Pro grabbed the tenth spot. Since Huawei's latest phones do not come with Google Mobile Services, it looks unlikely that any phone from the company will figure in the top ten list during the fourth quarter.
However, the top-selling smartphone globally wasn't an Android smartphone. Unsurprisingly, Apple's iPhone XR held on to its title of the best-selling phone globally even in Q3 2019, with a market share of 3%. In fact, Counterpoint Research claims the iPhone XR contributed to over one-quarter of the Cupertino-based company's total sales during the quarter.
Samsung Galaxy A10
The Galaxy A10e is an affordable Android smartphone with a 5.83-inch edge-to-edge HD+ display, an 8MP rear camera, 5MP selfie camera, and a non-removable 3000mAh battery. Like most other affordable phones, the Galaxy A10e comes with expandable memory support as well.
No surprise here, flagships are getting more expensive & mid-rangers are getting better for cheaper. Not everyone can afford those g-whizz phones!
In my group of friends most everyone that got a new phone this year got either an iPhone XR or a Galaxy S10e. Im one of only 2 that got a Moto G7. I don't know a single person who got a new Galaxy S10 or Note 10. So many got the iPhone XR! Oddly nobody I talked to had ever heard of OnePlus.
Other than playing some of the most demanding games the mid range phones will perform virtually the same as the flagships. Unless you run a benchmark or something you'd never know. The camera on any of the phones is going to be fine for the type of pictures most people want to take. You'd have to do direct comparisons to see any difference in photo quality or be doing something virtually no one will be doing like taking pictures of stars or something that Pixel owners apparently do all the time. Flagship phones are a huge rip-off now days.
Absolutely bang on - totally agree!
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