iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy A10: These are the Top-Selling Smartphone Model Globally in Q3 2019

You may choose to love or hate Apple, but the fact remains constant that when it comes to making the best smartphones, the company proves their worth over and over again with iPhones. Hence, moving on with their legacy, the iPhone XR was the best selling smartphone yet again for the Q3 in 2019. In fact, according to Counterpoint Research, it has been the best selling model for every quarter this year.

Although iPhone XR was launched in the Q4 of 2018 and couldn’t top the list of best selling smartphones in that quarter, this year XR has even beaten the new iPhone 11 (which is with a dual camera). The reason can be a further price drop of iPhone XR ($599 now) which has made people finally trust a more budget friendly flagship iPhone option for themselves.

iPhone 11 has secured fifth place in the list of best selling smartphone in its own quarter of release during 2019.

Diving deep into the Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse, iPhone XR became top selling model globally in Q3 2019 with dominance of 3% market share. The XR alone also contributed to over one-quarter of the total Apple sales during the quarter, which further made XR stand as the best-selling model for Apple across all regions as well. Much of the credit goes to how Apple adjusted the price of the iPhone XR in China and several other markets because that eventually kept the demand strong during the quarter and made consumers realize that Apple was finally up to giving the best value for money to its customers with varying budgets.

If we look at the top 10 best-selling smartphones in Q3, then the list goes something like this:

10. Huawei P30

9. Xiaomi Redmi A7

8. Oppo A5

7. Samsung Galaxy A20

6. Oppo A5s

5. iPhone 11

4. Oppo A9

3. Samsung Galaxy A50

2. Samsung Galaxy A10

1. iPhone XR

Apple’s strongest competitor, Samsung is still going strong with three A series phone still making it to the list. The reason behind it has been the smart decision by Samsung with which they dropped the J series and brought the prices down of A series. As Samsung models belonging to A series had more premium perception, advanced specifications, design features and most important of them all - Samsung’s strong brand value in the mid range segment, bringing it to an affordable price worked as icing on the cake for the company. The move was also strategically aligned with the global trade up trend. But sadly we didn’t see any flagship phone from Samsung in the top 10 list.

Another surprise was of Xiaomi making it to the top 10 all with the help of Redmi 7A which became so popular in India that the model contributed to over half of the total sales of the model during the quarter.

We are fortunately living in a time where tech giants are focusing more on mid range smartphones but in the end the preference for consumer would depend on their love for Android or Apple.




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