Ten Best-Selling Smartphones In Q3 (Nokia No.10)

Thanks to TomiAhonen for this one-  the ten best-selling smartphones in Q3. Nokia, which was No.3 in Q2, looks as though it will soon drop out of the top ten.


Samsung 56

Apple 27

Huawei 16

Sony 8.8


HTC 7.8

RIM 7.4

LG 7.2

Lenovo 7.0

Nokia 6.3

Tags: Apple, nokia, samsung, smartphones, sony

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  1. Thinh
    November 30, 2012 23:23

    No, Mr. V is right.
    If you go to the website
    Tomi lists Huawei @ 4.6% of market share which should total 7.9 million according to the 171.4 projected total Q3.

  2. David Manners
    November 15, 2012 12:00

    Thanks for that, Mr V, all inputs are sorely needed now that the mobile phone companies don’t publish their numbers.Tomi Ahonen is, of course, a very widely respected source of information on this industry. It is going to be tricky being certain about the numbers – until the manufacturers agree to some mechanism for generating them.

  3. Mr.V
    November 15, 2012 11:07

    Huawei didn’t ship 16mn smartphones in 3Q12, I would say at best 7-8mn, not more.

  4. Bitter
    November 14, 2012 16:33

    Getting mostly rid of the Ericsson/STE moss and offering attractive smartphones for sure helped Sony gain some sales traction.
    Now if they had chosen vanilla Android and the latest Qualcomm/Nvidia SoC on their aluminium body phones, then I’m sure that would be double digit market share.

  5. David Manners
    November 14, 2012 13:24

    Well it’s been a year or so since Sony bought out Ericsson from the Sony-Ericsson mobile phone partnership so I assume that, by now, all the phones the operation produces are branded Sony, Keith, so the answer IMHO is Yes.

  6. David Manners
    November 14, 2012 12:44

    I know Mr C – maps, not much different to 4S, changed socket, lack of 4G networks – all make it tricky to justify the purchase, I’d say.

  7. Mr Cynical
    November 14, 2012 09:55

    Looks like the population is underwhelmed by iPhone5?

  8. Keith
    November 14, 2012 07:27

    Does Sony include Ericsson?

  9. David Manners
    November 14, 2012 07:03

    Thank you, martijn, I’ve changed it – a slip of the pen

  10. Bitter
    November 14, 2012 06:18

    Good to see Sony clawing their way up the list. One of the few units at Sony making any profit is the mobile. Fear is a good motivator I presume.

  11. martijn
    November 14, 2012 03:09

    I believe it’s spelled Huawei, bit more respect for the ww nr 3. (although Wowiee! sounds a lot better.)
    Surprised to see RIM hanging in there, who are those 7.8m buyers?

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