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.

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Samsung 56

Apple 27

Huawei 16

Sony 8.8

ZTE 8

HTC 7.8

RIM 7.4

LG 7.2

Lenovo 7.0

Nokia 6.3

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11 Comments

  1. Thinh
    November 30, 2012 23:23

    No, Mr. V is right.
    If you go to the website
    http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2012/11/smartphones-q3-final-numbers-top-10-biggest-manufacturers-operating-systems-installed-base-etc.html
    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.
    http://www.zdnet.com/sony-cuts-q2-losses-boosted-by-mobile-unit-7000006743/

  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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