Top 10 Best Selling Smartphones in the World
February 19, 2020
Every retailer on earth would like someone to give them a list of the items that will fly fastest off their shelves. Although it can vary from location to location and retailer to retailer and it’s not necessarily a perfect science, there are ways for retailers to decide what kinds of goods will work best in their stores.
For electronics retailers, a great first step is to see which smartphones have sold best, both historically and in the latest year, or latest quarter.
For instance, here are the 5 bestselling smartphones of all time and the number of phones they’ve sold to date, according to Android Authority:
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: 220 million sold worldwide
- Nokia 5230: 150 million
- Galaxy S4: 80 million
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: 78 million
- Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5: 70 million
Notice that these are all older phones, not the newest versions on the market. There are several reasons for this. First, competition among smartphones has grown considerably in recent years, so there are now more brands and models available than ever before. Also, when the smartphone craze started, many people bought phones that they may still hold onto. A smaller percentage update their phones regularly, leading to lower numbers. Here are the top selling smartphones of 2019:
- Apple iPhone XR: 26.4 million (slightly more affordable than standard iPhone model)
- Galaxy A10: 13.4 million
- Galaxy A50: 12 million
- iPhone 8: 10.3 million
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A: 10 million
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: 10 million
- Galaxy J2 Core: 9.9 million (budget)
- iPhone XS Max: 9.6 million
- Galaxy A30: 9.2 million
Even if your store isn’t ready to stock these smartphones, investing in accessory inventory for these smartphones is a smart move. Since a protective case is much cheaper than a phone, consumers are likely to want to update their cases and other accessories on a regular basis.
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