According to the latest market study from Counterpoint, Apple dominated the top of the best-selling phones in 2021. 7 of the best-selling phone models last year were iPhone models, all of which have been launched in the last two years. The only companies that managed to enter the top 10 were Samsung and Xiaomi, with phones in the budget range, which seem to be the most popular in the portfolios of each company.
The top 10 best-selling phones in 2021 puts the iPhone 12 as the best-selling phone of the year. It leads the market with 2.9% of total smartphone sales globally, followed by its older “brother”, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, another successful model for Apple, which accounted for 2.2% of market. The next places are occupied by iPhone 13, 12 Pro and iPhone 11, while the 6th and 7th places are occupied by Samsung Galaxy A12 and Xiaomi Redmi 9A.
iPhone SE 2020, the model that has just been replaced by Apple, ranks 8th, followed by iPhone 13 Pro Max and finally Xiaomi Redmi 9, which accounted for 1.1% of smartphone sales worldwide globally in 2021.
TOP 10 best selling phones of 2021
- iPhone 12 – 2.9%
- iPhone 12 Pro Max – 2.2%
- iPhone 13 – 2.1%
- iPhone 12 Pro – 2.1%
- iPhone 11 – 2%
- Samsung Galaxy A12 – 2%
- Xiaomi Redmi 9A – 1.9%
- iPhone SE 2020 – 1.6%
- iPhone 13 Pro Max – 1.3%
- Xiaomi Redmi 9 – 1.1%
Counterpoint also says it estimates total smartphone sales by 2021 at 1.39 billion units. This means that we are dealing with about 40 million iPhone 12s sold, 30 million iPhone 12 Pro Max, and about 28 million of each of the iPhone 13, 12 Pro and 11 models. from the A12 and Redmi 9A models.
However, it is confirmed that Samsung flagships were not very popular in 2021, compared to Apple, but also that the 12 Mini and 13 Mini variants were not a success for Apple. For this reason, the company will give up these devices in favor of a larger iPhone model. The iPhone 14 Max could offer the same hardware as the base iPhone 14, but with a larger 6.7 ”screen.