Check out the top-selling smartphones of Q3 2019

midian182

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Many reviewers have praised the cheapest of Apple’s 2018 iPhones as the most impressive of the three, thanks to its combination of lower price and performance. The only quarter it hasn’t been the world’s most popular handset was during its launch of Q3 2018.

In the third quarter of this year, the iPhone XR captured 3 percent of the market, helped by Apple adjusting its price in China and several markets.

Samsung had three handsets in the top ten, and while its ‘S’ and ‘Note’ series might be the most popular Android devices in the US, it’s the company’s budget offerings that appear in the global list. The Galaxy A10, the cheapest of the new A series, was in second place with 2.6 percent, followed by the Galaxy A50 with 1.9 percent. The Galaxy A20 also made an appearance, in seventh place with 1.4 percent.

Barring the Apple iPhone 11, which was in fifth place with 1.6 percent, the rest of the top ten was made up of Android devices. It was a good showing for Oppo, whose A9 (1.6 percent), A5s (1.5 percent), and A5 (1.3 percent) all performed well. The final two spots were taken by the Xiaomi Redmi 7A (1.2 percent) and Huawei P30 (1.1 percent).

Counterpoint writes that the combined sales of the top 10 models increased 9 percent YoY, but fewer flagship models in the list meant the combined revenue is down 30 percent. “There were five flagship devices in the top 10 in Q3 2018 but only three this year,” explains the firm.

The list shows that as features once exclusive to premium models start trickling down to mid-range devices, the popularity of these cheaper handsets is increasing.

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nismo91

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I'm surprised huawei P30 could beat samsung S and Note series last quarter.

anyway few weeks back I just bought a Huawei P30 Pro. coming from years with LG G4 and G5, I can say the adaptation from LG to Huawei is easier than from LG to Samsung. I love this phone. I have been hesitant to try Huawei due to their brand and origin (I am not impressed with Xiaomis in terms of software, their hardware is great. asus, well their hardware sucks). I can say I'm a convert now.

let's see if huawei can solve their Google problem. it's a shame LG and Sony are calling it quits. otherwise I would've picked another LG instead.
 

Homerlovesbeer

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I'm surprised huawei P30 could beat samsung S and Note series last quarter.

anyway few weeks back I just bought a Huawei P30 Pro. coming from years with LG G4 and G5, I can say the adaptation from LG to Huawei is easier than from LG to Samsung. I love this phone. I have been hesitant to try Huawei due to their brand and origin (I am not impressed with Xiaomis in terms of software, their hardware is great. asus, well their hardware sucks). I can say I'm a convert now.

let's see if huawei can solve their Google problem. it's a shame LG and Sony are calling it quits. otherwise I would've picked another LG instead.
Asus hardware sux?? Say what? The Asus Zenfone 6 is a fantastic device! I think you do not know Asus very well.....
 
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nismo91

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Asus hardware sux?? Say what? The Asus Zenfone 6 is a fantastic device! I think you do not know Asus very well.....
tbh I'm glad you enjoyed it. we had few asus devices in our circle that calls it quits. from the zenfone 1, 2, 3 etc. so I did what I had to do and dismantled the phone. to my surprise the mainboard, daughterboard and everything else seems cheap. the volume switches, the contact pins, the PCB. come on.... even when compared to comparable xiaomi redmi note 3.

but hey, don't take my word for it. there are plenty of teardown videos in youtube to back my subjective claim. you can pick any flagship zenfone or heck even ROG phone and compare it with same generation xiaomis. don't even get me started with samsung or lg.
 
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bviktor

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Rocking an XR, I love the phone and the full 2 days battery life, not so much the occasional overheating during CarPlay + wireless charging though. It might be my Bimmer to blame, they should've added some kind of cooling to the 330e charging slot I guess.
 

lazer

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Hmmmmm, I never heard of "Oppo" but I guess I am not out that much in the world.....
 

Ramrunner

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Hmmmmm, I never heard of "Oppo" but I guess I am not out that much in the world.....
I'm sure that's marketing. Oppo isn't really marketed in the Western world that much but I saw heaps of advertising of the brand in Singapore, Indonesia etc. It's a Chinese company so I'm very sure big in China. It depends where you live. But they ARE a very big well known player since 2016 IIRC