AndroidAuthority: Here are the top five most popular smartphones of all time over the past decade:
- 70 million - Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5
- 78 million - iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- 80 million - Galaxy S4
- 150 million - Nokia 5230
- 220 million - iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Why no recent handsets?
This probably boils down to two things. First, the increased competition in the market in recent years, which is splitting sales among a wider range of manufacturers and product lines. The rise of Huawei, Oppo, and others who are closing the gap between Samsung and Apple, for example. Secondly is that the most popular releases came about in the golden rise of the smartphone market. The 2012 – 2015 era saw substantial growth in the size of the market, before today’s plateau and far more limited growth.