IPhone XR Was the Highest Selling Smartphone Worldwide in 2019: Research

Ruben Fields
February 29, 2020

That would mean that all brands that want to sell in the European Union would have to make sure that each phone has a battery that the user can remove, and would even include Apple, the company most resistant to legislation around its iPhone designs, if Attempting to change the port in the past is something to go through. Rounding out the top 10 best-selling phones in 2019 were the iPhone 11 Pro Max (1.1%), iPhone 7 (1.1%) and iPhone XS Max (1.0%).

The top ten in the world were similarly filled with Samsung and Apple phones, although it is interesting to see that none of Samsung's flagship phones made the cut. And these analysts highlight that the 6.1-inch iPhone 11, a model only available in the final four months of 2019, also outsold every other handset.

According to the latest report from Counterpoint Research, the iPhone 11 was the second best selling phone in 2019 with 2.1% share of all global smartphone sales, trailing only the iPhone XR which commanded a 3% share. Each of the five best-selling phones in the region was an iPhone, from the cheap iPhone 8 to the iPhone 11 Pro Max premium.

Apple is followed by Samsung with three models, all from its A series, among the top 10. The iPhone 11 ended up becoming the second best-selling smartphone model in 2019 even though it was launched in September previous year.

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Oppo, Vivo, and Huawei had the best-selling phones in China China is a completely different story, rather unsurprisingly. Coming in at fifth place, the Chinese-made Oppo A5 was only only entry not from Apple or Samsung.

Further, the report revealed that Samsung Galaxy A50 secured the third position with a 1.8 percent share.

Xiaomi had a better showing in the global top 10 smartphones in Q4 2019 list, however, with two smartphones making the cut. Latin America, on the other hand, was a similar story although Lenovo-owned Motorola also managed to make an appearance in the top 5.

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