Apple dominates list of top 10 best-selling smartphones, followed by Samsung

Apple led the world’s best-selling smartphone list with five models, followed by Samsung and Xiaomi with four and one smartphone respectively. The top 10 models captured 21 percent of the total smartphone market, according to Counterpoint’s Global Monthly Handset Sales Tracker for April 2022. Also Read – Patna High Court Opens Tender to Buy iPhone 13 Pro Before All Judges

The Apple models in the top 10 accounted for 89 percent of total sales for the month. Due to its slim portfolio, Apple has always had several models in the best-seller list. With a broader and more diverse portfolio, Samsung’s top models made up only 22 percent of total sales. Also Read – Samsung Australia fined $9.7 million for false water resistance claims


Apple continues to do well with three of its latest iPhone 13 models conquering the top three places. Unlike its last generation, the non-Pro iPhone 13 model has kept a leg up every month since launch, outperforming the Pro variants in terms of sales in most major markets. Also Read – Apple’s iOS 16 to bring SMS filter extensions for 12 subcategories in India, enable backup over LTE connectivity

The recently launched iPhone SE 2022 saw triple digit MoM growth and entered the top 10 list. The model has performed particularly well in Japan, where it topped the April sales chart, capturing 18 percent of the country’s smartphone market share. Things are not going so well in the US, however.

iPhone 12 took 4th place with higher sales in Japan and India. It is the only model in the list that was on the bestsellers list in April 2021.


Samsung took four places in the list and its latest flagship, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, took fifth place overall. The successor to the Galaxy Note series has become the go-to device for existing Galaxy Note smartphone users after a two-year hiatus.

Galaxy A Series devices, positioned at different price points and targeting different customers, helped Samsung take another three spots. The newly launched Galaxy A13 seems to replicate the success of the Galaxy A12 series last year. More than 50 percent of the turnover comes from India and LATAM together. It registered the highest MoM growth among the smartphones in the list.

The entry-level Galaxy A03 Core took eighth position and was the best-selling smartphone under $100 wholesale price. CALA contributed almost two-thirds of sales in April.


Despite flat sales in April, Redmi Note 11 LTEwhich contributed 11 percent to Xiaomi’s total sales, maintained a spot in the top 10 in April. With a quarter of all Note 11 LTEs after being sold in CALA in April, the region is emerging as one of Xiaomi’s main growth engines. The brand struggled with delivery issues and total sales fell by about 25 percent compared to April 2021.

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