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List of best-selling mobile phones

The Nokia 1100 (shown here) and 1110 are the best-selling handsets[1]

With over 4 decades on the market, mobile phones have become the most used electronic device in the world.[2] Below is a list of best-selling mobile phones, released between 1992 and 2017. The best-selling mobile devices are the Nokia 1100 and 1110, two bar phones released in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Both have sold over 250 million units. The best-selling touchscreen phones are the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, both released in 2014. Together, they have sold over 220 million units. The best-selling flip phone is the Motorola RAZR V3, released in 2004. It sold over 130 million units. The best-selling slider phone is the Samsung E250, released in 2006. It has sold over 30 million units.

Of the 40 phones on the list, Nokia sold the most models, with 15. In 2017, over 1.5 billion mobile phones were sold, with Samsung dominating yearly sales at over 321.2 million units sold, taking up 20.9% market share.

Contents

Top-selling mobile phonesEdit

Manufacturer Model Form factor Year Graph (million units)
Nokia 1100 Bar 2003 250[1][3] 250
 
Nokia 1110 Bar 2005 250[1][3] 250
 
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Touchscreen 2014 220[3] 220
 
Nokia 3210 Bar 1999 160[3] 160
 
Nokia 1200 Bar 2007 150[3] 150
 
Nokia 6600 Bar 2003 150[3] 150
 
Nokia 5230 Touchscreen 2009 150[3] 150
 
Samsung E1100 Bar 2009 150[3] 150
 
Nokia 2600 (2610/2626/2630) Bar 2004 135[3] 135
 
Motorola RAZR V3 Flip phone 2004 130[3] 130
 
Nokia 1600 (1650/1661) Bar 2006 130[3] 130
 
Nokia 3310 (3330) Bar 2000 126[3][4] 126
 
Nokia 1208 (1209) Bar 2007 100[3] 100
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Touchscreen 2013 80[3] 80
 
Nokia 6010 (6020/6030) Bar 2004 75[3] 75
 
Apple iPhone 5 Touchscreen 2012 70[3] 70
 
Nokia 5130 (5220/5310) Bar 2007 65[3] 65
 
Apple iPhone 4S Touchscreen 2011 60[3][5] 60
 
Motorola StarTAC Flip phone 1996 60[3][6] 60
 
Motorola C200 Bar 2003 60[6] 60
 
Samsung Galaxy S III Touchscreen 2012 60[3] 60
 
Motorola C139 Bar 2005 60[5] 60
 
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Touchscreen 2016 55[7] 55
 
Apple iPhone 5S Touchscreen 2013 52[8] 52
 
Nokia 6230 (6233) Bar 2004 50[6] 50
 
Apple iPhone 4 Touchscreen 2010 50[5] 50
 
Nokia 3100 (3120) Bar 2003 50[6] 50
 
Samsung Galaxy S II Touchscreen 2011 40[6] 40
 
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Touchscreen 2016 65.9[9] 65.9
 
Apple iPhone 3GS Touchscreen 2009 35[6] 35
 
Nokia 2650 Flip phone 2004 35[6] 35
 
Samsung Galaxy Note II Touchscreen 2012 30[10] 30
 
Samsung E250 Slider 2006 30[5] 30
 
Samsung Galaxy S Touchscreen 2010 25[11] 25
 
Samsung Galaxy S8 Touchscreen 2017 20[12] 20
 
HTC Thunderbolt Touchscreen 2011 16[5] 16
 
Sony Ericsson K300 Bar 2004 15[5] 15
 
Sony Ericsson K750 Bar 2005 15[5] 15
 
Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry Pearl Bar 2006 15[5] 15
 
Motorola Droid Bionic Touchscreen 2011 13[5] 13
 
Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Touchscreen 2015 13 13
 

Annual best-selling handsetsEdit

Note: The years represent when the phones were released into the market, not the number sold in that particular year. The number sold represents how many units were sold throughout its whole lifetime. The first cell phone was produced by Motorola. Since then there have been produced around 17.37 billion mobile phones.[citation needed]

 
The Motorola StarTAC from 1996 was the first phone to be widely popular
 
The Nokia 3310 from 2000 sold 126 million units

1992Edit

  • Motorola Personal Phone, 8 million sold

1996Edit


1998Edit

1999Edit

2000Edit

2002Edit

 
The Nokia 6100 and 6610 (above) from 2002 were the first colour-screen phones to sell over a million

2003Edit

 
The Nokia 6600 from 2003 was the first camera phone to sell over a million units

2004Edit

2005Edit

 
The Nokia N70 was the first smartphone to sell over a million
 
The Motorola Q from 2005 was the first QWERTY phone to sell over a million

2006Edit

2007Edit

 
The Nokia N95 was the first non-candybar smartphone to sell over a million

2008Edit

 
Apple's iPhone 3G, which sold 25 million units, managed to jointly top the table with a Nokia product

2009Edit

 
The Samsung Star/Tocco Lite (S5230) sold 10 million units

2010Edit

2011Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

2014Edit

2016Edit

2018Edit

Annual sales by manufacturerEdit

Manufacturer 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
Alcatel 2.631 6.967
Apple 2.3 12 24.889 46.5983 89.2632 130.1332 150.7859 191.426 225.8506 216.064 214.9244
BBK 72.4086
Ericsson 15.914 23.827 29.785 41.467 26.956
HTC 24.6884 43.2669 32.1218
Huawei 23.8147 40.6634 47.2883 53.2951 70.499 104.0947 132.8249 160
Lenovo 45.2847 72.7482
Lenovo/Motorola 84.029
LG 26.2137 42.2768 54.9246 61.986 78.5763 102.5554 122.0553 114.1546 86.3709 58.0159 69.0245 76.096
Micromax 37.094
Microsoft 185.66
Motorola 4 12 18 25.328 32.319 47.817 60.094 59.097 64.6401 75.1771 104.1242 144.9204 209.2509 164.307 106.59 58.4752 38.5537 40.269 33.9163
NEC 2 6
Nokia 3 5 9 13 18 20.593 37.374 76.335 126.369 139.672 151.4218 180.6724 207.2313 265.6148 344.9159 435.4531 472.315 440.8816 461.3182 422.4783 333.938 250.7931
Oppo 85.2995 112.124
Others 34.725 48.972 98 140 115.877 107.9414 113.0096 144.6437 166.9851 184.588 218.6043 248.189 299.1792 488.5693 597.3269 587.3996 613.71 629.36 635.3685 682.3143 638.0047
Panasonic 8.627 13.397 15.58
RIM 47.4516 51.5419 34.2103
Samsung 6 17.686 20.639 28.234 41.6844 54.4751 85.2384 103.7536 116.4801 154.5407 199.182 235.772 281.0658 313.9042 384.6312 444.4442 392.546 320.4 306.4466 321.2633
Siemens 26.989 29.753 34.618 43.7543 48.4558 28.5906
Sony 37.5957 37.791
Sony Ericsson 23.1129 26.6863 42.0317 51.7738 73.6416 101.3584 93.4145 54.8734 41.8192 32.5975
TCL 37.1766 49.5313 64.026
Vivo 99.6848
Xiaomi 56.529 65.6186
Yulong 32.6014
ZTE 28.7687 56.8818 67.3444 59.8988 53.91
Total 423.4185 519.9855 674.0019 816.5629 990.8625 1152.8398 1222.2452 1211.2366 1596.8024 1774.5641 1746.1756 1806.9647 1878.968 1423.9003 1495.358 1536.5355

note: this table is created from the data listed below; annual sales is in millions; from 2015 onward the figures reflect only sales of smartphones (as opposed to feature phones)

1992Edit

1993Edit

  • Nokia: 5 million sold

1994Edit

  • Motorola 12 million sold
  • Nokia: 9 million sold
  • NEC: 6 million sold

1995Edit

  • Nokia: 13 million sold

1996Edit

  • Motorola: 60 million sold[21]
  • Nokia: 18 million sold[22]

1997Edit

[23]

  • Motorola: 25.328 million sold
  • Nokia: 20.593 million sold
  • Ericsson: 15.914 million sold
  • Panasonic: 8.627 million sold
  • Alcatel: 2.631 million sold
  • Others: 34.725 million sold

1998Edit

[24]

  • Nokia: 37.374 million sold
  • Motorola: 32.319 million sold[23]
  • Ericsson: 23.827 million sold
  • Panasonic: 13.397 million sold
  • Alcatel: 6.967 million sold
  • Samsung: 6 million sold
  • Others: 48.972 million sold

1999Edit

[25]

  • Nokia: 76.335 million sold
  • Motorola: 47.817 million sold
  • Ericsson: 29.785 million sold
  • Samsung: 17.686 million sold
  • Panasonic: 15.580 million sold
  • Others: 98 million sold

2000Edit

[26]

  • Nokia: 126.369 million sold
  • Motorola: 60.094 million sold
  • Ericsson: 41.467 million sold
  • Siemens: 26.989 million sold
  • Samsung: 20.639 million sold
  • Others: 140 million sold

2001Edit

  • Nokia: 139.672 million sold[26]
  • Motorola: 59.097 million sold
  • Siemens: 29.753 million sold
  • Samsung: 28.234 million sold
  • Ericsson: 26.956 million sold
  • Others: 115.877 million sold

2002Edit

[27]

  • Nokia: 151.4218 million (35.8% market share)
  • Motorola: 64.6401 million (15.3% market share)
  • Samsung: 41.6844 million (9.8% market share)
  • Siemens: 34.6180 million (8.2% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 23.1129 million (5.5% market share)
  • Others: 107.9414 million (25.5% market share)
  • Total: 423.4185 million (100% market share)

2003Edit

[28]

  • Nokia: 180.6724 million (34.7% market share)
  • Motorola: 75.1771 million (14.5% market share)
  • Samsung: 54.4751 million (10.5% market share)
  • Siemens: 43.7543 million (8.4% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 26.6863 million (5.1% market share)
  • LG: 26.2137 million (5.0% market share)
  • Others: 113.0096 million (21.8% market share)
  • Total: 519.9855 million (100% market share)

2004Edit

[29]

  • Nokia: 207.2313 million (30.7% market share)
  • Motorola: 104.1242 million (15.4% market share)
  • Samsung: 85.2384 million (12.6% market share)
  • Siemens: 48.4558 million (7.2% market share)
  • LG: 42.2768 million (6.3% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 42.0317 million (6.2% market share)
  • Others: 144.6437 million (21.6% market share)
  • Total: 674.0019 million (100% market share)

2005Edit

[30]

  • Nokia: 265.6148 million (32.5% market share)
  • Motorola: 144.9204 million (17.7% market share)
  • Samsung: 103.7536 million (12.7% market share)
  • LG: 54.9246 million (6.7% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 51.7738 million (6.3% market share)
  • Siemens: 28.5906 million (3.5% market share)
  • Others: 166.9851 million (20.6% market share)
  • Total: 816.5629 million (100% market share)

2006Edit

[31]

  • Nokia: 344.9159 million (34.8% market share)
  • Motorola: 209.2509 million (21.1% market share)
  • Samsung: 116.4801 million (11.8% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 73.6416 million (7.4% market share)
  • LG: 61.9860 million (6.3% market share)
  • Others: 184.5880 million (18.6% market share)
  • Total: 990.8625 million (100% market share)

2007Edit

[32]

  • Nokia: 435.4531 million (37.8% market share)
  • Motorola: 164.307 million (14.3% market share)
  • Samsung: 154.5407 million (13.4% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 101.3584 million (8.8% market share)
  • LG: 78.5763 million (6.8% market share)
  • Apple: 2.3 million sold[33]
  • Others: 218.6043 million (18.9% market share)
  • Total: 1,152.8398 million (100% market share)

2008Edit

[34]

  • Nokia: 472.3150 million (38.6% market share)
  • Samsung: 199.1820 million (16.3% market share)
  • Motorola: 106.5900 million (8.7% market share)
  • LG: 102.5554 million (8.4% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 93.4145 million (7.6% market share)
  • Apple: 12 million sold[35]
  • Others: 248.1890 million (20.4% market share)
  • Total: 1,222.2452 million (100% market share)

2009Edit

[36]

  • Nokia: 440.8816 million (36.4% market share)
  • Samsung: 235.7720 million (19.5% market share)
  • LG: 122.0553 million (10.1%market share)
  • Motorola: 58.4752 million (4.8% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 54.8734 million (4.5% market share)
  • Apple: 24.889 million sold[37]
  • Others: 299.1792 million (24.7% market share)
  • Total: 1,211.2366 million (100% market share)

2010Edit

[38]

  • Nokia: 461.3182 million (28.9% market share)
  • Samsung: 281.0658 million (17.6% market share)[39]
  • LG: 114.1546 million (7.1% market share)
  • Research in Motion: 47.4516 million (3.0% market share)
  • Apple: 46.5983 million (2.9% market share)[13][40]
  • Sony Ericsson: 41.8192 million (2.6% market share)
  • Motorola: 38.5537 million (2.4% market share)
  • ZTE: 28.7687 million (1.8% market share)[41]
  • HTC: 24.6884 million (1.5% market share)
  • Huawei: 23.8147 million (1.5% market share)
  • Others: 488.5693 million (30.6% market share)
  • Total: 1,596.8024 million (100% market share)

2011Edit

[42]

  • Nokia: 422.4783 million (23.8% market share)
  • Samsung: 313.9042 million (17.7% market share)[43]
  • Apple: 89.2632 million (5.0% market share)
  • LG: 86.3709 million (4.9% market share)
  • ZTE: 56.8818 million (3.2% market share)[44]
  • Research in Motion: 51.5419 million (2.9% market share)
  • HTC: 43.2669 million (2.4% market share)
  • Huawei: 40.6634 million (2.3% market share)
  • Motorola: 40.2690 million (2.3% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 32.5975 million (1.8% market share)
  • Others: 597.3269 million (33.7% market share)
  • Total: 1,774.5641 million (100% market share)

2012Edit

[45]

  • Samsung: 384.6312 million (22.0% market share)
  • Nokia: 333.9380 million (19.1% market share)
  • Apple: 130.1332 million (7.5% market share)
  • ZTE: 67.3444 million (3.9% market share)
  • LG: 58.0159 million (3.3% market share)
  • Huawei Technologies: 47.2883 million (2.7% market share)
  • TCL Communication: 37.1766 million (2.1% market share)
  • Research in Motion: 34.2103 million (2.0% market share)
  • Motorola: 33.9163 million (1.9% market share)
  • HTC: 32.1218 million (1.8% market share)
  • Others: 587.3996 million (33.6% market share)
  • Total: 1,746.1756 million (100% market share)

2013Edit

[17]

 
2013 in mobile phones
  • Samsung: 444.4442 million (24.6% market share)
  • Nokia: 250.7931 million (13.9% market share)
  • Apple: 150.7859 million (8.3% market share)
  • LG: 69.0245 million (3.8% market share)
  • ZTE: 59.8988 million (3.3% market share)
  • Huawei: 53.2951 million (2.9% market share)
  • TCL Communication: 49.5313 million (2.7% market share)
  • Lenovo: 45.2847 million (2.5% market share)
  • Sony Mobile Communications: 37.5957 million (2.1% market share)
  • Yulong: 32.6014 million (1.8% market share)
  • Others: 613.7100 million (34% market share)
  • Total: 1,806.9647 million (100% market share)

2014Edit

[46]

  • Samsung: 392.546 million (20.9% market share)
  • Apple: 191.426 million (10.2% market share)
  • Microsoft: 185.660 million (9.9% market share)
  • Lenovo Motorola: 84.029 million (4.5% market share)
  • LG: 76.096 million (4% market share)
  • Huawei: 70.499 million (3.8% market share)
  • TCL Communication: 64.026 million (3.4% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 56.529 million (3% market share)
  • ZTE: 53.910 million (2.9% market share)
  • Sony Mobile: 37.791 million (2% market share)
  • Micromax: 37.094 million (2% market share)
  • Others: 629.360 million (33.5% market share)
  • Total: 1,878.968 million (100% market share)

2015Edit

[47]

Note that previous years have listed sales of mobile phones including non smartphones (so called feature phones) while from 2015 and on the statistics only show smartphone sales.

  • Samsung: 320.4 million (22.5% market share)
  • Apple: 225.8506 million (15.9% market share)
  • Huawei: 104.0947 million (7.3% market share)
  • Lenovo: 72.7482 million (5.1% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 65.6186 million (4.6% market share)
  • Others: 635.3685 million (44.6% market share)
  • Total: 1423.9003 million (100% market share)

2016Edit

[48]

  • Samsung: 306.4466 million (20.5% market share)
  • Apple: 216.0640 million (14.4% market share)
  • Huawei: 132.8249 million (8.9% market share)
  • OPPO: 85.2995 million (5.7% market share)
  • BBK Communication Equipment: 72.4086 million (4.8% market share)
  • Others: 682.3143 million (45.6% market share)
  • Total: 1,495.3580 million (100% market share)

2017Edit

[49]

  • Samsung: 321.2633 million (20.9% market share)
  • Apple: 214.9244 million (14% market share)
  • Huawei: 150.534.3 million (9.8% market share)
  • OPPO: 112.124 million (7.3% market share)
  • Vivo: 99.6848 million (6.5% market share)
  • Others: 638.0047 million (41.5% market share)
  • Total: 1,536.5355 million (100% market share)

2018Edit

[50]

  • Samsung: 295.0437 million (19% market share)
  • Apple: 209.0484 million (13.4% market share)
  • Huawei: 202.9014 million (13% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 122.3870 million (7.9% market share)
  • OPPO: 118.837.5 million (7.6% market share)
  • Others : 607.0490 million (39% market share)
  • Total : 1,555,267.0 ( 100.0% market share )

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