There are eight (8) iPhones among the top 10 best selling smartphones of 2022. Eight. The other two slots feature Samsung smartphones. Apple totally dominated the top 10 list.
And the best selling smartphone of 2021 makes an appearance again on this top 10 list of 2022. Talk about staying power. Let’s have a look at the list.
List of the Top 10 best selling smartphones of 2022
- Apple iPhone 13
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Samsung Galaxy A13
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro
- Apple iPhone 12
- Apple iPhone 14
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro
- Apple iPhone SE 2022
- Samsung Galaxy A03
I am surprised to see the iPhone SE 2022 on the list, considering all the news about how there is little demand for phones with small screens and how Apple had discontinued the SE range. Perhaps the SE 2022’s performance was a factor in Apple scrapping the plan to discontinue the range, which is why we are now expecting an iPhone SE 2024 next year.
It is also surprising to see the 2-year old iPhone 12 show up on the list of the top 10 bestselling phones of 2022. It was the best selling phone of 2021 and retained a strong foot in the market all through 2022. Amazing. One thing is clear, for all of the limitations of iOS, the iPhone has a solid hold on the smartphone market, worldwide. It is a hold that every other smartphone maker envies.
The best selling smartphone of 2022 in the US
Which was the best selling smartphone of 2022 in the US? If you thought Apple iPhone 13, you thought right. The iPhone 13 was the best selling smartphone in the US, UK, Germany, France, and China.
Samsung’s two appearances on this list are budget models. The Galaxy A13 and A03 are not remotely close to being flagships. But this follows a pattern that has been established over the years – Samsung’s best selling smartphones are often budget models. I wonder how well Samsung’s premium flagships sold in the year.
In all, the models that make up this list of the top 10 bestselling smartphones have a total of 19% of the global smartphones sales market share for 2022.
The source of this list is Counterpoint Research’s Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker.
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