The top 4 best-selling smartphones in April were iPhones
Although Samsung usually dominates in terms of total smartphone shipments, on an individual model basis it’s always Apple that takes the lead. So, it’s no surprise to hear that the iPhone 13 was once again the best-seller in April.The smartphone seems to offer the perfect balance for most consumers — a popular size combined with high-end specifications and a price that’s not too high. It alone accounted for 5.5% of global smartphone shipments in April. Apple’s top-of-the-range iPhone 13 Pro Max was the only model that even came remotely close to the iPhone 13 in terms of sales. And the gap between the two is still massive with the Pro Max stuck at a 3.4% market share. Rounding out the top three was Apple’s regular iPhone 13 Pro, a smaller version of the Pro Max, with a healthy share of 1.8%.
The other noteworthy iPhones on the Top 10 list are the iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (2022). The former was last year’s best-selling smartphone and seems to have maintained its popularity thanks to strong demand in Japan and India. The iPhone SE (2022), on the other hand, experienced triple-digit shipment growth versus its launch month thanks to an extremely strong reception in Japan.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra was the world’s best-selling Android phone
Enough about Apple, let’s talk about Samsung! The company often takes a few spots in the top 10 with its budget devices, but in April the brand managed to occupy four spots with differently priced phones.
First off, the big one. The Galaxy S22 Ultra was not only the best-selling Samsung phone but also the best-selling Android phone. That’s quite the feat since Android flagships rarely make it onto best-seller lists, let alone take the top spot.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 11 LTE was the 10th most popular phone
Rounding out the top 10 list was Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 11 LTE. It contributed an impressive 11% to Xiaomi’s total sales, with demand proving to be exceptionally high in the Caribbean and Latin America.
This demand is much needed for Xiaomi, which has found itself unable to compete properly with Samsung and Apple because of the severe supply chain issues it’s seen in recent months.
Source: Phone Arena