The best selling smartphones

Lists have been unveiled and the bestselling smartphones similarly disrobed. As it's not quite year end yet, the figures currently being tossed around are largely for sales in the run up to Christmas.

 

The top seller of the last four weeks – as you may have guessed – is the iPhone 4S, according to GfK data reported by the Financial Times. Despite battery issues, the new iPhone, launched in October, grabbed a quarter of all sales, and together with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS snared 37% of the smartphone market.

 

The Samsung Galaxy S II was the second-bestselling smartphone – not a surprise given the unprecedented number of awards it took home at our own Mobile Choice Awards. Samsung said it hit 10 million units faster than any smartphone it's ever sold, and in total, the company has shifted 300 million smartphones this year to date.

 

BlackBerry had not one but three entrants in the top 10 – but all were variants on its lower-cost Curve handsets, rather than its flagship Bold Touch. This could have been down to the markets for both ranges – the consumer audience buying Curves would have been less put off by RIM's service outage earlier this year than the business user buying a new Bold.

 

One hyped superphone is missing from the top list – Nokia's Windows-powered Lumia 800. Much as we loved it, seems you guys don't. Still, with a higher-end Lumia 900 rumoured and the less pricey 710 more or less confirmed for next month, perhaps Nokia will muscle its way in at some point.

 

Not bought someone a (really awesome) Christmas present yet? Try on one of the above – or spend a little less with our top tech gifts or ultimate audio accessories.

 

Written by Mobile Choice
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