The telephones our readers used probably the most in 2019

Now and again, we love to come up with a peek on the units our readers use to browse Android Authority each day.

The last time we did it was in February 2019, however now that the yr is finishing, it’s a great time to seem again and take a look at to make some sense of the long-term tendencies. With hundreds of thousands of folks visiting us each and every month, the pattern dimension is huge. Let’s dive proper in.

How we collected the knowledge

Like maximum web sites, at Android Authority we use Google Analytics, a device that tells us which pages our readers browse, the place those readers come from, and what units they use, amongst different issues.

This nameless knowledge offers us a glimpse at a surprisingly numerous set of consumer varieties, starting from tremendous savvy to overall noobs, and the hundreds of smartphone fashions they use. And let me inform you, those telephones run the gamut: you get the boringly fashionable (uhm, rather a lot of iPhones) and the esoterically uncommon (HTC ChaCha) and the entirety in between.

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Clearly, the knowledge is closely skewed against our core target audience of Android fanatics, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a really perfect take a look at the smartphone zeitgeist of 2019.

Apple Authority

The telephone our readers used probably the most in 2019 is “Apple iPhone.”

*document scratch* *freeze body*

Yep, that’s on Android Authority. You’re most probably questioning how we ended up on this state of affairs.

The reason is beautiful easy. Google Analytics lumps togethers the entire iPhone fashions ever launched below one access – “Apple iPhone.” However it doesn’t do this for the quite a lot of Samsung Galaxy telephones, or Pixels, or Huawei Associates available in the market. Which means that the iPhone will get first position. Similar handle the iPad.

For those who’ve learn any of the former installments of this collection, you most likely gained’t be shocked through this. It gained’t exchange anytime quickly both, except Google makes a decision to all at once exchange the way it identifies iOS units.

Plus, we do attempt to succeed in our pals over in iOS land. I imply, we simply printed a put up known as Dear Android and Apple fans: In 2020, can we permanently end the hate? That’s a brand new yr solution everyone can get in the back of.

Elegance of 2020 checking in

Proper after the nebulous all-in-one iPhone comes the Galaxy S8, or, to be actual, the SM-G950F model, an unlocked style offered in Europe and different markets.

Subsequent up come the Google Pixel 2 XL, a Galaxy Note 8 model, and some other Galaxy S8 style.

Those telephones have been all launched in 2020, which, on the tempo of exchange within the smartphone trade, appears like without end in the past.

As a member of tech media, that is an eye-opening stat. We spend such a lot time obsessing over leaks, and tiny new main points, and the ephemeral Next Big Thing, that we have a tendency to overlook that most of the people in truth use a telephone that’s two or three years outdated.

And the ones are the fortunate ones. There are many units in our logs which might be undoubtedly historical. Working example, no less than 9,00zero readers visited us on a Galaxy S2, introduced in February 2020. By the way, the Galaxy S2 used to be my first Android love and I nonetheless take into accounts how excellent it used to be.

The ethical of the tale is we in tech media want to spend extra time enthusiastic about the various older units available in the market and the way we will higher serve their customers. In comparable studying, only one in ten US customers buys a phone that costs $1,000 or more.


  1. Apple iPhone
  2. Apple iPad
  3. Samsung SM-G950F Galaxy S8
  4. Google Pixel 2 XL
  5. Samsung SM-N950U Galaxy Note8
  6. Samsung SM-G950U Galaxy S8
  7. Samsung SM-N960U Galaxy Note9
  8. Samsung SM-G960U Galaxy S9
  9. Samsung SM-G965U Galaxy S9+
  10. Google Pixel 2
  11. Google Pixel 3 XL
  12. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 4
  13. Samsung SM-G965F Galaxy S9+
  14. Google Pixel 3
  15. Samsung SM-N960F Galaxy Note9
  16. Samsung SM-G960F Galaxy S9
  17. Samsung SM-G955U Galaxy S8+
  18. Samsung SM-G975F Galaxy S10+
  19. Samsung SM-N950F Galaxy Note8
  20. Samsung SM-G935F Galaxy S7 Edge
  21. Samsung SM-G930F Galaxy S7
  22. Samsung SM-G955F Galaxy S8+
  23. OnePlus A6013 6T
  24. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5 Professional
  25. OnePlus A5010 5T
  1. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5
  2. OnePlus A6000 6
  3. Xiaomi Mi A1
  4. Samsung SM-G975U Galaxy S10+
  5. Samsung SM-G973F Galaxy S10
  6. OnePlus A5000 5
  7. OnePlus A6003 6
  8. OnePlus A3003 3
  9. Google Pixel XL
  10. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 7
  11. OnePlus 6010 6T
  12. Google Pixel
  13. Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1
  14. Samsung SM-G930V Galaxy S7
  15. Huawei LYA-L29 Mate 20 Professional
  16. Asus X00TD Zenfone Max Professional (M1)
  17. Huawei CLT-L29 P20 Professional
  18. Xiaomi POCO F1
  19. Huawei ANE-LX1 P20 Lite
  20. Xiaomi Mi A2
  21. Motorola Moto G (5) Plus
  22. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 6 Professional
  23. Samsung SM-G973U Galaxy S10
  24. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5A
  25. Samsung SM-G610F Galaxy J7 Top

It’s Samsung’s global, we simply reside in it

Taking a look on the scores, one emblem completely dominates our readership. Samsung takes 13 puts out of the highest 20. For those who forget about the iPhone and the iPad, you’re left with simply five units which might be now not made through Samsung.

Google holds the road with four fashions: the Pixel 2 (#10) and 2 XL (#4), and the Pixel 3 (#14) and Pixel 3 XL (#11).

The one different emblem in most sensible 20 is Xiaomi, represented through its venerable price range champion of 2020-2020, Redmi Note 4 (#12).

Samsung is most commonly represented through its flagships. Within the most sensible 50, we discover quite a lot of variations of the Galaxy S7, S8, S9, and S10, plus the Galaxy Be aware 8 and Be aware 9.

Curiously, you must pass all the way down to #50 to search out the primary price range Samsung telephone, the Galaxy J7 Top.

Amusing reality: during the last yr, 1,651 mad lads visited Android Authority from a Galaxy Be aware 7. You understand, the one that was a fire hazard and used to be meant to be totally recalled. I assume they’re most probably protected in the event that they haven’t blown up through now?

David vs Goliath

Everybody loves a David vs Goliath tale, proper? Right here’s my very nerdy retelling: scrappy little OnePlus controlled to overcome giant dangerous Huawei in our logs, each with regards to what number of units rank within the most sensible 50 (OnePlus has 7 fashions, Huawei simply 3) and in precise scores: OnePlus 6T (#23), OnePlus 5T (#25), OnePlus 6 A6000 (#27), OnePlus 5 (#31), OnePlus 6 A6003 (#32), OnePlus 3 (#33), and some other OnePlus 6T model (#36), as opposed to Huawei Mate 20 Pro (#40), P20 Pro (#42), and P20 Lite (#43).

It’s a really perfect appearing for OnePlus, which is not any world powerhouse, however clearly holds oversized affect amongst lovers.

As for Huawei, you’d be expecting the Chinese language mammoth to do higher, however you’ve gotten to bear in mind there’s a undeniable inertia at play right here. Utilization proportion trails marketplace proportion. We predict Huawei to move up the scores within the subsequent couple of years.

Insert Xiaomi pun right here

Xiaomi is the opposite giant fan favourite, proper in the back of Samsung. The Chinese language corporate holds 10 spots within the most sensible 50, most commonly because of its Redmi Be aware line. Redmi fashions starting from the Be aware 4 to the Note 7 introduced Xiaomi 6 positions, the remainder going to the Pocophone F1 and the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Mi A2.

Those are all telephones that Xiaomi offered through the tens of hundreds of thousands in India, round Asia, and in Europe. You gained’t see any of the flagship Mi units, that have been extra concerned about China. Only a few folks learn us in China, in order that’s no wonder. Against this, India is our 2nd biggest marketplace after the USA.

Emblem extravaganza

android authority device readership

android authority device readership

Taking a look at manufacturers as an alternative of particular units adjustments the image moderately. Samsung with ease takes the primary spot, and through an enormous margin – over 32% of the readers who visited us in 2019 used a Samsung tool, in comparison to 17.4% Apple (iPhone + iPad), 8.9% Xiaomi, 8.1% Huawei, and 5.6% Google. The highest-ten is finished through OnePlus, LG, Motorola, Oppo, and Vivo.

Different attention-grabbing scores come with Nokia (#11), Realme (#17), Crucial (#30), SonyEricsson (#51), Fairphone (#116), RED (#117) (RIP), and, uhm, Tesla (#165), which, I’m unhappy to mention, is now not Elon Musk’s secret telephone.

The producer evaluation stat will get in reality unique when you transfer past #50 and we recorded a complete of 1,605 other manufacturers of cellular units (now not they all are actual producers despite the fact that, as Analytics counts some title permutations as other entries). On the very finish of the tail, manufacturers like Bell Fung, Kraun, Roverpad, UNUSUAL, Verykool, and Xion all had simply one pageview in our 2019 information.

Shout out to the individual the usage of that Verykool Maverick II S5530 who visited us as soon as in 2019!

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A handy guide a rough comparability between January 2019 and December 2019 offers us a touch of ways the smartphone ecosystem has modified right through the yr.

For one, the marketplace is consolidating. Taken in combination, the highest five producers in our logs (Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Google) now account for 70.76% of our readership, up 2.5% from the start of the yr.

All of the most sensible five manufacturers have noticed their stocks build up, apart from Google. Regardless of the discharge of the popular Pixel 3a, Google’s proportion in our logs went down through 1.75 share issues.

One way or the other unusually, Samsung has noticed the most important build up, adopted through Xiaomi, and Huawei.


In fact, there are lots of caveats right here and we don’t declare to supply anything else comparable to actual marketplace analysis – it’s only a amusing factor to learn on a Sunday. And that’s a wrap. I am hoping you loved this glance in the back of Android Authority’s curtains. Do you end up in any of those stats?

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