AH Primetime: A Regional Breakdown Of The Top 10 Most Popular Smartphones So Far In 2015

May 2, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Everyone has their tastes and preferences for just about everything in life, and that includes our mobile gadgets like tablets and smartphones. While you might have your own personal opinions on what the best smartphone is for you, loads of consumers all over the globe have a vastly different set of tastes and as such, the popularity of smartphones can shift from region to region. It also could have something to do with which brands are available more in each market. Thanks to AnTuTu, we get a look at which smartphones were the most popular in the first quarter of 2015 based on a global scale as well as which smartphones were the most popular in specific regions during the same time period. The determination of which smartphones were the most popular is measured from January 1st to March 31st and comes from AnTuTu’s benchmark application results, and the list for each region as well as the global list is broken down into the top 10 phones.

It may not surprise anyone that Samsung has stolen the hearts and minds of individuals across the globe in 2015’s first quarter, and not just with one device but multiple smartphones. Both of last year’s flagship devices, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 make up first and second place respectively on the global list, while the Galaxy Note 3 comes in at 9th place. Other devices like the Sony Xperia Z3 is on the list at number 7 and Google’s Nexus 5 (which is made by LG) at number six. LG also made it on this list with the G3 which is the 4th most popular smartphone across the globe.

Mainland China is one of the larger smartphone markets, so it’ll be interesting to see which phones dominated the country in the top 10 most popular devices. Whether it surprises or not, Xiaomi and Meizu make up the first six spots, with Xiaomi taking both first and second place with the Xiaomi HM Note and the Xiaomi Mi4 respectively. Meizu’s MX4 and Xiaomi’s Mi3 take up third and fourth place, and lastly the Meizu MX4 Pro and the Xiaomi Note come in as the fifth and sixth most popular smartphones in mainland China. With exception of Samsung Galaxy S5 which comes in at number nine, all the other smartphones on this particular list are Chinese branded devices.

When it comes to the U.S., some of the devices on this particular list of top 10 most popular smartphones are the same as which devices were the most popular on a global scale. Samsung takes the number one and number two spots with the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 respectively, and the Galaxy Note 3 jumps from the ninth most popular smartphone globally to the eighth most popular smartphone in the U.S. LG’s G3 which was their 2014 flagship comes in at third most popular smartphone, (it was the fourth most popular on a global scale) and the Motorola Nexus 6 comes in as the fourth most popular. The OnePlus One was the fifth most popular smartphone in the U.S. which many may disagree with, but despite some people’s personal opinion’s of the phone or the company, people appear to love the device.

There are a decent number of other charts below in the gallery which show which smartphones were the top 10 most popular from the first quarter of 2015, including the list from Russia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Malaysia, and Germany, as well as the spots we didn’t mention on the lists for global, mainland Chain, and the U.S.. If you’re interested in learning about which smartphones were the top 10 most popular for the first portion of the year in those regions, have a look at the screenshots of each chart below.