Apple iPhone top smartphone in UAE, but Nokia leads among all handsets in the region
0. phoneArena 10 Mar 2014, 18:41 posted on
In the oil drenched UAE, one of the richest regions in the world, smartphones represented 51% of the mobile handsets registered on UAE networks. That represented a gain of 10% last year and 5% in the fourth quarter alone. The top smartphone in the area, with 3% of the total registrations, is the Apple iPhone 5. On the heels of the iPhone 5 is the Samsung Galaxy S III with a 2.6% share of activations...
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8. Finalflash (Posts: 1581; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Nobody is anywhere yet, feature phones and low end smartphones are still fairly entrenched. This being because now a large majority of the population are migrant workers. It'll take a while still for the smartphone segment to mature.
9. sgodsell (Posts: 1051; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Nokia is winning in feature phones. That's not there smartphones. Considering they only sold 30 million Lumia's for all of 2013.
2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3519; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Good for Nokia... But, what will this look like this time next year???
10. sgodsell (Posts: 1051; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
These are just Nokia's basic feature phones. They are not Nokia's smartphones.
3. iMemo (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)
It seems rich people don't really care about high end phones.
4. __0__ (Posts: 237; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I been to Dubai , true that the iPhone 5 is the most popular phone while GS3 is quite popular too but not as popular . I think of all the people I met there I am the only one with the note 3
6. PBXtech (Posts: 970; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
If the top smartphone only has 3%, sounds like a very level playing field.
11. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
I'm from UAE and yes it's true IPhone the most popular and this list of the best selling phones over here .
1- IPhone 5,5S
3- Nexus 5
4- HTC one
5- Lumia 1520
6- Sony Xperia Z1
8- Xperia Z ultra
9- Galaxy S4
10- LG G2?! Don't know why cause it's better phone than Galaxy S4!