Android loses ground, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still top smartphone sales in the US, Q1 data shows


Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released today its Q1 statistics on smartphone OS data, indicating stronger performance for iOS on local ground in the US, compared to the same period, last year. However, iPhone and iOS sales marked drops in Asia, while Samsung and Android did not perform too well on the other side of the globe, in the US.

The US market was dominated by iOS sales that accounted for up to 36.5% of smartphone sales in the country – a 5.8% increase from last year. In this spirit, iPhone 7 and its larger brother, 7 Plus, remained at the top of the sales chart in May, with a combined share of 20.1% of all handsets sold in the US. Nonetheless, iOS lost share in urban China in the first three months of 2017, dropping to 16.2%, which is a 3.8% decrease YOY. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sales in the region accounted for 8.5% of smartphones sold, keeping a lead over Huawei and Oppo.

Android, however, stood strong and captured 83.4% of smartphone sales in urban China, which is a 4.3% increase from last year, and increased its share in Europe by 2.2%. It did not achieve growth in the US, but actually saw a drop of market share of 5.9% from last year, and now stands at 61.7%.

Lauren Guenveur, Global Consumer Insight Director for Kantar, noted that both LG and Moto also experienced YOY declines in the US. Android’s performance in the region did not gain much from the launch of LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 in March and April. What is more, Ms Guenveur added that S8 and S8 Plus will reach a combined share of 8.1% in the three-month period ending in May, which is lower than what S7 and S7 Edge scored.

USAQ1 2016 % Market shareQ1 2017 % Market share% Change
Android67.661.7-5.9
iOS30.736.55.8
Windows1.31.60.3
Other0.40.1-0.3
China
Android79.183.44.3
iOS2016.2-3.8
Windows0.50.2-0.3
Other0.40.2-0.2
EU5*
Android76.178.32.2
iOS18.219.31.1
Windows4.82-2.8
Other0.80.4-0.5
*EU5 includes Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Spain

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195 Comments

1. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

So much for the S8 being the best. Tedkord is certainly going to be bummed about this.

3. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

It's simple to know why Apple does well year after year: They make quality products. Not to say other competition these days aren't making comparable products, because the are without a doubt. However, it's very obvious that Apple has a strong reputation in this regard, and many of its customers refuse to try any other brand because of this strength. I have used iPhones ever since the very first one, and let me tell you, they always have worked nearly flawlessly with their respective releases. Phone quality, battery life, craftsmanship, performance...name nearly any area, and iPhone would perform incredibly well. Apple customers have faith that apple will continue to be the best tech company in the world for years to come and have no worry in sight of Samsung, Google or any top Android manufacturer stealing it's hard-earned customer base. Brand name is one of those intangibles that only improves for manufactures that bust their butt everyday to improve it. I'll give you a perfect example of why Apple is so great, and how these intangibles come to play. I dropped my iPhone 3g in the toilet. Guess what, the phone still worked. 2 days later, I dropped it in my Jacuzzi. The phone finally had died. I take it to the apple store and wait for assistance, and before I even open my mouth to tell them exactly what happened, the manager gave me a free replacement unit. I even explained to him the two separate occasions and he simply looked at me, smiled, and said: "This one is on the house, sir". Where has this level of customer service and customer care gone? I don't see too many other companies even outside of the tech realm showing this level of value and care to its loyal customers. For me, this was a game changing moment in which I came to a huge realization: I will forever own Apple products. Not as a fanboy, but as a tech owner who can appreciate the best care possible, even without a true warranty (Apple Care). I cannot wait to see what Apple has in store for the future. The new iPhone is already shaping up to look great, and even if it doesn't, I'm going to purchase it because I have found a brand to support and believe in. They are the most reliable company in the world when it comes to tech, and I'm proud to be a loyal fan.

5. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Meanwhile, Poor Sammy fans only have the S8 Trash Edition to work with. The phone has so many issues, such as lag, stutter, slowness, graphical slowdowns. The list goes on. How pathetic for a nearly $1000 device. Samsung should be ashamed of themselves for releasing such a poor phone with horrendous software. And what is up with that bixby crap? Also look at the G6. The phone looks like a bar of Soap. Here is a fact - Android FANBOYS and FANGIRLS are simply upset that Apple fans have better offerings in the world of tech. They really want to be us, but they can't be because we are unbiased. We buy what products are solid and truly made of gold. I'm hoping and praying that android die hards see the light and come to the best products available, and that obviously being Apple. Never has a tech company in history provided as many solid offerings as Apple, and Google recently failed to simply compete with just one product. The other Android OEMs don't have a damn chance.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Post 5 LMFAO HAVE YOU USED THE S8/S8+ hell no. You have no idea how the phone runs so STFU.

39. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Haven't used an S8/S8 Plus yet, because I used to own a Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6, S7 edge and they all slow down after like 6 months of used. So this time I'm not getting. Where as iPhone I owned them since 2g, 3g, 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6splus and now 7 plus (yes 3gs is the only model I skipped) and yet they don't slow down after 6 months of use. Personal experience my friend, I'm sure the S8/S8 Plus will slow down again down the road. Try it if you don't believe me, there are lots of youtubers already saying their S7 don't work as fast as they first got it, it will also happen to the S8.

56. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Endlessz That may have been true in the past. Even though I have the s8+ I can say my old note 5 was still as fast as day one, even faster with new update.

186. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Perhaps you might want to watch Erica Griffin's Youtube video with the title - S8 & S8+ Review Part 2 || Performance After 2 Months [All You Need to Know]

61. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

BS, we've had most of those too and in fact there's still a more than 6 years old S2 in the family and it's as fast or faster than when it first rolled out of its box.

114. yyzamin

Posts: 380; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

I call BS

183. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Perhaps you might want to watch Erica Griffin's Youtube video with the title - S8 & S8+ Review Part 2 || Performance After 2 Months [All You Need to Know]

63. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep hearing this, but never experience it.

68. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Of course you haven't. You're living in Denialville.

93. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, I'm living in the Galaxy S8 is number one vill,e and so are you. And that's what makes you so angry.

98. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Your response was so lame I'm actually embarrassed for you!

133. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd imagine most of your life is spent embarrassed. I certain your parents' lives are.

170. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

Is it lame than your rebuttal? shill #98

104. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

184. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Perhaps you might want to watch Erica Griffin's Youtube video with the title - S8 & S8+ Review Part 2 || Performance After 2 Months [All You Need to Know]

189. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't have an S8. Regardless, Erica Griffin also claimed the S6 didn't have a color accurate display. She's entertaining, but in the end she's just someone who downloads and uses benchmark software and doesn't understand and makes YouTube videos.

193. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I like Erica, but I unsubscribed from her when she recommended the Macbook Air for purchase. She is great at point out flaws with some Samsung devices, while ignoring flaws with some Apple devices. I only hope the best for her, but IMO she really needs to grow up and quit being overly impressed by pretty looking expensive things.

194. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

What's wrong, triggered because she told the truth? Stop deflecting.

129. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol total bs because my GS6 hasn't slowed down a bit.

187. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Perhaps you might want to watch Erica Griffin's Youtube video with the title - S8 & S8+ Review Part 2 || Performance After 2 Months [All You Need to Know]

161. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You kept buying the Galaxy S even though you claim they "slow down after like 6 months.."?? Yea right..You are either a huge idiot or a liar.

188. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Perhaps you might want to watch Erica Griffin's Youtube video with the title - S8 & S8+ Review Part 2 || Performance After 2 Months [All You Need to Know]

190. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why can't it be both?

182. Afterlife

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Biggest liar

185. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Perhaps you might want to watch Erica Griffin's Youtube video with the title - S8 & S8+ Review Part 2 || Performance After 2 Months [All You Need to Know]

45. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Quit raging. Lets all be peaceful and loving :)

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