Apple iPhone loses market share in the U.S. during the third quarter, but remains on top

Apple iPhone loses market share in the U.S. during the third quarter, but remains on top
Despite losing 2.1 percentage points of market share in the U.S. during the third quarter, the iPhone remains the most popular smartphone in the U.S., accounting for 30.4% of smartphones shipped in the states. According to the latest figures from Strategy Analytics, Apple delivered 12 million iPhone units during the three months from July through September. That was down from the 13 million it shipped during the same time last year as some consumers delayed purchasing the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus until the Apple iPhone X launched in November. In second place, Samsung saw its shipments rise by 200,000 phones to 9.9 million, taking its U.S. share to 25.1% from 24.2%.

LG had a quarter of growth as its U.S. shipments rose from 6.5 million to 6.8 million. The firm's market share increased by 6.2% to 17.2%. ZTE was next as the Chinese manufacturer grew its U.S. share in the third quarter by 2.5 percentage points to 11.6% from 9.1%.  Shipments rose from 3.6 million to 4.6 million year-over-year.

The best performer among the top five during the quarter was Motorola. Strategy Analytics says that the company rose its U.S. smartphone deliveries by 91% during Q3, from 1.1 million handsets to 2.1 million. That enabled the struggling company to grab a 5.6% share of the U.S. smartphone market from July through September, up sharply from the 2.7% slice of the pie it achieved in 2016's quarter.

Overall, 39.5 million handsets shipped in the U.S. during the third quarter. That was a 1.5% decline from July through August.


source: StrategyAnalytics

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2. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Phone aerna why delete iPhone X best display in smartphone article?! 2 many fanboy bitching at you pa?

6. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

May be they reported someting wrong. It happens .... Or it was written too bias. Or again wrote that iP X has higher brightnes than Note 8,,?

13. Peacetoall unregistered

Lmao seriously I don't get it that how come 638 nits is more than 1200 nits

16. midan

Posts: 2709; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

That 1200 is only possible for 1% of screen, so it's irrelevant, no can benefit from that.

20. Peacetoall unregistered

1% of screen That doesn't make sense at all. And please don't provide displaymate as a source those guys are literally sell out.

22. mikehunta727 unregistered

How doesn't it make sense? With OLED, you can turn off individual pixels as there is no backlight. So yes when the screen is 99% black and only 1% of the screen is on (think Always on display but even less stuff on screen then that) , Note 8 can only achieve 1200 nits. Otherwise it has 550-600 nits full max brightness in the sun on auto brightness, lower than the X when browsing/watching videos/doing things on the phone DisplayMate works with over 90 OEM's including NASA, NOAA, etc. What credibility do you have? You are just a sellout troll, Note 8 factually has lower brightness than the X as confirmed by DisplayMate Seriously though man you should just take a break from damage controllig all day, it is not healthy at all, don',t let news like this ruin your whole entire day.. it is just an inanimate object man. Be pro truth and pro consumer, not pro troll

25. Peacetoall unregistered

" Seriously though man you should just take a break from damage controllig all day, it is not healthy at all, don',t let news like this ruin your whole entire day.. it is just an inanimate object man. " ??? Please don't keep replying to my comment all day and thus damage controlling. It is just an inanimate object . Please Dont let my comment ruin your whole day Providing displaymate as a source Lmao. With iphone x suffering from yellowish tint and bluish tint still they got higher score. It's not like display is bad quality its just the calibration which is not upto the mark. The same thing happened to earlier s8 unit with reddish tint. But samsung admitted and corrected it eventually 1200 > 638 its really not hard to understand. Please this is the last time im replying to you.

26. Peacetoall unregistered

If 1 % screen can go upto 1200 nits then why don't other 99% can go.upto 1200 nits . Displaymate is just playing with stupid numbers and people like you are falling for it 1% screen can go upto 1200 nits but not other 99% is displaymate really that bad source.

50. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

So 1% makes sense? According to DisplayMate, even though DisplayMate says the Note 8 does reacha record 1240NITS, It stated this: "The iPhone X has a record high Full Screen Brightness for OLED Smartphones of 634 nits, which improves screen visibility in high Ambient Light. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 can produce up to 1,240 nits, but only for small portions of the screen area (Low Average Picture Levels) – for Full Screen Brightness the Note8 can produce up to 423 nits with Manual Brightness and 560 nits with Automatic Brightness only in High Ambient Light. For small portions of the screen area the iPhone X can produce up to 809 nits (Low Average Picture Levels). On its Home Screen the iPhone X produces an impressively bright 726 nits. See the Screen Brightness section for the measurements and details." Based on thr number, it most certainly would be more than 1% of the screen. It doesnt say how high, but i bet its way more than 50%. I mean if you defend a trolls post with no facts, then it makes you as bad that you dont do any research yourself and get the facts. These trolls never have facts. I dont care who wins, i only care about facts. Battery tests, speed test and lame troll arricles and post have a very small effext kn my buying decision. I jabe mever bought a phone cause og an add or article i read. I only get my interest sunken or heightened.

23. midan

Posts: 2709; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It definately doesn't make sense that Android boys trying to say it has 1200 brightness when it only apply to no-real use. But hey what wouldn't desperate Android boys do.

36. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It exactly apply when you need it. Only outdoor on bright sun. Samsung on purpose prevent 1200 to work all the time with the settings. Indoor you don't need more than the half. BTW all the sane ppl use brightness on Auto in real life. That's the real use. And Note 8 have 1200nit when needed. P.C. Anyhow.... the article is gone. No article.

38. mikehunta727 unregistered

My note 8 gets no where near 1200 nits in the sunlight with auto brightness on. Its about 500-600 nits max. DisplayMate says this is the highest nits in the sun. It gets no where near 1200 nits in sun Screen only gets 1200 nits when there is 1% content on the screen and the rest is 99% black. Aka useless and will never hit near 1200 nits in any scenario Has lower max brightness than the X by around 75-100 nits Dont let this truth make you suffer much, its just a phone

40. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

You liar , go and read DisplayMate about Note 8. How many times you write BS here. LOL ''With Automatic Brightness On the Galaxy Note8 Peak Luminance reaches 1,240 nits, a new Record for Smartphones.'' - DisplayMate Bet on you don't have Note 8, iboy. And never seen one.

46. mikehunta727 unregistered

You truly are a dumb one. From the same review; -------"For most image content the Galaxy Note8 provides over 490 cd/m2 (Luminance, which is a measure of Brightness sometimes called nits), comparable or higher than most LCD displays in this size class. The measured Brightness on the Home screen is even higher at over 540 nits. From the iPhone X displaymate review, in their own words; ------"The iPhone X has a record high Full Screen Brightness for OLED Smartphones of 634 nits, which improves screen visibility in high Ambient Light. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 can produce up to 1,240 nits, but only for small portions of the screen area (Low Average Picture Levels) – for Full Screen Brightness the Note8 can produce up to 423 nits with Manual Brightness and 560 nits with Automatic Brightness only in High Ambient Light. " -----"For small portions of the screen area the iPhone X can produce up to 809 nits (Low Average Picture Levels). On its Home Screen the iPhone X produces an impressively bright 726 nits. See the Screen Brightness section for the measurements and details." Read this one more time; "The Samsung Galaxy Note8 can produce up to 1,240 nits, but only for small portions of the screen area (Low Average Picture Levels) – for Full Screen Brightness the Note8 can produce up to 423 nits with Manual Brightness and 560 nits with Automatic Brightness only in High Ambient Light. " I don't give a s**t what you think lmao I will enjoy my Note 8 protected by whitestone dome glass and my incipio case on it and Ill still enjoy the display on it because it is still fantastic, It doesn't bother me at all that the X has a better display than the Note 8, but I know it's torturing you mentally and physically inside right now

53. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Here you are: The Galaxy Note8 is up to 22 percent Brighter than the Galaxy S8. For most image content the Galaxy Note8 provides over 490 cd/m2 (Luminance, which is a measure of Brightness sometimes called nits), comparable or higher than most LCD displays in this size class. The measured Brightness on the Home screen is even higher at over 540 nits. When the display Brightness is set Manually with the slider, it can be adjusted to reach a maximum screen Brightness of up to 728 nits, which is impressive. '' http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_Note8_ShootOut_100.htm

56. mikehunta727 unregistered

Measured Peak Brightness; 1% Full Screen White -Adaptive Display Mode Brightness 728 cd/m2 Cinema Mode Brightness 658 cd/m2 Basic/Photo Mode Brightness 657 cd/m2 This is the Peak Brightness for a screen that has only a tiny 1% Average Picture Level. This is right under the Brightness and Category box section 728 nits with brightness slider on full with only 1% average picture level, i.e 99% of the screen is black and only 1% of the screen is on Literally from the same dam review, which you didn't even bother to read through LOL...get owned once again....here are some tissues to wipe the butthurt

59. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why waste time with someone who will never admit that iPhone is better than his "precious"?

61. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

If you truly do own the Note 8 and have handled the iPhone X, then you would know that what display covets is not necessarily gospel. I don’t even own the Note 8 but I do own the iPhone X and the GS8 and I can tell you, based on my eyes, the GS8 display smokes it. In fact, I have to agree with Apple-rulz for once in my life. The iPhone X display really doesn’t look much better than the one on the iPhone 8. Seems like they kind of ruined the advantages of OLED by calibrating it to look like an LCD.

49. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Its not 1%

60. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why bring up the screen when this is about market share and sales. iPhone sales for Q3 2017 are 46.7 million. Not yet at Apples top Q3 2015 sales of 48 million. But what about Androids record sales of 326.4 million smartphones for Q3 2017.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4104; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What's a ZTE?

12. Peacetoall unregistered

Google it.

7. jjface

Posts: 229; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Wow zte is up there.

18. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Apple losing in your own country home.Bad signal...

19. lazarus_26

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

as long as they make money and break records with both sales and profits, and their market cap growing year after year, I think market share isn't realy Important for them.

45. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The profit is not all!!!The only problem they may have is if the sheep-part of the ppl move to other OEM. This sheep-part of ppl existed, and will always exist , and historically move from brand to brand. Apple should have it mind, cause if big part of the sheep herd starts to move- it's unstoppable. Historical fact. (nokia, BB, sony...)

44. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Apple on top is what matters.

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