iPhone XR was the most popular phone in the US in Q2 2019

iPhone XR was the most popular phone in the US in Q2 2019
The Apple iPhone XR was the best selling smartphone in the United States in the second quarter of 2019 with a 7.8% market share, and the other two phones in the top three ranking were also iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone XS Maxaccording to research firm Kantar World Panel, which presented its data about smartphone sales in Q2 2019.

Samsung's latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10, stood at number four and five in the US market.

Motorola phone sales grew rapidly


An interesting trend that occurred in the second quarter is the growing popularity of Motorola's budget phones. The affordable Moto G and Moto E series performed well with Verizon, but also with retailers such as Wal-Mart.




What happened to Huawei?


The other big development on the global front was with Huawei. Its smartphone sales took a big hit in the second quarter of the year as less people were buying Huawei phones and existing owners were putting off upgrading, after news about a possible ban.


The report found that while Huawei did manage to finish the quarter with more sales than in the same period last year, sales decreased compared to the previous quarter and the phone maker took a big hit in June when news about the sanctions broke, performing 9% worse than in May.


Despite those bad news globally, Huawei and its sub-brand Honor performed incredibly well in China with a market share of 46.1% in Q2, meaning that nearly every one in two new phones in the quarter were made by the company.

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23 Comments

1. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Android fans are butthurt again that XR with a low resolution is the best selling phone, followed by iphone 8 and Xs Max in the US.

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1543; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I don't think any rational person would be, as you say, "butthurt" over a cell phone. I also don't think that anyone with an IQ over 50 uses the word, "butthurt".

4. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Exactly. Apple shills are the only ones who seem to think people are “butthurt” over phone sales.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7531; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Iloveapps, there was a few articles showing that iPhone users are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Even PhoneArena posted an article where it said more than 50% of the iPhone users didn't know the model of iPhone they were using. Putting that aside. As if the XR is worth its actual asking price of $750. Only a clueless moron would spend the money Apple is ask for that thing, or be locked into a 2 year contract for the XR. If you want a new iPhone with the latest iPhone specs, then you are very limited by what Apple makes and sells. That is just a fact. If Apple made an even cheaper XR or SE. Then that would have been the top seller for Apple. Apple knows if you want to play and use the latest iPhones. Then they know you have to pay what we want. I bet you the iPhone XR doesn't even cost Apple $150. If Samsung and Motorola can make brand new smartphones that come with the same water resistance, the same base storage and ram (actually some inexpensive Android smartphones give you more ram). The same wireless connection speeds. Even the inexpensive Android smartphones like the latest Motorola smartphones give you a better higher resolution display, wide angle cameras, portrait mode, and more for around $200. Yet the XR has 2 things that are completely different. The OS, and the SoC A12. All the other components are either better or the same on the those inexpensive smartphones. No wonder why Apple has such great profits. Because Apple knows they are not giving you the best specs, but are making crap loads of money. As Mr T. would say, I pitty the fool for spending too much money on the XR.

17. mackan84

Posts: 616; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I’m not going to go into these arguments but one thing that sets these comparisons apart is the photos isn’t it? Besides pixel 3a the photos rarely compete in the top ten? Just asking out of curiosity.

3. JCASS889

Posts: 599; Member since: May 18, 2018

Hey knock knock... Oh hey its the real world where people don't actually care what phone sells more, or what phone people use.

6. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Then try to read on those android marketshare where android fans celebrating phone sales instead of profit.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Android is the most popular mobile OS in the world yes, but none of us Android users care which OEM sells the most phones...that's what makes Android so awesome - the choices and options. You try so hard and fail even harder.

21. Baldwyn

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 17, 2019

@iloveapps It's interesting to see people bragging about a particular brand's profits, especially when their idea of an investment follows more along the lines of Beanie Babies instead of stocks. Are you proud that Apple has gotten so much of your money without you seeing a return on that investment? You think you're a part of a winning team when their victory comes from charging you more money? You're not what would be considered a savvy consumer. You're an ATM, shoveling money out for status. I'll bet you have a killer (and expensive) collection of useless Fortnite skins, too.

5. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Clearly consumers only willing to spend so much.

12. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

True, to an extent. Don’t forget that the XS Max is outselling the regular XS. The latter of which is cheaper.

13. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

My Note8 (soon to be Note10 Pro) and XS Max (soon to be XI Max) work amazingly, so I honestly could not care less about which sells more. Both suit my needs just fine.

14. mackan84

Posts: 616; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I’m going to give my iPhone XR to my lady in the fall and can’t make up my mind if I should get the iPhone XR2 or XS Max (2018). Had iPhone X before XR and the XR was way better and it felt like it could take a fall. My iPhone X got the green line of death when tucked safely in my pocket for no reason. So I don’t trust iPhones amoleds and I didn’t notice any difference when switching to lcd from it. Bet iPhones amoleds are extra sensitive from that folding in the bottom.

16. KingSam

Posts: 1494; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I would try an XR but the prices even on eBay are still high.

18. inFla

Posts: 173; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

XR, like all iPhones, has a weak antenna setup.. Maybe they will improve in the next editions.

19. SyCo87

Posts: 326; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

That's not surprising. It's a safe bet.

23. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Popular? Let the galaxy s10+ roll in

24. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

why do I find xr better than X, In terms of specs and Price.https://www.10stuffs.com/mobile/apple-iphone-xr-price-india

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