List of best-selling mobile phones

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The Nokia 1100 is the world's best-selling handset[1]

This is a list of best-selling mobile phones.

Top-selling mobile phones[edit]

Manufacturer Model Form factor Release year Units sold (millions) Relative size
Nokia 1100 Bar 2003 250[1] 250
 
Nokia 1110 Bar 2005 250[2] 250
 
Nokia 1200 2007 150[3] 150
 
Nokia 5230 2009 150[3] 150
 
Nokia 3210 1999 160[3] 160
 
Nokia 6600 2003 150[3] 150
 
Nokia 2600 (2610/2626/2630) 2004 135 135
 
Motorola RAZR V3 2004 130 130
 
Nokia 1600 (1650/1661) 2006 130[1] 130
 
Motorola C200 Bar 2003–2006 60 60
 
Motorola V220 2003 15 15
 
Motorola V195 2006 15 15
 
Motorola PEBL U6 2005 15 15
 
Motorola SLVR L6 2005 15 15
 
Motorola SLVR L7 2005 15 15
 
Motorola KRZR K1 2006 15 15
 
Nokia 3310 (3330) 2000 126[4] 126
 
Nokia 1208 (1209) 2007 100 100
 
Nokia 6010 (6020/6030) 2004 75 75
 
Nokia 5130 (5220/5310) 2007 65 65
 
Nokia 3100 (3120) 2003 50 50
 
Nokia 6230 (6233) 2004 50 50
 
Motorola StarTAC 1996 60[1] 60
 
Alcatel One Touch Mini OT-708 2009 5 5
 
BenQ-Siemens S68 2006 15 15
 
HTC Thunderbolt 2011–2012 16 16
 
LG Chocolate 2009 15 15
 
LG Optimus One 2010 10 10
 
Apple iPhone 3GS 2009 35 35
 
Apple iPhone 4 2010 50 50
 
Apple iPhone 4S 2011–2014 60[5] 60
 
Apple iPhone 5 2012 70 70
 
Apple iPhone 5S 2013 52[6] 52
 
Apple iPhone 5C 2013 16[6] 16
 
Samsung Star 2009–2011 30 30
 
Samsung E1100 2009-2012 150 150
 
Samsung E250 2006 30 30
 
Samsung Galaxy S 2010–2012 25 25
 
Samsung Galaxy S II 2011–2013 40 40
 
Samsung Galaxy S III 2011–2013 60 60
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 2013–2014 80 80
 
Samsung Galaxy S5 2014 11[7] 11
 
Samsung Galaxy Note II 2012-2013 38 38
 
RIM BlackBerry Pearl 2006 15 15
 
Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra 2009 12 12
 
Siemens M30 (M35i) 2000 15 15
 
Siemens A50 2002 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson K300 2004 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson J300 2005 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson K750 2005 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson K310 2006 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson W810 2006 15 15
 
Nokia 6270 (6280) Slider 2005 30 30
 
Nokia 5200 (5300) Slider 2006 30 30
 
Nokia E71 Keyboard 2008 15 15
 
Nokia 6120 1998 15 15
 
Nokia 3510 2002 15 15
 
Nokia 6100 2002 15 15
 
Nokia 6610 2002 15 15
 
Nokia 1680 2008 30 30
 

Annual best-selling handsets[edit]

Note: The years represent when the phones were released into the market, not the number sold in that particular year. The number sold represents how many units were sold throughout its whole lifetime. The first cell phone was produced by Motorola.

The Motorola StarTAC from 1996 was the first phone to be widely popular
The Nokia 3310 from 2000 sold 126 million units

1992[edit]

  • Motorola Personal Phone, 7 million sold
  • Nokia 101, 5 million sold.

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]


2002[edit]

The Nokia 6100 and 6610 (above) from 2002 were the first colour-screen phones to sell over a million


2003[edit]

The Nokia 6600 from 2003 was the first camera phone to sell over a million units


2004[edit]


2005[edit]

The Nokia N70 was the first smartphone to sell over a million
The Motorola Q from 2005 was the first QWERTY phone to sell over a million

2006[edit]


2007[edit]

The Nokia N95 was the first non-candybar smartphone to sell over a million


2008[edit]

Apple's iPhone 3G, which sold 35 million units, managed to jointly top the table with a Nokia product


2009[edit]

The Samsung Star/Tocco Lite (S5230) sold 10 million units


2010[edit]

2011[edit]


2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Annual sales by manufacturer[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

  • Nokia: 5 million sold
  • Motorola:  ? million sold
  • NEC: ? million sold

1994[edit]

  • Motorola 12 million sold
  • Nokia: 9 million sold
  • NEC: 6 million sold

1995[edit]

  • Nokia: 13 million sold
  • Motorola: ? million sold
  • NEC: ? million sold

1996[edit]

  • Nokia: 18 million sold[16][17]
  • Ericsson: ? million sold
  • NEC: ? million sold
  • Motorola: ? million sold
  • Panasonic: ? million sold

1997[edit]

  • Nokia: 23 million sold
  • Motorola:10 million sold
  • Ericsson: ? million sold
  • NEC: ? million sold
  • Panasonic: ? million sold
  • Others: ? million sold

1998[edit]

  • Nokia: 39 million sold[18]
  • Motorola: 34 million sold
  • Ericsson: 26 million sold
  • Panasonic: 15 million sold
  • Samsung: 6 million sold
  • NEC: ? million sold
  • Others: 56 million sold

1999[edit]

  • Nokia: 77 million sold[18]
  • Motorola: 48 million sold
  • Ericsson: 30 million sold
  • Samsung: 18 million sold
  • Panasonic: 16 million sold
  • Others: 98 million sold

2000[edit]

  • Nokia: 127 million sold[19]
  • Motorola: 61 million sold
  • Ericsson: 42 million sold
  • Siemens: 27 million sold
  • Samsung: 21 million sold
  • Panasonic: ? million sold
  • Sanyo: ? million sold
  • Kyocera: ? million sold
  • Others: 140 million sold

2001[edit]

  • Nokia: 140 million sold[19]
  • Motorola: 60 million sold
  • Siemens: 40 million sold
  • Samsung: 29 million sold
  • Ericsson: 27 million sold
  • Others: 218 million sold

2002[edit]

  • Nokia: 152 million sold[20]
  • Motorola: 73 million sold
  • Samsung: 42 million sold
  • Siemens: 35 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 24 million sold
  • LG: 14 million sold
  • Alcatel 12 million sold
  • Panasonic: 11 million sold
  • NEC: 9 million sold
  • Kyocera: 8 million sold[21]
  • Sagem: 5 million sold
  • Others: 62 million sold

2003[edit]

  • Nokia: 182 million sold[20]
  • Motorola: 76 million sold
  • Samsung: 55 million sold
  • Siemens: 44 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 27 million sold
  • LG: 27 million sold
  • Panasonic: 17 million sold
  • Kyocera: 15 million sold[21]
  • NEC: 15 million sold
  • Mitsubishi: 11 million sold
  • Alcatel: 8 million sold
  • Sagem: 7 million sold
  • Sanyo: ? million sold
  • Others: 55 million sold

2004[edit]

  • Nokia: 208 million sold[22]
  • Motorola: 105 million sold
  • Samsung: 86 million sold
  • Siemens: 49 million sold
  • LG: 43 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 43 million sold
  • RIM 1 million sold
  • Others: 149 million sold

2005[edit]

  • Nokia: 265 million sold[23]
  • Motorola: 145 million sold[23]
  • Samsung: 104 million sold
  • LG: 55 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 50 million sold
  • BenQ: 40 million sold
  • RIM: 4 million sold
  • Others: 186 million sold

2006[edit]

  • Nokia: 345 million sold[24]
  • Motorola: 210 million sold[24]
  • Samsung: 117 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 74 million sold
  • LG: 62 million sold
  • BenQ-Siemens: 24 million sold
  • Others: 153 million sold

2007[edit]

  • Nokia: 436 million sold
  • Motorola: 165 million sold
  • Samsung: 154 million sold[24]
  • Sony Ericsson: 102 million sold
  • LG: 79 million sold
  • NEC: 16 million sold
  • Panasonic: 14 million sold
  • Sharp: 13 million sold
  • Sanyo: 12 million sold
  • Fujitsu: 10 million sold
  • RIM: 10 million sold
  • Kyocera: 7 million sold
  • Toshiba: 6.5 million sold[25]
  • Mitsubishi: 6 million sold
  • Casio: 4 million sold
  • Apple: 2.3 million sold[26]
  • Others: 130 million sold

2008[edit]

  • Nokia: 475 million sold
  • Samsung: 202 million sold
  • Motorola: 108 million sold
  • LG: 104 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 95 million sold
  • RIM: 25 million sold
  • Fujitsu: 12 million sold
  • Apple: 12 million sold[27]
  • Others: 213 million sold

2009[edit]

  • Nokia: 442 million sold[28][29]
  • Samsung: 238 million sold
  • LG: 124 million sold
  • Motorola: 59 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 57 million sold
  • ZTE: 50 million sold
  • Kyocera: 45 million sold[30][31]
  • RIM: 35 million sold
  • Sharp: 29 million sold
  • Huawei: 28 million sold
  • Apple: 24 million sold[32]
  • HTC: 11 million sold
  • Fujitsu: 9 million sold
  • Panasonic: 5 million sold[30]
  • NEC Casio: 5 million sold
  • Toshiba: 1.5 million sold[30]
  • Others: 170 million sold

2010[edit]

  • Nokia: 450 million sold
  • Samsung: 282 million sold[33]
  • LG: 117 million sold
  • RIM 48 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 42 million sold
  • Apple: 42 million sold[8][34]
  • Motorola: 39 million sold
  • Alcatel: 33 million sold[35]
  • ZTE: 30 million sold[36][37]
  • HTC: 25 million sold
  • Huawei: 24 million sold
  • Sharp: ? million sold
  • Others: 485 million sold

2011[edit]

  • Nokia: 422 million sold[38][39]
  • Samsung: 330 million sold[40]
  • Apple: 89 million sold[38]
  • LG: 86 million sold
  • ZTE: 57 million sold[41][42]
  • RIM: 52 million sold
  • HTC: 48 million sold
  • Huawei: 41 million sold
  • Motorola: 40 million sold
  • Sony Ericsson: 33 million sold
  • Others: 597 million sold
2013 in mobile phones

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

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