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 of sales
Nokia 1100 2003 250[1] 250
 
Nokia 1110 Bar 2005 250[1] 250
 
Nokia 3210 1999 160[2] 160
 
Nokia 1200 2007 150[2] 150
 
Nokia 6600 2003 150[2] 150
 
Nokia 5230 2009 150[2] 150
 
Samsung E1100 2009–12 150 150
 
Nokia 2600 (2610/2626/2630) 2004 135 135
 
Motorola RAZR V3 2004 130[2] 130
 
Nokia 1600 (1650/1661) 2006 130 130
 
Nokia 3310 (3330) 2000 126[3] 126
 
Apple iPhone 6 & 6 Plus 2014–15 100[2] 100
 
Nokia 1208 (1209) 2007 100 100
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 2013 80[2] 80
 
Nokia 6010 (6020/6030) 2004 75 75
 
Apple iPhone 5 2012–13 70[2] 70
 
Nokia 5130 (5220/5310) 2007 65 65
 
Apple iPhone 4S 2011–14 60[4] 60
 
Motorola StarTAC 1996 60 60
 
Motorola C200 Bar 2003–06 60 60
 
Samsung Galaxy S III 2012–13 60 60
 
Apple iPhone 5S 2013–16 52[5] 52
 
Nokia 3100 (3120) 2003 50 50
 
Nokia 6230 (6233) 2004 50 50
 
Apple iPhone 4 2010–13 50 50
 
Samsung Galaxy S II 2011–12 40 40
 
Samsung Galaxy Note II 2012–13 38 38
 
Apple iPhone 3GS 2009–12 35 35
 
Nokia 6270 (6280) Slider 2005 30 30
 
Nokia 5200 (5300) Slider 2006 30 30
 
Samsung E250 2006 30 30
 
Samsung Star 2009–11 30 30
 
Samsung Galaxy S 2010–12 25 25
 
Apple iPhone 5C 2013–15 16[5] 16
 
HTC Thunderbolt 2011–12 16 16
 
Nokia 6120 1998 15 15
 
Siemens M30 (M35i) 2000 15 15
 
Nokia 3510 2002 15 15
 
Nokia 6100 2002 15 15
 
Nokia 6610 2002 15 15
 
Siemens A50 2002 15 15
 
Motorola V220 2003 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson K300 2004 15 15
 
Motorola PEBL U6 2005 15 15
 
Motorola SLVR L6 2005 15 15
 
Motorola SLVR L7 2005 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson J300 2005 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson K750 2005 15 15
 
Motorola KRZR K1 2006 15 15
 
Motorola V195 2006 15 15
 
RIM BlackBerry Pearl 2006 15 15
 
BenQ-Siemens S68 2006 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson K310 2006 15 15
 
Sony Ericsson W810 2006 15 15
 
Nokia E71 Keyboard 2008 15 15
 
LG Chocolate 2009 15 15
 
Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra 2009 12 12
 
Samsung Galaxy S5 2014 12[6] 12
 
LG Optimus One 2010 10 10
 
Alcatel One Touch Mini OT-708 2009 5 5
 

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. Since then there have been produced around 17.37 billion mobile phones.[citation needed]

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, 8 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 25 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]

  • Samsung Galaxy All variant, 520 million sold[14]
  • Apple all variants, 169.2 million sold[15]

Annual sales by manufacturer (1992–2005)[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]

  • Motorola: 60 million sold[17]
  • Nokia: 18 million sold[18]
  • Ericsson: ? million sold
  • NEC: ? million sold
  • Panasonic: ? million sold

1997[edit]

  • Motorola: 25.328 million sold[19]
  • Nokia: 20.593 million sold
  • Ericsson: 15.914 million sold
  • Panasonic: 8.627 million sold
  • Alcatel: 2.631 million sold
  • Others: 34.725 million sold

1998[edit]

  • Nokia: 37.374 million sold[20]
  • Motorola: 32.319 million sold[19]
  • Ericsson: 23.827 million sold
  • Panasonic: 13.397 million sold
  • Alcatel: 6.967 million sold
  • Samsung: 6 million sold
  • Others: 48.972 million sold

1999[edit]

  • Nokia: 76.335 million sold[21]
  • Motorola: 47.817 million sold
  • Ericsson: 29.785 million sold
  • Samsung: 17.686 million sold
  • Panasonic: 15.580 million sold
  • Others: 98 million sold

2000[edit]

  • Nokia: 126.369 million sold[22]
  • Motorola: 60.094 million sold
  • Ericsson: 41.467 million sold
  • Siemens: 26.989 million sold
  • Samsung: 20.639 million sold
  • Others: 140 million sold

2001[edit]

  • Nokia: 139.672 million sold[22]
  • Motorola: 59.092 million sold
  • Siemens: 29.753 million sold
  • Samsung: 28.234 million sold
  • Ericsson: 26.956 million sold
  • Others: 115.877 million sold

2002[23][edit]

  • Nokia: 151.4218 million (35.8% market share)
  • Motorola: 64.6401 million (15.3% market share)
  • Samsung: 41.6844 million (9.8% market share)
  • Siemens: 34.6180 million (8.2% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 23.1129 million (5.5% market share)
  • Others: 107.9414 million (25.5% market share)
  • Total: 423.4185 million (100% market share)

2003[24][edit]

  • Nokia: 180.6724 million (34.7% market share)
  • Motorola: 75.1771 million (14.5% market share)
  • Samsung: 54.4751 million (10.5% market share)
  • Siemens: 43.7543 million (8.4% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 26.6863 million (5.1% market share)
  • LG: 26.2137 million (5.0% market share)
  • Others: 113.0096 million (21.8% market share)
  • Total: 519.9855 million (100% market share)

2004[25][edit]

  • Nokia: 207.2313 million (30.7% market share)
  • Motorola: 104.1242 million (15.4% market share)
  • Samsung: 85.2384 million (12.6% market share)
  • Siemens: 48.4558 million (7.2% market share)
  • LG: 42.2768 million (6.3% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 42.0317 million (6.2% market share)
  • Others: 144.6437 million (21.6% market share)
  • Total: 674.0019 million (100% market share)

2005[26][edit]

  • Nokia: 265.6148 million (32.5% market share)
  • Motorola: 144.9204 million (17.7% market share)
  • Samsung: 103.7536 million (12.7% market share)
  • LG: 54.9246 million (6.7% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 51.7738 million (6.3% market share)
  • Siemens: 28.5906 million (3.5% market share)
  • Others: 166.9851 million (20.6% market share)
  • Total: 816.5629 million (100% market share)

Annual sales by manufacturer (2006–Q1 2016)[edit]

2006[27][edit]

  • Nokia: 344.9159 million (34.8% market share)
  • Motorola: 209.2509 million (21.1% market share)
  • Samsung: 116.4801 million (11.8% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 73.6416 million (7.4% market share)
  • LG: 61.9860 million (6.3% market share)
  • Others: 184.5880 million (18.6% market share)
  • Total: 990.8625 million (100% market share)

2007[28][edit]

  • Nokia: 435.4531 million (37.8% market share)
  • Motorola: 164.307 million (14.3% market share)
  • Samsung: 154.5407 million (13.4% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 101.3584 million (8.8% market share)
  • LG: 78.5763 million (6.8% market share)
  • Apple: 2.3 million sold[29]
  • Others: 218.6043 million (18.9% market share)
  • Total: 1,152.8398 million (100% market share)

2008[30][edit]

  • Nokia: 472.3150 million (38.6% market share)
  • Samsung: 199.1820 million (16.3% market share)
  • Motorola: 106.5900 million (8.7% market share)
  • LG: 102.5554 million (8.4% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 93.4145 million (7.6% market share)
  • Apple: 12 million sold[31]
  • Others: 248.1890 million (20.4% market share)
  • Total: 1,222.2452 million (100% market share)

2009[32][edit]

  • Nokia: 440.8816 million (36.4% market share)
  • Samsung: 235.7720 million (19.5% market share)
  • LG: 122.0553 million (10.1%market share)
  • Motorola: 58.4752 million (4.8% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 54.8734 million (4.5% market share)
  • Apple: 24.889 million sold[33]
  • Others: 299.1792 million (24.7% market share)
  • Total: 1,211.2366 million (100% market share)

2010[34][edit]

  • Nokia: 461.3182 million (28.9% market share)
  • Samsung: 281.0658 million (17.6% market share)[35]
  • LG: 114.1546 million (7.1% market share)
  • Research in Motion: 47.4516 million (3.0% market share)
  • Apple: 46.5983 million (2.9% market share)[7][36]
  • Sony Ericsson: 41.8192 million (2.6% market share)
  • Motorola: 38.5537 million (2.4% market share)
  • ZTE: 28.7687 million (1.8% market share)[37]
  • HTC: 24.6884 million (1.5% market share)
  • Huawei: 23.8147 million (1.5% market share)
  • Others: 488.5693 million (30.6% market share)
  • Total: 1,596.8024 million (100% market share)

2011[38][edit]

  • Nokia: 422.4783 million (23.8% market share)
  • Samsung: 313.9042 million (17.7% market share)[39]
  • Apple: 89.2632 million (5.0% market share)
  • LG: 86.3709 million (4.9% market share)
  • ZTE: 56.8818 million (3.2% market share)[40]
  • Research in Motion: 51.5419 million (2.9% market share)
  • HTC: 43.2669 million (2.4% market share)
  • Huawei: 40.6634 million (2.3% market share)
  • Motorola: 40.2690 million (2.3% market share)
  • Sony Ericsson: 32.5975 million (1.8% market share)
  • Others: 597.3269 million (33.7% market share)
  • Total: 1,774.5641 million (100% market share)

2012[41][edit]

  • Samsung: 384.6312 million (22.0% market share)
  • Nokia: 333.9380 million (19.1% market share)
  • Apple: 130.1332 million (7.5% market share)
  • ZTE: 67.3444 million (3.9% market share)
  • LG: 58.0159 million (3.3% market share)
  • Huawei Technologies: 47.2883 million (2.7% market share)
  • TCL Communication: 37.1766 million (2.1% market share)
  • Research in Motion: 34.2103 million (2.0% market share)
  • Motorola: 33.9163 million (1.9% market share)
  • HTC: 32.1218 million (1.8% market share)
  • Others: 587.3996 million (33.6% market share)
  • Total: 1,746.1756 million (100% market share)

2013[12][edit]

2013 in mobile phones
  • Samsung: 444.4442 million (24.6% market share)
  • Nokia: 250.7931 million (13.9% market share)
  • Apple: 150.7859 million (8.3% market share)
  • LG: 69.0245 million (3.8% market share)
  • ZTE: 59.8988 million (3.3% market share)
  • Huawei: 53.2951 million (2.9% market share)
  • TCL Communication: 49.5313 million (2.7% market share)
  • Lenovo: 45.2847 million (2.5% market share)
  • Sony Mobile Communications: 37.5957 million (2.1% market share)
  • Yulong: 32.6014 million (1.8% market share)
  • Others: 613.7100 million (34% market share)
  • Total: 1,806.9647 million (100% market share)

2014[42][edit]

  • Samsung: 392.546 million (20.9% market share)
  • Apple: 191.426 million (10.2% market share)
  • Microsoft: 185.660 million (9.9% market share)
  • Lenovo Motorola: 84.029 million (4.5% market share)
  • LG: 76.096 million (4% market share)
  • Huawei: 70.499 million (3.8% market share)
  • TCL Communication 64.026 million (3.4% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 56.529 million (3% market share)
  • ZTE: 53.910 million (2.9% market share)
  • Sony Mobile: 37.791 million (2% market share)
  • Micromax:37.094 million (2% market share)
  • Others: 629.360 million (33.5% market share)
  • Total: 1,878.968 million (100% market share)

2015[43][edit]

  • Samsung: 320.2197 million (22.5% market share)
  • Apple: 225.8506 million (15.9% market share)
  • Huawei: 104.0947 million (7.3% market share)
  • Lenovo Motorola: 72.7482 million (5.1% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 65.6186 million (4.6% market share)
  • Others: 635.3685 million (44.6% market share)
  • Total: 1,423.9003 million (100% market share)

Q1 2016[44][edit]

  • Samsung: 81.1869 million (23.2% market share)
  • Apple: 51.6295 million (14.8% market share)
  • Huawei: 28.8610 million (8.3% market share)
  • OPPO: 16.1126 million (4.6% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 15.0480 million (4.3% market share)
  • Others: 156.4134 million (44.8% market share)
  • Total: 349.2514 million (100% market share)

Q2 2016[45][edit]

  • Samsung: 76.7435 million (22.3% market share)
  • Apple: 44.3950 million (12.9% market share)
  • Huawei: 30.6707 million (8.9% market share)
  • OPPO: 18.4896 million (5.4% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 15.5307 million (4.5% market share)
  • Others: 158.5303 million (46.0% market share)
  • Total: 344.3597 million (100% market share)

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