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The Nokia 1100 (shown here) and 1110 are the best-selling handsets[1]

This is a list of best-selling mobile phones. The best-selling mobile devices are the Nokia 1100 and 1110, two bar phones released in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Both have sold over 250 million units. The best-selling touchscreen phones are the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, both released in 2014. Together, they have sold over 220 million units. The best-selling flip phone is the Motorola RAZR V3, released in 2004. It sold over 130 million units. The best-selling slider phone is the Samsung E250, released in 2006. It has sold over 30 million units.

Of the 70 phones on the list, Nokia sold the most models, with 24. In 2019, over 1.5 billion mobile phones were sold, with Samsung dominating yearly sales at over 296 million units sold, taking up 19.2% market share. Combined, all mobile phones have shipped over 19 billion units worldwide between 1994 and 2018.[a]

Top-selling mobile phones[edit]

Manufacturer Model Form factor Smartphone? Year Graph (million units)
Nokia 1100 Bar No 2003 250[2][1][3] 250
 
Nokia 1110 Bar No 2005 250[2][1][4] 250
 
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Touchscreen Yes 2014 222.4[5][2] 222.4
 
Nokia 105 (2013) and 105 (2015) Bar No 2013 200[6] 200
 
Nokia 3210 Bar No 1999 160[1][4][7] 160
 
Nokia 6600 Bar Yes 2003 150[2][1] 150
 
Nokia 1200 Bar No 2007 150[2][1][4] 150
 
Nokia 5230 Touchscreen Yes 2009 150[2][1][4] 150
 
Samsung E1100 Bar No 2009 150[2] 150
 
Nokia 2600 (2610/2626/2630) Bar No 2004 135[2][1][4][3] 135
 
Motorola RAZR V3 Flip phone No 2004 130[2][4] 130
 
Nokia 1600 (1650/1661) Bar No 2006 130[2][1][4][3] 130
 
Nokia 3310 (3330) Bar No 2000 126[2][1][4][8] 126
 
Nokia 1208 (1209) Bar No 2007 100[2][1][4] 100
 
Nokia 1280 Bar No 2010 100[9] 100
 
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Touchscreen Yes 2017 86.3[10][11] 86.3
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Touchscreen Yes 2013 80[2] 80
 
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Touchscreen Yes 2016 78.3[5] 78.3
 
Nokia 6010 (6020/6030) Bar No 2004 75[2][4][3] 75
 
Apple iPhone 5 Touchscreen Yes 2012 70[5][2] 70
 
Apple iPhone XR Touchscreen Yes 2018 69.4[11] 69.4
 
Nokia 5130 (5220/5310) Bar No 2007 65[2][4] 65
 
Apple iPhone X Touchscreen Yes 2017 63[12] 63
 
Apple iPhone 4s Touchscreen Yes 2011 60[2][4][13] 60
 
Motorola StarTAC Flip phone No 1996 60[2][4] 60
 
Motorola C200 Bar No 2003 60[4] 60
 
Motorola C139 Bar No 2005 60[13] 60
 
Samsung Galaxy S III Touchscreen Yes 2012 60[2] 60
 
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Touchscreen Yes 2016 55[14] 55
 
Apple iPhone 5s Touchscreen Yes 2013 52[5] 52
 
Nokia 3100 (3120) Bar No 2003 50[4] 50
 
Nokia 6230 (6233) Bar No 2004 50[4] 50
 
Apple iPhone 4 Touchscreen Yes 2010 50[13] 50
 
Apple iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max Touchscreen Yes 2018 48[15] 48
 
Nokia N70 (N72/N73) Bar Yes 2005 45[13][3] 45
 
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Touchscreen Yes 2017 41[16] 41
 
Samsung Galaxy S II Touchscreen Yes 2011 40[4] 40
 
Apple iPhone 11 Touchscreen Yes 2019 37.3[11] 37.3
 
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Touchscreen Yes 2018 35.4[11] 35.4
 
Nokia 2650 Flip phone No 2004 35[4] 35
 
Nokia 6300 Bar No 2006 35[3] 35
 
Apple iPhone 3Gs Touchscreen Yes 2009 35[4] 35
 
Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max Touchscreen Yes 2019 33.1[11] 33.1
 
Samsung Galaxy A10 Touchscreen Yes 2019 30.3[11] 30.3
 
Samsung E250 Slider No 2006 30[13] 30
 
Samsung Galaxy Note II Touchscreen Yes 2012 30[17] 30
 
Nokia 5200 (5300) Slider No 2006 30[3] 30
 
Samsung Galaxy S Touchscreen Yes 2010 25[18] 25
 
Samsung Galaxy A50 Touchscreen Yes 2019 24.2[11] 24.2
 
Samsung Galaxy A20 Touchscreen Yes 2019 23.1[11] 23.1
 
LG Chocolate VX8500 Slider No 2006 21[19][20][21][22][23] 21
 
Nokia 2100 Bar No 2003 20[24][7] 20
 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro Touchscreen Yes 2019 20[25] 20
 
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Touchscreen Yes 2019 20[26] 20
 
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro Touchscreen Yes 2018 17[26] 17
 
HTC Thunderbolt Touchscreen Yes 2011 16[13] 16
 
Huawei P20 Lite Touchscreen Yes 2018 16[11] 16
 
Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e Touchscreen Yes 2019 16[27] 16
 
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Touchscreen Yes 2018 15.2[11] 15.2
 
Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Slider No 2007 15[3] 15
 
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Touchscreen Yes 2008 15[3] 15
 
Nokia E71 Keyboard bar Yes 2008 15[3] 15
 
Sony Ericsson K300 (K310) Bar No 2004 15[13][28] 15
 
Sony Ericsson K750 Bar No 2005 15[13] 15
 
Sony Ericsson W800 (W810) Bar No 2006 15[13][28] 15
 
Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry Pearl Bar Yes 2006 15[13] 15
 
Motorola Droid Bionic Touchscreen Yes 2011 13[13] 13
 
LG Cookie (KP500) Touchscreen No 2009 13[29][30][31] 13
 
LG G3 Touchscreen Yes 2014 10[32][33][34] 10
 
LG Shine Slider No 2008 10[35] 10
 

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 had been produced around 17.37 billion mobile phones as of 2015.[citation needed]

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

1996[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

2009[edit]

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

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Annual sales by manufacturer[edit]

Manufacturer 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017* 2018* 2019*
Alcatel 2.631 6.967
Apple 2.3 12 24.889 46.5983 89.2632 130.1332 150.7859 191.426 225.8506 216.064 214.9244 209.0484 207.4751
BBK 72.4086
Ericsson 15.914 23.827 29.785 41.467 26.956
HTC 24.6884 43.2669 32.1218
Huawei 23.8147 40.6634 47.2883 53.2951 70.499 104.0947 132.8249 150.5343 202.9014 240.6155
Lenovo 45.2847 72.7482
Lenovo/Motorola 84.029
LG 26.2137 42.2768 54.9246 61.986 78.5763 102.5554 122.0553 114.1546 86.3709 58.0159 69.0245 76.096
Micromax 37.094
Microsoft 185.66
Motorola 4 12 60 25.328 32.319 47.818 60.094 59.097 64.640 75.177 104.124 144.920 209.251 164.307 106.59 58.4752 38.5537 40.269 33.9163
NEC 2 6
Nokia 3 5 9 13 18 20.593 37.374 76.335 126.369 139.672 151.422 180.672 207.231 265.615 344.916 435.453 472.315 440.8816 461.3182 422.4783 333.938 250.7931
Oppo 85.2995 112.124 118.8375 118.6932
Others 248.189 299.1792 488.5693 597.3269 587.3996 613.71 629.36 635.3685 682.3143 638.0047 607.0490 565.630
Panasonic 8.627 13.397 15.581
RIM 47.4516 51.5419 34.2103
Samsung 4.686 17.687 20.639 28.234 41.684 54.475 85.238 103.754 116.480 154.541 199.182 235.772 281.0658 313.9042 384.6312 444.4442 392.546 320.4 306.4466 321.2633 295.0437 296.194
Siemens 26.989 29.753 34.618 43.754 48.456 28.591
Sony 37.5957 37.791
Sony Ericsson 93.4145 54.8734 41.8192 32.5975
TCL 37.1766 49.5313 64.026
Vivo 99.6848
Xiaomi 56.529 65.6186 122.3870 126.0492
Yulong 32.6014
ZTE 28.7687 56.8818 67.3444 59.8988 53.91
Total 107.818 162.856 283.581 412.731 399.583 423.4185 519.9855 674.0019 816.5629 990.8625 1152.8398 1222.2452 1211.2366 1596.8024 1774.5641 1746.1756 1806.9647 1878.968 1423.9003 1495.358 1536.5355 1555.267 1540.657

note: this table is created from the data listed below; annual sales is in millions; from 2015 onward the figures reflect only sales of smartphones (as opposed to feature phones)

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

  • Nokia: 5 million sold

1994[edit]

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

1995[edit]

  • Nokia: 13 million sold

1996[edit]

  • Motorola: 60 million sold[44]
  • Nokia: 18 million sold[45]

1997[edit]

[46]

  • Motorola: 25.328 million sold
  • 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
  • Total: 107.818 million sold

1998[edit]

[47][46]

  • Nokia: 37.374 million sold
  • Motorola: 32.319 million sold[46]
  • Ericsson: 23.827 million sold
  • Panasonic: 13.397 million sold
  • Alcatel: 6.967 million sold
  • Samsung: 4.686 million sold
  • Others: 44.286 million sold
  • Total: 162.856 million sold

1999[edit]

[48]

  • Nokia: 76.335 million sold
  • Motorola: 47.818 million sold
  • Ericsson: 29.785 million sold
  • Samsung: 17.687 million sold
  • Panasonic: 15.581 million sold
  • Others: 96.376 million sold
  • Total: 283.581 million sold

2000[edit]

[49]

  • Nokia: 126.369 million sold
  • Motorola: 60.094 million sold
  • Ericsson: 41.467 million sold
  • Siemens: 26.989 million sold
  • Samsung: 20.639 million sold
  • Others: 137.173 million sold
  • Total: 412.731 million sold

2001[edit]

  • Nokia: 139.672 million sold[49]
  • Motorola: 59.097 million sold
  • Siemens: 29.753 million sold
  • Samsung: 28.234 million sold
  • Ericsson: 26.956 million sold
  • Others: 115.877 million sold
  • Total: 399.583 million sold

2002[edit]

[50]

  • 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[edit]

[51]

  • 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[edit]

[52]

  • 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[edit]

[53]

  • 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)

2006[edit]

[54]

  • 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[edit]

[55]

  • 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[56]
  • Others: 218.6043 million (18.9% market share)
  • Total: 1,152.8398 million (100% market share)

2008[edit]

[57]

  • 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[58]
  • Others: 248.1890 million (20.4% market share)
  • Total: 1,222.2452 million (100% market share)

2009[edit]

[59]

  • 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[60]
  • Others: 299.1792 million (24.7% market share)
  • Total: 1,211.2366 million (100% market share)

2010[edit]

[61]

  • Nokia: 461.3182 million (28.9% market share)
  • Samsung: 281.0658 million (17.6% market share)[62]
  • 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)[63]
  • 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)[64]
  • 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[edit]

[65]

  • Nokia: 422.4783 million (23.8% market share)
  • Samsung: 313.9042 million (17.7% market share)[66]
  • Apple: 89.2632 million (5.0% market share)
  • LG: 86.3709 million (4.9% market share)
  • ZTE: 56.8818 million (3.2% market share)[67]
  • 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[edit]

[68]

  • 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[edit]

[69]

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[edit]

[70]

  • 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[edit]

[71]

Note that previous years have listed sales of mobile phones including non smartphones (so called feature phones) while from 2015 and on the statistics only show smartphone sales.

  • Samsung: 320.4 million (22.5% market share)
  • Apple: 225.8506 million (15.9% market share)
  • Huawei: 104.0947 million (7.3% market share)
  • Lenovo: 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)

2016[edit]

[72]

  • Samsung: 306.4466 million (20.5% market share)
  • Apple: 216.0640 million (14.4% market share)
  • Huawei: 132.8249 million (8.9% market share)
  • OPPO: 85.2995 million (5.7% market share)
  • BBK Communication Equipment: 72.4086 million (4.8% market share)
  • Others: 682.3143 million (45.6% market share)
  • Total: 1,495.3580 million (100% market share)

2017[edit]

[73]

  • Samsung: 321.2633 million (20.9% market share)
  • Apple: 214.9244 million (14% market share)
  • Huawei: 150.534.3 million (9.8% market share)
  • OPPO: 112.124 million (7.3% market share)
  • Vivo: 99.6848 million (6.5% market share)
  • Others: 638.0047 million (41.5% market share)
  • Total: 1,536.5355 million (100% market share)

2018[edit]

[74]

  • Samsung: 295.0437 million (19% market share)
  • Apple: 209.0484 million (13.4% market share)
  • Huawei: 202.9014 million (13% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 122.3870 million (7.9% market share)
  • OPPO: 118.837.5 million (7.6% market share)
  • Others: 607.0490 million (39% market share)
  • Total: 1,555,267.0 (100.0% market share)

2019[edit]

[75]

  • Samsung: 296.194 million (19.2% market share)
  • Huawei: 240.615.5 million (15.6% market share)
  • Apple : 193.475.1 million (10.5% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 126.049.2 million (8.2% market share)
  • OPPO: 118.693.2 million (7.7% market share)
  • Others: 565.630 million (36.7% market share)
  • Total: 1,540,657 (100% market share)

2020 (Q1)[edit]

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  • Samsung: 58.3 million (21.2% market share)
  • Huawei: 48.5 million (17.6% market share)
  • Apple : 28.2 million (14.3% market share)
  • Xiaomi: 27.5 million (10% market share)
  • OPPO: 22.6 million (8.2% market share)
  • Others: 78.7 million (28.6% market share)
  • Total: 274.8 (100% market share)

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