Every year all smartphone companies launch a bunch of new smartphones. They come with improved hardware, new features, and different price segments. Only a few of them succeed in grabbing everyone’s attention. Here are the 10 most popular smartphones in 2021 that everyone is loving so much.
10. Apple iPhone 12 mini
First, we have a very unexpected smartphone, iPhone 12 mini. At the time of launch, iPhone 12 mini didn’t have much hype and people preferred the base model, iPhone 12 over it. However, it was still a very budget-friendly iPhone and Apple ended up selling 14.5 million of them since October 2020.
9. Redmi Note 9 Pro
People often chase after value for the money kind of deal and the Redmi Note 9 Pro offers exactly that. It has amazing specs for a very little price. And, that’s why Redmi ended up selling 15 million Redmi Note 9 Pro. For an underdog smartphone company that’s very impressive numbers.
8. Samsung Galaxy A11
Samsung Galaxy A11 is probably one of the cheapest smartphones on this list. It’s a very basic entry-level smartphone with a triple camera and Snapdragon processor at just around 100$. Even though the specs are nothing impressive Samsung still ended up selling 15.3 million of this smartphone.
7. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
If the last one was the entry-level budget-friendly, then this one is a spec-heavy expensive one. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the current flagship device of the company and has every best thing in it that Apple can offer. Even at 1000$+price tag, the company has enough brand value to sell 16.8 million pieces around the globe.
6. Samsung Galaxy A01
Samsung Galaxy A01 costs just 80$, which makes it the cheapest smartphone on the list. Without having any impressive spec at all, the smartphone managed to sell more than 2 iPhones, 16.9 million to be precise.
5. Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung’s A series is kinda dominating this list. Here is another budget smartphone with very basic specs. Samsung still sold 19.4 million Galaxy A21s worldwide.
4. Samsung Galaxy A51
Yes, 4th smartphone from the same series. Samsung Galaxy A51 offers good stuff for a mid-range smartphone like AMOLED display and 5G connectivity. However, there was a version without 5G in some countries. It managed to sell 23.2 million units in total.
3. Apple iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 is the most popular in the series. The Pros are way too expensive and the mini is way too small to hold. iPhone 12 strikes the perfect balance between both. The price tag is well balanced for the features and specs of the smartphone. That’s why iPhone 12 ended up getting 23.3 million sales.
2. Apple iPhone SE
There is no wonder iPhone SE is on this list. Many people are just looking to have their first iOS-based smartphone experience. That’s where this smartphone comes in. It’s easy on the pocket, both money, and size-wise. The total unit sale of the iPhone SE is 24.2 million.
1. Apple iPhone 11
It makes perfect sense. With a new series 12, iPhone 11 got discounted price tag. It already had a powerful chipset, brilliant cameras, and an Excellent display. The only downside is the 4G connectivity. However, 5G is still new and many people don’t really care for it at the moment. Apple managed to sell whooping 64.8 million iPhone 11 units.
There are a couple of things we can understand from this list. First up, many people still prefer Samsung’s brand trust over Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and other brands when it comes to budget and mid-range smartphones. However, Apple takes the crown when it comes to premium smartphones. Samsung’s flagships like Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 don’t even come close.
Additionally, companies like OnePlus and Huawei isn’t part of the list even though they do have very good smartphones like OnePlus 8 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.