Mobile Phone industry is one of the busiest industry with countless devices being launched every month in spite of the fact that the space is chock-a-block with other devices But, with so many handsets in a crowded space, how would we know whether they have been able to grab consumer’s attention? Top 20 Mobile Phones a monthly feature where we list the most searched mobiles by the visitors on the 91mobiles website in the period of July month. These mobile phones have been searched by over 4 million consumers.
The WinnersSamsung’s recently launched exchange offers, the device is garnering more sales than ever. In a gist, the device features a Full HD 5” screen, 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, 2600 mAh battery and a lot of Samsung’s custom features over Android 4.2.2 OS (upgradable to Android 4.3). Nokia’s buyback offers. updated to Android 4.2.2).
Complete ListWe’ve already stated the top 5 devices, now let’s dive into check other devices able to mark their entry in the list-
What do the trends suggest?
Samsung rules the marketContinuing with the similar trend of the past month, Samsung holds a big chunk amongst 20 devices with 7 mobile phones. It’s followed by Nokia with 4 handsets. Perhaps, the biggest change comes from Micromax with just 3 devices compared to 5 devices in previous month and Micromax’s loss has been Sony and Lava’s gain. Lava marked the entry in this coveted top 20 list with Xolo Q800. //
Rise of Dual-SIM smartphonesOut of 20 devices mentioned in the list, exactly 50 % of them provide dual-SIM support. It seems that the dual-SIM handsets started out as a mere convenience for the consumers, and now are slowly becoming a necessity.
Affordable Segment attracting salesThere are 6 devices in the range of Rs. 5000-Rs. 10000 which signifies that majority of the people are comfortable with the purchase of budget device. Though we can’t discount the fact that people are also going for mid-range as well as top-end smartphones. //
Old is (still) GoldAs many as 5 devices in this list have been launched almost an year ago and yet they find a place in this list. This can be attributed to the simple reason that these older devices offers good configuration and more bang for a buck.
- Samsung Galaxy S3’s successor Galaxy S4 wins the crown this month, it doesn’t mean Galaxy S3 has become outdated. In the mid-range segment, the smartphone provides good features.
- While people are eagerly waiting for Samsung and Apple to launch Note 3 and new iPhone soon, their predecessors Note II and iPhone 5 have become a bargain purchase because of several price-cuts.
- Same is the case with now defunct WP 7.5 powering Nokia Lumia 510 and 2nd position holder Galaxy S Duos with a little older version of Android.