What is the best-selling phone in the world?

In the mobile device market there are many brands and models to suit all preferences and budgets. Despite this, there are companies that sell much more than others. In 2021, for example, the best-selling phone was none other than Apple’s iPhone.

In the premium segment of smartphones, the iPhone dominates the market. And despite being out of reach of most people’s pockets, Apple sells millions of devices every year. 

6 out of 10 premium phones are iPhones

According to data from Counterpoint Research, 60% of high-end devices sold on the market are iPhone, i.e. those costing over 400 dollars/euros. The American brand even surpasses Samsung, its closest competitor that does offer smartphone in all ranges, including the most economical ones. 

In 2020, Apple sold 55% of premium devices on the market, followed by Samsung with 20%. In 2021, the share of the company led by Tim Cook increased its sales, with a 60% share compared to 17% of the Korean Samsung.

The best-selling iPhone models in 2021

Now, it is also important to know which of the brand’s devices sold the most last year. According to the aforementioned study, they were:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

For many, having the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max on the list was a big surprise, since they came out at the end of 2021. This means they were only sold during the last 3 months of the year and still stood out among the most purchased of the high-end. 

Do you want an iPhone? Pick one according to what you need!

The best-selling iPhone models in 2021

No wonder the iPhone is the best-selling phone in the world. These devices are truly technological gems in terms of power, performance and style. If you have decided to buy one of Apple’s smartphones, we tell you which model to choose depending on your needs.

  • If you don’t want to spend a lot of money

If your decision is based on budget, your best option is the iPhone SE. A small device with good performance, ideal for those who give a lighter use to the phone. It is perfect for using messaging applications, social media, phone calls, etc., but with the quality advantages of an iPhone.

  • If you want to watch movies and series

In case you want to take advantage of your phone to consume audiovisual content, you need a model with a large screen. An excellent choice is undoubtedly the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which in addition to having a high quality panel (Super Retina XDR OLED), has a size of 6.7 inches and an excellent resolution. It also has a super battery, capable of offering almost 30 hours of playback. 

  • If you want to use it with one hand

If you’re not a fan of large phones that you have to handle with two hands, we recommend the iPhone SE, iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 13 mini. These devices have compact dimensions, with a display of just 5.4 inches. Therefore, you will be able to handle them comfortably with one hand, without complications. 

  • If you are looking for power, autonomy and a good camera

For those who use their phone intensively and want a balanced device that fits well with their style, the iPhone 13 is a great option. It has a good 6.1-inch screen, a high-performance processor, enough RAM and a battery capable of holding up to all-day use. 

All iPhones are high-quality devices, but you should consider their price, as they are not known for being affordable phones. If you decide to buy one, make sure it fits your needs perfectly. And remember that if you buy your phone and it is tied to a carrier, Movical can help you unlock it, contact us!