The best-selling smartphones in the world in 2016

Only the middle of 2016 has passed, which means that while we can give data for the first half of this year. To find out about the best-selling smartphone, turn to Strategy Analytics for help..

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

According to Strategy Analytics, it was the Galaxy S7 edge model that became the most popular smartphone in the first half of 2016. The total number of smartphones sold is 13.3 million, and this is provided that the device appeared on sale just a few months ago.

Experts agree that the reason for high sales is a very successful design with an unusual curved screen and good consumer qualities.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 157g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3600 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy J2

The second place went to Samsung and Galaxy J2 models. This is an inexpensive device with far from the most outstanding features. In Russia, the smartphone is not very successful, and it is not yet officially represented, however, it is incredibly successful in other markets – 13 million such smartphones were sold.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 540
  • Weight: 130g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 3475
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Samsung Galaxy S7

Third place went to … Yes, yes, and again Samsung! Galaxy S7 is the “younger brother” of the Galaxy S7 – it uses ordinary glass, not curved. In addition, the screen diagonal is 5.1 inches, not 5.5 inches, like the edge.

A total of 11.8 million Galaxy S7 were sold..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

What else?

Unfortunately, the information is only about the first three places, the rest is not reported. But there is other news.

For example, the demand for smartphones does not fall, since in the first half of 2016, 5% more devices were sold than in the same period a year earlier. And sales of Apple smartphones fell, although perhaps the new iPhone 7 will fix the situation.