iPhone and Samsung handsets top UK sales

News 15:29, 23 Mar 2012

Apple and Samsung phones top UK sales figures according to a report

A third of all phones sold in the UK are either iPhone or Samsung models according to figures from UK mobile comparison site Mobilesplease.

Mobilesplease surveyed sales data from online retailers including Phones4U, Dialaphone and e2save between July and December 2011.

The popularity of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S2 flagship devices are believed to have caused both companies to lead in UK sales figures.

During the survey period, Apple's iPhone 4S accounted for five per cent of all UK phone sales while the Samsung Galaxy S2 made up 12 per cent.

It should be noted that the Galaxy S2 was well established in the market by this period where Apple's iPhone 4S was a relatively new release, though it did achieve record opening weekend sales for Apple.

‘The Galaxy S II has elevated Samsung into the major leagues,' said Bobbie Bhogal, Managing Director of Mobilesplease. 

‘Its large touchscreen and slim line body with an 8 megapixel camera positioned it as the leading alternative to the iPhone and it has more than matched its sales on Mobilesplease.co.uk.'

Overall Apple's full range of iPhone devices accounted for 19 per cent of the market, while Samsung's range made up 14 per cent.

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