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Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012 - read the full textHere at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to accurately reflect the trends in the smartphone...

 

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> In reply to F*ckboys @ 2013-01-03 05:00 from vj1T - click to readNo one cares for Nokia and their Lumia line.
Pureview was popular and then it became outdated in 1 hour after its released.
8 MP with Panorama mode is way better than 38MP of bad quality.

Nokia is over in 2013 after their failure with Lumia 920 and its so cheap and still didn't sell more than 1000 units.

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  • 2013-01-03 06:11
  • fq6D

I Have used all 3, iOS is simple, but most apps are not free, Games are more interesting but screen size abit small for my use as they upgrade their OS my iphone 4 get slower, Android has tons of free stuff but a bit buggy and hang and resets itself at time but updates make is smoother and more usable. Lumia has the nicest interface and is very social. Does not lag even with only 512mb of ram. i used iphone 4, htc one x, galaxy note and lumia 900

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  • 2013-01-03 05:56
  • PGX4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 04:52 from kg3U - click to readkg3U your my idol!

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  • 2013-01-03 05:53
  • t7Xk

> In reply to LoveAndroid @ 2013-01-03 03:34 from QXPR - click to readI hate windows phones but I have to disagree with your comment. The only reason we don't see windows phone in the top ten of 2012 is because they came out half or later of 2012.

Still happy they are not in the top ten and hope they continue to be out of the top ten after 2013 =D.

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  • 2013-01-03 05:52
  • t7TP

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 04:52 from kg3U - click to readIPhone? sure... but WP8? Let's see if you say that again after a couple of months. I'm done with Windows, they start smooth and then lags and issues arise after updates. never again will I own a windows phone.

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  • 2013-01-03 05:50
  • t7TP

So what if Nokia Lumias are not here? not everyone knows GSMArena you know! uggh! You people where's your common sense and ability to critically think..

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  • 2013-01-03 05:00
  • vj1T

Yeah.. my xps in top 2... :-) not bad... not bad...

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  • 2013-01-03 04:56
  • tZjH

GSMArena, please do something about the fake votes for Lumia 920 in Current Ranking by user rating. It is just so fake that Lumia 920 sits at the top of the list everyday but never appears in the ranking by daily interest which is based on actual page hits.

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  • 2013-01-03 04:54
  • 2AvF

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 04:50 from kg3U - click to readiPhones and WP8 are much more reliable and stable than Android if you guys have even tried all three OS.

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  • 2013-01-03 04:52
  • kg3U

> In reply to LoveAndroid @ 2013-01-03 03:34 from QXPR - click to readAndroid is so boring. No Xbox Live games, no Xbox Achievements, occasional lag, and very glitchy all the time (there is no fix for it).

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  • 2013-01-03 04:50
  • kg3U

Well done Sony, deserved

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  • 2013-01-03 04:38
  • m56e

I think the explanation why Lumias don't even make it here b'coz people don't bother to try one. On the brighter side, a feature-phone and a Symbian made it to the top 10, and to think that all of the other competitors are smartphones. 2013 is just begining, we'll see if this trend will continue. . :)

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  • 2013-01-03 04:25
  • P@1G

well, a couple of weeks ago, gsmarena posted a news about the most visualised clip on youtube. It was a stupid song, with nothing special, no art, no emotions, no deep feelings, stupid and stupid again, but it was the most visualised. And now another news: Samsung phones are the most visualised on gsmarena site. Don't you think Samsung phones are the same, no art, no emotions, no deep feelings, stupid and stupid again? The quantity is in favor of Samsung, but how about the quality of men who are interesed in a phone or another? It's hard to say, but not impossible. The nature is arisocrate, and the opinion of a superior man makes more than the opinion of 1000 stupid people. So don't bother about quantity, be cool, be free, be smart. There are a lot of phones around there with more personality, more art, more "feeling" than Samsung ones. It's your choice if you want to be special or if you want just to be a part of the crowd. Happy new year gsmarena and please don't censorship my post.

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  • 2013-01-03 03:39
  • LaB2

These rankings simply show 1 thing. Windows Phones are just cannot make it at all. Whatsapp is sub par, no Flipboard or official Dropbox. Having a Windows Phone is simply so boooooring.

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  • 2013-01-03 03:34
  • QXPR

My pureview notches apple. hahaha... justice of being innovation has being served...

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  • 2013-01-03 02:52
  • vxrX

At least my phone made it to the top 2 :D

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  • 2013-01-03 02:51
  • K7eu

> In reply to Dave_hester @ 2013-01-02 22:07 from nGWV - click to readif you want nokia fanboys to be converted to android, pls stop ridiculing them

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  • 2013-01-03 02:28
  • IaHY

Nokia... I've been your fan since 2004. Never wrote a review against you up to now! What happened to you! I can't digest as there is no place for you in this two (top ten of 2012) artices except for N808, a Symbian phone. Open your eyes atleast now. Produce Symbian phones along with Windows. People's taste differ. Some like Smbian, some like Windows...... Oh Nokia, I can go on giving you reasons like this! But what is the use! Even the Readers are getting bore of such reviews (Bring back Symbian) But no change in your attitude! You will Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer! Suffer!
I know... Android fans will laugh at this futile review! You can laugh because you have got all the reasons to do so. Be happy with your Androids. I no more defend that Nokia is superior to SAMSUNG as I did all tese days. I respect SAMSUNG though I don't have any SAMSUG mobile!

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  • 2013-01-03 02:23
  • 7tKN

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