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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 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

Problem is not bout nokia. but is the windows phone os. windows phone market is like empty... nothing to do. so what to get a windows phone?

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  • 2013-01-03 02:04
  • KRV$

have you ever tried to look at the left side of this site.

theres always samsung galaxy young in the list of most popular :)

the best of 2011 is still the best in 2012

but i have no doubt s3 is the number 1 and nobody will disagree :)

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  • 2013-01-03 01:49
  • t7Xk

> In reply to Dave_hester @ 2013-01-02 22:07 from nGWV - click to readI'm a Sammy fan, not a Nokia fan. But how can go mock Nokia fans and say BB will outlast them when there is no BB phone on this list. Just curious.

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  • 2013-01-03 01:39
  • Kg%M

> In reply to jbpianist28 @ 2013-01-03 00:50 from syHA - click to readin what planet are you? coz we are talking of Earth here.

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  • 2013-01-03 01:17
  • vpHZ

> In reply to Dave_hester @ 2013-01-02 22:07 from nGWV - click to readIf that is true, then why don't I see bb on this list?

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  • 2013-01-03 01:16
  • 9Lb2

infact the nokia lumia 920 is the most demanded phone on the planet thank you very much, it is an awesome phone, and it is really popular :P

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  • 2013-01-03 00:50
  • syHA

Is there any article for the highest-rated phone of 2012? The Nokia Lumia 920 surely will top it.

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  • 2013-01-03 00:35
  • t7Xk

WOnder what would've happened if Nokia had come out with some GREAT tech in an Android product. As it is ya took money from and danced to the wrong Platform. Now MS OWNS Nokia in a manner of speaking. Hmm. Nokia's board of directors should awaken, the smell you noticed is COFFEE.
Apple. Nah...No need to comment.
Watch what the 'Droids do next ( oops THIS ) year as shown in CES..

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  • 2013-01-03 00:18
  • saSr

Well , i didn't think that i will see dead brands like Nokia in here , comone friends is there any face compered between 808 and S3 !?
:D Although am fan of Sony .

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  • 2013-01-03 00:17
  • iLH{

I hope nokia will be the leader in 2013 with the best quality like it used tobe

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  • 2013-01-03 00:08
  • 61B7

with respect to quality Nokia is indeed number 1 but for performance no doubt s3 or note 2 i worked with all OS and the best one is Belle(yes i am crazy) the most popular android(awesome open source), the best at nothing ios(i regret the day i bought iphone 4s)No lags but boring.

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  • 2013-01-03 00:08
  • MDVw

Dear GSM Arena,
Could you please explain what you mean as most popular in your data base.
Whilst your website is superb, no question about that, the issue is whether the data collected can be accurate or not, same for any similar website.
For example, if one looks at the daily interest, there is considerable so called interest in the lower Samsung models, and others, but these "hits" take on the form of more of a continuing chat channel than actual new people making an inquiry about a product.
So how can you discriminate between chatting, and genuine interested expressed by a new person in a product.
There might be some discrimination from new ip addresses, but I am at a loss as to how the lower rank in particular can be ascertained.
Yes, Samsung III, and Note II, for sure, and iphone 5, but not the Nokia 920, given the extent of daily interest, or even the LG Optimus G - strange indeed.

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  • 2013-01-03 00:05
  • y$i%

Most Popular GS3 of the year and GS4 will be next 2013.

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  • 2013-01-02 23:49
  • 49xm

> In reply to MisterCats @ 2013-01-02 23:06 from Bfv1 - click to readNo but it does show the level of interest in the general public which is closely linked to sales and profit.

Really, apart from a small group who are interested because of the nokia brand most people dont care.

(i used nokias for nearly 10 years but they fell behind... I went to apple in 2008 and Samsung in 2010.. Currently on a note 2 which is the best phone on the market)

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  • 2013-01-02 23:46
  • XrYg

this is only top 10 in year 2012, if do it in 2013 you will see nokia lumiarity will lead. Nokia is the long last phone with best quality. I have used one so far is working well for more than 10 years

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  • 2013-01-02 23:41
  • PWaa

For fairness, you should divide these figures by the number of days or months passed from the announcement to the end of the year.

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  • 2013-01-02 23:18
  • 3p5c

> In reply to Dave_hester @ 2013-01-02 22:07 from nGWV - click to readNokia's longevitity is not to be determined by hits on

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  • 2013-01-02 23:06
  • Bfv1

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-01-02 20:44 from t7Xk - click to readHappy New Year 2013 @ ISJ5!
It's ashame that you have favourite brand and loyal to it!
I don't! even though I'm using SGS3 *which is voted BEST phone in 2012!*
I'll use any brands as long as it doesn't restricting me!
Oh get that 3.5 inch away from me!

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  • 2013-01-02 22:53
  • PWng

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