Very nice , T-Mobile becoming the biggest selling company of cellphones in almost every country .
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2016This looks accurate. All three big companies are neck-in-neck, with Sprint lagging behind slightly.Your right, apple have slipped massively comared to Samsung on that chart
If this sounds like history repeats itself, it should be noted that what Huawei is doing now is akin to what Apple was doing when they first got in the smartphone game - combine the best features of what everyone else has to offer and package it in a beautiful device.
> Nice screen
> removable storage
> beautiful and slender device
> giant battery
> price matches with performance
Now let's take a step back and assess how much of those Motorola RAZR flip phones and Nokia candybars cost back then...about $500-600 and they couldn't do 1/3rd of what Apple was offering at the time. So really, you don't need a degree in accounting to see the disparity between what Huawei is offering versus all the major players.
They don't need to watch what Huawei's doing. The simple fact that the huawei mate 8 (a $500 phone UNLOCKED) could wipe the floor with the likes of the galaxy s7edge, htc 10, lg g5, sony xperia XP, etc, is enough for anyone with half a brain to understand that the consumers aren't naive about their purchasing power compare to 5yrs ago.
Linas, 01 Jun 2016I believe it is much more important to mention that the only one of established brands have gr... moreYou make a very good point. These are not showing volumes, only growth/loss. A gain of 2.4% for 200 million units sold is a lot higher than a gain of 20% for 10 million units, for example.
This looks accurate. All three big companies are neck-in-neck, with Sprint lagging behind slightly.
I believe it is much more important to mention that the only one of established brands have grown in Q1 ... and that is Samsung. That 2.4% might be what all newcomers are selling combined. That is huge achievement for established brand in such saturated market. It is easy to make numbers for brands like Zoostorm and Blu... because obviously if you sold 1000 phone last Q and you sold 4000 this Q... it is 400%, but for Samsung that 2,4% might be extra million devices.
I doubt sony can do anything with these overprice half-ass phones. The U.S market already forgot about Sony long ago.
Nowadays carriers are basically sell phones business. It's different from before, now minutes,texts, data are unlimited so what's there to sell besides cellphone.
Samsung on 28.8 percent of the US Market, while Apple slipped down to 23 percent. LG came in third with 17.1 percent, ZTE in fourth on 6.6 percent, and Alcatel on 4.5 percen
Yeah, interesting point about Huawei, the nexus really helped as a walking billboard. But Sony couldn't do the same with their overpriced phones. You can only give overpriced phones if you at least have marketing on your side.
It's a shame the report didn't have the percentage of sales by brand that were sold through carriers vs without carriers.