Where is Sony? People don't understand it's smoothness and durability. They run and buy Samsung and many of them regret.
ProJames, 01 Jul 2018It's a pure fact. Half those phones aren't available outside India and its surroundings. So th... moreAround India you have more than half of the worlds population and mobile phone users. So Naturally on a global average , that is accurate.
To be honest, I don't think the Huawei P20 pro is so special that it's high up on this list (although obviously the public disagrees with me), but hear me out.
The camera, subjectively, is 5 to 10 percent better than the next best phone, something like the Galaxy S9+. But, it seems like Huawei compromised on every other aspect of the phone to deliver the best camera.
For example, the chipset, the Kirin 970, is outdated compared to all of the 2018 flagships. The screen, while beautiful, is notched and only 1080p. The design has both a chin and that notch (why????).
The battery is rated at 4000mah, but doesn't provide much over the measly 3500 of the S9+ in terms of video watching and overall endurance, even in spite of its 1080p vs 1440p screen.
The software, subjectively, is too heavily skinned, and is locked down. This is a far cry from stock Android, and still heavy and locked down compared to skins like OxygenOS, LG UX, or even MIUI.
Finally, the price. It is about $900 or so, but the features and experience (minus the camera) seems more fitting of a 550 dollar phone like the OnePlus 6. For photography pros, this is a good phone, but for me, I'd save my money and buy something more well rounded.
ProJames, 01 Jul 2018Get your facts straight. Designed in KoreaSo Korea is some kind of different? Looking at the history of samesung and how they started to go up and comparing it with the new knockoffers (xiaomi, huawai,oppo and whatever other) their is zero to no difference. The only difference is: samesung were the first to knockoff everything they could. Now they have enough money to not to this so often. That's about it.
X41, 01 Jul 2018last was the same...nokia 6 and redmi note 5 dominate the fan fav of gsmarenaThe Nokia 6 is something that can be understood. And that was the only midrange phone. The Redmi Note 5 did not make the list.
Interestingly Nokia 7+ is on the second number and still never showed up in your trending phone list,surprising j7prime,j6 is on the trending list.
Nokia 7 Plus is Best, all steel compact & Economical.
Of course Nokia is Still Leader, even when broken down!
zillion, 01 Jul 2018Wow, redmi note 5 pro rules the chart again, again and again. Xiaomi well done. By the way, wh... moreThis is based on site interest rather than the number of sales.
So the list says most GSM arena users are interested in those phones, nothing more.
Apple fans will buy it without looking at specs ;p
ProJames, 01 Jul 2018It's a pure fact. Half those phones aren't available outside India and its surroundings. So th... moreDon't forget us europeans, we also get most of these devices here, specially the nokia, xiaomi, huawei ones.
These lists are just WISH LIST that doesn't translate into sales, am I right?
Can GSM arena also make list of top 10 phone sales of H1 2018. Please filter only the phone with 4GB RAM or above on the list.
We know thenlikes of redmi 5A would sell like peanut, but no please only midranger above. Tq
Wow, redmi note 5 pro rules the chart again, again and again. Xiaomi well done. By the way, where the iPhone hiding?
Yes a very good year for Nokia. Good job HMD global Nokia 6.1 and 7 plus are great value for money, basically two affordable nexus phones with great build quality and a great unbeatable price.
Other than sliding the camera and fingerprint scanners around, how do you tell them all apart?
There hasn't been any real innovation in Android phone design in the last 3 years. All glass slabs, same hardware specs basically running same speeds. Only real difference might be their color.
Apple does their minimal iteration upgrades. Only real design changers has been Blackberry bringing back the physical keyboards with their Key series.
ProJames, 01 Jul 2018It's a pure fact. Half those phones aren't available outside India and its surroundings. So th... morelast was the same...nokia 6 and redmi note 5 dominate the fan fav of gsmarena
[deleted post]It's a pure fact. Half those phones aren't available outside India and its surroundings. So this does not reflect the reality on a global scale
Also notice how midrange phones have a bigger place than flagships. Last year wasn't like that