GSMArena’s Most Popular Phones of the Past 10 Years

GSMArena posted an interesting feature over the weekend, listing the three most popular phones on their site, by year, for the last decade. The results may be surprising until you consider the global reach of this domain, which at the very least includes English-reading audiences in the UK and Europe. Anyway, here are the results, with bonus links to each device’s listing:

2006
1st Place – Nokia N73
2nd Place – Sony Ericsson K800
3rd Place – Nokia N80

2007
1st Place – Nokia N95
2nd Place – Apple iPhone
3rd Place – Nokia 6300

2008
1st Place – Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
2nd Place – Nokia E71
3rd Place – Apple iPhone 3G

2009
1st Place – Apple iPhone 3GS
2nd Place – Nokia N97
3rd Place – BlackBerry Curve 8520

2010
1st Place – Nokia N8
2nd Place – Apple iPhone 4
3rd Place – Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

2011
1st Place – Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II
2nd Place – Apple iPhone 4s
3rd Place – Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

2012
1st Place – Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
2nd Place – Apple iPhone 5
3rd Place – Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562

2013
1st Place – Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
2nd Place – Samsung Galaxy Note 3
3rd Place – Apple iPhone 5s

2014
1st Place – Samsung Galaxy S5
2nd Place – Apple iPhone 6
3rd Place – Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

2015
1st Place – Samsung Galaxy S6
2nd Place – Samsung Galaxy J7
3rd Place – Samsung Galaxy J5

2016
1st Place – Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
2nd Place – Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
3rd Place – Samsung Galaxy S7

I can attest to the popularity of the Nokia N8 in 2010; I so desperately wanted it that when WOM World wouldn’t lend me one I bought a Nexus One instead almost purely out of spite. Best decision ever—Nokia’s complete absence in the listings thereafter shows how their switch to Windows Phone went down with their loyal customers…

Source: GSMArena

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