These were the best-selling smartphones during the last year of 2020, with Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi occupying the prominent places in the top sales. The data are advanced by the market analysis agency OMNIA and give us the complete picture.
We can thus find out which phones were the most purchased in the last year, also showing some highlights of each product. Most models were launched in the last year, but we also have some older models.
1. Apple iPhone 11 – 64.8 million units
Apple’s iPhone 11 was the best-selling smartphone of the past year with the model launched by the Cupertino technology in 2019. Sales volume exceeded 64 million units thanks to the reduced price in 2020 that helped to increase sales.
This Apple phone is available in various color schemes which also broadens its appeal to different types of consumers, being relatively compact and powerful.
2. Apple iPhone SE 2020 – 24.2 million units
Second, we have the cheapest iPhone today. With more than 24 million units sold since its launch in the first quarter of 2020, the iPhone SE (2020) is relatively inexpensive and performs well.
The model is available in three shades of color, has a more traditional design with the central Touch ID button and a single main camera, with below average battery life.
3. Apple iPhone 12 – 23.3 million units
Thirdly, we have the base model of the new generation of iPhones, the iPhone 12. It is a very balanced model, with the best processing power that Apple has to offer, in a familiar format, but full of new technologies.
The model is available in various shades of color and is relatively affordable when compared to other high-end phones. The iPhone 12 generation was introduced in October 2020, still managing to reach this podium.
4. Samsung Galaxy A51 – 23.2 million units
The first Android smartphone on the list is an excellent model from Samsung, the Galaxy A51. It is a mid-range phone with a good price / quality ratio, bright screen and good autonomy, and it is also well equipped with cameras.
This Samsung Galaxy A51 has a good price / quality ratio, already offering some of the assets present in the tops of the range.
5. Samsung Galaxy A21s – 19.4 million units
The Samsung Galaxy A21s was introduced in May 2020, hitting the market the following month, placing itself in the mid-low range segment. The price ranges from 150 to 200 euros in Amazon.ES stores, making it a more affordable option.
This Samsung phone is available in black, white and blue, with elegant lines, a good range of cameras and a screen that occupies practically its entire front. It is a safe purchase, with a large battery of 5000 for optimum autonomy.
6. Samsung Galaxy A01 – 16.9 million units
Also known as Samsung Galaxy M11, it is the cheapest smartphone on the list. The price is around 150 euros on Amazon.ES, being an entry-level phone. It has modern lines on its front with the secondary camera perforating the big screen.
The rear is more conservative and is available in black and blue. For those looking for a cheap and good smartphone, this Samsung phone is a good buy, but it is quite old since it was introduced in January 2020.
7. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – 16.8 million units
The best iPhone for photos is the model 12 Pro Max, being also the most expensive Apple phone. It stands out for its larger photographic sensor compared to the model 12 Pro, with stabilization in the sensor, in addition to having a larger capacity battery and more autonomy.
Apple achieves the feat of having its most expensive phone on the list of most purchased in 2020, having this model hit the market in October 2020. Even so, it sold close to 17 million units.
8. Samsung Galaxy A11 – 15.3 million units
The Galaxy A11 is a cheap Samsung phone, whose price is around 150 euros on Amazon.ES. It is an entry option, with basic features, but a screen that occupies a large part of the front area, having, in fact, the camera perforating your screen.
It stands out for its battery life with 4,000 mAh and undemanding specifications. It is available in various colors like black and blue, having been launched in March 2020.
9. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro – 15 million units
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the only Xiaomi smartphone to appear on the most wanted list in 2020. We are facing one of the best Android smartphones up to 200 euros, being available in UK at Mi Store stores at about this price.
The Xiaomi phone stands out for its 64 MP camera, in addition to the modern and elegant lines with the screen taking up a large part of the front area, with the secondary camera perforating the IPS LCD screen with Full-HD + resolution.
10. Apple iPhone 12 mini – 14.5 million units
Apple’s most compact flagship closes the list of the most sought-after smartphones in the past year. It has a powerful processor, the A14 Bionic at 5 nm, has a good screen for its size and competent cameras for any scenario.
Just ask for battery life, a consequence of the small size of the phone. It is fast, light (135 grams) and small 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (height x width x thickness).
For those looking for a small and powerful high-end iOS smartphone, it’s a good buy.
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