Samsung smartphones crush iPhone in UK January sales study

Samsung smartphones crush iPhone in UK January sales study

According to data from  price comparison website uSwitch, Samsung managed to dominate the UK smartphone market in January, occupying all three top slots.

Samsung smartphones crush iPhone in UK January sales study

Using statistics derived from and their network of mobile phone comparison partners, the chart shows the all conquering  Samsung Galaxy S3 staying in top place for the ninth consecutive month, followed by the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Ace and the long-serving Samsung Galaxy S2.

Surprisingly, Nokia’s Symbian-based Nokia 100 and C2-01 found themselves in the lofty climes of fourth and fifth place, with the excellent but rather hard to find LG Nexus 4 in sixth place.

Apple on the slide?

Continuing its downhill trajectory in the chart is Apple’s iPhone 5 16GB which could only muster seventh place, just ahead of the equally moribund iPhone 4S 16GB.

Bringing up the rear in 9th and 10th places are the Windows Phone Lumia 800 and 610 respectively.

Commenting on the figures, uSwitch telecoms spokesman Ernest Doku said:

“The UK’s loyalty to brand Samsung is unwavering, but beyond that we’ve seen customers shaking-up the rankings, leaving Apple’s 4S for dust in favour of offerings from Lexus and Nokia.

With the launch of a revamped BlackBerry in the full-touch flagship Z10 and Nokia’s Lumia 620 looking to disrupt the affordable end of the spectrum, expect some significant movement in the coming weeks – not to mention major smartphone announcements amidst February’s Mobile World Congress.


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