The iPhone 13 and Galaxy S22 Ultra both sold extremely well in April

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The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max were the most popular smartphones in the factory in the first three months of 2022, and a report of Counterpoint Research shows that this trend has continued in April.

The top 4 best-selling smartphones in April were iPhones

While Samsung usually dominates in terms of total smartphone shipments, based on an individual model, it’s always Apple that takes the lead. So it’s no surprise to hear that the iPhone 13 was the bestseller again in April. The smartphone seems to offer the perfect balance for most consumers: a popular size combined with high-quality specifications and a not too high price. In April alone, it accounted for 5.5% of global smartphone shipments. Top class from Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max was the only model to come even remotely close to the iPhone 13 in terms of sales. And the gap between the two is still huge with the Pro Max tied for a 3.4% market share. Rounding out the top three was Apple’s regular iPhone 13 Pro, a smaller version of the Pro Max, with a healthy 1.8% share.

The other notable iPhones in the Top 10 list are the iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (2022). The former was the best-selling smartphone last year and seems to be maintaining its popularity thanks to strong demand in Japan and India. The iPhone SE (2022), on the other hand, experienced triple-digit shipment growth from its launch month thanks to an extremely strong reception in Japan.

According to Counterpoint Research, demand is not doing very well in the United States, but that probably isn’t a problem Apple too much. Many people in the tech community have criticized the new iPhone SE 3 because of its very outdated design and higher price, but it seems that the everyday consumer is not bothered by that.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra was the world’s best-selling Android phone

Enough about Apple, let’s talk about Samsung! The company often takes a few places in the top 10 with its budget devices, but in April the brand managed to occupy four places with differently priced phones.

First of all, the big one. The Galaxy S22 Ultra was not only the best-selling Samsung phone, but also the best-selling android phone. That’s quite an achievement considering Android flagships rarely make it onto bestseller lists, let alone take the top spot.

Samsung’s S22 Ultra accounted for a nice 1.5% of the market, putting it just behind the iPhone 12 in popularity. It seems that the company’s decision to equip it with an S Pen was enough to get Galaxy Note users to upgrade.

Right behind Samsung’s flagship was one of the brand’s most affordable devices: the Galaxy A13. It accounted for 1.4% of the global market, with more than half of these sales coming from India and Latin America. The results put the A13 on par with the 8th-placed Galaxy A03 Core, the best-selling phone priced under $100. Samsung’s fourth most popular phone — and 9th in the smartphone market — was the new one. Galaxy A53 5G. This midrange offering was launched in March and seems to be an instant success.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 11 LTE was the 10th most popular phone

Rounding out the top 10 list was Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 11 LTE. It contributed an impressive 11% to Xiaomi’s total sales, with demand proving exceptionally high in the Caribbean and Latin America.

This question is desperately needed for Xiaomi, which has been unable to compete properly with Samsung and Apple due to the severe supply chain problems it has seen in recent months.

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