Staying on top of the mobile market is no easy task. For one thing, any company doesn’t have the financial muscle to enter that race; on the other, it is also a matter of offering products that stand out from the competition and doing good marketing.
Thus, the fight for the crown of being the company that sells the most smartphones per year is a battle that can be summed up by a few contenders. However, it is a fierce fight in which everything is given for everything. Do you want to know how this contest ended for 2022? These are The 5 mobile brands that are selling the most (and their recommended mobiles).
Samsung is once again the one that sells the most, although it cannot be neglected
- 1 Samsung is once again the one that sells the most, although it cannot be neglected
- 2 The most recommended mobile phones of the best-selling brands for 2022
- 2.1 The Galaxy A52s 5G is one of Samsung’s best options without spending a lot of money
- 2.2 The iPhone 13 Pro is the best representative of Apple
- 2.3 The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is the best premium mobile under €300
- 2.4 The OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G has super powerful hardware without going to 4 price figures
- 2.5 VIVO V21 5G, a €350 mobile that does not envy anything to others of €500 or more
For a long time, the hegemony of Samsung as the company that made the most mobile shipments per year was maintained. However, during 2021 it momentarily lost the crown when Xiaomi overtook Apple and then took first place in a few months.
This happened after a 2020 marked by the pandemic, as well as problems in the supply of parts to manufacture electronic devices. The result? A contraction in the market that Xiaomi was able to take advantage of as China is the production center of the world, as well as its country of origin.
But that seems to be a thing of the past, since Samsung regained the top spot towards the end of the year. According to the report by the consultants IDC and Canalys, the company currently has a market share of 20%, closely followed by Apple with 17% and Xiaomi with 14%.
This recovery of the South Korean also coincides with a market growth that is around 5 or 6% compared to 2020. What’s so special about this? Quite a lot, since it indicates that the world is gradually returning to normal, although part of the problem still remains in the supply chain.
Who completes the top 5? Two additional Chinese companies, OPPO with 11% of the market and VIVO with 10%. Does this report include the sub-brands of each company? We imagine so, especially since the bulk of Xiaomi and OPPO sales in the West will surely come from sub-brands such as Redmi, POCO, Realme and even OnePlus.
The most recommended mobile phones of the best-selling brands for 2022
Taking advantage of the launch of this report, at Androidphoria we thought of recommending the best mobiles that these companies are currently selling. The normal thing would be to think of their flagships, but we know that these are not what most users are looking for, so in some cases we will point to options that are much more balanced between price and performance.
The Galaxy A52s 5G is one of Samsung’s best options without spending a lot of money
Since the launch of its first models, the mobiles of the Galaxy A50 and A70 family have positioned themselves among the company’s best sellers. The reason is simple, they offer a hardware with excellent power and very good camerasbut without this implying spending too much money.
Currently the star is the Galaxy A52s 5G, an upgraded version of the standard A52 that features a powerful Snapdragon 778G, quad rear camera 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP, 32 MP front camera, Super AMOLED screen with 120 Hz Full HD + resolution and much more.
Is of the most balanced mobiles that you will find within the Samsung catalog if you are a person related to the company. Besides, it has 5G connectivity as its name says and a not inconsiderable battery of 4500 mAh. Its price? Starting at €334 for the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage version.
The iPhone 13 Pro is the best representative of Apple
Unlike the other companies in the top 5, Apple focuses on the premium market only. In addition, its catalog is quite short, but that does not mean that there is not an ideal option in it.
For 2022 (and until the iPhone 14 is released), Apple’s most balanced mobile is the iPhone 13 Pro. Why? Because it has the same power and cameras as the Pro Max versiona slightly smaller size, a screen with almost identical specifications and, best of all, a more affordable price.
Is there anything that has not already been said about the iPhone? Here we are Android lovers, but it is not a secret that Apple mobiles also have their own. You can get the iPhone 13 Pro from €1,247 on Amazon.
Does this title seem daring to you? Then you should go through the analysis that we did to the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE a few weeks ago. This mobile offers a brutal performance both in power and in photographyespecially with its price.
However, these are not its only highlights, as its 90 Hz screen is excellent and it is a device that has a light and very well-cared design. Furthermore, it does not ignore the 5G connectivity to lower costs, as can happen with other competing devices, and even Xiaomi itself. Its price? From €290 you can get one on Amazon.
The OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G has super powerful hardware without going to 4 price figures
Although OPPO’s strongest market is Asia, some very interesting devices arrive in Spain. Such is the case of the Reno 6 Pro 5G with Snapdragon 870 processorwhich offers superlative performance without the price getting out of hand.
Besides, it is a mobile that offers four rear cameras with high-end specifications (starting with its 50 MP main sensor and its 13 MP telephoto lens), plenty of RAM to get the most out of any application (12 GB), 90 Hz screen with HDR10 + for superior image quality, as well as What 65W fast charge to make sure it will never let you down. How much is this beauty? €687, a price that for some may be a bit high, but it is worth every penny you invest in it.
VIVO V21 5G, a €350 mobile that does not envy anything to others of €500 or more
Something similar to OPPO happens with VIVO, since its main market share is not concentrated in the West. However, the V21 5G is one of those devices that is worth keeping track of. First, because its Dimensity 800U processor was for much of 2021 between the best of the mid-range according to AnTuTu; second, because it is a device with a screen very similar to that of OPPO.
Third, because your camera setup is great, especially the front that is 44 MP and includes super night mode for those night shots that are so hard to capture. It does not lack 5G connectivity, nor does it lack RAM, storage or a good charging system.
Could it rub shoulders with the Xiaomi from this same list? In some respects yes, so they would be an excellent contender that you should keep an eye on. You can get the VIVO V21 5G on Amazon from €349.