Top 10 Mobile Phone Manufacturers: What’s Hot and What’s Not?
Nowadays, mobile phones have become a vital part of everyone’s life. Due to its evolution, the use of mobile phones became crucial that we see it in every place we go such as bus stands, shopping malls and all over the world. We use it not only for connecting with people but also for sharing data, emailing, web browsing and experiencing rich multimedia.
In the previous years, many companies took part in manufacturing mobile products and applications. But, this year’s 10 finest companies are as follows:
5. Research In Motion (RIM)
6. Sony Ericsson
Nokia is one of the best mobile manufacturers in the world. The company covers mobile phones of lower to a higher price range, and they know how to do this job perfectly.
Nokia has all types of products which fulfill the needs of every person, from normal to business user, music lover and others. Most Nokia phones are better known for its reliability and stability.
This year, Nokia sold 400+ million handsets worldwide which puts them on the top of the list. The estimated share of Nokia in the mobile device market worldwide is 28%. This simply shows how innovative and progressive the company is.
Samsung is a Korean company which evolved as one of the best companies in manufacturing stylish mobile phone. It has a wide variety of products for customers of all ages. But its high-priced mobile phones are unprejudiced with complete innovations compared to Nokia. Samsung is considered as the strongest competitor of Nokia.
Samsung stands in 2nd place with 280+ million handsets sold and a market share of around 17%.
LG is not only a mobile manufacturing company but more of a consumer product company wherein mobile manufacturing is another avenue. LG mobiles are cheaper but filled with many features. The company mainly focuses in low-end users who pay low prices in buying handsets. An LG mobile is affordable and it comprises several handful features. But it lacks with stability and reliability.
LG takes 3rd place with 100+ million handsets sold and with a market share of 6.5%.
Apple shows a remarkable growth for the past 4 years after the success of iPhone in the market.
The company develops a handset interaction completely by introducing the touch and play feature. The mobile phone runs completely with a multi-touch interface. And now, with the launch of iPad, Apple takes tablet market by a storm.
Apple comes 4th this year with the sale of 55+ million handsets, with a market share of 3.2%.
Research In Motion is a company that designs and manufactures BlackBerry products. Their mobile phones are filled with useful tools that mainly focus on business class users. For this reason, these handsets are sold in a very limited quantity.
This year, RIM sold 45+ million handsets with a market share of 2.8% thus taking the 5th spot.
Sony Ericsson took mobile market by a storm through the music and picture quality of their mobile phones, which give user a very rich multimedia experience. But, it lacks stability and reliability compared to the other top 5 vendors.
With 40+ million handsets sold and a market share of 2.5%, Sony Ericsson is at number 6.
Motorola has a history of introducing sleek and stylish products in the market. They were mainly developed for targeting youngsters in the range of 10-20 year of age. This company also shows good progression in terms of new product and technology. Also, Motorola products are known for being reliable and stable too.
Motorola attains the 7th position with 36+ million handsets sold with a market share of 2.01%.
HTC is always known by its Pocket PC and handheld products. It is the only company which has more touch screen products than Mac.
This year HTC sold about 26+ million handsets and attains the position at 8th spot with an overall market share of 1.6%.
Huawei is the only Chinese company that competes against the top international brands in the field of mobile phones. Its cheap price and innovation in technology make it a top contender against these mobile phone manufacturing giants.
Huawei sold 22+ million handsets this year with a market share of 1.3% and stood at 9th place.
This is the group of all the mobile manufacturing company that sold 150+ million handsets and an overall market share of around 33%.