The world that we know today is unimaginable without mobile phones. For some extremists, even food is something that can be compromised for some time, but mobile phones cannot. Almost every corner of the world is growing easier to reach and communicate with, while many of us seem to have developed a special bond with more and more people thanks to phenomenal applications of mobile phones in at least some aspects like online chatting, social networking, videoconferencing, online gaming, and obviously not to forget, online dating and matchmaking.
In the same world where it was difficult to communicate and receive new ideas, it turns out, now, that there is an overflow of ideas, thanks to the internet, and collaborating with it, the mobile phones make all these ideas accessible to any individual across the globe. There is hence, a very strong competition to create the best and most efficient mobile phones in the world, and that is why we listed the top 10 best mobile phone companies in the world 2018.
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This smartphone giant has indeed a lot to boast about as it might also be the first to launch a flexible screen phone in 2017. Samsung sold 444 million mobile phones in 2013 with a 24.6% market share, a rise of 2.6 percentage points compared to last year when the South Korean giant sold 384 million mobile phones.
The company has been at the top position since 2012 and also has a wide range of smartphones, most of which belong to the galaxy series.
The Finnish handset giant that sold its devices business to Microsoft continued to be the second largest mobile phone company with large sales of 250.79 million mobile phone units in 2013. Occupying a market share of 13.9%, a decline compared to 2012 when its share was 19.1%, Nokia witnessed an overall fall in sales numbers.
Apple which only sells smartphones, stands third, selling 150.78 million units of its iPhones in 2013.
The Cupertino giant had a market share of 8.3%. For context, the company sold 130.13 million smartphones in 2012. It has a history for innovation by also keeping things simple.
This South Korean electronics giant registered a minor growth of 0.5 percentage points in market share to command 3.8% in 2013.
The company sold 69.02 million mobile phones, a rise compared to about 58 million units it sold in 2012.LG has moved up one position compared to last year.
Chinese network equipment and devices major ZTE was the fifth largest mobile handset vendor.
The company sold 59. 89 million phones, commanding a 3.3% market share, and registering a decline of 0.6 percentage points.
It had sold 67.34 million phones, last year. Last year, ZTE was the fourth largest mobile phone maker. This is one of the top 10 best mobile phone companies in the world 2018.
The other Chinese company with a vivid logo, Huawei, witnessed an increase in the sales of its mobile phones. The company managed to sell 53.29 million units in 2013 with a market share of 2.9%.
It had sold 47.28 million phones in 2012. Huawei was the sixth largest mobile phone companies, even last year.
The Chinese multinational company that sells phones under the Alcatel brand name, sold 49.53 million units of mobile phones in 2013.
The company registered a market share of 2.7%. It had sold 37.17 million phones in 2012.
Lenovo has been recently in the news for acquiring Motorola handset business from Google. The company, which is a key player in the Chinese market, managed to sell 45.28 million mobile phones in 2013.
It has a market share of 2.5%, an increase compared to 2012 when its share was 1.6%. Lenovo is a new entrant in the top 10 displacing BlackBerry.
One of the major Android smartphone makers, Sony was among the tail-enders among mobile device makers in terms of unit sales.
The company just sold 37.59 million phones registering a market share of 2.1%, in 2013.
The Japanese giant had sold 31.39 million phones in 2012. Sony was not part of the top-10 list, last year.
The Chinese device maker that sells phones under the Coolpad brand was the tenth largest mobile phone maker in terms of unit sales in 2013.
The company sold 32.60 million phones commanding a share of 1.8%. Yulong makes a surprise entry displacing ailing smartphone giant HTC.
Of course it is not that difficult to predict that as decades pass by, we will be surrounded by cooler and cooler tech gadgets and it will no wonder if we decide to double our phones as Frisbee’s. Such is imagination.