The world’s best selling phones have been announced. The best selling phones aren’t surprised, what’s interesting is the users’ choices on the Android platform.


As of the first quarter of 2021, the world’s best selling phones have been announced. The report published by Counterpoint includes the top selling phones as well as the volume and revenue volume percentages of these phones in all sales. Let’s take a look at the best selling phones now.

Here are the World’s Best Selling Phones

Most of the list is made up of iPhone branded phones as expected. Despite its expensive price, iPhone 12 managed to become the best-selling smartphone in the world in the first quarter of 2021. The sales figure achieved by the iPhone 12 corresponds to 5% of all phones sold in the same period. The second on the list is the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple’s most expensive phone. The number of sales of the iPhone 12 Pro Max in the first quarter corresponds to 4% of all other phone sales. The rest of the list is as follows:

  • iPhone 12 Pro (3%)
  • iPhone 11 (2%)
  • Redmi 9A (2%)
  • Redmi 9 (1%)
  • Samsung Galaxy A12 (1%)
  • Redmi Note 9 (1%)
  • Samsung Galaxy A21S (1%)
  • Samsung Galaxy A31 (1%)

Big Portion of Profit Closes to Apple

When it comes to profitability, Apple grabs the big slice of the cake. Even with the iPhone SE 2020 model announced last year, Apple has achieved 1% of all revenues in the mobile world. The expensive models in the top four are also the ones with high profit return. The top selling phones on the Android side cannot make it into this list because of their low return on profit. So let’s take a look at which ones are taking their place.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G was the phone with the highest profit return on the Android platform. The phone that I can call a surprise here is the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. Let’s take a look at the most profitable phones and how much of them corresponded to the profits made over the entire quarter.

  1. iPhone 12 Pro Max (12%)
  2. iPhone 12 (11%)
  3. iPhone 12 Pro (9%)
  4. iPhone 11 (3%)
  5. Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (3%)
  6. iPhone 12 mini (2%)
  7. Galaxy S21 5G (2%)
  8. Huawei Mate 40 Pro (2%)
  9. Galaxy S21 Plus 5G (1%)
  10. iPhone SE 2020 (1%)


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