Handset Country Share Tracker

A vital tracking tool for helping companies measure the success of competitors and partners in their local markets.

February 25, 2014 07:27 woh

According to a recently published handset and smartphone marketshare report for 15 countries in Q4 2013, released to clients through our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, Samsung and Apple are the only two vendors who seized the top spots across 15 major countries worldwide. Samsung captured the number one spot in most countries, including China, India and Brazil, while Apple ranked first in North America and Japan due to solid demand for the new iPhone 5s. In Japan, Apple captured a record share of all smartphones shipped during the quarter, crushing local vendors like Fujitsu and Panasonic and giant Samsung.


July 22, 2013 13:04 nmawston

Motorola has recently been sending out invites to the launch of its new, flagship Moto X smartphone in the US, due in August 2013.

Our Country Share Tracker (CST) service expects Moto X volumes to be tilted mostly toward the United States market in the near-term (e.g. AT&T). We expect the pricing and promotion strategy to be heavily supported by parent Google. Moto X will attempt to differentiate from rivals by hardware materials and software customization. Moto X will compete with Samsung S3 / S4, HTC One, and other models. We expect the point-of-sale marketing for Moto X to have a strong “made at home in America” slant to it. Whether Samsung, HTC, LG and other Android partners will be pleased by this new Googorola LTE smartphone push remains to be seen.

Will Moto X revive Motorola in Q4 2013? It will give Motorola a lift, for sure, but the device is fairly "small beer" for now -- and it has a long way to go before it can compete with the kinds of volumes generated by the world's best-selling smartphone models, such as Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung S3.


March 23, 2013 02:31 nmawston

According to our Handset Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the UK mobile phone market dipped -4% year-on-year in Q4 2012, mimicking the broader economic challenges of the country. While Samsung and Apple showed healthy growth, this was offset by declines from Nokia, RIM, HTC and the Android long-tail. This published report, available to clients, tracks mobile phone vendor shipments and marketshare at the 4 major UK operators -- O2, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere and Three -- from Q1 2009 to Q4 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual device brands at the operator level in Western Europe's largest cellphone market.


March 6, 2013 07:22 woh

Global smartphone shipments increased by 38% annually in Q4 2012. This report, available to the clients of our Country Handset Share Tracker service, tracks the world's 11 leading smartphone vendors' shipments and marketshare across 15 major countries worldwide in Q1-Q4 2012. The 15 countries tracked account for 80% of total global smartphone volumes. Countries covered are: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, UK, and the United States. This report is a valuable tool for any mobile stakeholder that wants to track smartphone vendors' operational performances at a granular country level.


December 12, 2012 23:52 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the UK handset market grew +6% year-on-year in Q3 2012, reversing the previous quarter’s decline, as Samsung’s continued strength combined with the launch of the new Apple iPhone a month earlier than in 2011 to boost Q3 handset shipments. This published report, available to clients, tracks handset vendor shipments and marketshare at the four major UK operators -- O2, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere and Three -- from Q1 2009 to Q3 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual handset brands at the operator level.


December 12, 2012 23:48 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the German handset market grew by +4% year-on-year in Q3 2012, almost the same growth rate as the previous quarter. Economic headwinds continue to affect the German market, but less so than other countries in the EU like Greece. Samsung remained comfortably the leading vendor in Germany, but lost some marketshare, sequentially, to Apple following the launch of the iPhone 5. Meanwhile, Nokia inched up for the first time in nearly two years. This published report, available to clients, tracks quarterly handset vendor market share at the four major German operators -- T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2 and E-Plus -- from Q1 2009 to Q3 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual handset brands at the operator level.


September 27, 2012 17:34 Alex Spektor

According to Strategy Analytics’ Country Share Tracker (CST) service, 15 countries represented three-quarters of global smartphone shipments in Q2 2012: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, UK, and USA. During the quarter, Samsung was the number one smartphone vendor in 13 of these countries. Meanwhile, Apple captured the top spot in the United States, desipite early anticipation of the recently released iPhone 5. Indeed, Samsung and Apple have separated themselves from the rest of the pack, as the ony two smartphone vendors with double-digit marketshare worldiwde. More smartphone vendor shipments to 15 key countries worldwide in Q2 2012 can be viewed by clients here.