Canalys: Smartphone sales in the US grew in Q2, Apple and Samsung led the way

12 August 2020
The average price of a new smartphone in the US is now $503.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020At least the name is recognizable and somewhat respected. K... moreI got a budget phone built in china, ZTE Grand X Max+ running Android 5.1. May not be the fastest, but it rivals Nokias build quality. I've dropped it a lot, and still no cracks on front or back. Great camera at 1440p, 1080p video, yes Chinese phones can be good if you know where to look. Samsung better though.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Aug 2020I wouldn't say Huawei has bad software. EMUI is andro... moreEMUI is utter crap, and the lack of Google apps and services makes it utterly useless.

  • Anonymous

Swordman, 13 Aug 2020Damn LG in third place 😂. Looks like USA' phone choice... moreHow so? Most people here buy flagships from the top two best smartphone makers in the world. The rest buys whatever affordable Android device their carrier is selling at the time. All you have is cheap Chinese knockoffs that are all about paper specs and nothing else. That's literally their only selling point lol. Those same sucky Chinese slabs become useless after they lose critical software updates and support after a few short months.

  • Anonymous

Underdog12, 13 Aug 2020You know your choice is limited when LG can be third in you... moreAt least the name is recognizable and somewhat respected. Korean brands are well-known for their quality products. You'd get laughed at if you busted out a cheap-ass Chinese smartphone here lol. Ew! What is that?! Z@ome what? Whoway who?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Aug 2020So many people here concerned about what Americans can buy.... moreIKR! Foreigners actually think their insignificant opinions matter to us lol. And they have the gall to say we're egotistical.

  • Anonymous

ASUS ROG Phone 3, 12 Aug 2020Basically they have very little choices! They don’t have Xi... moreThen what are you crying about? Let us use our "boring" smartphones in peace. Also, nobody here will buy a smartphone with a weird-ass sounding name with no brand recognization, support, and shitty software lol.

  • Anonymous

ASUS ROG Phone 3, 12 Aug 2020Now we know why Apple is started selling cheap SE and plann... moreMaybe it's because Apple realized how well their cheaper models like the iPhone 11 and SE (2020) sell for several years now? It's literally mentioned in the article. Jeez, you must lack basic common sense and critical thinking skills lol.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Aug 2020Actually I feel bad for the US people, seeing what little c... moreNo, we just like our Apple and Samsung smartphones lol. Cheap Chinese smartphones are so very wack!

  • AnonD-888522

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020You still haven't given us a reason why Apple despite ... moreLMFAO..

Learn how to comprehend before engaging me again.

You are dismissed! Next!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-888522, 14 Aug 2020LMFAO.. Might I suggest running a spell checker before p... moreYou still haven't given us a reason why Apple despite being worth trillion dollars can't innovate or bring anything new to the table, shamelessly copying features and still not able to execute them properly on their platform.

Why Apple can't innovate?
Don't change the topic.

Where is the innovation?
Shameless company is at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to innovation in the smartphone segment.

The unknown , 13 Aug 2020Dude, you don’t have any idea of what the US and Canada thi... morepeople simply dont understand this. someone earning a big Cheque doesnt care about value for money. they want the best. needless to say who wants those Chinese craps? not just poor software, data theft at an unprecedented rate is there too.

  • AnonD-888522

Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020Yes Apple is super reliable with their bendable iPad and a ... moreLMFAO..

Might I suggest running a spell checker before posting your fictional stories?

Were there any class actions against these so called gates? Any recalls similar to the horror story that was the Note 7?

Yeah...thought so.

Next!

  • Anonymous

6ix, 13 Aug 2020Hahaha I agree really pathetic, those top two brands are th... moreYes Apple is super reliable with their bendable iPad and a pleothra of scandals exposing quality issues in the form of batterygate, BendGate, antenna gate.

just buy it like you bought the phone
it is cheeper at all ways
and even better with all these great deals of cobos between hardware and software

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Aug 2020So many people here concerned about what Americans can buy.... moreThis

Anonymous, 13 Aug 2020Or your idea of the US markets is also limited if you think... moreIn USA you can ship products from anywhere, true. But you won’t get support and services without they are allowed to access USA market. You may be able import Mi 10 from China by paying $1000 but what will you do if you need accessories, services, support? Limited choices means not just the ability to buy products from anywhere.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-923722, 13 Aug 2020I agree with you for the most. Most people are affected by ... moreI wouldn't say Huawei has bad software. EMUI is android after all. All you can really say it that it's missing Google and the Playstore so it doesn't have access to some apps.

  • AnonD-923722

The unknown , 13 Aug 2020Dude, you don’t have any idea of what the US and Canada thi... moreI agree with you for the most. Most people are affected by the popularity of the Iphones and Samsungs.
But i disagree with you in one part :

Huawei trash hardware?

It's the opposite.
Huawie have bad software.
Huawei has very good hardware.
Huawei auto mode beats competitors night mode in nighttime and pitch black. How do you explain the superiority? That's in terms of hardware. Their software is just not making the best out of the hardware.

  • The unknown

AnonD-923722, 13 Aug 2020Imagine if there is Huawei, Realme, Xiaomi and other flagsh... moreDude, you don’t have any idea of what the US and Canada think. People in these 2 countries they think more in quality over quantity and cheap Chinese phones... Take for example Huawei, I live in Canada and no one is interested in this brand, we got the Huawei p40 pro and no one is interested to this phone cause it’s a big mess... Also, deals are everywhere for Samsung and iPhone. People in these countries don’t really look for Chinese phones cause they are considered inferior quality and bad services compared to what Samsung and apple give to their users. Also, we have ZTE, TCL, Oneplus and Xiaomi. People their don’t give a damn clue about Chinese phones cause they are not as good (annound and published) as Samsung and iPhone. Take for example Huawei lies a lot and they always consider their products are the best, but in reality the hardware is just shit, same with other Chinese phone brands, they market them as best in quality and hardware and have all latest tech, but they are all shit and can’t do much compared to Samsung and Iphone...

  • Anonymous

Swordman, 13 Aug 2020Damn LG in third place 😂. Looks like USA' phone choice... moreLimited? lol. The rest of the world would kill to get deals like what US gets. Even to the point of asking vacationing friends to "smuggle" those sweet sweet discounted electronics over to their countries treated like second class citizens by major manufacturers.