Samsung have been the dominant force in the UK smartphone market all year and there success has continued in December. At least that's the information being shown by uSwitch's Mobile Tracker which is based on searches, pre-orders and sales across Omio's network of sites.
The tracker showed that in December Samsung took the top 3 spots in the chart with the Samsung Galaxy S3 (pictured above) yet again achieving the top-spot. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most successful smartphone in the Korean companies history and it sales show no signs of slowing.
The second spot was taken by the Samsung Galaxy SII which is still proving popular almost 2 years after it first launched. Third place was also taken by another Samsung device thanks to the continued success of the affordable Samsung Galaxy Ace.
You would expect the iPhone to take 4th place, but that isn't the case because the LG Nexus 4 has overtook Apple's iPhone. Google are quickly developing into a major rival to Samsung and Apple in both the smartphone and tablet market with their success built on the amazing value of their devices.
The iPhone 4S 16GB came in fifth place followed by the iPhone 5 16GB in sixth place. We're not sure why the iPhone has been separated based on on-board memory , but either way the results will disappoint Apple.
Nokia will be pleased to hear that the Nokia Lumia 820 came in at 7th place in the chart with 3 more Samsung devices rounding out the top ten ( Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy SIII Mini and Galaxy Ace 2). In total that means that Samsung have 6 of the top 10 devices in the chart which is hugely impressive.
2013 looks set to be a key year for a number of manufacturers including Blackberry, Nokia and Google. It'll be interesting to see whether any of them can close the gap on Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market and as always 3G will continue to bring you all the latest smartphone news.
By Simon Thomas on 04th January, 2013