China’s Top Smartphones vs. the U.S.
We compared China’s top smartphones by usage to the U.S. in our 2019 Q1 Mobile Overview Report (MOVR) from January to March 2019 and found some interesting differences. We studied over 44 million observations collected from mainland China during 2019 Q1.
First, China’s top smartphone (Apple iPhone X) is different from the U.S.’s (Apple iPhone 8 Plus). And China has more diversity of popular smartphone brands from OPPO, Huawei, to Coolpad Fengshang. In fact, the OPPO R9s is actually China’s third most used smartphone ahead of the Apple iPhone XR.
China’s Top Tablets vs. the U.S.
We also compared China’s top tablet usage to the U.S. in our 2019 Q1 Mobile Overview Report (MOVR) from January to March 2019. Overall, the Apple iPads are both extremely popular in China and the U.S. when looking at the top tablet usage for the first quarter. The Apple iPad Air 2 was China’s most used tablet by far (26.88%) and it was also the U.S.’s (14.45%). There is much less diversity in top tablets in China and the U.S. China’s second most used tablet is the Apple iPad mini 4 (10.10%) whereas the U.S. used the Apple iPad 2017 (10.70%) more. Similarly, the U.S. and China also did not have the third most popular tablet in common with China using the Apple iPad 2 (9.37%) compared to the U.S. who used the Apple iPad Air (9.65%) more.