HTC One & Xperia Z1 only non-Samsungs/Apples in Dec mobile chart

But iPhone 5c does surprisingly well in UK’s uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker

iPhone 5c - a surprise UK top seller

Data from the December [2013] uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker, which is derived from Omio‘s network of comparison sites (including uSwitch) showed that only the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z1 represented other phone makers in the Top Ten. Apple and Samsung had four handset each taking up the remaining eight places. However, “The surprise success for the last third of 2013 has been the iPhone 5C. Touted as an inexpensive iPhone, with a cheaper plastic body, it was widely slammed as being too expensive to earn budget status,” explained Ernest Doku, telecoms expert with uSwitch.com.

Touted as an inexpensive iPhone, with a cheaper plastic body, it was widely slammed as being too expensive to earn budget status.

“However, the fact it has been a UK bestseller since it launched proves that if it bears the Apple logo, it really will sell,” Doku added.

Despite only being £8 per month cheaper than the 5S, Apple’s 5C,was the 5th most popular phone in December [2013].

Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s won out on Xmas Day, staying steady in the top spot for a third month in a row, with Apple phones having topped the chart since March 2013.

Critics’ (including GoMo News) darling, the HTC One, is targeted at social media made 7th place.

The handset boasts studio-quality Beats by Dre audio and a stunning 4.7 inch, crystal clear full HD 1080 pixel display.

Sony’s waterproof and dustproof handset, boasting a top-of-the-range camera, made it into 9th place.

The biggest loser was the iPhone 4 dropped out of the chart altogether, as newer Apple handsets caught consumers’ eyes and wallets.

Doku claims the fact that the 5c has been a UK bestseller since it launched proves that if it bears the Apple logo, it really will sell.

The full uSwitch.com Top Ten is published below.

Top Ten Handsets for December – correct on 31 December, 2013

# Handset Powered by Movement
1 Apple iPhone 5S (16GB Gold) iOS No change
2 Samsung Galaxy S4 (16GB) Android é Up one
3 Samsung Galaxy S3 (16GB Blue) Android é Up five
4 Apple iPhone 4S (8GB Black) iOS é Up three
5 Apple iPhone 5C (16GB Green) iOS Re-entry
6 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android ê Down two
7 HTC One (Silver) Android Re-entry
8 Apple iPhone 5 (16GB White) iOS New entry
9 Sony Xperia Z1 Android No change
10 Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android No change

About Hans Cett

Hans Cett is an established freelance author and consultant specialising in the mobile communications industry. He also writes for Countdown2MWC - http://countdown2mwc.wordpress.com/
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