The best smartphones to buy in the UK

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In the market for a new phone? With billions of smartphones being sold each year, it can be tricky to choose the right one!

We’re here to provide insight into the best smartphone to buy in the UK.

How many smartphones are sold each year? 

Over 1.5 billion smartphones are sold around the world every year. In 2019, there were 7 million iPhones sold in the UK, with the most popular model being the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

What is the average age of a smartphone user? 

With an estimated 53.58 million smartphone users in the United Kingdom, 99 per cent of those are aged 16 to 34. 

What are the best smartphones to buy? 

A recent Statista study highlighted that Apple is the most preferred brand for future smartphones purchased in the United Kingdom, followed by Samsung and Huawei. 

What is the most popular smartphone model to buy?

  • Apple iPhone 13 with 17% sales share. 
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max with 16% sales share. 
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G with a 5% sales share.

What is the average cost of a smartphone? 

The average monthly cost for the most popular smartphone in 2021 was £47.20 per month. The most popular contract of 2021 was the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, which cost users £55 per month, with a £49 upfront payment. 

If you’re looking to buy a smartphone outright, you can expect to pay an average of around £600, and that’s not for the top of the range!

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