iPhone 7 Plus Was the Second-Best Selling Phone in 2017, but Not in the U.S.

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Jan 15, 2018

In 2016, there were lots of reasons to pick up an iPhone 7 Plus. The bigger screen real estate right down to the bigger battery capacity and of course the dual-camera hardware that still produces splendid images and video.

With the arrival of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, Apple reduced the price of the iPhone 7 Plus, making it more affordable than before. In China, Apple is currently the only company right now where a device is being sold with a high level of popularity.

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The iPhone 7 Plus accounted for 2.8 percent of all sales in the world’s largest smartphone market, according to data from Counterpoint Research released Monday. The 5.5-inch display touting smartphone was beaten by the Oppo R9s, which gained a 3 percent market share.

One of the reasons why the iPhone 7 Plus was able to do well in China was thanks to a price cut in the country during 2017, according to Counterpoint analyst James Yan. This made the 128GB storage version of the device much cheaper and offered the best storage-to-price ratio.

“iPhone 7 Plus performed better than iPhone 7, demonstrating that currently in China market price may not be the only concern among consumers. Apple users may value more on better specs … than extra budget.”

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The Chinese smartphone market is where Samsung used to dominate but it is now being controlled by Chinese giants such as Huawei, Xiaomi, and others. Do you think the release of the iPhone X will allow Apple to dominate this market in the future? Tell us down in the comments.

Here are the best-selling smartphones in China for last year:

  • Oppo R9s
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Vivo X9
  • Oppo A57
  • iPhone 7
  • Oppo R11
  • Vivo Y66
  • Honor 8 Lite
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
  • Honor Enjoy 6X

Source: CNBC