iPhone 6 outsells competition despite “bendgate”

4th November 2014

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Apple’s iPhone 6 was the UK’s most popular mobile handset in October, despite criticisms that it could be easily bent and bugs with the iOS8 upgrade.

The league table, from uSwitch.com, the price comparison website,  found that only three Samsung handsets made it into the top ten while Apple took the top three spots.

Samsung’s  Galaxy 5 failed to make a big impression on consumers, as it only made it to fourth position. This month the electronics firm announced its weakest quarterly earnings for more than three years, with smartphone business accounting for more than half its total sales. ,

In September, Samsung was pushed out of the top three for the first time in a year, and it failed to fight its way back, in October.

However, there is a glimmer of hope for Samsung thanks to its Galaxy Note 4 phablet, which made a new entry despite only hitting the shops shortly before the end of October.

Meanwhile the curious case of the Galaxy Alpha is surprising, as the ‘youth’ phone fails to make an appearance in the top ten at all. Perhaps it will regain its legs when the price tag inevitably drops.

After falling three places last month, the HTC’s flagship device and iPhone 6 competitor, the One M8, has risen one place.

Top ten mobile handsets in October:

1.  Apple iPhone 6

2. Apple iPhone 5S

3. Apple iPhone 5C

4. Samsung Galaxy S5

5. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

6. HTC One M8

7.  Apple iPhone 4S

8. Samsung Galaxy S4

9. LG G3

10. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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