We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Mon 24 Oct 2016 09:48 AM

Font Size

- Aa +

Samsung beats Apple in UAE as most popular smartphone brand

Visits to Facebook accounted for over 90% percent of total social media use

Samsung beats Apple in UAE as most popular smartphone brand
Samsung Galaxy S7. (Getty Images)

Apple iPhone 6 was the most used smartphone in the UAE, but Samsung remained the most popular brand in the second quarter of 2016, according to a Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The iPhone 6, launched in September 2014, is used by almost 4.17 percent people in the country followed by 2.99 percent users for Nokia 108, 2.45 percent for Samsung Galaxy J100H/J1, 2.32 percent for Apple iPhone 6S and 2.2 percent for Apple iPhone 5S.

One-third of all handsets registered on UAE networks during the period were manufactured by Samsung, 27 percent were from Nokia, 13.6 percent from Apple and 1.8 percent from Blackberry.

Samsung Apps Store was the most visited applications website, followed by Apple iTunes, and Android applications. 

In terms of social media, smartphone and fixed Internet users made 24 billion visits to social networking websites. Visits to Facebook accounted for 90.39 percent of total visits, followed by Twitter (5.18 percent of visits), LinkedIn, MySpace, and Maktoob.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall

For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.