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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the most popular smartphone in India and China: Antutu

Xiaomi's budget smartphone Redmi Note 3 has emerged as the most popular smartphone in India, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is popular globally

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was the most popular smartphone globally in the first half of 2016 (Source: Antutu)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was the most popular smartphone globally in the first half of 2016 (Source: Antutu)

Antutu, the popular mobile benchmarking app has announced its list of popular smartphones. According to the release, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the most popular smartphone globally, while Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 ruled the popularity index in India and China.

Samsung dominated the list of Top 10 popular smartphones in the world with six of its devices in the list. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was followed by Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S7. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge was the sixth most popular device.

Samsung recently reported significant profit growth on the back of Galaxy S7 sales. The Korean smartphone giant is set to launch next Galaxy Note smartphone on August 2.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was the most popular smartphone in most Asian countries in the first half of 2016 (Source: Antutu)

While Samsung topped the list, the surprise element was Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 was the fifth popular Android device, and was the most popular device in India, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Vietnam and Russia.

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Antutu uses its benchmark data to rate the devices. The popularity rating is for the first half of 2016. Antutu is currently the most popular benchmarking tool used by both enthusiasts as well as average user.

According to Antutu, India seems to be in awe of Chinese smartphones. While Xiaomi topped the popularity list with 12.45 per cent, OnePlus 2 was the second most popular with 7.7 per cent.

Chinese internet ecosystem company, LeEco (formerly known as Letv) which entered India last year with Le 1s and Le Max smartphones seems to have gained good following among Indian smartphone users. The company’s budget smartphone, Le 1s was the third most popular smartphone.

Micromax and Intex which hold the largest share among smartphone users in India could not make it to the list. However, Antutu notes that Micromax’s Yu brand is well received in India.