Phone tracking website uSwitch reports that Nokiaâ€™s cheaper phones are making a strong showing in January in the post-Christmas belt-tightening, to the detriment of expensive phones like the iPhone.
uSwitch telecoms spokesman Ernest Doku told Mobile News UK said: â€œThe UKâ€™s loyalty to brand Samsung is unwavering, but beyond that weâ€™ve seen customers shaking-up the rankings, leaving Appleâ€™s 4S for dust in favour of offerings from Lexus and Nokia.â€
The list features 4 Nokia phones, two feature phones, and two Nokia Lumias, the Lumia 800 and 610.
In total the list consisted of 3 Samsung handsets, 4 Nokia handsets, one LG and two iPhones.
â€œA swathe of bargain smartphones like the C2-01 have leapt back into the chart as a residual effect of gifting and January sales, whilst canny consumers also wait to see high-end devices around the corner.â€
â€œThe mobile market is no stranger to a bit of January belt-tightening, with tech fans looking for sensible deals following a seasonal gadget binge.â€
â€œWith the launch of a revamped BlackBerry in the full-touch flagship Z10 and Nokiaâ€™s Lumia 620 looking to disrupt the affordable end of the spectrum, expect some significant movement in the coming weeks â€“ not to mention major smartphone announcements amidst Februaryâ€™s Mobile World Congress.â€
The Nokia Lumia 620 has just become available in UK, and appears to best address the penny-pinching mood in UK which should see the budget handset doing well over the next few months.