iPhone 6 continues to be the most commonly used smartphone in the UAE comprising 3.1% of total handsets registered on UAE networks, according to TRA UAE's Q2 statistics.
According to the report, during the period between 1 April 2017 and 30 June 2017, 81.5% of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks were Smartphones. iPhone 6S was the second most popular smartphone. The third most commonly used smartphone was the iPhone 7 with a share of 2.25%. The fourth most commonly used smartphone was the iPhone 7plus with a share of 1.77%.
The report indicates that during the second quarter of 2017, 34.5% of all handsets registered on UAE mobile networks were manufactured by Samsung. Nokia handsets were the second most popular manufacturer with a presence of 22.9%. Apple manufactured the third most popular handsets used in UAE with a share of 15.5%. This was followed by Lenovo with 5.4%, and then Huawei with 3.2%.
During Q2-2017, Apple iTunes store was the most visited applications website, followed by Samsung Apps, and finally Android Applications. In terms of social media, UAE smartphone and fixed internet users made 20.4 billion visits to social networking websites during the period 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017. Visits to Facebook accounted for 90.4% of total visits to social networking sites, followed by Twitter with 5.0% of visits, then LinkedIn with 4.6%.