Share of smartphone subscribers in the United States by manufacturer 2013-2019

Apple, Samsung and LG are the leading smartphone OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in the United States. Apple holds the highest market share with 47.4 percent, followed by Samsung and LG with 28.4 percent and 8.9 percent respectively, as of September 2019. Apple’s market share has increased in recent years, from below 40 percent in 2013 to more than 45 percent today.

Leading U.S. smartphone operating system

    Although Apple is the leading vendor in U.S. smartphone sales, Google’s Android OS leads the U.S. operating systems market . The Android OS is used by almost all other vendors in the U.S. apart from Apple. Pie 9.0 - released in August 2018 - is the most used Android OS version, operating on more than half of all Android devices in the United States.

Consistent growth in global smartphone users

    The number of smartphone users worldwide has consistently increased in recent years. This growth in smartphone users is forecast to continue, reaching close to four billion by 2021 (330695). The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is forecast to reduce the global smartphone unit shipments in 2020.

Manufacturers' market share of smartphone subscribers in the United States from 2013 and 2019, by month*

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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2019

Special properties

Smartphone subscribers

Supplementary notes

* Three month averages; No information available for March through December 2016

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