Most sold smartphones in France in 2017

 As of 2017, the most sold smartphones in France were Samsung and Apple devices. The Samsung Galaxy J3 and J5 represented six percent of the total smartphone sales, while for example the IPhone 7 accounted for 3.4 percent of the sales.  

Smartphone use

  When it comes to usage patterns by smartphone users, the French declared in a 2017 survey mostly to take pictures and videos with their mobile devices (51 percent of respondents) and to use the alarm clock function (47 percent). Furthermore, in 2018, the share of French using their smartphone for carrying out online purchases increased up to 39 percent. The Statista Dossier on Smartphone users in France offers further statistical information on user behavior.  

Smartphone usage for social relationships

In addition to the practical uses of smartphones, mobiles devices also seem to have a growing social impact: among French teenagers aged 12 to 17 years old, more than half of the respondents possessing a smartphone declared having an account on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. For teenagers this age, having a smartphone was considered being a must to maintain relationships with friends. On the other hand, a large majority of French adults living in a relationship considered that the use of their smartphone took an important place in their life as a couple.

Ranking of the best-selling smartphones in France in 2017

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September 2017



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