iPhone 5s makes it eight months as UK’s most popular handset


However rival Samsung accounts for half of the top ten smartphones in the latest uSwitch.com chart for May 

The iPhone 5s has maintained its position as the UK’s most popular handset for the eighth consecutive month, according to the uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker for May.

The top ten chart is based on live searches, pre-orders and sales. Statistics are derived from mobile phone deal comparison website Omio’s partners, which include uSwitch.com. This totals more than 10 million monthly page views, with the data a result of an aggregation of all clicks and sales from these partner sites.

The iPhone 5c maintained second position, holding off the Samsung Galaxy S5, which stayed in third having entered the chart in that position last month. Having only been released on April 11, uSwitch.com claimed it is the only phone that can challenge the iPhone 5s.

Its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, maintained fourth place, while the iPhone 4s replaced the HTC One (M8) in fifth, with the latter dropping to sixth. The Galaxy Note 3 held onto seventh position.

The Sony Xperia Z2, which was only released at the start of last month, moved up two places to eighth. The Galaxy S3 fell one place to ninth while the Galaxy S4 Mini re-entered the chart at number 10.