The 10 most popular smartphones in SA

Not sure those Blackberries can be considered smartphones.
 
Nice to see Windows gaining (though still nowhere near the others).

Since being given a Windows Phone by my company, I grown to really like it.
 
Wtf guys, seriously? This article should read "The 10 most popular smartphones on Vodacom". Since when does one network represent the country?
 
Wtf guys, seriously? This article should read "The 10 most popular smartphones on Vodacom". Since when does one network represent the country?

Do you always comment before reading?

From the article:
Thanks to the volume and spread of its local users, subscriber information from Vodacom is a good representation of the South African cellphone market in general
 
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No I read it. That still doesn't make it true. A more valid representation would be to consider a decent sample size, across all networks in proportion to market share. Or are you going to tell me that a Vodacom Smart Kicka is available across all networks? But I suppose you just needed to attack someone without considering how statistical analysis actually works...
 
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I am with Mike Hoxbig on this one. Vodacom may have a massive chunk of clients. It's still just vodacom. It's a single sample from vodacom and not South Africa.
 
No I read it. That still doesn't make it true. A more valid representation would be to consider a decent sample size, across all networks in proportion to market share. Or are you going to tell me that a Vodacom Smart Kicka is available across all networks? But I suppose you just needed to attack someone without considering how statistical analysis actually works...

Yup, I am a troll and only looking for people to insult on the forum. I obviously do not have a life.

OT: Your over-the-top statement might have been valid had they not indicated that they considered the situation. They obviously did and therefore included the disclaimer that, in their opinion, VC statistics can be applied to the whole population.
Any survey would be very happy if they can sample more than a third of the population.
Examples like the Kicka has a small influence. It boils down to a cheap smart phone. The other networks may, for example, compete with a cheap Samsung or Huawei. The fact that it is VC branded is irrelevant.

Correct me if I am wrong, but VC is the only network that releases these statistics.
 
I am with Mike Hoxbig on this one. Vodacom may have a massive chunk of clients. It's still just vodacom. It's a single sample from vodacom and not South Africa.
... plus I suspect it is based on contract phones only, pre-paid handsets excluded.
 
I am with Mike Hoxbig on this one. Vodacom may have a massive chunk of clients. It's still just vodacom. It's a single sample from vodacom and not South Africa.

Agree with Mike as well. One company doesn't represent an entire country.
 
O, come on guys. You seem not to understand statistics. If you have a sample of more than a third of the population, it is representative. The offering between the three significant operators are not materially different. They all compete in the same market and therefore largely have the same phones.

I attach a plot of the % change per quarter, based on the data provided. I am sure that if you add MTN and CellC's data to the sample, the change would be insignificant.
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O, come on guys. You seem not to understand statistics. If you have a sample of more than a third of the population, it is representative. The offering between the three significant operators are not materially different. They all compete in the same market and therefore largely have the same phones.

I attach a plot of the % change per quarter, based on the data provided. I am sure that if you add MTN and CellC's data to the sample, the change would be insignificant.
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Has anyone got the latest numbers for this? Google not returning much...looking for the 10 most popular Android smartphone brands, with their models. Know Samsung will probably be the leader here...but ja, need some official numbers if anyone has links to stats?
 
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