Lumia 520 now world's top Windows Phone as Nokia dominates market

While most people would think that flagship devices are the most popular, that isn't always the case. Sometimes, it's the budget devices that top the list, as is the case with Windows Phone. According to Windows Phone advertising company AdDuplex, the Nokia Lumia 520 is the world's most popular Windows Phone handset.

Specifically, the Lumia 520 controls 13.3% of the total Windows Phone market, while Nokia itself owns a whopping 85% of the Windows Phone market, mostly thanks to the Finnish company's big partnership with Microsoft. However, Windows Phone still has a long way to go before it catches up with iOS or Android.

However, that isn't stopping Windows Phone sales. While the Lumia 520 hasn't seen exponential growth, its sales have been doing nothing but rising since the phone's release back in March. Sales numbers aren't disclosed, since AdDuplex bases its numbers on app adoption.

Nonetheless, it seems Microsoft and Nokia have a hold on the budget device market, while Google, Samsung, HTC, and other big companies have a hold on the top-tier device market. However, Nokia is aiming their sights on that category as well. Their flagship Lumia 920 has been out for some time, and they just recently announced the 1020 with a 41MP camera attached.

As for other Nokia handsets, the Lumia 920 comes in second with 11.8% of the Windows Phone market, followed by the Lumia 620 with 9.6%. Six other Nokia Lumia phones make the list, but the HTC 8X gets sliver of the pie with 3.7% of the Windows Phone market share.

VIA: The Next Web

SOURCE: AdDuplex