Samsung is the largest 4G LTE smartphone brand in India. Surprised?

With the craze around 4G LTE smartphones increasing day by day in the country, brands have been launching 4G compatible devices from the past 3-6 months. Xolo and Apple were one of the first brands to launch devices that are compatible with 4G LTE cellular bands in India, but they are no longer the ones who sell most 4G devices in the country.


According to a report by analytics firm CyberMedia Research, Samsung is the largest 4G LTE smartphone vendor in India with a market share of 30 percent. The South Korean smartphone giant topped 25 other brands, while Lenovo acquired the second spot with a market share of 21.8 percent. Xiaomi was placed at the third spot with a market share of 17.1 percent.

Samsung currently leads the market with 30 percent share of devices, emerging as the largest 4G smartphone brand. The Korean brand increased its market share from 24.5 percent in the first quarter (January-March) to 30 percent in terms of units shipped. The best selling handsets in the 4G/LTE segment were the A6000 from Lenovo and Redmi2 from Xiaomi. This indicates that the India market is being propelled by shipments of devices in the Rs.6,000-10,000 price range.

Lenovo A6000

The best selling 4G LTE handsets in India were the Lenovo A6000 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2, which goes on to state that the market is skewed towards the entry-level price range. Apparently, Asus made its entry into the Top 10 segment, but Micromax’s market share in the 4G LTE smartphone market declined from 10 percent to 6 percent. Due to the launch of mid-range 4G LTE smartphones like Xperia E4 and Xperia M4, Sony was able to acquire 5 percent market.

A total of 5.7 million 4G LTE smartphones were sold in India during Q2 2015 as the market grew 157 percent quarter-on-quarter. On the other hand, 4G data card market grew 107 percent, but the tablet market declined by 7 percent. Apple and OnePlus were one of the few brands whose market share declined. Do you own a 4G LTE smartphone, and if you do, what device is it? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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Colonel Zaysen
September 29, 2015 7:59 pm 7:59 PM
I was doing a online survey yesterday of all 4G phones available below Rs 10,000 especially Samsung Galaxy Series Phones. I found them to be over priced and under featured. None of the phones come with 2 Gb Ram or with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. Also most have Micro SIM Slots barring two models Samsung Grand Neo Plus and the newly launched Core Prime VE. But the Core Prime VE does not support 4G. Also none supports 3G/4G on both the SIM. Can somebody suggest me a smart phone under Rs 10,000 with the following features. 1-Mini[Normal] SIM on Both… Read more »
jyotirmoy manna
September 29, 2015 10:27 pm 10:27 PM

Your research is true and I support the statement.
However one thing I can tell you from my experience as an user that Android L5.1 is pretty faster than kitkat – the one of your wanted feature.

Colonel Zaysen
September 30, 2015 12:29 am 12:29 AM

Jyotimoy Manna,

Thanks for your response. In addition to the above features the phone must have a removable user replaceable battery. Most Samsung Galaxy Series phones under 10K have that in addition to MP3, MP4, FM Radio Players, Blue Tooth, USB File Transfers.

jyotirmoy manna
September 30, 2015 9:25 am 9:25 AM

This is also a feature that I think each prospective customer should ask for.
But nowadays every co. is launching more and more handset with nonremovable batteries.
Sometimes battery is required to be removed when a handset hangs or a problem arises when a bootloop happens/handset switches on and off continuously.Nonremoving the battery will reduce the life drastically.
However we should search for.

Colonel Zaysen
October 6, 2015 2:39 am 2:39 AM

It seems Samsung has listened to my needs & launched a Rugged New Device Samsung Galaxy Active Neo in Japan for INR Rs 10,000. This has 16 Gb Rom 2 Gb Ram & Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is a single Normal SIM and has a non removable battery. But when it comes to India the specs might change if Samsung sells the same at the same price or less than Rs 10,000/- If it comes with replaceable battery then this will be my 1st Smart Phone. I currently use a Samsung Guru GT-E1200Y.

jyotirmoy manna
October 6, 2015 10:19 am 10:19 AM

Specification may change.
Let us see…

Prasath J
August 26, 2015 5:18 pm 5:18 PM

One plus one
Lenovo A6000+
Lenovo K3 Note
Lenovo A7000
Honor 4x
Yu Yuphoria

jyotirmoy manna
September 12, 2015 11:22 pm 11:22 PM

Again on question to all of you – Which handset can receive all4G signals in India?
I want to buy.

October 6, 2015 8:32 am 8:32 AM

Note 4
Galaxy s6
S6 edge….

jyotirmoy manna
October 6, 2015 10:22 am 10:22 AM

Thanks for the response.

Matthew George
August 26, 2015 1:26 pm 1:26 PM

Yes off course!!!! I own HTC ONE E9+,and I can detect R-Jio 4G signal everywhere in Kerala,even in places where 3G(also 2G of some operators!!!) is absent !!!!