Move over HTC, Sony is now the second biggest Android phone maker in the UK

by: Bams SadewoDecember 1, 2012

After being hit by a series of bad news in the past months, it looks like Sony Mobile can end 2012 on a good note. The Xperia maker has snatched the title of the second best-selling Android manufacturer in the UK from HTC.

The latest sales figures reveal that Sony has sold over 500,000 Android phones so far, while HTC managed to shift around 440,000 phones.

Sony UK’s managing director Pierre Peron said that the company is now “considered a top player” in the UK, thanks to its recent rebranding and “the major marketing campaign behind Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie” for the Xperia T. It’s one more thing that the 007 agent can add to his resume, a great marketer.

In case you’re wondering who the number one champ is in the UK, it’s none other than Samsung. The Koreans sold a whopping 3.2 million Android phones during the same period this year.

  • ryq24

    wow! 3.2 million compared to 500t by sony. sony still have a long way to go and its going to be even longer if they produce more crap like the xperia J!

    • APai

      sony might be doing okay with unit sales. but the J beats the pants off a similarly priced samsung for sure.

      xperia J is priced similarly to ace plus/ duos – both of them are crappy as compared to the fit and finish, and the hardware specs of xperia J.

  • goldenblls

    There have been some great sony phones. The Xperia V looks like a winner too.

  • K

    What about South Korean competitor Pantech?