Tele2, the favourite mobile operator in Russia, has published a rating of mobile devices in 2018. At the end of the reporting period smart phones took 70% of the total number of vehicles, the share of 4G devices among smartphones made up 70%.
Tele2 continues to develop its client base through the sales of smart phones and focuses on devices that support 4G. By the end of 2018, the devices supporting LTE were shown the most growth — their share in the total smartphone base increased by 19 percentage points, exceeding 70%. A record increase in the number of 4G-enabled devices recorded in the Moscow region — by 21 percentage points to 80%. Significant growth was shown by North-West and Ural 19 percentage points, the share of LTE smartphones in these regions has increased to 72% and 70%, respectively. The number of devices with support for 2G network Tele2 in Russia decreased by 91% year-on-year.
In the macro-region “Chernozem”, the share of smartphones supporting 4G in the General database of smartphones for the year increased by 18 percentage points to 63%. In Kursk region the share of LTE devices by the end of 2018, 60%, demonstrating a growth of 20 p. p.
The share of smartphones in the Tele2 network has reached 70%, an increase of 8 percentage points compared to the same period last year. The leader among regions in the number of smartphones remains the Moscow region, where the penetration of these devices is 97%. In Kursk region the share of smartphones among all devices in the Tele2 network for the year increased by 9 percentage points to 63%. The five most popular Smoking brands included Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple, and BQ-mobile.
By the end of 2018, the most popular are devices with screen sizes up to 5.5 inches (38%). Second place and the maximum growth demonstrate devices with a diagonal of more than 5.5 inch — their share has increased 2.5 times year-on-year and amounted to 25% of all smartphones in the Tele2 network. While very popular devices with a large screen used in Moscow. Their share in the region reached 30%, showing an increase of 16 percentage points compared to the same period last year. The inhabitants of the earth also prefer devices with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, thus, the share of smartphones with big screen is more than 20%.
In the ranking of operating systems keeps the lead Android — its share amounted to 88%. Second place is iOS (10%). It is the most requested by users in the Moscow region, where iOS accounted for 16% of all operating systems. Subscribers of the macro-region “Chernozem” support the General trend that the leading positions among the user holds the Android OS is 89%, the next popular operating system iOS (8%),
In the whole of Russia in Tele2 network, the share of smartphones that support multiple active SIM cards was 83%, an increase of 5 percentage points year-on-year. The greatest penetration of such devices recorded in the black soil region, the Volga region and Siberia and is 85%.
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