The Samsung Galaxy S3 topped the uSwitch Mobile tracker for a second consecutive month in June, leading a Samsung charge that saw the phone-maker’s Galaxy range dominate the top five.
Samsung’s flagship phone retention of the top spot means the iPhone 4S in has been relegated to the second spot in the tracker, which aggregates clicks, sales and searches, for the second month in a row.
Capping Sammy’s continued strong showing were top-five places for the evergreen Samsung Galaxy S2 (3rd) and the Samsung Galaxy Ace (5th) – news that's sure to console the phone-maker after its courtroom contretemps with Apple recently saw the Galaxy Nexus disappointingly, temporarily withdrawn from sale.
Just behind them is the five-million Samsung Galaxy Note phablet that continues to defy projections that its appeal was restricted to a niche market to claim sixth place.
Elsewhere, while resolutely not setting the smartphone world alright, the HTC’s One X held fast at position four, while its mid-range stablemate, the One S, advanced a place to seal seventh spot.
And completing the line-up is the Nokia Lumia 800, the iPhone 4 16GB edition and the entry-level iPhone 3GS 8GB model, which placed at eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.
Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch.com, said: “Samsung is clearly flavour of the month for smartphone consumers, and after its launch in May the excitement surrounding its Galaxy S3 has not yet died down. And now that supply chain problems during launch have been solved, the phone's place as a top seller has been cemented for a second month.
“The enduring popularity of the iPhone 4S is undeniable - it remains the UK’s second biggest selling phone for June. However, buzz following details regarding the iOS 6 software update actually saw interest in the 4S wane, with consumers sitting tight in anticipation for the inevitable smartphone sequel.
“While Taiwanese phone maker HTC continues to be a major player in the market, the manufacturer’s new trio of handsets have had limited success, with only the flagship One X really securing a place in consumers' minds and pockets and holding onto the 4th spot.
Doku added: “Filtering into the value market, the Nokia Lumia 800 has actually seen a return to the Mobile Tracker. Following the widespread release of the Lumia 900 at the end of May, the 800 subsequently saw reductions in price, with consumers opting for the more affordable of the two Windows-powered devices.”