Even Cities Pick a Side in the Never-Ending Battle Between Samsung and Apple

By Tom Pritchard on at

The majority of people have an opinion when it comes to the whole Apple v Samsung spat that's been going on for nearly a decade, even if they claim not to. As it turns out you can also make the conflict on a city by city basis, to see which phone maker is more popular in specific areas of the country.

Phone seller Fonehouse decided to work it out, by looking at all the different Apple and Samsung phone contracts it sold this year, specifically between 1st January and 30th June. Using that information it was able to work out which phone maker was more popular in any given city, and some may be happy to hear that not all the big cities are loyal to Tim Cook and his fruit-themed devices.

Apple still wins overall, with nine cities to Samsung four, and unsurprisingly is the most popular device down in London. Still Samsung isn't without the big cities, grabbing a victory Edinburgh and Birmingham who aren't exactly short of people.

Another unsurprising fact Fonehouse uncovered was that Apple users are more likely to pay more each month, spending £47 on average compared to Samsung users' £38. Hardly a surprise, given how much the iPhone X costs in comparison to Samsung's range of premium handsets. A Samsung Galaxy S9 or Note 8 isn't exactly a cheap impulse purchase, but that's nothing compared to the £999 starting price of the iPhone X.

Obviously Fonehouse's data is definite, either. For one it only accounts for phones it has sold to customer, and only those within the last six months. Given the amount of ways you can buy a new phone, on contract or not, there's bound to be plenty of data out there that isn't accounted for. On top of that Fonehouse ignored all other Android handsets. Yes Samsung is probably the most popular Android phone maker out there, but there are a lot more devices that can offer Apple some competition.

Still it's nice to get some idea of how the split runs throughout the country, even as undefinitive as it is. [techRadar]