According to the December 2013 report from AdDuplex, Lumia 520 is the indisputable leader of the Windows Phone world. This month it crossed the 30 per cent mark and combined with 521 now owns more than one third of the total Windows Phone market. The other notable change this month is Lumia 625 going from number 10 to number 8 (2.9 per cent to 4.5 per cent).
While the low end is growing rapidly and is mostly responsible for all the global market share gains, the new flagships (Lumia 1020 and 1520) still fail to show up in the top 10. And even if we take the Windows Phone 8 devices only, the expensive newbies are nowhere to be seen in the top 10 chart.
Lumia 520, on the other hand, commands almost 40 per cent of the WP8 market (close to 44 per cent if combined with 521). That said Lumia 1020 did move from number 13 to number 11 this month, displacing both Lumia 822 and Samsung ATIV S in the chart. Lumia 1520 moved from 19 to 16.
There is a new number 2 in the US and that’s the global leader – Lumia 520. Therefore, the share of Lumia 52x devices in US is now aligned with global situation. It’s notable that L520 has jumped 3 places in just one month and that is, most likely, the result of the aggressive pricing recently.
Another notable fact about US is that T-Mobile is the new number 2 Windows Phone 8 operator in the country with 23.3 per cent of the market. It remains to be seen if Verizon is able to come back next month when it launches its new Windows Phone flagship.