AnTuTu has released a comprehensive data of Android smartphone users preference as captured in the month of May 2018. The data covers such preferences as display size and resolution, users preference based on RAM sizes, storage sizes and the operating system. The report is based on user preference globally and not just in China. The data are computed using pie charts to show the proportion of each preferred parameter.
Before dwelling on the data, let us note that the statistics for the past couple of months showed that most users prefer phones with a 5.5-inch display. This still remains the first choice for most users, accounting for 19.58 percent but the percentage of users who prefer the 5.5-inch screen size is shrinking. Instead, the data shows a growing trend which is a shift to 6-inch display packing models. This includes phones with 5.99-inch displays. With the rate at which 6 inches displays are being adopted by OEMs, spurred by the trending 18:9/19:9 aspect ratios that ensure the models still remain sizeable, this category may soon overtake 5.5 inches models in popularity.
With the shrinking proportion of 5.5-inch screens, the proportion of FHD 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution has dropped. However, as far as May’s data is concerned, the proportion of 1080p resolution is still the highest, reaching 38.34%. At the same time, the proportion of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 1080 x 2280 pixels resolutions reached 20.19% and 6.36%, respectively. In fact, the current mainstream full-screen mobile phones adopt either of these two screen resolutions, which just reflects the popularity of full-screen mobile phones.
On the aspect of RAM preference, the chart shows most users still prefer 4GB RAM capacity as it accounts for 33.90% of the total. At the same time, 6GB of RAM was equally popular with a percentage of 29.73%.
In addition, 8GB RAM phones are becoming popular as it accounts for 5.19%, while 2GB preference keeps shrinking. It is still possible to find phones with 1GB RAM and even 512MB and that is why there is 6.21% for other categories.
Surprisingly, 128GB ROM accounted for 19.34% share of this category while 32GB storage held 20.52% of the preferred option.
Number of cores
The chart even includes aspects such as the number of cores which is present of the most popular processor category. As expected, Octa-core phones dominate the market. ATt75.02%, it is glaring that the most popular phone models come with Octa-core processors. The popular chipsets around such as the Snapdragon 845, SD 660, SD636, and Kirin 970 all are Octa-core processors. On the other hand, the use of Hexa-core chipset continues to dwindle with less than 2% share.
Finally, let’s take a look at the Android version onboard the models on the AnTuTu global mobile phone user preference chart in May. What is gratifying is that in this statistical cycle, the highest share of Android 8.0.0 is 26.9%. At the same time, Android 8.1.0 accounted for 17.22%. Taken together, the number of Android 8.0.0 and above accounts for more than 44%, which is nearly half of the entire pie chart. Android Marshmallow has completely disappeared from the charts, grouped with other versions like Lollipop, KitKat with all of them accounting for 19.95% share.