LG, maker of the last two Nexus smartphones, has been found to be the number three Android OEM in the US. When comparing sales figures domestically, they are firmly behind Apple and Samsung. Similarly, Android is also up overall, rising 3.9% in overall sales for 2013.
LG’s market share in the US is now right around 8%, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Reversing the overseas trend Motorola is enjoying, LG has made their mark with flagship devices. Kantar notes the mid-range Optimus model had dominated sales for LG in the past, but a recent focus shift toward flagships brought them added success stateside.
Adding to this is LG’s device quality, which Kantar notes is routinely received well by both website reviewers and consumers:
Customer recommendation figures for the past three months show the LG G2 has the highest rating of any new handset at 9.2 out of 10, followed by the iPhone 5S at 9.1 and Samsung Galaxy Note III at 9.0. User advocacy is hugely important in mobile and this is great news to help LG maintain its momentum.
With their increased handset offerings and overall great quality, we’re not surprised this is the case. Though we find some of their OS choices questionable, we can’t say they’re necessarily bad. Consumers seem to enjoy LG’s offerings, which is really what matters when it’s all said and done.