Samsung's Galaxy SII has beaten the iPhone 4S in both sales and internet searches, according to research by price comparison site uSwitch.com.
The smartphone remains on top for the eighth consecutive month according to the website's Mobile Tracker, with the most recent iteration of the Apple smartphone in second place. Other UK sales information and research has placed the iPhone 4S in the top slot. Korean manufacturer Samsung’s Galaxy Ace handset ranked third in the uSwitch figures, followed by HTC’s Wildfire S and Apple's iPhone 4.
uSwitch said 'notable and telling' absentees were the recently released Nokia Lumia 800 and HTC Sensation XE handsets. It also noted Blackberry's absence from the bestsellers list and claimed it was because newer devices failed to catch the imagination of shoppers than its older phones.
Ernest Doku from uSwitch said it was an 'outstanding' year for Android-enabled handsets. He said: 'Looking ahead to 2012, we’re likely to see a competitively priced sequel to the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone and further efforts from manufacturers for quality over quantity, rather than a plethora of identikit Android phones.
'Similarly to the successes of 2011, punters will have to be wowed with flagship phones in order to open their wallets.'