Top Mobile Phone Brands of 2016 in Pakistan

Technology is thriving and improving with every passing day. Usage of gadgets is more of a necessity then a luxury. Growth in mobile phone sector has raised the popularity graph of smartphones. Pakistan will have 40 million smart phones by the end of 2016. With dozens of handsets battling for our attention, the users have a specific taste when it comes to choosing a smart phone brand. Here is our pick of the top mobile brands searched online during 2016.


Pakistan’s most popularly demanded Korean mobile phone brand, Samsung has topped the list. With approximately 23% of global market shares, Samsung Mobiles has undoubtedly taken the lead not only in Pakistan but worldwide. The success of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagships, and increased shipments of lower-end models are the major highlights of the year. In Pakistan, Samsung Mobiles had most number of searches accounting for online page views of more than 23 lac.


Pride of Pakistan, QMobile is the largest local mobile phone brand reaching maximum hands across the country. Affordability, no compromise on quality & features, amazing smart phones, and successful advertisement strategy are the main reasons for the popularity of the brand in Pakistan. QMobile ranks second with more than 16 lac page views on HamariWeb.



Huawei is able to clinch the third spot in the report. The brand made itself prominent with the launch of Huawei P9 and Mate 8. The P9 smart phone, Mate series, and Nexus 6 gave tough time to the rival brands. In Pakistan, more than 13 lac page views are registered for Huawei Mobiles during 2016.



Nokia seems like a dark horse in the race of smart phones in Pakistan. The Finish mobile phone maker was the undisputed leader in the local market until QMobile took over. Dual SIM phones are mostly searched online during 2016. Some of the prominent launches of the year include Nokia 130, Nokia C1, Nokia 105, and Nokia 230. Nokia Mobiles still dominates the mobile phone market in Pakistan with more than 8 lac page views recorded on HamariWeb during 2016.


Another renowned brand, Motorola comes from the company Motorola Mobility that was established in 2011. The company was formed following the split of Motorola into two companies, with Motorola Solutions catering to the project. After being acquired by Google, Motorola Mobility was sold to Lenovo in 2014. Motorola Mobiles made its first Android smart phone in 2009 and its first Android tablet in 2011. Motorola Mobiles gained immense respect and credibility among masses with its latest device Moto M, launched in November 2016. Online users in Pakistan are keenly interested in Motorola phones. HamariWeb recorded more than 5 lac page views for various Motorola phones in 2016 that makes them stand at number 5.


Apple is a global leader in manufacturing smartphones, and has significance presence across the country. Being the pioneer in innovation and style, Apple Mobiles gained immense popularity with the launch of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus. This year, the most anticipated device, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus made it to the stores, and Pakistanis couldn’t resist themselves in searching them online. According to the inner sources, almost 5 lac page views are recorded for Apple Mobiles during 2016 in Pakistan.


Perfect amalgamation of technology and innovation, Oppo Mobiles is a Chinese brand that has gained immense respect among the Pakistani users within short period of time with some outstanding phones and tablets. Currently regarded as 7th largest mobile phone brand, the top flagship Oppo Series including Oppo F1s, Oppo F1 plus, Oppo A37, Oppo N3, Oppo R5, and Oppo Find 7a have rocked the local Pakistani markets. HamariWeb users showed keen interest in Oppo phones with more than 3 lac page views recorded in 2016.

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