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Author's profile photo Rafael Zanetti

Analyzing Smartphone platforms sales per quarter

As part of my participation in How to Join The Data Geek Challenge.

Source of data: – Graph: Gartner: World-Wide Smartphone Sales (Thousands of Units)

All platform sales/quarter since Q1 2007:

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Android is the top selling platform, without any doubt. And in the last quarter, Windows Phone took the third place from Blackberry (RIM).

Top 4 platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry) in relation to the total sales of smartphones:

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Very easy, fast and fun to generate these graphics with SAP Lumira!

Checking the data we can see that Apple have some peeks every time they announce a new iPhone and that the smartphone business belongs to Android.

The SAP Lumira file is available to download at

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      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende

      Hi Rafael,

      Nice blog and I do agree with you, it is very easy and nice to analyse data with this tool! 🙂



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      HI Rafael,

      good stats and the colors are nice and everything but having multiple values makes the hues and shades indistinguishable from one another. wouldn't a table with good old numbers help here?



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      In SAP Lumira you have the option to display the numbers on top of the visualizations to make it very clear where you stand.

      ALSO, share it in the cloud, and access the files that are dynamic!


      Thanks for the great post, and very well done visualizations.

      Also, thank you for sharing the data source!

      Would you be able to send us the Lumira file you used?


      Author's profile photo Rafael Zanetti
      Rafael Zanetti
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gregory and Irshaad,

      thanks for your inputs.

      As requested, you can download the file from

      I've also updated the document with the link.