Device Atlas has an interesting report (source / pdf) with many details about the current situation of our mobile phones. Details like the most common processor, the amount of usual RAM in different countries, the screen size, and more.
It is revealing, for example, to know that 512 MBs of RAM (yes, not a gigabyte) is still quite popular in the rest of the world, despite the fact that on the other side of the spectrum, we have phones with 6 or 8 GBs of RAM in total. Another interesting detail is that the most popular year of all, from which many phones come, is 2015.. The majority of users currently browsing the web from their mobile phones, then, updated a couple of years ago, in 2015. There is a significant percentage of phones from 2016, but almost all traffic comes from developed countries.
What matters to us in this article is the popularity of telephones by country, which we can see here:
Focusing specifically on South America, we have the following picture:
It is not surprising the great effort that Motorola puts in Latin America in general, given the great popularity of the Moto G in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, where it occupies the first and second places in sales.
In Peru the Moto G is also popular, ranking third. But in South America, Samsung's mid / low-end phones like the J5 and J7 dominate the market. Samsung has hit the target with these phones, offering us large screens and good performance, at a not so high price. They lack the features that high-end phones offer (like a good camera, for example), but generally, the J-line of Samsung's Galaxy is pretty good.
And in general? The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is the most used Android phone if we put all countries together.
And finally, if you were wondering how is the division between iOS / Android this year by country, here is this referential table:
Interesting, right? Don't forget to check the full report that is linked at the beginning to know many more details about the current mobile panorama!