We have often talked about how important low-end devices are to a platform. The high-end flagship phones are great, but not everyone can afford the latest and greatest. Low-end phones make Windows Phone available to more people. The graph above shows just how important these low-end phones are to Windows Phone.
In the graph above we can see that the most popular Windows Phone device is the low-end Lumia 520. The popularity of this device has been known for a while, but the suprising part of this graph is the other phones. Over 50% of the Windows Phone devices being used in the world are low-end models. You could even make an argument that over 65% are low-end.
The only true high-end phones shown on the graph are the Lumia 920 and maybe the Lumia 820. Phones like the Lumia 1020, 1520, and 925 have such slim percentages that they are bunched together with devices like the HTC 8X in “Other.” Is this a bad thing? Should Microsoft be worried about low-end phones being so popular? Hopefully all these users graduate to high-end devices