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Poll results: PhoneArena readers say the LG G5 won MWC 2016!

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Poll results: PhoneArena readers say the LG G5 won MWC 2016!
Now that MWC 2016 is over, we asked our readers to vote for the one smartphone that "won" the conference with its sheer awesomeness! Well, the results are in, and we have to say - you surprised us! The winner is the LG G5, whose metallic allure and innovative spirit helped it win the poll with a score of 38.3% (1135 votes)!

However, the next best thing according to you – the Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge – finished close, with a 31% score (919 votes). Samsung did a great job refining its flagship fleet this year, showing that small, but meaningful improvements really do count.

The third runner-up chosen by you is the Xiaomi Mi 5 (17.4%, 515 votes). We'd say this is a very flattering turnout for what appears to be the Chinese upstart's finest smartphone to date, considering it ended in the top three together with LG and Samsung's heavyweights!

Finally, the Sony Xperia X trio (7.3%, 216 votes) and the HP Elite x3 (4.5%, 135 votes) deserve a honorable mention, even though the response you generated has been comparatively lukewarm.

The LG G5 won MWC 2016, according to our readers!

The LG G5 won MWC 2016, according to our readers!


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Which smartphone won MWC 2016 for you?
31.01%
919 votes
(919 votes) The Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge
38.29%
1135 votes
(1135 votes) The LG G5
7.29%
216 votes
(216 votes) The new Sony Xperia X line-up
17.38%
515 votes
(515 votes) The Xiaomi Mi 5
4.55%
135 votes
(135 votes) The HP Elite x3
0.74%
22 votes
(22 votes) The HTC One X9
0.74%
22 votes
(22 votes) The Alcatel Idol 4S and Idol 4

2964 votes

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posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:27 17

1. fistigons (Posts: 329; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


It was definitely the most innovative phone this year.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:47 37

13. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


And the "ugliest" , phone of the year.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:22 15

20. gigicoaste (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


"Ugliest" for whom? I always have fun of such discussions.. like there is a standard in "beautifulness", like would be possible to measure to have an exact parameters. People will never understand that is a matter of taste, some like the design, others don't.. It is impossible to please everybody.. logic!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:43 2

28. TerryTerius (Posts: 1544; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Aesthetic taste cannot be measured, and it isn't objectively quantifiable. It's pointless to try to argue with someone about whether or not they're right on their subjective view of design.

So yeah, you're right. I find it rather generic looking but it's still pretty dope to see LG doing their own thing. I wish them the best.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:42 6

27. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1111; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Well, I think that it's a matter of design versus functionality. If you design a phone to be about looking good, you will miss out on some functionality that the user may want.

Also, I think we should applaud manufacturer for efforts in innovating and trying to do something different in the marketplace. Are you not just a little tired of every phone looking pretty much the same? I mean we now even have devices from HTC that look like a clone of the iPhone.

If you think back about 10 years, every manufacturer was designing a different type of device from the competition. Just take a look at the Samsung FlipShot, AT&T Tilt, Palm Centro, T-Mobile Sidekick, Blackberry Curve, LG Voyager, etc. They were all different from the competition. Each manufacturer designed a device that stood out from the competition.

Now what do we have in terms of design and functionality in terms of competition? A minor difference in the same candybar design. Every manufacturer seems to just be producing a device with a big piece of glass on the front and adding a curve here or changing a button placement there, and then calling it a day. I'm sorry, but that's not the direction I think we should be going in.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:45 1

30. TerryTerius (Posts: 1544; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


That's the norm for basically any industry for form factors. That happened with cars for a very long time before design normalized, kitchen appliances, almost any electronic you can name, and so on and so forth. It doesn't mean that manufacturers trying new things goes away, but the "wild west" factor never lasts long.

That's just the way it works.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 16:21

46. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1111; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


There is more differentiation in kitchen appliance and car design than there is with smartphones in today's world. I guess you just haven't been out there buying em'.

In fact, I can get a refrigerator for a specific size in a specific color with several different storage options. Refrigerators are more differentiated than they have ever been. The same goes for just about any appliance

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 14:15

42. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1837; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You forgot to say, "In my opinion".

There... I fixed it for you.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:07

34. zeeBomb (Posts: 1788; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Well it was the best phone at MWC according to them so...

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:16

54. QWERTYphone (Posts: 652; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Apple sucks. Samsung has become a cheap Apple clone.
LG is the ONLY option left for intelligent buyers.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:28 11

2. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


lol..Apple/Samsung never won any poll in PA, yet their sales and profit are always good. Never give too much importance to poll on tech websites.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:24 6

21. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


I think last year S6 won this.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:40 11

24. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Stop. Lg g5 deserved it. S7 is just the S6s, overall the S7 is better, but not surprising.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 12:36

52. srgonu (Posts: 230; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


You will not say this once you hold it. Aesthetics are amazing.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:00 1

32. tedkord (Posts: 10286; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What do profits have to do with innovation? Look at which music artists sell the most, and you'll see the same chord progressions that have existed since the beginning. The same with car sales.

The G5 was the most innovative phone announced. I probably won't be getting one.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 23:38

51. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Just lots of other Android OEMs and Apple fans voting against Samsung...

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:18

55. QWERTYphone (Posts: 652; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Sales only prove that the world is full of complete fools that will buy overpriced junk due to slick marketing campaigns.
PA is for INTELLIGENT tech fans.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:28 2

3. catze86 (Posts: 603; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Damn, I hope it is Apple.
Samsung too much complicated chip set issues. SD820 lovers vs E8890 lovers.
Congrats LG. When & where the party begin?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:21 6

19. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8441; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


How is it an issue. many users have no idea what chips are in the phone. They don't work with any visual difference.

Maybe, you have issues?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:25

22. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


How is that so? If you live in part of world you have one option if you live you have an other.. so in end you have to choose S7 or G5..

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:33 7

9. robert26101 (Posts: 106; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


Doesn't matter sales won't reflect this poll. The G5 is a dud!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:48 1

15. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


It will never will sell like the Galaxy S-series.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:46 4

31. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


You need to understand one thing selling more than other is not the success here, selling the targeted amount is real success... If someone make perfect phone but its not apple or Samsung they won't sell it more than them.. If HTC like company sells about 6-8Million they will be more than happy.. same about G5 if they can sell about 15Million or above they'll be happy but if Samsung sell less than there expectation which would be around 35Million units and more than they won't be happy.. Everything depends on How much rich company is, what is that company brand value...

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:35 2

10. midhath93 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)


LG G5 is the best phone at this moment!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 21:15

48. phichart (Posts: 250; Member since: 03 May 2014)


not where near.. hahaha

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:39

11. Mizraab (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


LG has done something different. If G4 and G5 are placed on the table you can tell the difference which is which unlike other flagship phones.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:41

12. Mikele (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


The most innovative is Mi 5!!! A new 4-axis stabilization with camera made it powerful among others!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:47 2

14. Canaan (Posts: 329; Member since: 25 May 2014)


That's a complete 180, last week everyone was talking about how insane LG was for releasing such an ugly phone, now its the most popular on this site?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:42 1

26. TerryTerius (Posts: 1544; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Quite a few people still think it's unattractive, doesn't mean they don't think it's not innovative. I will give LG massive credit for doing something refreshing. IMHO I don't really think it matters much because I'm unconvinced modules will be a strong selling point for the average consumer, among other reasons. I think techies are a lot more excited about it than regular folks will be. But it is still cool to see LG revamping ideas and forging their own path. Just maybe we will see another era of manufacturers doing outlandish and ingenious things to see what works.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:04 3

33. tedkord (Posts: 10286; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's still extremely ugly. But looks have nothing to do with innovation. This was by far the most innovative design announced, not only at MWC, but the entire industry the past year. That doesn't mean I'm buying one. But I can acknowledge it's innovation.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:15 1

35. TerryTerius (Posts: 1544; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


^^^ Pretty much this.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:50

16. Zapp_B (Posts: 31; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I'm still not sure if G5 is gimmick or innovation. I'll have to try it first

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:05

18. techietech (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Jan 2016)


LG G5 may have 'innovation', but damn daniel, the design. Imo, LG G4's design was way better than G5

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:28 4

23. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Yay! The G5 won the poll, and I'm buying the s7 edge! :D

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:41 2

25. twens (Posts: 955; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Do you want innovation of a near perfect phone? A phone that doesn't compromise on the most basic smart phone needs. People are very weird lately, you want it all and here is a phone trying to do that and still people are not pleased. I guess it's true when they say "you will never achieve success when you try to please everyone ". Human beings are just weird. You want a phone with a lesser battery, no water resistance, inferior screen compared to the competition, no fast wireless charging, all because you hate the competition. Lol
Spend your monies wisely not because you hate a certain company cos at the end of the day you will have to leave with your choice and purchase.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:35 4

37. Artio (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Wireless charging and fast don't belong in the same sentence together, and I'm not stupid enough to drop my phone in a river. The battery is slightly smaller, yes, but at least it's replaceable, so when your S7 battery starts to crap out on you a year later you're boned. Regardless of what you say, I'll stand by IPS over cartoon-land AMOLED every day, what screen 'looks better' is entirely subjective and depends on the user.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:48 2

38. DONUT (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


you can choose an evolutionary innovation upgrade (S7), or a revolutionary innovation upgrade (G5)

hate on the G5 all you want but there is no denying that it is innovative. way more so than the S7 which is basically an incremental upgrade. LG is taking strides in the right direction, while Samsung seems to be settling again

and in case you need the definition of evolutionary and revolutionary innovation, here you go:http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/innovation.html

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:44

29. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


G5 front is fine, but the back is ugly. Even if it looks unique, majority of people will still go for the phone that looks good.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:35 2

36. DONUT (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


the G5 is a breath of fresh air in the industry, sure it might not look the best, but something's gotta give for all the innovation. over time LG will figure out a way to have all these features and a sleeker more attractive design. people seem to forget that the G5 is very experimental, and for a first of its kind, the design isnt as bad as ppl make it out to be

that being said, i will be holding out on buying the G5 until reviews come out. at face value, the S7 series seem to be the better all round phone

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:54 1

39. natypes (Posts: 1080; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


No app drawer. That's all I'm going to say.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:34

40. tluv004 (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Aug 2015)


Download a launcher.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:51

41. natypes (Posts: 1080; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Are you so sure that will give you an app drawer? I shouldn't have to download a launcher to have a basic feature that other, inferior, os's lack.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 14:19

43. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1837; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Like he said... You can download a launcher.

Also, the app drawer on the S7 is turned off too(You can turn it back on though).

And haven't you heard, the Android OS itself is going the way of "no app drawer". Android N will supposedly have no app drawer. So get used to it.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 15:05

45. natypes (Posts: 1080; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I have heard that for N. I still am not convinced a launcher will put an app drawer in if there is not one already. Maybe it will be able to b/c it's already in the Android OS code.

This would be the worst decision I've ever heard come out of Mountain View. Please, for the love of tech, do NOT get rid of the app drawer. Or at least give us an option other than putting all the apps on the homescreen. I absolutely HATE that about iOS. It's like having a kitchen with no cabinets or drawers. Everything just laying on the counters.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 20:07

47. DONUT (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Im currently using a Oppo R7s and by default the ui is without an app drawer. Ive installed a variety of launchers, with app drawers, and the app drawer shows up. Currently running the Google Now Launcher on my phone

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 16:35

53. natypes (Posts: 1080; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


That's good, but that's just a band aid.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 14:20

44. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1837; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Definitely agree this was the most innovative phone at MWC. I'll be getting mine on launch day.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 21:18

49. phichart (Posts: 250; Member since: 03 May 2014)


I am gonna buy s7 edge.... for me bigger battery and water resistance are best...

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 22:33

50. jeroome86 (Posts: 857; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Wonder how all the attachments will sell? Probably won't work with next years version. Think the S7 is more practical with its water resistance.

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