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Poll results: Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, LG G3, or HTC One M8 Prime - which one you'd rather have?

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Poll results: Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, LG G3, or HTC One M8 Prime - which one you'd rather have?
Last week, we ran an unusual poll, asking you to choose between three unannounced high-end smartphones: LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, and HTC One M8 Prime. Of course, we didn’t pick these three handsets randomly. We did it because it appears that they have a lot in common, including Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) displays measuring more than 5 inches, 3GB of RAM, and metal-based designs.

Surprisingly or not, our readers’ favorite unannounced flagship smartphone among these three is the LG G3. From a total of 5,089 voters, 2,077 (40.81%) said that they’re looking forward to having LG’s handset rather than the other two devices. Next comes the HTC One M8 Prime, with 1,782 votes (33.96%). Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is the least favorite among the three, being in the minds and hearts of only 1,284 voters (25.23%).

Since we published the poll, LG confirmed that its G3 would be officially announced later this month, on May 27. We’re thinking that the company is planning to start selling the handset shortly after that, so we might see it in stores in June. That’s also when the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime could be released - if we’re to believe the latest rumors. As for the HTC One M8 Prime, this is expected to be introduced in September. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be able to give the LG G3 and Galaxy S5 Prime a run for their money.

Naturally, it’s hard to say if our poll’s results will reflect in how many sales these three upcoming flagships can garner. Some of our readers may change their mind once the smartphones are announced and we get to know everything about them. But we’ll see what happens later this year, right?

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Which of these three upcoming flagship Android smartphones you think you'll want to get?
25.23%
1284 votes
(1284 votes) Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime
40.81%
2077 votes
(2077 votes) LG G3
33.96%
1728 votes
(1728 votes) HTC One M8 Prime

5089 votes

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posted on 13 May 2014, 20:11 4

1. nctx77 (Posts: 568; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


iPhone 6! Have a nice day!

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:19 9

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Because the iPhone 6 includes "RetinaHD" ? :)

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:28 4

10. Sauce (unregistered)


How many girls have you slept with reading them a list of specs from your phone? The iPhones screens is phenomenal. Whether you wish to accept that or not is up to you.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:32 2

12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Improvements are great

A 1080p with 470ppi iP6

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:38 11

14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I'm sure all 4" iPhone screens are like precision medical instruments and you can tell the iGirls that it is all about positioning this phenomenal little device in exactly the right place...

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:52 1

19. Sauce (unregistered)


Did I hurt your feelings? Sorry.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:55 6

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


No hurt feelings. I used to have an iPhone. The screen is pretty good for something so small and such low resolution :)

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:58 2

25. Sauce (unregistered)


Did you move up because you were too used to having small things? Needed a change for once? Teeheeeee

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:03 2

29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Once I got my "finger enlarger" from Japan, I was all set for handling the larger dimensions of bigger devices ಠ⌣ಠ

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:12 2

35. Sauce (unregistered)


Are you sure finger enlarger is the only enlarger you bought?

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:15 2

37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The finger enlarger was the only enlarger I needed ʘ‿ʘ

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:23 1

43. Sauce (unregistered)


Then that explains everything
LOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:29

51. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


What happened to your Cydia avatar

What is the avatar representing

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:31 5

53. akki20892 (Posts: 3649; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Joking with everyone.... And laughing

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:33 2

59. Sauce (unregistered)


Winner winner turkey lunch

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:33 1

58. Sauce (unregistered)


Just laughing at your Prada profile pic is all :)

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:29 3

52. akki20892 (Posts: 3649; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hold up...

http://www.bet.com/news/features/vote-2012/news/politics/photos/2012/10/best-memes-from-the-first-presidential-debate/_jcr_content/leftcol/flipbook/flipbookimage_2.flipfeature.dimg/100412-politics-best-meme-of-the-debate-funny-12.jpg

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:09 9

32. sgodsell (Posts: 1430; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I think the majority of the world would agree that a full HD display is superior to any iPhone non HD display. That's why a full HD display is almost pushing 3 times the number of pixels on the display. But someone who is blindly in love with Apple cannot see that there is superior displays out there. I guess that's why Apple broke down and decided to go with higher resolution displays for the next version of the iPhone. At least now the blind i people can finally see what the Android people have seen already for years.

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:27 7

50. akki20892 (Posts: 3649; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Apple just see profits. They don't care what people like to see in their phones.

posted on 14 May 2014, 04:48

95. deewinc (Posts: 185; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Apple does not make any displays!

posted on 14 May 2014, 19:16

109. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 186; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


iPhone screens are great for their size, but a 5.2" 1080 screen is far superior. Easier to read, more pleasant to view videos and play games, and more room for typing. Plus, with today's SoC's, a large screen doesn't mean you have to sacrifice battery life. LG G2 is clear evidence of this, while maintaining a great screen-to-body ratio.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:46 4

16. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Nexus 6. Kthnxbi! Lulz!

posted on 13 May 2014, 23:50

84. vincelongman (Posts: 1667; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I'm sticking with my Nexus 5 until Project Ara, which is supposedly planned to be release in 2015

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:47 5

17. akki20892 (Posts: 3649; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


M8 prime or G3 prime....

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:50 4

18. akki20892 (Posts: 3649; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


IPhone have too much top and button bezels

posted on 14 May 2014, 01:30

91. amrdiaa (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


and m8 doesnt have bezels right?

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:16 3

38. Dude2014 (Posts: 182; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


iPhone 6
-4.7'' or 5.5'' Full HD Retina (aka Gimmick version of IPS) dispaly
-A8 SoC 2x faster than A7
-Improved Fingerprint scanner
-2000mAh+ battery
-iOS 8 with new looks and multitasking features
-New sexy design with ultra slim body
-Beats Audio software and Headphones
-12+mp Camera with OIS
-etc
All these features I mentioned are very likely to happen.If so, I will consider iPhone 6 to be my 2nd iPhone after dissapointed iPhone 5. But still I have to wait and compare iPhone 6 with upcoming HTC One Prime,LG G3,Galaxy S5 Prime and ofc Note 4.

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:26 2

47. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I think the theme of the iPhone 6 is going to be "HD". Apple is adding HD audio at long last (24 bit playback) and will have a bigger screen, i.e. "RetinaHD" or something like that. I don't know about the camera. I read it was just 8MP again with OIS. 12MP OIS would be "HD" and that would fit with the theme.

All in all, the iPhone 6 should be a great phone. I am ambivalent about it, largely because I moved away from the iPhone and would have a hard time going back to a locked down phone without AdBlock, without a real file system, etc.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:13 1

2. SF_Steven (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


dafuq is an "HTC One M8 Prime"??? no such phone, peeps.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:23 4

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


As he heard from his peeps, EVleaks had this to tweet:
"Forget the Ace. What y'all are really waiting for is codenamed M8 Prime."
https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/461259428822384640

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:14 2

3. chistoefur (Posts: 63; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


I'm only looking forward to the G3 because the Nexus 6 will be based off it.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:18

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


" As for the HTC One M8 Prime, this is expected to be introduced in September."

It seems HTC is always a day late and a megapixel short. I voted for this phone, hoping HTC could add a 13MP OIS Sony camera to the M8, tighten up the design so it is more compact like the M7, and call it a day. But September? Fail.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:20 4

6. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I'll take all 3, cause all 3 are great in their own ways

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:24 3

8. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


This is all Qualcomm's fault!

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:26 3

9. Andrewtst (Posts: 374; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


For the moment, I am eying at LG G3.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:30 2

11. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Again, what is so special about the LG G3?, because the G2, was s bigger fail in the camera department than the M8, the S5 prime might be metal, with a superior camera. What does LG bring to the table? Dont sit there wishing you could downvote me, TELL ME!!! What makes a plastic phone with meh software superior to the S5 prime? The M8 prime (which I heard will be plastic as well) I see nothing about LGs offerings that give it any advantage, so tell me.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:34 2

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


True said

I hate plastic

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:55

22. khmer (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


What is your phone case, plastic, metal or no case. It is your choices.

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:25

46. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Note3 with a metal case

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:46 4

15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The G2 camera is not really so bad as you say and the G3's camera will be even better.

The best shots. Four times among the best were the pictures with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (38 Mt), the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Sony Xperia Z2 (Auto mode, 8 MP). Three times among the best hit LG G2 and Sony Xperia Z2 (manual mode). Samsung smartphones Galaxy Camera 2, HTC One (M8) and Apple iPhone 5S were among the best quality images only once. We also have one Smartphone, which has pictures from the vote were not selected in the top three is a Nokia Lumia 1520.

If you choose the absolute leader in the category, they became smart phone Sony Xperia Z2 caught in quality among the best shots of the largest number of times. Four images taken in auto mode, 8 MEGAPIXELS, and three times-in manual mode, a total of seven times.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2014/blind-comparison2-result.shtml

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:53 5

20. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


i like the designh language that LG is going with it's G series. i like the G2. i like how it feels in my hand. i like how it is made. yes the camera was not as good as i thought it would be, but it definitely is better than the m7 and nexus 5 (which are what it should be compared to since it was released around the same time as those other 2). i had came from a galaxy s4 when i got my lg g2. i liked it's ui better becuase it was much more minimalist. it was easier to get around it than touchwiz on the gs4. plus i'm a fan of lcd screens and the screen in my opinion was better looking than the gs4.

right now i have a gs5. this new touchwiz is more complicated than the gs4 touchwiz. they moved a lot of stuff around. and it goes back to do i like amoled or lcd. after playing with this gs5 for almost a month i find i am missing the more natural colors of the lcd screen. it feels easier on my eyes when viewing the screen. the gs5 will probably bring more software options than the g3. but truth be told half the software options on the gs5 i dont use. so in my daily use, the gs5 is not offering anything more software wise than what the g3 will bring. i tried the fingerprint scanner for about a week. i got tired of always having to do it 2 or 3 times to get it to recognize so i went back to the tried and true password lockscreen.

basically lg made a fan out of me with it's g2. the only thing that wasnt up to par was the camera. i think the g3 will get that right this time around with the new sony sensor and the better OIS. so i'm very interested in playing with this g3. also another big thing for me is root. right now my at&t gs5 does not have root. there's a bounty for root with over $12000 on xda. people say just be patient it will come. but no one knows if it will. even the note 3 that comes with android 4.4.2 doesnt have root. if you got the note 3 before the android 4.4.2 update then you can have root. LG's devices are easier to root so that's another thing that makes me lean more toward getting the g3 than the s5 prime.

these are just my opinions. you wanted someone to tell you so i did. in the end we all get what we are interested in. and as i've said before i've become a fan of what LG is bringing to the table.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:59 3

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Well said. There are plenty of good phones outside of Samsungland, including the G2 and the upcoming G3.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:56 4

24. dc123 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


you would have to use a samsung like the galaxy s4 for a couple of months then switch over to the lg g2 for a couple of months for you to be able to see lg is superior to samsung. the software is better, camera is better, and the screen is 1000 times better. from this i could safely say that the lg g3 will be better than the galaxy s5. i can not comment or compare HtC to lg because i have never owned an HTC before. But, from what I'm seeing with all of the leeks i can say that in my opinion the lg g3 will be better than the soon to be HTC one prime, buts that my opinion.

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:11 1

33. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I hate Samsung too! But at least sammy is bringing something to the table. I have a note 3 and love it, but I had to disable half the apps in the damn thing to get it where I want it. A phablet without a stylus is meaningless, it gives the fine selection ability that compensates for the not quite a tablet sized screen, and makes net browsing a breeze. What did the flex offer? A cheap plasticy design and a curve that made pocketing uncomfortable. At least the galaxy round was comfortable in a pocket!

As for HTC, I have an M8, my first HTC and I have been blown away, the beauty, smooth performance, awesome battery life, and the curved back makes it comfortable in a pocket as it conforms despite its longer size. The ONLY con is the camera

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:22 3

41. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The Note 3 is a great device, but I have to say ATT/Samsung ruined it for me by locking it down. I have many Samsung devices, but am never buying another Android device that I cannot root (including LG).

The HTC One M8 is a great phone, and like you say, the camera is terrible. But HTC could have also made this phone more compact and still used the capacative buttons, giving people a full HD display. These are minor things compared to the camera fail.

LG's cameras are generally good quality and while I am not a big fan of "buttons on back" in my limited experience with this design, the LG is a compact phone for its screen size and its screen is good quality. Overall, the G2 has gotten very good reviews from real people because it's a good compromise of features at a reasonably good price. I am guessing the G3 will be more of the same -- lots of good tech, an impressive screen, a quality camera, for a good price.

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:35 1

60. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


"ATT"

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:41

61. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


ATT = the sad price of sticking with my unlimited data.

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:48 1

64. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I have unlimited data with T Mobile and Verizon, love em both. And I canceled my home Internet with ATT why pay 100/mo for 10mb down and 5 up when I get 34mb down and 10 up for $70, and an extra phone!

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:54

69. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I wish I had bought a phone with Verizon before unlimited data went away. T-Mobile is terrible many places I travel too, but Verizon has a solid LTE network most places. ATT home internet is a ripoff... glad you are escaping them :)

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:43

62. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I see, price is a factor

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:55

70. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I hate giving money to telecoms ☹

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:24

44. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Amoled is better than Lcd

More rich vibrant intricate and in your face Colurs

Modified vs natural

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:31

54. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Sometimes I think there is a natural divide in screen preference. The television-centric crowd goes with AMOLED and the computer-monitor-centric crowd goes with LCD. They are both good, just for different things :)

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:16 6

39. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


You do realize, of course, your comment is strictly your opinion.

The numerous awards won by the G2 surely state otherwise. And the camera on the G2 is phenomenal. I know because it's my daily driver. What phone are you rocking that's so great?

Or are you merely trolling?

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:27

48. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Im not trolling, I just dont see what people see in LG. Sony Z2 :camera and 3gb ram, waterproof to boot. Samsung S5; heartbeat sensor (do cardio then tell me its worthless) and an epic screen, also waterproof to boot. HTC M8: speakers and a 5mp front camera, all metal design. What does the LG G2 offer?

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:32

56. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


They have their Lcd screen

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:44

63. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


How is it superior to HTC's? To the Z2's?

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:51 5

66. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


It's amazing camera with OIS. It's SIO+ battery that gets me 17+ hours of daily use. Its incredible screen. Amazingly thin bezels. Knock On. Blazing fast processor. And that's just to name a few.

And the G2 isn't even LG's 2014 flagship. The G3 will be even better. QHD screen. The latest processor. Another amazing camera. Leaked video shows what appears to be a brushed aluminum body.

Stop being a hater. If you don't like the phone, why comment on it in the first place?

Let's wait until the G3 is announced, then let's revisit this comparison to the GS5 & M8.

posted on 13 May 2014, 22:03 1

71. BattleBrat (Posts: 1162; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


You mean the camera that just got trashed in the blind comparison? My M8 is at 70% at 24 hours, my note 3 lasts 48 "Thin bezels" mean nothing I would rather have a device with a better camera, or a better screen, or better speakers, then a device with Thinner bezels

posted on 13 May 2014, 22:27

76. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


LG did a good job with the G2, but it's personal preference at some point. IMO, some people take the whole "thin bezels" thing way too far. Many devices would be far easier to hold and use if they had a little bit bigger bezels.

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