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Poll results: Which high-end phone likely to be showcased at MWC are you most excited about?

Poll results: Which high-end phone likely to be showcased at MWC are you most excited about?
We might have one of the best MWC experiences in years, starting this Sunday, that is why we asked you last week which of the flagship phones that will be potentially unveiled at the expo are you most excited about? Surprisingly enough, perhaps because it is expected to be a brand new and complete redesign of the G-series, the LG G5 took the cake with almost 44%, followed by the talk of the town - Galaxy S7 and its sidekick S7 Edge. From the Chinese juggernauts it's the Xiaomi Mi 5 that stirs interest the most, trailed by Huawei's eventual P9 flagship.

This Mobile World Congress 2016 expo will be one for the ages. Unlike last year, or the year before that, LG will be challenging Samsung's high-end hegemony directly, unveiling itsG5 flagship on the same very day when the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are expected to be announced. This shows a certain level of confidence by Korea's runner-up smartphone giant that hasn't been evident with the last two G-line editions, indicating we might have something truly remarkable in store from LG this time. Indeed, rumors are that it will sport a premium metal chassis and an intriguing modular design, on top of the usual bells and whistles, so we can't wait to handle the G5 in person next week.

As for the Galaxy S7, it should be as good as Samsung can make it, and that means a lot these days - premium design, long battery life and waterproofing are all supposedly in store, but we are most excited about the speculated brand new camera unit with huge sensor on the back. Those two juggernauts won't be the only game in Barcelona, though. Xiaomi should be flaunting its Mi5 there, which could very well be the best value-for-money exchange for a Snapdragon 820-equipped phone, while Huawei, which is now the third-largest cell phone maker, is expected to showcase its own P9 flagship with a dual-camera setup.

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Which high-end phone likely to be showcased at MWC are you most excited about?
20.27%
311 votes
(311 votes) Samsung Galaxy S7
18.97%
291 votes
(291 votes) Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
43.74%
671 votes
(671 votes) LG G5
12.52%
192 votes
(192 votes) Xiaomi Mi 5
4.5%
69 votes
(69 votes) Huawei P9

1534 votes

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posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:00 5

1. xdza1979 (Posts: 291; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


LG has fans ?!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:10 10

3. manojmcn (Posts: 574; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Yup, the HTC guys have lost hope & have jumped enbloc to LG fanship.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:06 1

17. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1965; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


From what alternate universe did that happen?

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:21 2

6. havoc (Posts: 91; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Well everybody knows that the design of the S7 will be the same as last year thats why people have redirected their focus on LG.
I myself is looking forward on the G5, if LG doesnt surprised me, I probably would end up getting a S7 or maybe just wait for the next Moto or even the next Nexus.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:37 2

7. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2723; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Not really, they're just the most interesting this year because there is a lot of hype surrounding the G5.

Simply put, LG is about to try and do what Samsung did last year with the S6 and that's exciting.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:19 9

10. Shocky (unregistered)


To be more accurate, Samsung has haters.

Lots of them, they just vote for whatever else seems to be getting the most votes.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:14 3

19. jellmoo (Posts: 1704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


To be fair, a lot of people have been burned by Samsung in the past. I don't consider myself a "hater", but after how badly my Note 4 performed, Samsung will need to do a lot to win me back.

Granted, they seem to be doing a good job of that with all of the leaked info about the S7...

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:36 5

20. Shocky (unregistered)


There was nothing wrong with Note 4 performance, excluding defective units of course.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 08:00 2

23. jellmoo (Posts: 1704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Gotta disagree. Check out XDA forums for a lot of examples of people seeing the same issues I did: Slow screen on, slow app switching, slow switch from camera to gallery, very poor GPS connection, poor wifi reception...

I've owned a variety of devices from a variety of manufacturers over the years, and the Note 4 was probably the poorest performer of the bunch.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 11:39

29. jack123 (Posts: 194; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


No, it has lagged quite often. I don't know about the Exynos variant but I got the SD variant from AT&T.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:23

11. Jairus24 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


I do enjoy both brands but LG G5 piqued my interest since it has been reported that they will be ditching plastic and still employ removable battery and SD. I'm wondering how will they do that. While Samsung, I just have to look at a Note 5 to know how the S7 will look, some part of it are intriguing like the Britecell camera sensor but the rest is just meh. Over all, the G5 is where I'm actually looking at right now.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 12:07

31. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hahahahahahah, sorry to tell you mate, but it's not got removing battery and it's only got a 2800 battery

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 12:12

32. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


This removing battery crap is like htc from last year with a new design, it's not going to happen
(It as got a new all metal design, but no removing battery, it was a prototype that failed to make it due to cost and use of the removing battery that what the rep said to my carphone mates, it's not harping , hahahahahahahhahahha

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 12:14

33. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The same goes for the magic slot crap, again not hopping

But it does have USB type c, I am not 100% on what type of USB is used,

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:40

15. chenski (Posts: 449; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Fans of 0 to 100 in 10 seconds aka removable battery ftw

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:13

18. chenski (Posts: 449; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Fans of 0 to 100 in 10 seconds aka removable battery ftw

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 12:15

34. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It as no removing battery the prototype failed to make it past q@c

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:03 3

2. manojmcn (Posts: 574; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


This will be he make or break moment for the LG mobile department. If they fail, they will soon start faltering like HTC. For S7, its a more safe route. With Samsung Pay, Gear VR & Gear S2 watch as support ecosystem, it will sell at least better than S6.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:10

4. Ghost04 (Posts: 347; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Huawei P9 is not coming in MWC ..
They will be bringing tablets , probably hybrid .

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:16

5. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Although I have no doubt LG might deliver on the hardware front. Its the software side of things which always disappoints me. Whether its their cartoony UI or lack of updates LG doesn't seem to learn their lesson.

Samsung on the other hand has come a long way from their ugly UI to at least giving users option of choosing a skin and their update cycle has always been amazing at least when it comes to their flagships.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:26 1

12. wargreymon (Posts: 742; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


How is LG UX 4.0 any more cartoony than AOSP that apparently is the best since sliced bread? Also LG is fastest to update after Nexus, so I'm not sure how you can say they are slow with updates.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 12:17

35. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The phone uses Emmc and lags, going by my car phone mates reports

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:42 3

8. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


There's no hype really regarding LG phones if you ask me. Everything about the LG G4 was composed of low, quality, midranged components and they tried their best to put all their resources and attention into the camera optics, hoping people would omit the other shortcomings.

If anything, the peak in interest is in regard to the fact that we still don't know really anything about the it, as most of the in depth leak coverage has been focusing on the Galaxy S7 line, which we know a lot about as far as specifications go.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:27 1

13. wargreymon (Posts: 742; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


And what is so low quality and mid range about G5?

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:41

22. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


They haven't made a viable high-end smartphone ever since the LG G2. They will always be second rate to Samsung in engineering and development prowess. That's why I would sooner stick with iOS than some Korean alternative competitor.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 08:13

24. jellmoo (Posts: 1704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


That really, really depends on what you value. In terms of a mass market, consumer focused device? The S6 nailed it last year, no doubt.

But for those looking for a productivity based device? The G4 was amongst the cream of the crop.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 09:33

26. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


This has nothing to do marketing, that's the argument I will make. It's the execution of their products direction. LG's UI has always looked and performed like a watered down TouchWiz imitation interface.

Sure, Samsung can market a device more thoroughly, but they also demonstrate that they have better vision for what they want the device to be like.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 09:50

28. jellmoo (Posts: 1704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I don't mean marketing. A mean a mass market, Joe Average consumer friendly device. A device that will tackle every day user items. Watch video, take great pictures, play games, social media, etc... The S6 was one of, if not *the*, best at this in 2015.

The G4 excelled as a productivity device. SD card, removable battery, that sort of jazz. If you were a "power user", somebody looking for a bastion of productivity, or somebody that liked to tinker with their device, the G4 was one of the best.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 12:20

36. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Please note the lg G5 is being made to get sales in South Korea, it going to be all metal and have no removing battery

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 12:39

41. jellmoo (Posts: 1704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


While that's certainly possible, I haven't seen any real and concrete rumours regarding the G5.

Regardless, I'm speaking of the last gen (S6 vs G4).

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