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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 won't be the year's only hot smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 won't be the year's only hot smartphone
As you've probably heard already, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 got announced last week, destined to hit the shelves of all major wireless carriers you can think of. And knowing how well the entire Galaxy lineup has been selling, we're pretty sure that the company's newest flagship will be among the year's most sought-after devices. However, it looks like it will be facing some tough competition. 

Right after the Galaxy S 4 announcement, we posted a poll asking you which high-end smartphone you were most tempted to purchase. Naturally, Samsung's pride and joy was on the list, yet it didn't quite get to the top spot. Out of a total of 10 190 participants, 2830 people (27.77%) chose the Nokia Lumia 920 as their favorite, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in second place with 2360 (23.16%) of the votes. The third spot goes to the HTC One, which collected 2237 votes (21.95%). Little love was given to the Sony Xperia Z, which received only 1212 votes (11.89%), and even less to the iPhone 5 with its 315 votes (3.09%). 

So obviously there's a lot of people interested in the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but at this time, the Korean company's flagship just doesn't seem to have gotten enough traction to be considered the new alpha male in the smartphone jungle. There are other flagship smartphones that consumers find just as attractive, the HTC One and Nokia Lumia 920 being among the most capable competitors out there. Yet the ultimate vote will be cast by the buyers who will be voting with their wallets. 

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Which smartphone are you tempted to buy the most?
Samsung Galaxy S 4 23.73% (3980 votes) (3980 votes)
Sony Xperia Z 11.05% (1853 votes) (1853 votes)
HTC One 20.87% (3500 votes) (3500 votes)
iPhone 5 2.93% (491 votes) (491 votes)
Nokia Lumia 920 27.17% (4556 votes) (4556 votes)
I'll wait for something better to launch. 9.7% (1627 votes) (1627 votes)
I'm perfectly happy with my current phone. 4.54% (762 votes) (762 votes)

16769 votes

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posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:16 1

150. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


We do not manipulate the polls - we only delete the fake votes. For example one person tried to manipulate the results by voting 55 times for one option and 30 times for another option. We have deleted his votes. Another person was more extreme - he added more than 570 000 fake votes, all of which we have deleted.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:52 3

60. danny_a2005 (Posts: 251; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


I'm waiting for the iPhone 5s!!!
NOT!!!!
I'm getting the Xperia Z, I just love that glass body...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:19 29

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


And then ...the Next Nexus pops up

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:29 4

8. cncrim (Posts: 885; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Nexus is intend for Mod and hack...... as history show Nexus hardware is not match to all the high end android. Google do that on intensional to keep android partner happy and keep the price low.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:45 22

17. Commentator (Posts: 3721; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


There is seriously something fishy with this poll. I'm refreshing my page every 5 seconds and each time, the Lumia 920 has ~100 more votes. No offense, PA, but I seriously doubt you get traffic of 20 users/second. Fix your polls or don't offer them at all because the one you're using right now is a charade.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:16 16

42. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Agree
Something is wrong

Dear PA. please don't make yourself stupid
On what universe you think more people are going to buy N920 than GS4? Or even HTC One and Xperia Z..

Can't we just ignore the cults sometime?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:17 15

43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4214; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Don't know about that but the title "The Samsung Galaxy S 4 won't
be the year's only hot
smartphone" is somehow misleading.
When i first read it, it looks like i'm going to read an article about upcoming smartphones that hasn't been released. Not something that was released 'last year'.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:21 20

45. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4214; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Last i checked, Lumia had the most votes if you'll excuse me.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:51 1

59. mandar1997 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Ya definitely look at the xZ votes can't even be that low

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:58 12

61. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


this results are fake........when last time i saw this the nokia lumia 920 had highest votes of about 42%.......and at 2nd place there is z........

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:14 5

64. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


how do u know ?! the lumia 920 has things that's not present in any of s4 ,one or xperia z(each of them has its one unique features as well) not to mention its the most beautiful of them(apple itself reassured that) and its build quality is among the best of them! anyway, i have been checking this poll constantly and the 920 had always the lead so suck it up if u don't like it

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:41 4

74. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


everything on this site is fake.
but these results cant harm the current prosperity of this phone in selling a great deal.
let them enjoy themselves.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:51 2

80. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I'm tempted to have the One or the Z. But I also want to have a fresh experience with Lumia 920. I guess I'm the kind of person who wants to steal attention with the kind of phone I have in my palm.

And, yeah, why is G Pro not in the list??!!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:57 3

82. kidkudjoe (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


not so sure PA is Lumia biased

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:34 3

96. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Xperia Z has alot of problems.It has alot of lag and the display has also alot of flaws.Sony's fanboys are she#ps.
S4 and HTC One->Za Best!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:42 3

100. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


have you discovered it yourself or you're just repeating what other fanboys say. i have this phone and never experienced such flaws as you said.
grow up.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:23 3

112. jcarrigan (unregistered)


im waiting for the Note 3 or the Moto X line up, though i do love my gs3

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:35 1

114. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Xperia Z has alot of problems."

For example?

"...the display has also alot of flaws."

For example?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:55

121. jphillips63 (Posts: 244; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


They must of used the same polling devices as were used in the Obama elections

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 18:07 2

131. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


MrJerry obviously knows absolutely nothing about Nokia products, and his own ignorance is his worst enemy ;o)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 18:38 3

136. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


LOL The results are faked.
PA's reputation just destroyed.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11049698/poll.png

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 19:53

139. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I would say the true anemy is your unconditional love for Nokia ;P

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 19:58

140. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I dont wanna come PA to read BSs made by a bunch of Nokia followers everytime which are very unrealistic as well.
I do ignore most of them though sometimes i just cant stand

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:56

145. jawknee530 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


If I'm not mistaken the Nexus 4 currently matches the best hardware on the market. Here in the US the Optimus G, Droid DNA and Nexus 4 all have the Snapdragon S4 Pro. I know the Xperia Z does but I don't know if it's available on a US carrier. Until the Snapdragon 600 hits in the S4 and the HTC One the Nexus 4 will be on the top of the hill with the others.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 00:08 1

146. nickm1983 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Any news on the Moto X line up? I would LOVE a new slider to be announced with that line... but either way I love Motorola and will probably wait for their new phones.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 00:10

147. GMS85 (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Do you even have one? like have you tried it yourself. I have XZ and I'm pleased with this phone.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 00:26

148. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Engadget had a similar voting result. Why is it so hard to imagine that the Nokia product must might be more desirable? Not only are there hardcore Nokia fans, there are those who appreciate it as a device, and would also value it as a good alternative to the mainstream. Not only that, there may be a sizeable contingent of the voting public that is either anti-Samsung or anti-android, and would vote for the Nokia as it is likely the most appealing device.

Personally I find the S4 to be rather boring. Cool software and the eye sensor stuff is neat, as is the non-touch actions, but too gimmicky for much practical use. This is Samsung's iphone4s, that is, same as before with a few tweaks to keep it fresh. The eye sensor stuff is neat and fresh and could definitely spread to other OEMs over the coming years, and the gestures are neat but are more practical for a computer ir large tablet than a phone, and adding more cores doesn't impress me unless the actual performance gains in every single activity are realized.
So, how soon until the samesingers and androiders start clamoring for a S5? They're already ravenous for a Note3

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 00:55 3

149. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


LOL PA IS RIGGED
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/885661_524888580887886_889804761_o.jpg

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:34 1

153. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Well, it is kinda strange that 570 000 votes (all for the same phone) came from the same IP address, which is used only by one user of the site, isn't it :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:21 2

151. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


We've deleted all fake votes.

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