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

0. phoneArena 18 Mar 2013, 11:15 posted on

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...

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posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:19 29

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1345; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


And then ...the Next Nexus pops up

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:29 4

8. cncrim (Posts: 501; 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, 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 18 Mar 2013, 11:45 22

17. Commentator (Posts: 2402; 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: 393; 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, 12:21 20

45. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


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

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:14 5

64. muhsen (Posts: 258; 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, 19:58

140. MrJerry (Posts: 393; 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, 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, 19:53

139. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


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

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:48 1

172. hemakumar70 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)


The true enemy is unconditional love or it could be illogical hatred like you have love for Android or hatred for Nokia

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:04 1

165. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


if nokia didn't exist
your phone that you own now will probably not exist .

besides , putting a quad core , 1080p screen and high res camera without any innovative technology stuffed with the camera like OIS AND OVER SAMPLING IN A PHONE , TRUST ME THAT'S NOT INNOVATION

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:17 15

43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; 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, 12:51 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, 13:57 3

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


not so sure PA is Lumia biased

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:55

121. jphillips63 (Posts: 173; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:21 2

151. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


We've deleted all fake votes.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:31

152. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


how can you find fake votes?
explain please

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:34 1

153. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; 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, 02:39 1

154. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


but the poll wont let you participate more than one time. how is it possible?
and 570000 votes are too many.
its really strange. but again i dont understand why the votes of Lumia and Z were eliminated.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:46 1

155. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Believe us, not a single genuine human vote was deleted.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:03

156. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i want to believe but im really confused.
how is it possible to vote 570000 times. it will take 10 years to do so! and if you look at this:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11049698/poll.png
you see that only about 10000 votes were eliminated and these votes were only those of Lumia and Z. you mean only these two had fake votes?
and again i can't understand how is it possible for a single person to vote more than once while the poll wont let them vote more.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:48

158. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


.. oohh
ddnt u know anything abt automatic votes & likes in the internet world, someone who doesnt know about technology couldnt do more when it comes to having a real SMARTphone :D

fanboyism strikes at its greatest level for Sony lovers

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:52 3

60. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; 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, 12:58 12

61. tusshharish (Posts: 341; 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, 13:41 4

74. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; 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, 14:34 3

96. Eonnaydra (Posts: 206; 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: 1131; 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, 15:35 1

114. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Xperia Z has alot of problems."

For example?

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

For example?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 19:08

173. TMach (Posts: 354; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Speaks somone who obviously does not own this phone! Well, I do own it and the so called flaws are pure fiction. It is buttery smooth and I can't keep my hands off that premium chasis! Class!!

I guess it is true that haters are always gonna hate.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 00:10

147. GMS85 (Posts: 157; 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 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, 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 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, 16:55

163. jcarrigan (unregistered)


Although i have moved from slider phones it would be rather interesting to see a slider with a 4.5inch screen and a 5 row keyboard to go with it.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 18:38 3

136. lee480 (Posts: 175; 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 19 Mar 2013, 00:26

148. -box- (Posts: 3789; 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, 07:44

157. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


from phonearena>
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.

the strike of being an enormous fanboy

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 00:55 3

149. Katrina (Posts: 65; 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, 02:16 1

150. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; 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 23 Mar 2013, 19:13 1

174. TMach (Posts: 354; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11049698/poll.png

This is the poll I saw, so in my eyes PA has lost all credibility! Period. People are presumably aware that the Xperia Z sold 140,000 in a few hours in France, is sold out in Japan, Hong Kong, Germany and France. Fake Arena would seem a more appropriate moniker for this site.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:18 1

162. hunkashoo (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


It bothers me that you actually took photos of the polls.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:19 2

2. nobelset (Posts: 269; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Forget the xperia Z, it's just that they haven't gained momentum yet, the successor next year is going to be a total hit. Just pleased about the votes of the iphone xD.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:37 2

12. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I think all this poll proves, IMVHO, is that typical iphone users are not tech literate. Which is something I believe is already well know. I believe if you asked this poll on CNN or TMZ, you would get a completely different result. And one that is more likely to have the craphone leading. Apple hasn't lost that much momentum, but it is clear the tides are turning. Just not as fast as this poll suggests. All I'm saying is look at the target audience here, or even the comment sections, and you could have already created a unscientific poll based on that with nearly the same results as above.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:21 4

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Don't forget BB Z10, Huawei Ascend P2 and LG Optimus G Pro, the S4 will also have to compete with these smartphones. :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:33 6

10. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


easy for the s4

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:37 7

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion BlackBerry Z10 is not a competitor even for a Samsung Galaxy S III, not talking about Samsung Galaxy S IV.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:50 3

20. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


At least the Z10 is still a flagship for BlackBerry.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:02 1

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Of course it is BlackBerry's flagship.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:35 6

49. Johnabis (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


I agree, why did phonearena give the lg Optimus G pro an awesome review but then not even include it in these polls??

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:49 5

58. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree too!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:21 1

94. iNtoxicator (banned) (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


So do I.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:41 4

75. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Optimus G Pro is actually a pretty good Smartphone

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:24 11

4. vslayer31 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


I think most of the people have opened their eyes to what's the REAL innovation is coming from :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:16 3

66. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Or we can look back. Last year people still claimed not to be interested in Samsung Galaxy S3, yet it sold more than any other android phone. These results only cover a small amount of people visiting Phonearena. The majority of people buying smartphones dont visit this site which are the real target market for Samsung. And one thing i have realized is that, when the word "samsung" pops up, moto, lg, htc, sony and others attack samsung. So this doesnt represent the sales of s4 at all. Lets just all get that right. Cant w8 for iPhone 5S

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:21 3

70. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


And even if Samsung moves away from plastic to "premium" materials (which samsung does have on their new s4), we all gonn claim that Samsung copied so and so. In the real world everyone copy everyone. So we all just need to get a life and move on, and just pray our favourite manufacturers tops samsung, instead of us bashing it, cos us bashing it will not make our fones have all the smart features samsung fones has. Useless or not, rather have it than not.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:47 2

77. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"So we all just need to get a life and move on, and just pray our favourite manufacturers..."

First you say that we all should get a life and then you suggest to pray for manufacturers... Do you even think before writing?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:24 1

5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Great so now XZ prices should sink faster for me to buy one after 4 months ... i am just looking at a phone which is different from the crowd and not expensive too :D

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:59 1

28. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


dude , this post is rigged... i ll show u the proof . temme how to put screen shot here ?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:43 7

56. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524888580887886&set=a.102222869821128.1245.100001002463377&type=1&comment_id=1482328&ref=notif¬if_t=photo_comment check this out !

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