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The best Android phone out there now: which one is it? (poll results)

The best Android phone out there now: which one is it? (poll results)
Last week changed the mobile landscape at one fell swoop with two great new devices - the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z1, and a few weeks earlier the LG G2 was announced. These are the freshest three cream of the crop Android devices money can buy, and they clash with the current best-selling flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.

1080p displays have now become common, but with these latest devices we saw a leap in camera quality, performance and storage. Sony and LG upped the camera stakes, and Samsung brought performance galore with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for the most basic version of its phone.

All this must have gotten your attention because the majority of you have new favorites. So which one is the best Android phone money could buy right now in your opinion? The LG G2 wins that title. The G2 grabbed 28.3% of your votes. The G2 is the first device to feature a 13-megapixel optical image stabilized camera, and it comes with a huge 5.2-inch 1080p display with close to zero bezel and the latest Snapdragon 800.

It was a close race, though. The Galaxy Note 3 was the runner-up, and the Sony Xperia Z1 ended up third. This goes to show that even half a year old devices like the HTC One (4th) and the Samsung Galaxy S4 (5th) don’t stand much of a chance against the new arrivals. Only 7.2% of voters opted for other devices than the big 5. These would include phones like the Motorolo Moto X, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and all other Androids you could think of.

Take a look at the results right below, are you surprised?

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Which phone would you get?
24.06%
1901 votes
(1901 votes) Samsung Galaxy Note 3
18.69%
1477 votes
(1477 votes) Sony Xperia Z1
28.31%
2237 votes
(2237 votes) LG G2
8.55%
676 votes
(676 votes) Samsung Galaxy S4
13.16%
1040 votes
(1040 votes) HTC One
7.23%
571 votes
(571 votes) Another device

7902 votes

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posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:07 20

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Smartphone and Phablet should be in different categories..

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:08 8

2. eli577 (Posts: 84; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


Agreed.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:09 4

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Which one is the G2? I mean it has practically the same screen size of the OG Note, which is a phablet, but the overall size of the S4 which is a phone...

Also, there are phones from 3,8" thought 4", 4,2", 4,3", 4,5", 4,7", 4,99", 5", 5,2", 5,3", 5,5", 5,7", 5,9", 6", 6,2", 6,3", 6,44", this year pretty much rendered the short-lived "phablet" name useless. If you can make a call and it has phone UI, it's a phone.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:35 2

21. eli577 (Posts: 84; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


G2 is almost the same size as the S4, and the Z1 is bigger than the G2, halfway between the G2 and the Note 3.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:51

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


\\\"Phablet\\\" is now officially recognized as a word. In an ironic way, you can say \\\\\\\"phablets\\\\\\\" are going to become the new high-end phones, while \\\"smartphones\\\" start taking a backseat to the mid-range section. That\\\\\\\'s if, you want to look at it that way.

As camera modules, battery packs, screen resolutions get more sophisticated and bigger, will the physical phone unit itself will have to grow to accommodate these sizable increases.

Edit: PhoneArena is doing something weird to the body of my text.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:42 5

30. janus (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


What do you expect ? The One and S4 have been around since March..People want these phones because they are new..What a stupid piece of writing.. S4 and the One are two of the best phones ever made..We will see if anyone even remembers the Z1 in 6 months time

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 11:03

47. hortizano (Posts: 292; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Yep, most likely the results reflect the results of a novelty race.. Everyone understood WOULD LIKE TO HAVE the phones instead of ALREADY HAVE THEM, and vote on that...

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 15:52

61. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


well said dude..........!!!

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:12 17

4. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Xperia Z1

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:16 9

5. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


lol!LG G2!

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:46 1

23. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Is this the first time PA left iStone out of the table?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:14 6

31. bucky (Posts: 2686; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Best android

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:58 7

27. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Results are RIGGED!

No question, it's the Z1.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:24 5

28. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


the people have voted

g2 won

suck it up and dont have a coronary

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:28 5

34. thunderbird1984 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


voting is nothing, LG is a plastic cheap stolen design and materials, its even cheaper look than S4, plus nothing better than z1, Z1 much better quality, water and dust proof, unique design, much better and advanced camera, same price, so what u r talking about?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:56 2

40. Sauce (unregistered)


I believe he's talking about how the G2 won, and how you should suck it up, which you aren't. Rabble Rabble Rabble! Pipe the fack down.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 11:37

51. thunderbird1984 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


im saying the facts, real facts why Z1 better than ur LG, because LG never update the phones plus the Z1 better for the reason I mentioned up, looks like u r so hurt from the truth and going to cry, go sleep kido

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:20 2

42. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


if every person in the world likes the same thing, then it would become a monopolistic competition...
to each his own...

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 11:00

46. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Funny how people get all fired up just because the majority don't share their opinion. Out of the phones with the latest processor, the Note 3 has the most features and the most RAM, Sony brings the highest quality look and monster MP cam, and LG has all the shared latest specs, but with a generic design and worst of all limited storage with no sd slot. I'm suprised how many like the G2, but could care less my opinion isn't in line with the majority.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 11:10

50. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


\"Don\'t do fanboyism kids ,It\'s bad for your butt\"

Did your mother ever tell you that ?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:20 14

6. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Can't agree less, I still don't consider G2 to be phone worth buying. IMHO Sony Z1 and Note 3 are currently the best devices on the market. It's just my opinion though, and I agree that LG has proved to be an extremely good rival for the Samsung's pride, S4.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 13:01

57. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Ignorance is bliss~ G2 is on a different level than the S4 so you can't even be serious with that statement

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:25 2

7. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Check this video and look at Z1 screen youtube.com/watch?v=Pa0w4fphCEE It looks like they still use TN matrix instead of IPS.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:27

10. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


There is no best phone; every one of them has some flaw. To make my perfect phone, you'd need to put the G2's screen and camera in the Droid Maxx.

I agree that phablets should be in a separate category though. I can't see someone choosing between the 4.7" One and 5.7" Note 3.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:53

26. ollienightly (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I would though. Actually deciding between 4.3~4.7 and >5.5 as of now.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:40 2

11. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Best phone out there? The note 3 and G2 havnt been released yet. So how can they fairly be included in this poll?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 14:23

60. KillgoreTrout (Posts: 53; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Because 'best phone' is an opinion poll? Why do you think fairness is required for an opinion poll?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:53 2

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


Who remembers previously, where PA deleted one-third of Sony\'s and Nokia\'s vote claiming it due to \"spam\". :)

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:41 1

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


I remember that. Alos not too long ago PhoneArena.com were posting a lot of content market as sponsored by LG. So I won\'t trust these voting results.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:55

13. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Nevermine...
We all already know which one will sell a lots.... XD

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