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

Which high-end phone likely to be showcased at MWC are you most excited about?
The Mobile World Congress 2016 is fast approaching, and we are already charging up the camera batteries and dusting off our travel gear, ready to invade the world's largest mobile communications expo en masse, dashing across the showfloor from one booth to another.

It will be one for the ages, too. Unlike last year, or the year before that, LG will be challenging Samsung's high-end hegemony directly, unveiling its G5 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. 

All in all, we might have one of the best MWC experiences in years, starting next week, that is why we wanted to ask you which of these flagship phones that will be potentially unveiled at the expo are you most excited about? Tell us in the poll below, and reveal why in the comments.

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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 12 Feb 2016, 07:00 1

1. carlemillward (unregistered)


Huawei P9, because I know a lot about the others already.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:45

41. Ghost04 (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 May 2014)


It's not coming in MWC .
Wait for next month .

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 13:31

47. Elfmonster (Posts: 454; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


P9 max. Hoping it's close to 7"

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 14:08

48. BLSEOTB (Posts: 332; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


http://gadgetmix.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ASUS-Fonepad.jpg
Are you trying to look like this?

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 00:18

53. iushnt (Posts: 1616; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


What's wrong there?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:01 4

2. tedkord (Posts: 10927; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


None, really. I want to see what the Note 6 offers.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:02 8

3. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


G5, most likely will be my next phone.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:26

40. j2001m (Posts: 2891; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, I be thinking the above changes when I give you some bad news, my carphone contacts got to see the lg G5, and they said it looks like the leaks and they was unable to find any type of REMOVING battery and it comes with 2800 on the setting page, hahahahahahah

It's also 100% got type c USB

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 13:02

46. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


lg doing really well, they improved camera very much for an example V10.

i hope they do something about battery life.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:06 1

4. GreenMan (Posts: 1066; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Why there's no option of: "None of these" in the poll???

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:21 2

10. joeytaylor (Posts: 432; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


There is.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:24 23

12. wargreymon (Posts: 701; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Its called "Dont vote"

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:08 1

5. Wiencon (Posts: 1829; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


G5, although I will most surely not buy it because of enormous size, V10 was excellent in almost every way, now with better SoC and more experience I really think it can beat S7, not in sales, but in quality

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:11

6. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 289; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


What I wanna see in MWC is mostly women. Cause majority of them attracts more than the products that were introduced.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:18 1

8. wargreymon (Posts: 701; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Must be tough being a woman at MWC if you attract over 100 million people.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:13 5

7. Joseph96 (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


The King LG G5

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:20 3

9. shield (Posts: 258; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Best LG G5 and kick-ass S7

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:23 1

11. wargreymon (Posts: 701; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


LG G5 is what Im most excited about, but Mi5 and S7 are also interesting, though I would never get a phone with glass back again.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:28

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


I want to buy S7E, but I am more excited about G5.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:29 3

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


G5. Even if it's worse than S7.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 12:30

45. phonearenarocks (Posts: 352; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


Man you have changed, like your profile pic.

I prefer the older you.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 14:44

49. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I am the older me. Haven't changed at all.

Is this profile pic bad? I thought it's easy to look at given the minimal design.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:30 4

15. aegislash (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


I've had every Galaxy since the beginning....but...had to go with LG G5. It's truly gotten my attention and I cannot wait to see where LG goes with it. Might just end up being my first LG G series device!

So far, S7 and S7 Edge just aren't grasping my attention as much as I had hoped. I a,ready have an Edge+ which has phenomenal battery life/performance, so I may skip out on Samsung this year and wait to see what's in store from them next year.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:30 1

16. Deca-core (Posts: 75; Member since: 20 Nov 2015)


everyone wants LG to win just because of samsung's dominance in android.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:34 6

19. chenski (Posts: 393; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Gotta root for the underdog!

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:30

17. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I don't really care since I already purchased a new device recently... I am just following to see how stuff will develop for when its time to upgrade again.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:33 3

18. 27satz (Posts: 132; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Galaxy S7 design and architecture almost remains same to S6. LG G5 will be complete revamp so people are more curious of it.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:41

20. Huck33 (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


We already know a lot about S7 and S7 E, less about G5.
G5 seems very different from G4... good surprise to come

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:49

21. ibend (Posts: 4263; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


no HTC or meizu?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:53

24. Dave.Weinstein (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Or LeEco or Motorola or Sony or Google (Nexus)

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:58

26. justrt (Posts: 378; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


HTC M10 is not gonna be released until April

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:52 1

23. Dave.Weinstein (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 May 2014)


LeEco Max Pro.

Your listed choices are very incomplete, and whatever data you think you're getting is invalid. Choosing between Samsung and LG is like choosing between tripe and spam, I guess technically one must be more popular than the other, but you can't say that either one is everyone's favorite food with just those on the list to choose from.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:57

25. justrt (Posts: 378; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


I think Samsung and LG are very predictable. Xiaomi Mi 5 will impress..

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:01 2

27. legiloca (Posts: 1373; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I'm going for the most underrated phone of the bunch.. G5 baby, I'm excited :)

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:06 1

28. techietech (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Jan 2016)


Xperia Z6 not on the list?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:28

44. Jorgemerino97 (Posts: 62; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


It's PhoneArena, what do you spect?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 17:03

52. wargreymon (Posts: 701; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Its either not coming to MWC or Sony is making the best job in history to keep the lid on leaks.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:09

29. skymitch89 (Posts: 1295; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I'm mainly looking forward to the S7, but I'm also looking forward to the G5. I like TouchWiz more than I do LG's UX. I think I'd be fine without a removable battery, but I want expandable storage, which both devices are said to offer.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:12 1

30. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1073; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Feel free to vote overrated cr@p, in the end, with the price of under $400, mi5 takes the crowd period

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:54 1

33. jellmoo (Posts: 1552; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


It's hard to be excited about a device that doesn't have a worldwide release. It would be great to see, but if it isn't coming to North America, it's hard to vote for.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 00:22

54. killer7D (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


I will never buy that cheap Miezu Beizu ..

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:37

31. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Unless the LG G5 is more amazing than I could possibly imagine I'll be going for the S7

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:17

39. wargreymon (Posts: 701; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


What is so very amazing about the S7?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:53

32. Captain_Doug (Posts: 994; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The one that makes a phone that'll fit in one hand.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:57 2

34. talon95 (Posts: 516; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Nice to see LG getting equal love.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:10

35. Back_from_beyond (Posts: 58; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)


It's a tie for me, LG G5 and the Xperia Z6. Either one of those could be my next phone.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:51

36. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


I'm getting to the point where I'm more interested in the mid-range phones, because they are now powerful enough for my uses. Smartphones are getting to the point where they are more like computers of today rather than the computers of 20 years ago, where you needed to buy really high end.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:55

37. pp007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


Of course Mi5...others are e- wastage

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:07

38. Esteban4u (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


A "None" option would have been nice and it would be interesting to see how many people would have voted "None".

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:09

42. Romantico3pe (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)


lg with ips screen ftw

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:16 2

43. hortizano (Posts: 291; Member since: 22 May 2013)


It all comes to the final size of the S7 Edge.. if it is less than or equal to a 5.5 incher I'm in. And if they remove the back buttons on the G5 I'm out.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 16:57

51. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 288; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Looking for G5 and Xperia Z6
and also Galaxy S7 too :)

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