Best of the best and worst of the worst: our most popular smartphone rank lists of 2014

Best of the best and worst of the worst: our most popular smartphone rank lists of 2014
In just a little over two weeks from now, 2014 will be all out of days left, and the world over will start its transition to 2015. Looking back, it's been a pretty interesting year for the smartphone industry, so us diehards sure have quite a bit to be thankful about. 

Look back is precisely what we've been doing as of late, as reflecting on the type of content you folks loved the most is obviously a major part of the job. We thought it's a good idea to round up some of those pieces of content that you were engaged by the most in an easy-to-digest format. So we went ahead and hand-picked eight of our most popular charts that had our readership glued to their seats.

Jump right into the slideshow below for a quick tour.

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69 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Didn't the note 4 get a 9.3/10?

2. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Woops! Corrected. :)

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also sorry if nitpicky, but #6 should say "biggest phone screens" not "biggest phones" Because Screen size != Phone size

12. sakamone

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

and the photo of Meizu Mx4 need to replaced with Mx4 Pro

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Love the pic #5 Huge credit for PA, thanks!!

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Ok Dude we get it you're from China. We don't really give a s**t, ok?

7. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

And no one asked you to. Please keep your s**t with you.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Asked me what? :D

13. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

any sane consumer would care about what others can offer for your money...

10. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

OPO is not on the Chinese list? i would put it in there

11. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

14. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

i guess because of its availability ?!

71. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

do you guys know about tecno and infinix?

15. HOOHH13

Posts: 22; Member since: May 25, 2014

Dafuq...most disappointing phones reviewed hahahaha

17. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

There should be a tablet version of this. I WILL WAIT and T.I.A. PA.

23. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Best camera: 1: Note 4 2: iphone 6 plus 3: iphone 6 4: Nokia Lumia 1020 This must be a joke the 1020 kills all the phones camerawise!

49. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Purely in camera department-yes, absolutely. But other factors (HD video recording, low camera speed, disappointing panorama) had put Lumia down.

61. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

@post 23..Have you used note 4 and ip6+ camera personally?

24. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Note 4 and ip6 has better cam than lumia 1020 and k zoom, wait a minute hahahahahahahahahhaa

32. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

NOOB, this is a list of 2014 phones. Not 2013.

41. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

lumia 1020, sony experia z ultra are 2013 why did phonearena put them? this article is about 2014 standard it doesnt matter if that phone is from 2013 as long as it can ouperform 2014 smartphone then it can be there. though am nokia fan but i agree there is no way note 4, iphone6 and 6+ can outperform k zoom in camera perfomance

27. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

smh at the OPO not being in the top 10 Chinese phones. -1 Credibility

35. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Maybe they thought not to include a limited availablity phone that an average user cant buy cause of its invite policy? I say kudos to PA.

44. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

note4 exynos is the best ever phone that u can hold in your hands i think that exynos 7 octa is more faster than A8 of apple.

46. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Just stop.

47. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

i tested it its really great a nice update of exynos from samsung

62. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I agree

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nobody has picked up on the fact that "the most impressive phones of 2014" is completely devoid of iphones? LOL That says something. :) Hype vs reality.

50. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Am I the only one with an S5 that thinks the front facing camera is absolute garbage? I swear it's worse than the 1.3 MP on the Galaxy Nexus or heck even my previous Casio Commando? The main camera is great otherwise.

60. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Maybe you should remove the screen protector from the from camera..

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