Poll: 2015 will be the year of ... (manufacturer)

Poll: 2015 will be the year of ... (manufacturer)
It'll be a while until we get to manufacturers' 2015 line-up refreshes, but that does also mean that we've all had enough time to process their offerings at this point in time. 

Today we're asking you to voice your opinion based on what you saw come out from each of the many smartphone manufacturers in 2014. Based on yours and your peers' impressions, which one of them would you say is best positioned to claim 2015 as his own? We realize that hardcore fans will have a hard time not favoring their manufacturer of choice even if they believe that they're unlikely to come out on top, but try and be as objective as you can.

What's more, while we obviously can't enforce this, we're looking forward to reading through your insights in the comment box below, so do give us a piece of your mind and let us know why you voted the way you did! 

Here are your choices, arranged alphabetically for your convenience. Voting closes on Thursday.

Poll: 2015 will be the year of ... (manufacturer)

Microsoft (Nokia)
Other (let us know!)



1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Go Acer!!!! Go!!!!!

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@PA: it will be the year of HTC, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, LG and Motorola.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I voted Sony, but that is because looking at that list, I can't see one name I think would "own" the year. It likely is going to be a meh year.

34. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think Motorola's or Google's project Ara will be finally hitting the market in 2015. Who doesn't like the idea of a modular smart phone, especially when you can swap out the camera's, batteries, CPU and ram and storage. Also you can have more then one AP module (Application Processor) in an Ara endo skeleton. What's not to like about project Ara.

91. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

We'll just have to wait and see, won't we? Honestly, it's going to be unpredictable mess...look at them OEM's list! They're stacking up like a pile of books. I had a good laugh with "Micromax" making it to the line...some people even voted for it...tsk, tsk.

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I voted HTC because they are dropping the 4mp camera which was their biggest weakness. Let's hope bezels are in check.

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

HTC has two solid One phones behind it now, and keeps optimizing Sense. They already have the best design and materials. They're also fast phones with good battery life. They deserve a spot at the top.

61. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Sammy gonna smash this time.

2. riazhoosen

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Huawei , reason : 2013 = P6 2014 = P7 2015 = The ultimate device !!!

3. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

This will be the year of Asus and Xiaomi, maybe OnePlus too.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

2015 will NOT be the year for Sony. History repeats itself.

6. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Woops there he goes again.

32. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

He doesn't even give reasons anymore... He used to criticize Sony's display, they delivered IPS, great colors and power efficient screens... He used to criticize bezels, they delivered flagships with over 70% of Screen-to-Size ratio... (and he uses an iPhone=66.5%~67.8%, go figure) He used to criticize battery and charging times, now Sony phones offer record shattering battery life and Z3C and Z3 Tablet Compact are QuickCharge 2.0 compatible (not the international version of Z3 though) He probably still have a point on the dated looks of the UI, but that is one of the easiest-to-fix problems on Android... different launcher, icon packs, widgets, etc... Hater for the sake of being one.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Here you go. Delayed launches, no global launches at release, limited US carrier release, same phone and UI, and (hopefully) better screen to body ratios.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smurf, when in the heck did you accumulate all these haters bruh? I've had em all along, but it seems these knuckleheads are turning against you now lol. Not that it matters, I'm sure you're crying crocodile tears lol. The Jed owns em.

54. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

If hating is providing someone with facts then I guess everyone's a hater.

70. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Facts? Lmao please explain where I was wrong.

62. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I never had anything against you, or him for that matter... it just seems that he criticizes people for doing exactly what he does... He goes into every Sony article and bashes Sony without even actually owning a device, and goes on with the same reasons that over time Sony has actually fixed... I once ask you darkkjedii the reason of why you didn't like Sony phones and you gave me logical answer to why you actually like Apple devices better... but PapaSmurf bashes endlessly without real reasons and it is indeed tiresome... I have used Moto, Samsung, Nexus, SonyEricsson and Sony in the recent past and I can give a personal opinion on those devices, understanding the flaws and advantages of them... I really do not go on debates about personal opinion and phone selections, because that decision is a personal one... but I can see how other people find different phones to suit them better... I know that iPhone works the best for you because you already posses a vast Apple ecosystem, and your wife also uses them, so it makes sense to stay there taking full advantage of what it is being offered... but OBJECTIVELY you can also see how somebody else might find features found on Samsung devices, or Sony devices or HTC or whatever to be the best that suit them... In my case I need an Android, small device (under 5" screen) with dimensions no bigger than 130mm x 66mm x 10mm... to be waterproof, with at least 2GB of RAM, with a decent camera, great performance, good display, GREAT battery life, MHL capable, USB Host Capable (since I own those adapters) and expandable storage... Now what device would you recommend with those specs in mind? (that's the reason I actually went with the Z3C)... if some of those needs were different I might have gone with a Galaxy Alpha or with the iPhone 5s/6....

65. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wasn't speaking of you personally buccob, only meant it as in, there's a month the snookster people that used to talk tech with Smurf that seem to be against him now. It started when he went to an iPhone 6+. I also see your points pertaining to why we'd use certain devices, and remain with them.

71. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Right? Idc though, it's the Internet. I'm not like 99% of these people who get hurt for no reason when it doesn't impaft me in any way, shape or form. I mean the more the merrier! Switched back to the 6 Plus btw. Missed iMessage and the quality of the apps.

82. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I feel you bro, it's like mmmmmmk to the insults. Real world bro, real world. All that matters is that you enjoy the purchase you made, let em hate yo.

81. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops meant there's a lot lol. Snookster is a nickname, damn shortcuts

73. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I guess you didn't read comment #36. I think that's a valid reason tbh. Btw, how much did Sony pay you for that comment?

108. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1, Well said!

72. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's the Sony fanboys. You say something bad about Sony and they come at you like a savage. I mean it's the Internet. They don't get paid to defend Sony so idk why they try so hard to be honest. Makes them look pretty sad and pathetic in my book.

88. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

How does it make you look when you always ignorantly attack Sony for no reason?

104. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Please explain because comment #36 awaits you. You look pretty dumb right now.

112. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

sony sucks cause you like em, stupid fans

25. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

PapaSmurf logic: we go back to using Morse code.

31. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

As far as finances go, yes you most likely are right. But phones, it most certainly will be. Z3>S5 by a mile. I've had Samsung, LG, Moto, and HTC phones but I have never had a sony. Looking forward to what they have in store.

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