Poll: If I had to choose today, my next phone would be from... (brand)?

When we asked whether you expect an industry status quo change in 2014 almost a year ago, we had a feeling that things were brewing. The majority of you agreed – change is inevitable, you said. As it turns out, you and us both were right on the money, for 2014 was a pretty interesting year for the industry. For example, we had previously unseen shifts in market share – heavyweights like Samsung started to lose ground, all the while newcomers from China, like Xiaomi, Huawei, and Lenovo, all had a great showing and won themselves a spot on the world stage. Samsung's downwards spiral continues even today, with some analysts predicting that Apple's supposedly super-successful new and larger iPhones actually outperformed the former's entire portfolio. And if this shift in influence wasn't obvious enough, Apple's share of the US market is also at record high, matching that of the entire Android crowd combined.

The industry, in other words, is changing its face – perhaps not as quickly as some may have hoped (it is a mature industry by now, after all), but the fact of it is nevertheless hard to dispute.

With the above in mind, we suspect that our readership's preferences have changed somewhat as well. But we want to be sure. So let's pretend for a moment that you just dropped your smartphone and it shattered beyond repair. Imagine, also, that when you crouched to retrieve its remains, you found a small pile of cash – just enough for you to walk into the nearest carrier store and pick any smartphone that you choose. Which brand would you go for?

If I had to choose today, my next phone would be from... (brand)?

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1. JaredCadz

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

You missed to add Microsoft on the polls.

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The poll mentioned "If I had to choose today...", and Microsoft doesn't have anything fancy to offer right now, most of them are low ends. For example, if you're using a LG G3, and if you had to choose which will be your next phone today; and your choice is Microsoft, would you get a Microsoft Lumia 535 to replace your G3?

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22773; Member since: May 28, 2014

The poll doesn't distinguish whether it's for high-end smartphones, mid-rannged or low-end, so to be fair, Microsoft should have been included. Besides, the Lumia 830 is a compelling smartphone that was released not too long ago.

61. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

There's a reason that there's an "Other" option.

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Most likely Huawei, but might give Samsung a try. Because Mate 7 and Note 4 both are amazing phablets in the market right now, so it's difficult to choose for me. As for Sony, I'll switch back to Sony in the next 2 years, hope they will offer something awesome to the table that time.

3. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

funny how Sony always, ALWAYS gets on one of the top spots of these kind of surveys but they are still struggling with sales

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Tell me how many users or people who voted on this poll, and tell me how many people are around the world? Sales = Around the world PA's poll = Around 8% of the world maybe?

27. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Ummm 8% of 7 billion is 560 million people.......what are u on about that much people on pa? I'm not degrading them actually I hope for them the best but check your statements

32. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

1845 votes right now, so goodluck with your "8% of the world" you brainiac

33. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

only 218 people have voted for sony so fat. that's not even 0.01%

14. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Not really "funny", but indicative of the public awareness of it. In North America, there are only a handful of Sony phones available directly from carriers, which is where the vast majority of people get their phones from. You can get the Z3 from T-Mobile, and the Z3V from Verizon, and that's...that's about it. People here balk at the idea of spending several hundreds of dollars for a phone because they're used to getting a new one for a couple hundred or less (or free), so the concept of unlocked, full price phones is as foreign to them as the accents and languages in the countries where such a thing is the norm. That means in NA only enthusiasts know about certain phones like the Z3C or OnePlus One or Saygus V2. It's not "funny", it's just a matter of marketing, saturation, and awareness.

16. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Sony Q4 : 12 mil xperias sold (last year Q4 8.8 mil) Sony is about design and quality.. What funny is your statement about that..better learn and read articles first before you judging.

19. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I'm not judging them it's a fact that I learned after 7 years of being a Sony/Sony Ericsson fanboy

20. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

then you should read flash news about sony lately. they did good business in mobile division for q4 result. Sony Z3 and Z3c are accepted. I admit those 2 is not among the best smartphone today. but at least best waterproof smartphones on market right now. Sony mobile have own strong market..even not a large cake. And that's why always on top 5 for some poll.. You can check on GSMArena also..Sony top for design polls for number 1 to 4.

29. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

better doesn't mean it's enough to lift them up after years of losing money they are still struggling with sales, don't you see?

43. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The Sony fanboys are creating multiple accounts to boost the results of Sony. Don't be surprised if they finish third after Samsung and Apple.

58. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Note taken, Samsung fanboy. Oh, but you also like the fruit.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Samsung, Huawei, Meizu, Xiaomi will be on first priority list.

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

The title should change to, if I want to be a fanboy today, my next phone to be worshipped from ... (brand)

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Ohh, we all know what HugoBarraCyanogenmod is gonna choose...Xiiiiiiiiiaaaaaoooooomi.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I am looking for Dakele big cola 3. Only the name is interesting enough to catch my attention. Huawei honor 6 plus may get my consideration as well or miezu mx4 pro OR may be xiaomi mi note pro. I dont want any big name at the moment bcoz already have Note 4.

10. waqarzec

Posts: 77; Member since: May 09, 2013

HTC all the way

11. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

This Poll is fundamentaly flawed. I never go with brands, I buy smartphones. There should be the following option: "I don't go with any brand in particular, I go with the best device that suits me."

13. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So which device best suits you right now, and that is the brand you vote for. That's what I did. I have no particular brand loyalty.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Right now, Samsung. The Note 4 just can't be beaten (which is why I have it). But I think that Motorola is doing some great things, and in the near future, I think they could grab my business.

15. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013


17. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung eats them all. Yeah, the result says it all!!!

18. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Apple - Sony - Samsung Apple Iphone 6 is awesome.. Sony Z3 Compact is perfection.. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is Innovation.. Waiting for Iphone 7 (Skip 6s), Sony Z4 and S6 Edge on competition..

22. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I'd buy the Galaxy Beam 2

23. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I'm Going To Buy A Xperia Z2 , With Affordable Price In My Country! Or Maybe A LG G3

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