Poll: Which manufacturer's flagship are you looking forward to the most in 2014?

Poll: Which manufacturer's flagship are you looking forward to the most in 2014?
It's Monday, folks, not all accidentally meaning that it's time for our next poll. Today, we're going to indulge in a guilty pleasure that we're fairly sure we all have in common: flagship smartphones.

2013 came and went, and as we're now firmly into 2014, it's perhaps a good time to set the mood straight. Given the current life-cycle of top-end smartphones, it's not overly presumptuous to assert that most every smartphone vendor will have a new high end device by the year's end. We're already deep into the hype phase of smartphone leader Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S-series refresh -- the Galaxy S5. Anticipation is in store for more than Sammy's new bad boy, however. Taiwanese HTC is also expected to launch a successor to its critically-acclaimed HTC One, a device currently known as the HTC M8. Apple, never to deviate from 'the plan', is likewise assumed to have another iPhone refresh. Our crystal ball told us September, but we're not convinced. We further expect LG, Sony, Motorola, Nokia/Microsoft, Google and others to have their new iteration ready by the time 2014 is out.

So, and with the above in mind, which manufacturer's flagship are you looking forward to the most in 2014?

Which manufacturer's flagship are you looking forward to the most in 2014?

Samsung
12.35%
HTC
4.44%
Apple
6.68%
LG
8.49%
Sony
10.34%
Motorola
3.09%
Nokia/Microsoft
48.96%
Google (Nexus line)
3.32%
BlackBerry
1.05%
Other (Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Alcatel, Asus, Acer, Xiaomi, etc.)
1.29%

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70 Comments

69. Lordinos

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Definitely Nokia n Microsoft, Windows Phone 8.1 coming soon..! :D

68. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm definitely looking forward to the successor to the Moto X, and also Project Ara. 2014 will likely be an even more exciting year for Motorola than 2013 was.

67. lucid.brat unregistered

No manufacturer is even near nokia/microsoft....ppl are really expecting a lot from nokia and especially Microsoft...plz don't disappoint us

66. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

wAITING FOR 3310i Succesor with Bluetooth and some internet along maybe -_x

65. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Nokia needs to equip their new (and last) flagship with a camera good enough to beat the Lumia 1020 in every aspect. Otherwise, I will have a hard time justifying an upgrade from my beloved 1020.

64. charulo316

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Motorola - here's hoping they bring back expandable memory!

63. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3!

61. jhaks73

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

the iphone 6 they are going to be the most innovative company ever they will invent a 3.5 inch low res screen glass front and back and still wont do NFC or have expandable memory and they will get all the votes for the top phone ever by i Phonearena

58. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Apple means Larger iPhone display and Sapphire glass 2014 Nokia means super software update

57. domfonusr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I picked Google and their Nexus line. I figure that if I watch to see what Google does with the next batch of Nexus devices, that could give me a good idea of what other Android OEMs might do in the next year or so that follows. I want to like Android, so I just need a reason to like it.

56. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Of course i pick SONY.

54. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Really interested in what Sony, Lenovo and HTC will bring.

53. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Z1 Compact and Z Ultra (2014) To get the best experience from sony.

52. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Motorola, LG, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Apple, Nokia. All in that order

50. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

Samsung, if only for the soft keys at the bottom most other manufacturers have gotten rid of.

47. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Sony n Nokia all the way...

46. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Oppo! They always impress me.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If I could choose 3 it's Apple Samsung, and HTC. Since I can only choose one, gotta go with my daily driver, the Big A.

40. papss unregistered

For sure nokia/m$.. If other OEMs were making wp8 I might want to hear about them too.. Sony I'm talking to you

38. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I love Windows Phone so naturally I'm most interested in what Nokia/Microsoft comes up with for MWC. But right now, I want the Lumia Icon/929/930 to be released internationally immediately because that's going to be my next phone!

37. xperiaz2

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

Iam waiting the new version of xperia ZL this year

35. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Apple please. :-)

34. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

S5 and Note 4 :) But I'm excited to see what other OEMs come up with to, especially Nokia, LG and HTC.

33. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Micromax!!

32. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

as long as people are insane about new things, these market jimmiks works.... what ever the phones we have in 2013 is more than enough for two more year, 2.2gzh speed, 3gb ram, 1080 resolution screens, advanced LTE, what else?.... people are really obsessed with technology and companies are simply cashing on it. I think the down fall of smart phones has started...... as the specs go up, so as the price... this is gonna be a never ending story....

31. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Sony, HTC, Samsung and then Apple!

30. xperiance

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Sony...and also samsung......

28. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Samsung for sure .. but also looking forward to what Sony will bring this time ..

27. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Nokia/Microsoft

25. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Sony. Because so far to me despite yes some apparent flaws, they're the one company that actually brings meaningful use to end products such as the IP55/58 compliant product designs (makes perfect sense since smart devices can't be used indoors ALL the time) and above all when it concerns Android; they're the only most open/cooperative player in the custom ROM game. That being said as I'm looking forward for any Snapdragon 410 inside smartphone to get out sooner or later, I highly doubt that Sony has plans for one though it'd be a nice surprise if they do. Also I'd like to see them take riskier bets on an Intel SoC initiative. /currently still w/ an S II GT-I9100G, Android 4.4.2/OmniROM nightlies.

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