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

1. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

only nokia and microsoft because microsoft is safe and high security and for nokia hardwork team . rest are crap

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Microsoft is safe and high security? Hahahahah...ever heard of BlackBerry?

16. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

if blackberry is safe, that dosent mean thats other OS's are not safe !! in fact, wp is the second most secure platform out there

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I didn't say other OS's are not safe. -__-'

60. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Some need english lessons.:)

36. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes, Microsoft is very safe... they just posted another record breaking profitable quarter hahahaha! Joking aside but really, Blackberry is not safe... it's circling down the drain as we speak :-( Just joking hahahaha!

49. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Motorola. They are just as good as Chinese OEM in my country. But they are still damn good at innovation. Going after ergonomics was an awesome idea. Going after 2012 specs was not such a good idea. Going with Active Notifications was awesome too. I hope they can keep up with others in the specs department.

21. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

newsflash buddy... no matter what OS/platform you're on and you're connected to the internet and as long as NSA is lurking there... the concept of safe are long gone...

29. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Apple, Microsoft and Android are US companies. BlackBerry, Sailfish, Ubuntu, Tizen and Symbian(late) are not and are less likely to be tampered by US goverment.

43. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Try just as likely (if not more likely) to be targeted by NSA. If the object of interest is using brand X, NSA will find a way to hack into it. Resistance is futile.

51. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah but tizen ubuntu and sailfish all have their servers in europe not in the usa thus it's harder for nsa to get in there

59. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Newsflash buddy...the NSA isn't interested in 99.9% of phone users. Be more worried about what hackers and private companies of all national origin are doing with your data. And every other government in the world, even those in the wonderful EU are spying too.

2. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Nokia, Motorola, and Google. But I think Google will serve the best.

3. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

LG, Life's Good.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Pacman is awesome! If you know what I mean.

62. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

YEAH I KNOW THAT! LIFE'S GOOD! PACMAN IS GREAT!

4. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

while i post this comment,NOKIA stands @ 25%.highest among all. NOKIA FTW.

5. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I think Motorola is doing some very interesting things. I can't wait to see what they do next. I probably won't buy one but I'm watching.

42. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm also intrigued. The X was the most innovative phone of 2013, and it had great ergonomics. If they could get a 5" screen into that footprint, with another great SoC, great battery life, and Motomaker, I will definitely grab the successor.

45. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I have really had a soft spot for Moto - all the way back to the OG Droid X. I am quite satisfied with my Maxx, so I am hoping Moto releases a follow-on to the Maxx that is compelling.

48. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Update - hopefully, Moto is able to add an enhanced camera function (OIS and faster shot-to-shot performance one to mind) to the Maxx.

70. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I loved my Droid X. First smartphone that really wowed me. The ones before that were an HTC Touch Pro and HTC Droid Eris.

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think we must look forward to every manufacturer as the intensity of rivalry is getting high.

7. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

does M$ pay people to vote? Hahaha no, they paid for nokia, and nokia is good

8. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Other :D

10. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Ok, Nokia/MS in the first place, a little strange, but fine. But Samsung and Sony third and second, WTF?! What new can be expected from them? Apple introduced the 64-bit CPU and OS, the fingerprint sensor A YEAR ago and still they can't catch up, and now they plan for solar-charger integrated in the screen, come on! One must be Asian or blind, to be a fan of cheap plastic toys from Shmashung, LJ, Huwayaway, and etc. Motorola was once good, but they got bought by Giggle, so...that was it for them.

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ladies and gentleman, we have a troll over here.

19. Alei-Eldeen

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

the 64bit CPU is crap if you have less than 4 GB of ram. and Honestly I don't see why would Samsung or HTC or any other company try to copy the fingerprint scanner because it's so damn useless

22. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

its because of apple did !! i bet if apple use plastic they're going to say plastic is the best ! and about the 64 bit, the Q is, what did it do for ur phone ?? completely nothing but faster in a 0.5 sec !

44. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Not really. Yes, ARMv8 supports 64 bits, but it's much more than that. It addresses several weaknesses of the ARM architecture and refreshes it for the requirements of contemporary applications. ARMv8 has faster, more compact code that requires less energy to run, whether one has more than 4GB of RAM or not.

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