Poll results: 2015 will be the year of ... Samsung!

Poll results: 2015 will be the year of ... Samsung!
On Monday, we asked you to place your bets: Which manufacturer is best positioned to claim 2015 as its own? Obviously, seeing as no handset maker has yet made its lineup for the new year public, you were supposed to speculate based on the information that those same OEMs provided you with in 2014 in the form of whatever smartphones they came up with. In other words, it's also a kind of vote on their performance in 2014.

With 15.64%, Samsung snatched the most votes, but to talk about a sweeping victory here would be to twist the facts – at 14.93%, Microsoft (which now owns Nokia's handset division) is very, very close. It makes sense for people to be excited about the Redmond-based software giant – we're all curious if it'll be able to spin Nokia's under-performing business around now that it owns both the software and hardware stacks. The alternative is almost too sad to imagine – that Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is forever destined to fight tooth and nail for its survival.

Moving on, Samsung's cross-town rival, LG, took the bronze with 12.49%. Certainly, with excellent devices such as the G3, and more recently, the G Flex 2, LG has raised its profile among the tech crowd. Next up are Sony (10.96%), HTC (9.72%), and Xiaomi (9.48%) – the Chinese smartphone super start that is starting 2015 with a bang. See the full results below.

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

Microsoft (Nokia)
Other (let us know!)



1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Year of Samsung filing bankruptcy after eighth earnings shock in a row.

7. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Keep your hope. And don't curse 2015 if you are laughed because we all know it will not happen.

8. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Don't bust your Bobby...BobbyBoy and do NOT be a TROLL!

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Keep on dreaming Apple boy. You must have forgot what brand are internals of your beloved iToy.

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Thank you for bringing up Apple in every thread. Keep up the good work :) --Apple PR.

35. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

lol they're not Samsung brand they're just manufactured by Samsung if you wanna counter troll atleast do it right

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Then HTC, Blackberry, Sony and Nokia (now Microsoft) would have been long gone by your logic, right?

16. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Yes, except for MS. All three are quite close to that.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Log off and spend some time educating yourself. Seriously you can't be this dense.

26. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Only reason WP is still around is because MS has tons of money to invest.

23. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I think this year should go to Xiaomi...

27. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I really hope they do well this year, but they won't be tapping into the whole global market in a while. Too many legal issues to address first.

2. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

If someone told anyone from 2012-ish that LG would be this popular, that person would laugh until they cried.

3. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Come on Samsung! Release the metal phone Galaxy S6 that these fools want!

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Fullmetal or half-metal? I prefer half-metal.

4. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

People including me expect a lot from Sammy this year.

5. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

The only rumors/news that I think will save Samsung is a complete overhaul of Touchwiz's efficiency. Without that, I wouldn't go back to a Samsung for anything. If they manage to make Touchwiz more efficient, I'd gladly give them another try.

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I don't really care if they trim down Touchwiz, I'm most likely going to switch away this year because I'm bored to Samsung. I wait for G4, M9 and maybe even Z4. S6 should be radically different from S5 to get me interested.

11. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Samsung Out Of Innovation

13. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

htc will come on top

15. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

This just show how horibly bad is the opinion of this site readers. When samsung is failing from the top like a rock people think they will dominate this year...

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yet they ship the most phones, sell the most phones, include more in their flagships and mid range series without jacking the price (which does affect profits - yes) and spend the most in R&D for good reasons. Yeah, they're failing alright.

19. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

And why do their phones suck?

31. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They don't. In fact, if you do a simple web search, you'll see that the overwhelming majority of tech reviewers taste the Note 4 as the best big phone on the market, higher than the iPhone 6+.

22. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Papasmurf, head to the iPhone 6s getting 2gb of ram article and watch how dj just got busted with his lies lmao

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smurf, these fanboys are stuck in hater mode bro.

20. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Why the interest in Microsoft? They do not seem to even have an exciting new high end phone in the works. If I want cheap Android gives more bang for the buck.

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Very interesting... only one year ago, it would have been something like 70% Samsung and 30% all the rest.

24. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Just can"t wait to see people reaction to the New Samsung Galaxy S6,o.k people are getting angry with Samsung releasing to many phones,but Samsung in 2015 have got think more of Quality Smartphones

25. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

unless they completely overhaul touchwiz, get rid of the stupid non essential "features", and changes the body style, Samsung will not rule 2015. I'm ditching my S4 this summer, probably moving over to the LG G4, or HTC may even woo me back with the M9.

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