Poll results: Here are the phones that have impressed you the most so far in 2016

Yesterday, we gave you a list of some of the better devices released so far in 2016 and asked you to vote for the that has impressed you the most. Apart from the usual flagship suspects, we also threw in some not-so-high-end phones that still have a pretty interesting highlight, be it their affordable price or an intriguing feature. 

Well, we asked, and you answered. Though we are hoping for a surprise, most of you voted for the most popular phones, but hey, let's talk numbers! Here goes: first up, we have the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge - it got 710 votes, or 33.13% of all those who voted. Second comes the HTC 10, which proved to be favorite of 617 of you (28.79%). 

Far behind at the third spot, we find a modular device - the LG G5 got 213 votes (9.94%). Creeping on it is the regular and a bit more mundane Galaxy S7, which earned 203 votes (9.47%). Fifth comes the Xiaomi Mi 5 (92 votes), sixth is the Xperia X Performance (73 votes), then comes the iPhone SE with 64 votes, and so on...

Here's a full breakdown of the poll results.

What is the most impressive phone of 2016 so far?

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Apple iPhone SE
HTC 10
LG Stylus 2
Sony Xperia X Performance
Microsoft Lumia 650
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 3
Lenovo Vibe K5 / K5 Plus
Huawei P9
Huawei P9 Plus
Meizu Pro 6



1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The s7 got it right on so many levels. No wonder it is a crowd favourite.

15. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

When will samsung apple or htc launch 4k display phones?

2. PhoneFixer unregistered

I rteally don't understand why ppl like edge so much.. and not S7 .. obviously ppl voting do not have neve phone in hands or owns it.. I bought S6 edge for GF and she complains that edges are bad u can't touch phone properly otherwise always touches edges and press something.. Huawei p9 and upcoming honor 8 are best looking phones.. elegant and stylish

3. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Really? My dad's S6 Edge works like a charm. He enjoys edge very much. Edge feels even smoother.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The main reason people prefer S7 Edge because of the massive battery. I am getting almost 6 hrs SoT on this thing. I had the same problem with my S7 Edge for the few days but after that I got a case (as I always do) with a decent lip. If you get a case you are less likely to have accidental touches on the edge screens, at least in my case. FYI, this is the case I got:http://goo.gl/dQVDWb

8. PhoneFixer unregistered

she has flip case and she hates it bcos when she needs gps she needs to take case off and put it on holder in car so she cant be arsed to put case back..you know girls..

5. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I prefer S7 Edge because of the screen size and such a perfect screen to body ratio, i really don't even feel like it's huge on my hands while still giving me the 5.5 inch.

9. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

battery life and Screen size, 5.1" display is too small for me

14. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I have not problem with s7 edge and love it... everyone says very beautiful and not problem with that edges.

18. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

LOL joke of the year, I am using S6 Edge myself and it is the best piece of technology. You are obviously a hater, haters gonna hate still the Edge rules.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

that poor 1 guy who voted Lenovo K5/K5 Plus LOL :D

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

maybe he just feel bad about 0 vote on lenovo, so he donate his vote for it, lol..

20. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Very close 2nd is LG Stylus 2... bhahahaha! I literally feel bad for those people :D

7. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Xperia XA anyone? If only it was a flagship phone with ip68 protection. Well, we can only wish....... Btw,14 votes for Microsoft Lumia 650? Really??

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What's wrong with the 650? How many AMOLED displays, SD card storage and above-average camera devices can you get at that price?

16. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Galaxy J5 2015. It is bad because it offers Snapdragon 210 for $200 on an OS most people don't want. Also, even if you like it, would you call it the most impressive phone so far this year?

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What's the iPhone 6(S) Plus doing in the picture? It wasn't even on the poll!

12. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

It doesn't even deserve to be here with those phones. Wth, 2014 720p phone. The biggest scam joke.

17. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Not bad for LG.

19. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

LG G5 Modular design

21. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Back in the day Samsung used to make a Windows version of their top smart phones. I hope When the new Windows 10 mobile operating system gets more STABLE. Samsung will make an S7 variation running the Windows 10 mobile OS. Windows smart phone fans would love to have it.

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