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


Gun-to-your-head, which device would you buy right now? Is it from Samsung or Apple? Perhaps LG, Sony, or even HTC? These are good times for consumers, and an abundance of options is presented to us. But we wanted to know about the gun thing, so we asked you on Monday who the maker behind the phone you pick would be.

Nearly 8,000 of you jumped right ahead and voted for this or that manufacturer. Of those, 1836 of you (23.57%) picked Sony, making the Japanese company's wares the most desirable in the eyes of those who chose to participate. Following next is Samsung with 1348 of the votes, or 17.31% – a surprise considering its vastly more successful smartphone arm (in terms of sales). Apple's next with 989 votes (12.7%), and then it's HTC (9.75%), LG (5.96%), Asus (5.51%? That ZenFone 2 sure has its groupies), Motorola (4.99%), and Nokia (4.8%). 

Who fared worst? That would be Amazon – it gathered just 5 votes (0.06%), followed by ZTE (Nubia) with 7 votes and 0.09% and Jolla (16 votes, 0.3%). See all of the results right below.

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

Amazon
0.06%
Apple
12.7%
Asus
5.51%
BlackBerry
1.16%
Google (Nexus)
4.15%
HTC
9.75%
Huawei
0.82%
Jolla
0.21%
Lenovo
0.3%
LG
5.96%
Meizu
0.6%
Micromax
0.32%
Motorola
4.99%
Nokia
4.8%
OnePlus
4.24%
Samsung
17.31%
Sony
23.57%
Xiaomi
2.53%
ZTE (Nubia)
0.09%
Other (Let us know!)
0.94%

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104 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This isn't surprising. I called it lol. *Hopefully* this poll can reflect sales for the year for Sony so they can get out of the weeds.

14. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

What's wrong with Sony anyway?

22. Kumar123 unregistered

Nothing really. But like i said before he will find any excuse for a cheap shoot. Don't mind him, he is a joke.

49. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

He is not a joke, he is telling the truth

52. Kumar123 unregistered

If you are new here I would say "you don't know how PapaSmurf troll on Sony articles" but since you're a old reader i'll say that i'm disappointed that you didn't notice his endless trolling on Sony articles. But don't worry you're the minority here, more and more people are noticing his behavior and reacting towards his behavior.

59. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's a website lmao. You're getting hurt over a website. How sad.

63. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Let's ignore all the Android fans that bash Apple on their articles. Ignorance is bliss with the fanboys.

65. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Engadget, PA, CNET, bgr are all jokers

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Terribly slow with updates, same UI for three years, slow charging times for their flagships and underwhelming camera performance plague their phones for awhile now.

51. Kumar123 unregistered

You never even own a Sony smart phone so this complain of yours doesn't make any sense. It's not like you're the "victim" of their terribly slow updages, same ui for three three years.................... so on. We know the real reason you troll Sony. Don't worry if S6 sell well you'll get your bonus this time.

53. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lmao. -Sent from iPhone 6 Plus

55. Kumar123 unregistered

Don't use your mommy's iPhone 6 Plus to post your comment.

60. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Oh the one I bought at launch off contract? Cool. Btw, she has a Galaxy Light on T-Mobile. Smartass.

56. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Z3 user the camera is great, the charge times suck on both sony devices I owned, the ui is ok

74. Feanor

Posts: 1432; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

...And great premium design, great battery life, fluent interface, and unique active noise cancellation "plague" their phones for awhile now.

83. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its far from what I experience holding a Z3. Why need an update when 4.4.4 is really just fine. Lollipop is buggy as of now. Whats wrong with the UI? Why bother to go iterations when its just working fine? I dont know with you but the camera on Z3 is great. Battery charging is around 1.5-2hrs, is that bad in today's standards? Besides the battery last longer than iPhone 6 plus.

66. T-rex unregistered

Like you said Kumar123, don't mind him, he is a joke and really PapaSmurf almost all of the brands i know have the same UI for many years. the thing is these reviews make sony cameras sound really terrible, while in fact sony cameras are not terrible, they may not be on par with some others but that does not mean they are really really terrible. i have owned Xperia T for two years now and i like the camera

79. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sense, TW, LG's custom UI, Zen UI, and Emoticon UI have gone through two or more redesigns in the past two years so you're wrong.

87. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I am a Sony fan since Walkman series. Presently I have T2 Ultra. I need to accept that, Their Software department really sucks. SA mode in the camera should use the full potential of the sensor. Post image processing algorithm also need a revamp. I agree with Smurf regarding the UI part. Sony didn't change much. But I like the UI. No need for any change except optimization of RAM. I am expecting a Win 10 Phone from Sony.

68. T-rex unregistered

and about Xperia UI, i really love it for its simplicity. i have used samsung (touchwiz sucks) and i have used LG, and the only thing i don't like about LG is their UI

89. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I voted for Sony.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22840; Member since: May 28, 2014

Dude, you troll Sony to no end. What do you have against them?

47. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm 100% sure a lot of users created new accounts just to vote for Sony. Any ways, comment #46 explains why.

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 22840; Member since: May 28, 2014

The iPhone has sub par battery life, lacks many built-in features that other handsets have, has crappy build quality, has locked down features like their NFC, and has software updates that cripple the phones. See what I did there? But it's still not a reason to troll something as hard as you do. I'm also 100% sure that a lot of users DID NOT create new accounts just to vote for Sony.

54. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Delivers superb user experiences, contains more quality apps and has the most accessories/support. I'm 100% sure they did.

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 22840; Member since: May 28, 2014

You still did not give a valid reason for trolling. I don't care about accessories. My Passport delivers superb user experiences. My Passport has more built-in features than many smartphones, eliminating the need for a plethora of apps. I'm not much of an app guy, anyway. I have my Fire HDX tablet for that, as well as my Fire Phone of the need ever arises. I'm 100% sure they didn't. We're just going to have to agree to disagree on that one.

61. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Okay PA police. You caught me "trolling." What are you going to do? Report me? Lmao it's a website. Chill.

71. meanestgenius

Posts: 22840; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not the PA police. I could care less about reporting you. I just don't understand the need to constantly troll. I know it's a website. I'm not the one talking about reporting anyone, so you chill.

95. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The quote goes before the period.

98. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Did you just say Fire Phone? I thought those were extinct.

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