Poll results: PhoneArena readers say the LG G5 won MWC 2016!

Poll results: PhoneArena readers say the LG G5 won MWC 2016!
Now that MWC 2016 is over, we asked our readers to vote for the one smartphone that "won" the conference with its sheer awesomeness! Well, the results are in, and we have to say - you surprised us! The winner is the LG G5, whose metallic allure and innovative spirit helped it win the poll with a score of 38.3% (1135 votes)!

However, the next best thing according to you – the Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge – finished close, with a 31% score (919 votes). Samsung did a great job refining its flagship fleet this year, showing that small, but meaningful improvements really do count.

The third runner-up chosen by you is the Xiaomi Mi 5 (17.4%, 515 votes). We'd say this is a very flattering turnout for what appears to be the Chinese upstart's finest smartphone to date, considering it ended in the top three together with LG and Samsung's heavyweights!

Finally, the Sony Xperia X trio (7.3%, 216 votes) and the HP Elite x3 (4.5%, 135 votes) deserve a honorable mention, even though the response you generated has been comparatively lukewarm.

Which smartphone won MWC 2016 for you?

The Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge
The LG G5
The new Sony Xperia X line-up
The Xiaomi Mi 5
The HP Elite x3
The HTC One X9
The Alcatel Idol 4S and Idol 4



50. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wonder how all the attachments will sell? Probably won't work with next years version. Think the S7 is more practical with its water resistance.

49. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I am gonna buy s7 edge.... for me bigger battery and water resistance are best...

44. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2127; Member since: May 29, 2014

Definitely agree this was the most innovative phone at MWC. I'll be getting mine on launch day.

39. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

No app drawer. That's all I'm going to say.

40. tluv004

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

Download a launcher.

41. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Are you so sure that will give you an app drawer? I shouldn't have to download a launcher to have a basic feature that other, inferior, os's lack.

43. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2127; Member since: May 29, 2014

Like he said... You can download a launcher. Also, the app drawer on the S7 is turned off too(You can turn it back on though). And haven't you heard, the Android OS itself is going the way of "no app drawer". Android N will supposedly have no app drawer. So get used to it.

45. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I have heard that for N. I still am not convinced a launcher will put an app drawer in if there is not one already. Maybe it will be able to b/c it's already in the Android OS code. This would be the worst decision I've ever heard come out of Mountain View. Please, for the love of tech, do NOT get rid of the app drawer. Or at least give us an option other than putting all the apps on the homescreen. I absolutely HATE that about iOS. It's like having a kitchen with no cabinets or drawers. Everything just laying on the counters.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Im currently using a Oppo R7s and by default the ui is without an app drawer. Ive installed a variety of launchers, with app drawers, and the app drawer shows up. Currently running the Google Now Launcher on my phone

53. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That's good, but that's just a band aid.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

the G5 is a breath of fresh air in the industry, sure it might not look the best, but something's gotta give for all the innovation. over time LG will figure out a way to have all these features and a sleeker more attractive design. people seem to forget that the G5 is very experimental, and for a first of its kind, the design isnt as bad as ppl make it out to be that being said, i will be holding out on buying the G5 until reviews come out. at face value, the S7 series seem to be the better all round phone

29. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

G5 front is fine, but the back is ugly. Even if it looks unique, majority of people will still go for the phone that looks good.

25. twens

Posts: 1195; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Do you want innovation of a near perfect phone? A phone that doesn't compromise on the most basic smart phone needs. People are very weird lately, you want it all and here is a phone trying to do that and still people are not pleased. I guess it's true when they say "you will never achieve success when you try to please everyone ". Human beings are just weird. You want a phone with a lesser battery, no water resistance, inferior screen compared to the competition, no fast wireless charging, all because you hate the competition. Lol Spend your monies wisely not because you hate a certain company cos at the end of the day you will have to leave with your choice and purchase.

37. Artio

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Wireless charging and fast don't belong in the same sentence together, and I'm not stupid enough to drop my phone in a river. The battery is slightly smaller, yes, but at least it's replaceable, so when your S7 battery starts to crap out on you a year later you're boned. Regardless of what you say, I'll stand by IPS over cartoon-land AMOLED every day, what screen 'looks better' is entirely subjective and depends on the user.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

you can choose an evolutionary innovation upgrade (S7), or a revolutionary innovation upgrade (G5) hate on the G5 all you want but there is no denying that it is innovative. way more so than the S7 which is basically an incremental upgrade. LG is taking strides in the right direction, while Samsung seems to be settling again and in case you need the definition of evolutionary and revolutionary innovation, here you go:http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/innovation.html

23. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Yay! The G5 won the poll, and I'm buying the s7 edge! :D

18. techietech

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 24, 2016

LG G5 may have 'innovation', but damn daniel, the design. Imo, LG G4's design was way better than G5

16. Zapp_B

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I'm still not sure if G5 is gimmick or innovation. I'll have to try it first

14. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

That's a complete 180, last week everyone was talking about how insane LG was for releasing such an ugly phone, now its the most popular on this site?

26. TerryTerius unregistered

Quite a few people still think it's unattractive, doesn't mean they don't think it's not innovative. I will give LG massive credit for doing something refreshing. IMHO I don't really think it matters much because I'm unconvinced modules will be a strong selling point for the average consumer, among other reasons. I think techies are a lot more excited about it than regular folks will be. But it is still cool to see LG revamping ideas and forging their own path. Just maybe we will see another era of manufacturers doing outlandish and ingenious things to see what works.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's still extremely ugly. But looks have nothing to do with innovation. This was by far the most innovative design announced, not only at MWC, but the entire industry the past year. That doesn't mean I'm buying one. But I can acknowledge it's innovation.

35. TerryTerius unregistered

^^^ Pretty much this.

12. Mikele

Posts: 199; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

The most innovative is Mi 5!!! A new 4-axis stabilization with camera made it powerful among others!

11. Mizraab

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LG has done something different. If G4 and G5 are placed on the table you can tell the difference which is which unlike other flagship phones.

10. midhath93

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

LG G5 is the best phone at this moment!

48. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

not where near.. hahaha

9. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Doesn't matter sales won't reflect this poll. The G5 is a dud!

15. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

It will never will sell like the Galaxy S-series.

31. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

You need to understand one thing selling more than other is not the success here, selling the targeted amount is real success... If someone make perfect phone but its not apple or Samsung they won't sell it more than them.. If HTC like company sells about 6-8Million they will be more than happy.. same about G5 if they can sell about 15Million or above they'll be happy but if Samsung sell less than there expectation which would be around 35Million units and more than they won't be happy.. Everything depends on How much rich company is, what is that company brand value...

3. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Damn, I hope it is Apple. Samsung too much complicated chip set issues. SD820 lovers vs E8890 lovers. Congrats LG. When & where the party begin?

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