Poll results: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Google Nexus 7 (2013) are our readers' top smartphone and tablet

Poll results: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Google Nexus 7 (2013) are our readers' top smartphone and tablet

That the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is among the most popular smartphones worldwide is something we have no doubts about. After all, over 10 million units already have already left the company's warehouses. And people do seem to like it quite a lot, judging by the number of votes the Note 3 received in our recent poll. For those who missed it, last week we asked our readers which phone deserved to be named smartphone of the year, and Samsung's phablet got almost a quarter of the votes – 24.31%, to be more specific. With 12.96% of the votes, the LG G2 came in second place, followed closely by the Google Nexus 5, which collected 12.87% of our readers' votes.

When it comes to tablets, however, it is not Samsung at the top spot. As it turns out, our readers' favorite slate this year is the 2013 edition Google Nexus 7, which settled at the top after amassing 25.29% of the votes. Samsung's 2014 edition Galaxy Note 10.1 came in second place with 18.24% of our users' votes. Unsurprisingly, Apple's iPad Air is in the top three as well. It received 16.37% of the votes, which got it the bronze. 

Check out the complete poll results below for more on which phones and tablets won our users' hearts this year.

Which is the best smartphone of 2013?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Google Nexus 5
Sony Xperia Z1
Nokia Lumia 1520
Apple iPhone 5s
Samsung Galaxy S4
Motorola Moto X
Nokia Lumia 1020
BlackBerry Z30
HTC One Max
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Motorola Droid Ultra
None of the above

Which is the best tablet of 2013?

Google Nexus 7 (2013)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition)
Apple iPad Air
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Nokia Lumia 2520
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
LG G Pad 8.3
Apple iPad mini 2
Microsoft Surface 2
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
None of the above



1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Can you see iPhone 5S anywhere PA? Your choice is in the 7th place, lol

7. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Even after a Windows Phone.. lol..

30. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

if i had to decide between lumia 1520 and iphone 5s ,, i'd prefer the lumia, but note 3 is clearly the winner and the only phone that's gonna beat it is the note 4

53. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I bought one, is a MONSTER !!! Good camera and everything else. I ´ve a Nokia 808 also that I used just to take photos and transfer by NFC to my S3, but now ... R.I.P.

14. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

well your crappy Lagsung S4 is under the 5S

15. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

lol, S4 is really under 5S for me but in comparison to great devices such as Note3, G2 and Z1, 5S is nothing.

19. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Lagsung...that is just pathetic. Note 3 deserved it and so did Nexus. Owner of both :)

31. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Uh oh, someone call the whambulance!.....Anyways lol, First, I agree with this list for the most part, only thing I would change is the Moto-X above the iphone, other than that i think its a solid list. Second, even if the S4 is under the iphone, if the note 3 wasn't on there, S4 would be top of the list, because fanboys.

34. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Lagsung ? My SGS 4 didnt lag even once in 6 months. Its best phone ever.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You sound like the bitter Eagles fans this past Sunday after getting creamed by the Vikings (a game they all considered in the bag). "Well, the Cowboys lost!" Like that changes the fact that they're a mediocre team, too.

24. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Don't wanna spoil your party but don't forget that PA is overrun by fandroids. So, no surprises here.

28. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Newsflash: Android dominates the market, so it's only natural that more Android ppl. post here than the smaller group of W8 and iOS users out there, hence it's a fair poll and in line with experts' choice.

33. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Dominating the market in terms of sales is different than dominating the market in terms of web traffic. According to the December's web marketshare, iOS holds 55% of web traffic while Android holds around 38%. (Source:http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/12/01/apple-android-netapplications-web/) Newsflash: No f*** is given to your newsflash.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Dominating the market in web traffic is meaningless. Firstly, the web traffic stats are flawed. Secondly, web traffic overwhelmingly generates revenue for Google regardless of platform.

44. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

A profound statement like that should be accompanied by proof. And who's talking about Google's revenue over here?

47. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

leading where? In the us alone or overall??

60. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013


27. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

But fandroids will continue say iArena.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't personally find PA overly biased. There are certain writers who wear their loyalty on their sleeves. Regardless, this article does nothing to disprove PA being biased toward Apple. It's just reporting the results of their poll. You need to read their opinion pieces and reviews to get an idea on their allegiances. Ray S. is a prime example. He's clearly got an Apple slant, and doesn't particularly try to hide it. But this website is a damned site more impartial than BGR.

61. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

GSMArena is easily best. its the most unbiased site out there. i simply chose my phones based on their reviews. and never failed me

55. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well duh, the writers are iFans but we, the viewers, represent the rest of the world which prefer Android

64. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And yet there are analytics companies which claim iDevcies hog 80% of data ...

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Well deserved.

66. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

what do you mean well deserved... they asked "US" to vote...lol this place is plagued with android fans so naturally yall will select droid devices. its not like CNN did a poll or something lol

3. omaar97

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

LOL @ 1 vote difference between Nexus 5 and G2 :D Note 3 & Nexus 7 deserve it

4. sanyamjain75

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Xperia Z tablet should have been at top. What a tablet it is. Nexus7 is not that great as a performer...design features waterproof full hd and satisfyingly great processor

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

nexus 7 is not that great, but the price is (in certain countries).

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1142; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Excellent results, both well deserved. The Note 3 is definitely the best smartphone around and the Nexus 7 2013 is the best value for money tablet around, although I'd give it to the Note10.1 2014 as best tablet, it's a beastly thing, Sony, LG and other Android tablet makers could learn a lot from the latest Note 10.1. :)

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Although I won't argue about the greatness of Note 10.1 2014, I can't see lots of special things instead of 3 gigs of RAM which still lags as a result of TouchWiz, S-Pen and USB3 port. I think other Android OEMS are really close to Sammy. What they must learn from Sammy is the true way of advertisement.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

if note 10.1 2014 lags, then all android phones/tablets lags.

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