Poll results: Which smartphone maker do you think had the best line-up in 2014?

Poll results: Which smartphone maker do you think had the best line-up in 2014?
At the end of 2014, we ran a poll to see which smartphone manufacturer had, in our readers’ opinion, the best line-up throughout the year.

Surprisingly or not, Samsung received the highest number of votes: 21.62% . Of course, it’s hard not to appreciate devices like the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, and others - not to mention the fact that Samsung released the largest number of smartphone models in 2014 (at least when we talk about relevant companies). 

The second place is taken by Motorola, with 19.99% of votes. The Moto X, Moto G, Droid Turbo, and the Nexus 6 (albeit a Google-branded handset) certainly helped Motorola’s brand image last year.

What about the third place? Well, that’s taken by Sony, with 19.02% of votes. The Japanese company launched some very appealing handsets in 2014, including the Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact.

Apple, with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, came out fourth (10.18%), while HTC (One M8, Butterfly 2, Desire 820, etc) received 8.41% of votes, thus occupying the fifth place. LG (7.16%), Microsoft / Nokia (5.74%) and Xiaomi (3.4%) also received a significant number of votes. You can check out the full poll results below:

Which smartphone maker do you think had the best product line-up in 2014?

Apple
10.18%
BlackBerry
1.66%
HTC
8.41%
Huawei
1.37%
Lenovo
0.29%
LG
7.16%
Microsoft / Nokia
5.74%
Motorola
19.99%
Samsung
21.62%
Sony
19.02%
Xiaomi
3.4%
ZTE
0.22%
Other
0.95%

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54 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

galaxy s5

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Galaxy S5 is a good phone, but the design is ugly IMO.

8. bendgate unregistered

They couldn't even do same design as Note 3 in S5 which in my opinion was much better.

27. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Durability>design. The market says so.

61. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

What's durable about the S5 plastic frame with fake chrome? The market says nothing about durability of Samsung phones. Don't be lame.

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Wrong! Xperia Z3

46. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're both wrong. Since when are the Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z3 smartphone makers? The people on this site are insanely dense.

47. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lmao for real! +1 as always for common sense.

59. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

hahahahahahahaha Seriously... +1

73. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL...get 'em...

2. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Too many Samsung fans here. Same as Apple haters (I count myself as one too). Other then that, the chart seems legit: Apple beat them all. On Android side, Motorola did best, then Sony, HTC and LG. Samsung was (..counting) 6th. After those comes Xiaomi and then MSFT/Nokia.

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

sony did horrible by releasing two flagships last year and had a bunch of low and mid range devices that didn't even sell. I would say sony is second to the last over samsung

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

plz explain sony and htc, love to hear from you

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

htc didn't do well by releasing a desire 820 just for the sake of being the first 64bit android handset and their other low to midrange are gonna be easily overshadowed. But they're far from worse

26. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Can you please tell us what is so special about the iPhone 6 and 6+ that made them the best lineup among all others?

32. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm guessing his statement is predicated on the fact that the iPhone 6+ owned the "phablet" segment, with only a fiscal quarter of sales, and the iPhone 6 killed the sales of every other flagship in 2014.

49. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I switched back to the Plus. It's really a solid device overall and mine still being Jailbroken is the icing on the cake.

53. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1, Samsung fans only comes to this kinda articles to vote their favourite brand. Otherwise they are always busy in other articles especially articles relating to Sony's.

63. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Actually that's you Sont fans to make it seem like Sony isn't going downhill when clearly they are.

68. TMach unregistered

I think you are conflating two things but for clarity, Sony makes great products but has awful marketing strategies. The Z2 & 3 are up there with the best but their marketing is so poor it is embarrassing. The only thing to really criticise with the Xperia Z line is the camera software algorithms. By the way, I am a Nexus 6 user so let's not even go near the Sony fan/troll crap! Let's try to be objective as opposed to blindly following brands!

74. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Real talk...

78. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1, Well said. But no they will never going to understand.

77. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Again you proved what you are! Moreover everyone knows here who trolls Sony articles with hatred all the time. If Sony fans are loyal to their brands why it burns you every time?

3. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

It was moto by far. They did not release one bad phone last year.

36. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I agree 100%

75. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Totally agree with that. Moto G has been awesome.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The Samsung critics are the vocal minority in the comment section. But we know the majority deems their products as being worthy of high praise.

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Samsung had the worse line-up, too many crappy low-mid end phones.

9. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Samsung is also going to have the worst lineup in 2015 with their ultra crappy low-mid android and tizen phones.

50. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You again. Please explain how they continue to sell the most phones and is the only Android OEM raking in billions each quarter. I'll wait.

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