Poll results: here are our readers' favorite smartphone, tablet, and gadget of CES 2014

Poll results: here are our readers' favorite smartphone, tablet, and gadget of CES 2014
If there was any doubt that Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was the coolest smartphone of CES 2014, that should be all gone now after our recent post. For those who missed it, last week we asked our readers to vote for their favorite smartphone, tablet, and gadget of CES 2014, and today it is time to take a look at the results in detail.

So yeah, the Z1 Compact takes the top spot in the smartphone category after collecting over 50% of the votes. It is leading by a wide margin ahead of the Sony Xperia Z1S, which was voted for by about 15% of those who participated. The Asus ZenFone series and the Asus PadFone X got some love as well, receiving about 7% and 5% of the votes respectively. We must highlight the fact that 52 of the people who cast their vote didn't really like any of the phones on the list, which suggests that the smartphones shown off at CES 2014 weren't really all that exciting. 

Next up we have the tablet category, and to no surprise, it is Samsung's tablets leading the charts. Over a third of the votes in our poll were for the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO series, and the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO got another 25% of the votes. The Asus Transformer Pad Duet also deserves to be mentioned after being voted for by almost 12% of those who participated.

And last but not least we have the gadgets and gizmos of CES 2014 – there was no shortage of them, as anyone who attended the show would agree. The one that truly grabbed our readers' attention appears to be the Sony Core smartband, which is built to keep track of not just the user's fitness regime, but their entire life. Pebble's Steel smartwatch takes the second place and the Intel Edison SD-card-sized computer is third. Again, a significant fraction of our readers weren't very impressed with the selection of gadgets demonstrated at the show, judging by the poll results. Oh well, let us hope that next year's CES will be more exciting.

Which is your favorite phone of CES 2014?

Sony Xperia Z1S
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Asus ZenFone 4/5/6
Asus PadFone X
Asus PadFone mini
ZTE Nubia Z5s/Z5s mini
ZTE Grand S II
Alcatel OneTouch Pop9
Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+
Huawei Ascend Mate 2
None of the above

Which is your favorite tablet of CES 2014?

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4/10.1/12.2
Asus Transformer Pad Duet
Asus VivoTab Note 8
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
Lenovo Miix 2
Alcatel OneTouch Pop7/Pop8
Acer Iconia A1
Acer Iconia B1
None of the above

Which is your favorite gadget of CES 2014?

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Polaroid Socialmatic Android camera
ZTE's compact 1080p projector/portable hotspot combo
Pebble Steel smartwatch
Sony Core smartband
LG Lifeband Touch smartband
Neptune Pine Android smartwatch
Mophie Space Pack iPhone case
Intel Edison SD-card-sized computer
Parrot Jumping Sumo
None of the above



1. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Is Sony alright? Why on earth would anyone buy a 4.3 incher rather than 5incher? If they thought they could be successful by making dimesion of phone similar to iphone,they are wrong. LOL TO SONY even galaxy smartwatch would outsell this z1compact

3. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Are you alright?

7. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

See the 'member since' dates. Most 'recent ones' are trolls.

26. fidasek

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

Although I'm not. (troll I mean, yep, I'm alright)

37. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

except ME.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Damn, I don't think he is, having some kinda haterade induced stroke. Apparently wider choice and availability is hard to understand. I think he is under the delusion that they will stop making 5 inch phones after this.

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Speak for yourself. I (and many others) wouldd choose a compact, one hand friendly phone over a gigantic phone in a heartbeat. For people such as yourself, there is the Z1. So you can gorge the the 5 inch to your pleasure. Sony is offering choice, so stop mocking.

6. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

And yet, the poll saids otherwise... Some people... Also, galaxy gear won't be outselling anything, it will only be out given.

11. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Hi there troll with amazing big hands! I think you need a 40inch TV for your enormous hands

13. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

He is a troll indeed!

18. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

why the hell people will not like, i am one who has been waiting for, 5" device often slips out of my hand and , 4.3" is just perfect for me , and i wanted most powerful camera from sony that i am going to get, z1 is been available in the market , but i could nt go for that for the same reason, You have your own views just talk about that, i hope sony will not take your comments into account, and would make phones for people who buy their products

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Are you alright? Who on earth would ask such a stupid question? If you think you can be successful of trolling, you're wrong. LOL TO ARANAUSER Boy, you're stupid.

21. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

how much did samsung pay u bro?

27. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Because Sony phone dont have thin bezels so people with normal size hands cannot use the 5" phone one handed. 4.7" is the ideal phone screen size.

28. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Some people doesn't like big phones. Now we have an android phone that could compete head on with the iPhone .

30. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Galaxy smartwatch is rubbish. Pointless gadget . No waterproof ? Limited functionality ? High price ? I rather get a traditional watch myself but if I really have to pick a smartwatch it would be the pebble or Sony smartwatch 2

35. willard12 unregistered

Everybody says this about the Galaxy Gear....except the people who have one.

36. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Im glad Sony is makign the Z1 compact. It is actually a Z1, but compact. It is not like the S4 mini or other scam phones where they put low or mid range specs in a phone titled after being a smaller flagship. Good to see someone other than Apple and Blackberry is treating those with smaller device preferences with respect.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I'm going to take a guess this time that this compact power race that seems to be forming with Android along with Google's design push for their software should make Apple go under 10% market share worldwide for the first time. It really was the last real advantage Apple had and now that seems to be under attack. Even though Apple seems to be entering the large phone market, I wonder how many people will actually switch from more functionality to less since it is harder to do than from less to more.

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

2 years in row, Sony wow'd the crowd of CES of their XPERIA magic.not to mention what will Sony bring on MWC just around the corner.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Imo, Sony fell short this year. I expected a lot more from them.

24. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Because it is CES. You won't expect much of phones at CES. MWC is what you should see if you are talking about phones.

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Notice how I didn't mention phones. The only thing they wow'd me with was the 4K handycam. $2,000 is really cheap comparing the prices to others.

33. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Notice why I typed "if". Kidding aside. Well, I assumed that the topic was about phones. :)

12. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Looks like 2014 might just be the year where Sony remove the title of underdogs! Time to regain the crown Sony:)

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's great that you're being optimistic, but Samsung and Apple aren't going anywhere.

22. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Agree. Sony is actually aiming for 4th place globally... Of course after that goal, they could hope for more growth... But as it is, Apple and Samsung will be on top for a while.

34. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Sony please read these polls and all of the comments on your phones. Then bring them to the US in a widespread fashion. Thank you

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