Results: which upcoming phone are you most excited about?


Well, we survived the Nokia 8 announcement event and are ready to plunge head-first into the second half of the year — it's big phone season! The announcements of such colossi as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Apple iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2LG V30, and Sony Xperia XZ1, is just behind the corner, and even with so many leaks about them, we are still excited to see what surprises may lurk unrevealed.

Each new phone has a lot to live up to. The LG V30 has gotten rid of the ticker display and replaced it with a software module, and is also rumored to come with some amazing features for videographers. The Galaxy Note 8 has a lot of bad stigma to go up against — the Note 7's heritage is a cloud of black smoke, still visible just over the horizon. The iPhone 8 is, supposedly, going to have a brand-new, all-screen-front design and we are just bursting with impatience to see what Apple will do with TouchID. The Pixel 2 will, allegedly, get HTC's squeeze feature, and we are really, really curious to see what Google plans to do with it. And then we have the new Xperia... which is kind of more of the same.

We thought we'd ask you which of these you're most excited about. Well, here's how that went down!

Which upcoming phone are you most excited about?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
23.26%
LG V30
20.48%
Sony Xperia XZ1
5.99%
Apple iPhone 8 (and/or 7s)
22.74%
Google Pixel 2
14.99%
I'm equally excited to see them all, really
12.54%

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21 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Note 8 and Pixel XL 2 will probably be the hottest phones.

4. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I think iPhone 8 will be the hottest phone, Note 8 can't be hottest as it look a lot like S8 and most probably will have S8 like feel, Pixel XL 2 might be great phone it might also be not that much interesting as many of us thinks. why iPhone 8 right ? It will be the most powerful phone It might have 120Hz display Its front is also looking great I would say different as all other coming phones looks like S8, like Pixel XL, V30, Note 8

7. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Fair assessment as far as the SoC ( during single core operations and GPU) 120 Hz display I doubt as it seem Apple will reserve that to the iPad pro line. But maybe they will surprise us. The third point is subjective ( I think it looks great too if they minus those upper peaks) But I also think the S8, IMO, Is by far the better design. But regardless these phones will be the best of the best.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So Samsung's AMOLED display will work at a 120 hz for Apple. The two top side cutouts look stupid and inefficient. Not much data can be displayed in those two top corners. It's more like bragging rights for Apple to have the highest screen to body ratio when the iPhone 8 comes out. If the iPhone 8 still doesn't have real multitasking and split screen. Then it's not much of a change for it's 5.8" display. Then it should not fall under the phablet motto.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

But it has that glorious unibrow...

21. CHP19

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 23, 2017

"to have the highest screen to body ratio when the iPhone 8 comes out" Even that isn't going to happen, if we go by the numbers we have now. Let's take the length and width of the iPhone 8 as rumored and calculate the surface area: 143.59*70.94= 10186.27mm² Now let's look at the S8 in comparison: 148.9*68.1= 10140.09mm² So the S8 is actually ever so slightly smaller (pretty much neglectable). Both will have a 5.8 inch display and the same aspect ratio. How could the iPhone 8 ever have a higher screen-to-body ratio as the S8? As a matter of fact if we take out the notch you even have less screen for the iPhone, so it would actually have a slightly worse screen-to-body ratio as the S8. Those 4mm (at least two to three times as thick as the S8) side bezels count up quickly and nullifies any extra bezel the S8 has at the top and bottom.

2. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Lg V30 go go go.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Note 8 has my interest the most, but none really excite me.

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Is this really necessary? How many times must PA beat this dead horse? We know already and yes its okay to report that the Note 7 had a dangerous batter situation last year. But to place such a snide remark as this - The Galaxy Note 8 has a lot of bad stigma to go up against — the Note 7's heritage is a cloud of black smoke, still visible just over the horizon. "Stiil Visible over the horizon' - come on I can say HTC M9 had the 810 and its throttling issues still visible just over the horizon.or the OPO5 had 911 still visible just over the horizon. Or the iPhone had bending or antenna issues still visible over the horizon. Why take such a cheap shot at only one manufacture PA?

11. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

So true. Comparing the Note 8 to the Note 7 might as well be like comparing two different manufacturers. One has nothing to do with the other - with regard to battery issues. Such a dead horse.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

PA is full of Samsung fanboy trolls so this poll doesn't make any sense.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's also full of iPhone fanboy trolls like you, so there's that.

17. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's hilarious watching Piyath, Mxy, Apple-rulz, Bankz, etc. moaning about trolls...when they themselves are trolls!? What kind of pot calling the kettle black nonsense...

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Totally agree.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Riiiiiiiiight. Like you, Mxy and all the other trolls weren't logging into all their duplicate accounts to vote for the iPhone 8 times each.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

The phone I'm most excited about wasn't on the list (so I didn't vote), but it was announced yesterday: The Nokia 8. I can't wait until that beast is available stateside so I can snatch it right up.

10. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Note8 king of phones

14. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I am most excited about for the Moto Z2 Force. That's my vote, why is that not on the list?

16. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Sadly the Moto Z2 Force in my opinion is a step backwards for that line vs last years model.

19. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

None actually. Personally, they are all pretty much the same. Gimmicks, cute colors, stylish, thin, fashionable. That's not what I look for in A PHONE. It's not a piece of jewelry, to be ogled over, fawned over like so many articles do. IT'S A PHONE. It should make/receive calls, internet, text, photo, video, streaming etc. IT'S A PHONE. The battery should be large enough to easily make it through a day, and by that I mean from say 6am, to 11pm. (I know, you younger types can stay up all night...I did too when I was in my 20's...but not anymore). I don't stand in line, read the hype or buzz about something new coming along, because they are all pretty much the same. Rectangular slabs of plastic, metal & glass. They are over powered, over hyped and, OVER PRICED. When I wear one out, I'll wait til the "newest hot off the press" phone is released, then will by LAST years newest hot off the press phone, typically for less than 1/2 of what it was, 6 months prior. All the updates are usually installed, any hardware bugs have been corrected. But...but...but...you might not get android (whichever is coming along). So? From around Lollipop on, I really see no big difference in how the OS performs in its primary function, AS A PHONE. Other than security patches, if the OS is stable, runs what I want, doesn't lock up or cause me to reboot, that's all I ask for. Goofy trendy wallpapers, "dream mode", Easter eggs and the like don't mean a thing to me. My phone is a tool, a device to get me through the day. Most of the time after work, I don't even touch it til the next day. Yeah, that makes me the odd duck. But, I started out with the Motorola Dyna-Tac (The brick) and have seen phones evolve from the Star-Tac flip phone (which I still have and still powers up!), to PDA phones to smartphones. The "cool" factor just doesn't play into it anymore. It's funny when you read reviews of a new smartphone, it's rare to see in the review, of how well it works, in its PRIMARY function...AS A PHONE.

20. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Sony XZ1? Is there something I missed? When was the last time a Sony handset garnered any excitement?

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