The PhoneArena H1 2016 census: What brand phone are you using right now?


What's that in your pocket? No, not your keys, nor that stick of gum. That telephony-capable, mini-computer, silly! Your smartphone. You've got one, right? If you are here, you almost certainly do. And if it's not in your pocket, it's probably an arm's length away. Otherwise you might just panic.

So, smartphones. We all like them—they're the hottest gadget of the day. And we're becoming dangerously addicted to them. And that's precisely why a gargantuan industry has formed around them, and it keeps on growing and chruning more of the stuff. And like the internet, every year more and more people pick up a smartphone for the first time. And that's when you've got choices to make: size, hardware, software, and perhaps most importantly, pricing and brand.

Let's talk about the last two. Starting at the end of 2014, we've started building our very own PhoneArena censuses, polling you on the brand of your choice, and more recently—the price class of your device. Last year, we had a great turnout, with many thousands of you taking part, resulting in a decisive win for Samsung, followed by Sony, LG, and Apple, all three of which were virtually tied. Some 9 months later, we're wondering if the balance of power has changed, so it's time to vote once again!

* Polls will be open for a week.

* Arranged alphabetically for your convenience. If your phone's brand is NOT on the list, choose OTHER at the bottom and let us know in the comment box below.

THE PHONEARENA H1 2016 CENSUS: WHAT BRAND PHONE ARE YOU USING RIGHT NOW?

Amazon
0.1%
Apple
9.73%
Asus
1.16%
BlackBerry
1.32%
Google (Nexus)
6.31%
HTC
6.02%
Huawei
2.48%
Jolla
0.06%
Lenovo
0.68%
LG
8.66%
Meizu
0.52%
Micromax
0.16%
Motorola
4.73%
Microsoft (+Nokia)
13.01%
OnePlus
2.35%
Oppo
0.23%
Samsung
28.21%
Sony
9.44%
Xiaomi
2.61%
ZTE (+Nubia)
0.29%
OTHER (Tell us!)
1.93%

THE PHONEARENA H1 2016 CENSUS: AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE, MINE WAS A...

High-end device
74.1%
Mid-range device
20.39%
Low-end device
5.51%

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94 Comments

1. Flame_Hunter

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium here.

7. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

mine is z3. camera better with lollipop but lots of bugs like bluetooth and auto brightness

37. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I have two phones XD, Nexus 6P, which i think is the best, I love it, and a HTC Desire Eey Which I am planning to upgrade for the 10 XD

45. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i'm still rocking an Xperia Z1 Compact, and I'm hoping to get the Xperia XA later this year, too

51. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Z2 and normal Z5 here.

63. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Xperia Z5 here!

76. PhoneFixer unregistered

Vivo X5Pro :) (with mediatek mt6752)

79. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Z3V here and loving it!

80. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Sony Xperia Z here

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I wouldn't be surprised to see Samsung on top of this poll closely followed by Nexus then Apple

48. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Nexus isnt a brand

52. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

For all intents and purposes of this poll Nexus would be a brand, it is just constructed by different Manufacturers. That's like saying iPhone should be Foxconn and not Apple.

71. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

It is absolutely a brand.

3. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I have a S6 (no edge) the more I use it the more I miss my Z1

40. TerryTerius unregistered

If you have paid your S6 off, why not sell it and buy another Sony?

83. riteshrkm

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

R u serious .......U kdding right? Z1 z a waste phone. it lags lyk hell. n u call it a 20 MP camera?? i guess u hv nver taken a pic with it. normal mid ranger evn today can beat it easily. n so cald waterproof ..........is just for namesake .....any water damage company doesnt cover at al. sony has been very poor with its services. it asks almost 60-70% cost of phone for any screen damage. LOL i will get a new phone with that cost

4. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Nexus 6P is what I'm rocking right now.

5. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Galaxy s2-s4 & then note 2-3-4 )))

60. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

you skipped buying Note 5, didn't you?

87. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

yep, but there was such a tentative idea )))

6. mrochester

Posts: 978; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

AndroidArena right here.

29. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

B8 right here.

8. John.P

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2016

I am using Samsung Galaxy S6 and i am totally satisfied with the performance, the fantastic screen and the excellent camera. I intend to keep it for 2 years since the new 2016 flagships don't offer something that i need or something that i don't already have.

72. JayBEE

Posts: 179; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Curious, what was your phone before the S6?

9. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Currently using a Galaxy S5. Bought it refurbished for cheap a few weeks ago and I find it a very good upgrade from my S4.

10. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

I'm on the galaxy s6 which I found it's battery to be disappointing after owning the LG G2 before it

19. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I've owned a G2 and I don't understand why people says it has so good battery life. All the phones I used died on 4hs of screen on time. Currently using a Note 4, but previously owned an HTC One, Moto G 2015 and the LG G2. All the same battery life

90. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Maybe you had something running loose in the background. Here are my battery results after removing Google's c**p off the phone.https://mega.nz/#!QAw3lAya!rk_Du0bKoM8eh191FPeOqiH_3LvCD-enoTJ6HF5ZvaEhttps://mega.nz/#!QAw3lAya!rk_Du0bKoM8eh191FPeOqiH_3LvCD-enoTJ6HF5ZvaE LG's browser for internet, MXPlayer for videos and WhatsApp for IM are responsible for screen on time.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Currently I'm using a Huawei mate 8 but soon I'm going to get the HTC 10.

12. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

Mate 8 here

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