The Samsung Galaxy S 4 won't be the year's only hot smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 won't be the year's only hot smartphone
As you've probably heard already, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 got announced last week, destined to hit the shelves of all major wireless carriers you can think of. And knowing how well the entire Galaxy lineup has been selling, we're pretty sure that the company's newest flagship will be among the year's most sought-after devices. However, it looks like it will be facing some tough competition. 

Right after the Galaxy S 4 announcement, we posted a poll asking you which high-end smartphone you were most tempted to purchase. Naturally, Samsung's pride and joy was on the list, yet it didn't quite get to the top spot. Out of a total of 10 190 participants, 2830 people (27.77%) chose the Nokia Lumia 920 as their favorite, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in second place with 2360 (23.16%) of the votes. The third spot goes to the HTC One, which collected 2237 votes (21.95%). Little love was given to the Sony Xperia Z, which received only 1212 votes (11.89%), and even less to the iPhone 5 with its 315 votes (3.09%). 

So obviously there's a lot of people interested in the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but at this time, the Korean company's flagship just doesn't seem to have gotten enough traction to be considered the new alpha male in the smartphone jungle. There are other flagship smartphones that consumers find just as attractive, the HTC One and Nokia Lumia 920 being among the most capable competitors out there. Yet the ultimate vote will be cast by the buyers who will be voting with their wallets. 

Which smartphone are you tempted to buy the most?

Samsung Galaxy S 4
23.73%
Sony Xperia Z
11.05%
HTC One
20.87%
iPhone 5
2.93%
Nokia Lumia 920
27.17%
I'll wait for something better to launch.
9.7%
I'm perfectly happy with my current phone.
4.54%

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182 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

And then ...the Next Nexus pops up

8. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Nexus is intend for Mod and hack...... as history show Nexus hardware is not match to all the high end android. Google do that on intensional to keep android partner happy and keep the price low.

145. jawknee530

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

If I'm not mistaken the Nexus 4 currently matches the best hardware on the market. Here in the US the Optimus G, Droid DNA and Nexus 4 all have the Snapdragon S4 Pro. I know the Xperia Z does but I don't know if it's available on a US carrier. Until the Snapdragon 600 hits in the S4 and the HTC One the Nexus 4 will be on the top of the hill with the others.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

There is seriously something fishy with this poll. I'm refreshing my page every 5 seconds and each time, the Lumia 920 has ~100 more votes. No offense, PA, but I seriously doubt you get traffic of 20 users/second. Fix your polls or don't offer them at all because the one you're using right now is a charade.

42. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Agree Something is wrong Dear PA. please don't make yourself stupid On what universe you think more people are going to buy N920 than GS4? Or even HTC One and Xperia Z.. Can't we just ignore the cults sometime?

45. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Last i checked, Lumia had the most votes if you'll excuse me.

64. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

how do u know ?! the lumia 920 has things that's not present in any of s4 ,one or xperia z(each of them has its one unique features as well) not to mention its the most beautiful of them(apple itself reassured that) and its build quality is among the best of them! anyway, i have been checking this poll constantly and the 920 had always the lead so suck it up if u don't like it

140. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I dont wanna come PA to read BSs made by a bunch of Nokia followers everytime which are very unrealistic as well. I do ignore most of them though sometimes i just cant stand

131. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

MrJerry obviously knows absolutely nothing about Nokia products, and his own ignorance is his worst enemy ;o)

139. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I would say the true anemy is your unconditional love for Nokia ;P

172. hemakumar70

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

The true enemy is unconditional love or it could be illogical hatred like you have love for Android or hatred for Nokia

165. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

if nokia didn't exist your phone that you own now will probably not exist . besides , putting a quad core , 1080p screen and high res camera without any innovative technology stuffed with the camera like OIS AND OVER SAMPLING IN A PHONE , TRUST ME THAT'S NOT INNOVATION

43. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Don't know about that but the title "The Samsung Galaxy S 4 won't be the year's only hot smartphone" is somehow misleading. When i first read it, it looks like i'm going to read an article about upcoming smartphones that hasn't been released. Not something that was released 'last year'.

59. mandar1997

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Ya definitely look at the xZ votes can't even be that low

82. kidkudjoe

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

not so sure PA is Lumia biased

121. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They must of used the same polling devices as were used in the Obama elections

151. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

We've deleted all fake votes.

152. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

how can you find fake votes? explain please

153. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Well, it is kinda strange that 570 000 votes (all for the same phone) came from the same IP address, which is used only by one user of the site, isn't it :)

154. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

but the poll wont let you participate more than one time. how is it possible? and 570000 votes are too many. its really strange. but again i dont understand why the votes of Lumia and Z were eliminated.

155. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Believe us, not a single genuine human vote was deleted.

156. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i want to believe but im really confused. how is it possible to vote 570000 times. it will take 10 years to do so! and if you look at this:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11049698/poll.png you see that only about 10000 votes were eliminated and these votes were only those of Lumia and Z. you mean only these two had fake votes? and again i can't understand how is it possible for a single person to vote more than once while the poll wont let them vote more.

158. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

.. oohh ddnt u know anything abt automatic votes & likes in the internet world, someone who doesnt know about technology couldnt do more when it comes to having a real SMARTphone :D fanboyism strikes at its greatest level for Sony lovers

60. danny_a2005

Posts: 362; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I'm waiting for the iPhone 5s!!! NOT!!!! I'm getting the Xperia Z, I just love that glass body...

61. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

this results are fake........when last time i saw this the nokia lumia 920 had highest votes of about 42%.......and at 2nd place there is z........

74. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

everything on this site is fake. but these results cant harm the current prosperity of this phone in selling a great deal. let them enjoy themselves.

96. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Xperia Z has alot of problems.It has alot of lag and the display has also alot of flaws.Sony's fanboys are she#ps. S4 and HTC One->Za Best!

100. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

have you discovered it yourself or you're just repeating what other fanboys say. i have this phone and never experienced such flaws as you said. grow up.

114. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Xperia Z has alot of problems." For example? "...the display has also alot of flaws." For example?

173. TMach unregistered

Speaks somone who obviously does not own this phone! Well, I do own it and the so called flaws are pure fiction. It is buttery smooth and I can't keep my hands off that premium chasis! Class!! I guess it is true that haters are always gonna hate.

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