The best Android phone out there now: which one is it? (poll results)

The best Android phone out there now: which one is it? (poll results)
Last week changed the mobile landscape at one fell swoop with two great new devices - the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z1, and a few weeks earlier the LG G2 was announced. These are the freshest three cream of the crop Android devices money can buy, and they clash with the current best-selling flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.

1080p displays have now become common, but with these latest devices we saw a leap in camera quality, performance and storage. Sony and LG upped the camera stakes, and Samsung brought performance galore with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for the most basic version of its phone.

All this must have gotten your attention because the majority of you have new favorites. So which one is the best Android phone money could buy right now in your opinion? The LG G2 wins that title. The G2 grabbed 28.3% of your votes. The G2 is the first device to feature a 13-megapixel optical image stabilized camera, and it comes with a huge 5.2-inch 1080p display with close to zero bezel and the latest Snapdragon 800.

It was a close race, though. The Galaxy Note 3 was the runner-up, and the Sony Xperia Z1 ended up third. This goes to show that even half a year old devices like the HTC One (4th) and the Samsung Galaxy S4 (5th) don’t stand much of a chance against the new arrivals. Only 7.2% of voters opted for other devices than the big 5. These would include phones like the Motorolo Moto X, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and all other Androids you could think of.

Take a look at the results right below, are you surprised?

Which phone would you get?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
24.06%
Sony Xperia Z1
18.69%
LG G2
28.31%
Samsung Galaxy S4
8.55%
HTC One
13.16%
Another device
7.23%

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65 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Smartphone and Phablet should be in different categories..

2. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Agreed.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Which one is the G2? I mean it has practically the same screen size of the OG Note, which is a phablet, but the overall size of the S4 which is a phone... Also, there are phones from 3,8" thought 4", 4,2", 4,3", 4,5", 4,7", 4,99", 5", 5,2", 5,3", 5,5", 5,7", 5,9", 6", 6,2", 6,3", 6,44", this year pretty much rendered the short-lived "phablet" name useless. If you can make a call and it has phone UI, it's a phone.

21. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

G2 is almost the same size as the S4, and the Z1 is bigger than the G2, halfway between the G2 and the Note 3.

25. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

\\\"Phablet\\\" is now officially recognized as a word. In an ironic way, you can say \\\\\\\"phablets\\\\\\\" are going to become the new high-end phones, while \\\"smartphones\\\" start taking a backseat to the mid-range section. That\\\\\\\'s if, you want to look at it that way. As camera modules, battery packs, screen resolutions get more sophisticated and bigger, will the physical phone unit itself will have to grow to accommodate these sizable increases. Edit: PhoneArena is doing something weird to the body of my text.

30. janus

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

What do you expect ? The One and S4 have been around since March..People want these phones because they are new..What a stupid piece of writing.. S4 and the One are two of the best phones ever made..We will see if anyone even remembers the Z1 in 6 months time

47. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Yep, most likely the results reflect the results of a novelty race.. Everyone understood WOULD LIKE TO HAVE the phones instead of ALREADY HAVE THEM, and vote on that...

61. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

well said dude..........!!!

4. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Xperia Z1

5. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

lol!LG G2!

23. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Is this the first time PA left iStone out of the table?

31. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Best android

27. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Results are RIGGED! No question, it's the Z1.

28. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

the people have voted g2 won suck it up and dont have a coronary

34. thunderbird1984

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

voting is nothing, LG is a plastic cheap stolen design and materials, its even cheaper look than S4, plus nothing better than z1, Z1 much better quality, water and dust proof, unique design, much better and advanced camera, same price, so what u r talking about?

40. Sauce unregistered

I believe he's talking about how the G2 won, and how you should suck it up, which you aren't. Rabble Rabble Rabble! Pipe the fack down.

51. thunderbird1984

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

im saying the facts, real facts why Z1 better than ur LG, because LG never update the phones plus the Z1 better for the reason I mentioned up, looks like u r so hurt from the truth and going to cry, go sleep kido

42. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

if every person in the world likes the same thing, then it would become a monopolistic competition... to each his own...

46. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Funny how people get all fired up just because the majority don't share their opinion. Out of the phones with the latest processor, the Note 3 has the most features and the most RAM, Sony brings the highest quality look and monster MP cam, and LG has all the shared latest specs, but with a generic design and worst of all limited storage with no sd slot. I'm suprised how many like the G2, but could care less my opinion isn't in line with the majority.

50. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

\"Don\'t do fanboyism kids ,It\'s bad for your butt\" Did your mother ever tell you that ?

6. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Can't agree less, I still don't consider G2 to be phone worth buying. IMHO Sony Z1 and Note 3 are currently the best devices on the market. It's just my opinion though, and I agree that LG has proved to be an extremely good rival for the Samsung's pride, S4.

57. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Ignorance is bliss~ G2 is on a different level than the S4 so you can't even be serious with that statement

7. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Check this video and look at Z1 screen youtube.com/watch?v=Pa0w4fphCEE It looks like they still use TN matrix instead of IPS.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There is no best phone; every one of them has some flaw. To make my perfect phone, you'd need to put the G2's screen and camera in the Droid Maxx. I agree that phablets should be in a separate category though. I can't see someone choosing between the 4.7" One and 5.7" Note 3.

26. ollienightly

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I would though. Actually deciding between 4.3~4.7 and >5.5 as of now.

11. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Best phone out there? The note 3 and G2 havnt been released yet. So how can they fairly be included in this poll?

60. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Because 'best phone' is an opinion poll? Why do you think fairness is required for an opinion poll?

12. lee480 unregistered

Who remembers previously, where PA deleted one-third of Sony\'s and Nokia\'s vote claiming it due to \"spam\". :)

39. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I remember that. Alos not too long ago PhoneArena.com were posting a lot of content market as sponsored by LG. So I won\'t trust these voting results.

13. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Nevermine... We all already know which one will sell a lots.... XD

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