Which high-end phone likely to be showcased at MWC are you most excited about?

The Mobile World Congress 2016 is fast approaching, and we are already charging up the camera batteries and dusting off our travel gear, ready to invade the world's largest mobile communications expo en masse, dashing across the showfloor from one booth to another.

It will be one for the ages, too. Unlike last year, or the year before that, LG will be challenging Samsung's high-end hegemony directly, unveiling its G5 flagship on the same very day when the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are expected to be announced. This shows a certain level of confidence by Korea's runner-up smartphone giant that hasn't been evident with the last two G-line editions, indicating we might have something truly remarkable in store from LG this time. Indeed, rumors are that it will sport a premium metal chassis and an intriguing modular design, on top of the usual bells and whistles, so we can't wait to handle the G5 in person next week.

As for the Galaxy S7, it should be as good as Samsung can make it, and that means a lot these days - premium design, long battery life and waterproofing are all supposedly in store, but we are most excited about the speculated brand new camera unit with huge sensor on the back. Those two juggernauts won't be the only game in Barcelona, though. Xiaomi should be flaunting its Mi5 there, which could very well be the best value-for-money exchange for a Snapdragon 820-equipped phone, while Huawei, which is now the third-largest cell phone maker, is expected to showcase its own P9 flagship with a dual-camera setup. 

All in all, we might have one of the best MWC experiences in years, starting next week, that is why we wanted to ask you which of these flagship phones that will be potentially unveiled at the expo are you most excited about? Tell us in the poll below, and reveal why in the comments.

Which high-end phone likely to be showcased at MWC are you most excited about?

Samsung Galaxy S7
20.27%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
18.97%
LG G5
43.74%
Xiaomi Mi 5
12.52%
Huawei P9
4.5%

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52 Comments

51. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Looking for G5 and Xperia Z6 and also Galaxy S7 too :)

43. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

It all comes to the final size of the S7 Edge.. if it is less than or equal to a 5.5 incher I'm in. And if they remove the back buttons on the G5 I'm out.

42. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

lg with ips screen ftw

38. Esteban4u

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

A "None" option would have been nice and it would be interesting to see how many people would have voted "None".

37. pp007

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Of course Mi5...others are e- wastage

36. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I'm getting to the point where I'm more interested in the mid-range phones, because they are now powerful enough for my uses. Smartphones are getting to the point where they are more like computers of today rather than the computers of 20 years ago, where you needed to buy really high end.

35. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's a tie for me, LG G5 and the Xperia Z6. Either one of those could be my next phone.

34. talon95

Posts: 1012; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Nice to see LG getting equal love.

32. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The one that makes a phone that'll fit in one hand.

31. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Unless the LG G5 is more amazing than I could possibly imagine I'll be going for the S7

39. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

What is so very amazing about the S7?

30. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Feel free to vote overrated cr@p, in the end, with the price of under $400, mi5 takes the crowd period

33. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's hard to be excited about a device that doesn't have a worldwide release. It would be great to see, but if it isn't coming to North America, it's hard to vote for.

54. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I will never buy that cheap Miezu Beizu ..

29. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I'm mainly looking forward to the S7, but I'm also looking forward to the G5. I like TouchWiz more than I do LG's UX. I think I'd be fine without a removable battery, but I want expandable storage, which both devices are said to offer.

28. techietech

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 24, 2016

Xperia Z6 not on the list?

44. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

It's PhoneArena, what do you spect?

52. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Its either not coming to MWC or Sony is making the best job in history to keep the lid on leaks.

27. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm going for the most underrated phone of the bunch.. G5 baby, I'm excited :)

25. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I think Samsung and LG are very predictable. Xiaomi Mi 5 will impress..

23. Dave.Weinstein

Posts: 30; Member since: May 07, 2014

LeEco Max Pro. Your listed choices are very incomplete, and whatever data you think you're getting is invalid. Choosing between Samsung and LG is like choosing between tripe and spam, I guess technically one must be more popular than the other, but you can't say that either one is everyone's favorite food with just those on the list to choose from.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no HTC or meizu?

24. Dave.Weinstein

Posts: 30; Member since: May 07, 2014

Or LeEco or Motorola or Sony or Google (Nexus)

26. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

HTC M10 is not gonna be released until April

20. Huck33

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

We already know a lot about S7 and S7 E, less about G5. G5 seems very different from G4... good surprise to come

18. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Galaxy S7 design and architecture almost remains same to S6. LG G5 will be complete revamp so people are more curious of it.

17. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I don't really care since I already purchased a new device recently... I am just following to see how stuff will develop for when its time to upgrade again.

16. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

everyone wants LG to win just because of samsung's dominance in android.

19. chenski

Posts: 791; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Gotta root for the underdog!

15. aegislash

Posts: 1538; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I've had every Galaxy since the beginning....but...had to go with LG G5. It's truly gotten my attention and I cannot wait to see where LG goes with it. Might just end up being my first LG G series device! So far, S7 and S7 Edge just aren't grasping my attention as much as I had hoped. I a,ready have an Edge+ which has phenomenal battery life/performance, so I may skip out on Samsung this year and wait to see what's in store from them next year.

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