Which one of the fall flagships would you get?

Which one of the fall flagships would you get?
The fall flagship announcements are almost winding down, and about the only thing we are waiting on now would be that eventual Google Nexus 6/X line heir, which rumors peg to be with a 5.9" display. Samsung commenced the holiday mobile shopping rush with the Galaxy Alpha and the cult Note 4/Note Edge announcements, then Sony immediately took the torch with the excellent Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. From the Chinese mobile-fu masters, Huawei chipped in at the IFA expo with the svelte Mate7, while Motorola managed to sneak in the intriguing Moto X. 

At that time, all eyes were already on Apple, and the Cupertino gang didn't disappoint, churning out the biggest redesign in the iPhone line history - literally. Last but not least, BlackBerry staged somewhat of a resurrection with the unorthodox Passport flagship, that is the highest spec'd BlackBerry ever created.

It's never been easy to chose a top-shelf smartphone, but in the last year or so the competition really heated up, and the market is not exactly the Samsung-Apple duopoly it was any more, despite that those two are still reaping the lion's share of its benefits. That is why we wanted to ask you which of these fall juggernauts are you planning to get, if your contract expires soon, or if you are simply on the market for a new high-end. Take your pick in the poll below, and tell us why did your choice fall on that particular piece of equipment.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches

157 x 81 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport

Dimensions

5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inches

128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm

Weight

6.91 oz (196 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches

157 x 81 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport

Dimensions

5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inches

128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm

Weight

6.91 oz (196 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Which one of the fall flagships would you get?

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
1.12%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
11.2%
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
1.68%
Sony Xperia Z3
5.11%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
5.49%
Huawei Ascend Mate7
1.4%
Motorola Moto X
3.66%
Apple iPhone 6
5.4%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
3.51%
BlackBerry Passport
54.97%
I'll wait for the eventual Nexus 6
6.48%

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124 Comments

1. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I just don't belive on all above fancy companies (bloat sellers) rather than Google and Moto. Moto X/ Nexus line is for me. Timely updates and no more blah blah thats what I want?

20. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yeah I will buy new phone in 2015. but if I were to buy phone It would have been new nexus phone.

40. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

that iEffort :D

67. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhone 6 Plus in Gold for me. :)

23. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

iPhone 6 is the best phone at this moment Camera. Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha have bad white balance (rosiness, blueness and oversatureted photos and videos, hdr mode remove rosiness and blueness)http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-alpha-vs-iphone-6http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNAHv-E1HWU&feature=youtu.be&list=UUIrrRLyFMVmmL9NDAU2obJAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atqshKOP55chttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9m3SskIIvI also watch phonearena tests g3 make blueness photos and videos Z3 rednesshttp://forum.xda-developers.com/z3-compact/general/white-balance-video-t2889760 Note 4 have two bathes with different cameras, first with isocell (rosiness, blueness and oversatureted), second with sony camera (thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kMrybYOm8Sg#t=51 ) iPhone 6 sometimes makes it a bit yellowish photo and video, iphone 6 plus and 5s even worse Display. Z3 and Z3 compact have worst display 10K Temperature (12K hi-tech mail) instead of 6500k Bad gamut accuracyhttp://www.phonearena.com/showimage.php?m=Benchmarks.Values&id=49978&v=defaulthttps://hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/ff884674397e9466670712a04b78d3d8/r/884x-/i/ff/f5/a13733c67e5523f054fff244ac95.jpg Bad Delta E Delta E grayscale 8.96http://www.phonearena.com/showimage.php?m=Benchmarks.Values&id=49980&v=default z3https://hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/b6bfcb944580d4d5d14485660b6e101b/r/884x-/i/db/99/32847e83963c279457ed417f5ee5.jpg need (galaxy alpha)https://hi-tech.imgsmail.ru/hitech_img/2922dcfe14100a869bde42a4dc5dc9b0/r/884x-/i/19/3c/548c594110e662ebf699ab0e5742.jpg Delta E rgbcmy 6.03 (7,91 hi-tech mail) (need much lower) Z3 display much worse than Z2 display (becuase z2 have better calibratuon) and this is z2 displayhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2742538 Calibration much worse even then galaxy s4http://www.static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Z3-Compact-vs-Galaxy-Alpha_13.jpghttp://www.static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Z3-Compact-vs-Galaxy-Alpha_17.jpghttp://www.static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Z3-Compact-vs-Galaxy-Alpha_15.jpg G3 also bad but much better than sony It have oversaturated and oversharped (halo effect) display with bad contrasthttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2797810http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XflawnPrGlchttp://anandtech.com/show/8169/the-lg-g3-review/2http://www.ixbt.com/mobile/images/lg-g3/vs-black-angle-alt-l.jpghttp://www.ixbt.com/mobile/images/lg-g3/vs-pict-angle-l.jpghttp://www.ixbt.com/mobile/lg-g3.shtml#display-test M8 have good display but the calibration is slightly worse than iphone 6 S5 have bad calibration (but better than sony), but also have no blur in 60fps video and menu, better viewing angles, better contrast, better black color than iphone 6. But it also have 240ghz flickering Note4 have very good calibration, no blur in 60fps video and menu, better viewing angles, contrast etc. But it also have 240ghz flickering

24. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Sound in headphones. Stereo Crosstalk (higher is better) htc one mini 2 -90.1 htc one (m8) -79.7 g3 -78.5 iphone 5s -76.1 alpha -65.6 iphone 6 -65.1 S5 -61.9 iphone 5c -61.7 z3 -50.8 xiaomi mi4 -49.7 z3 compact -45.1 xiomi mi 3 -44.2 Dynamic range (higher is better) htc one m8 93.9 htc one mini 2 93.8 iphone 6 93.8 iphone 5c 93.7 iphone 5s 93.7 g3 93.3 s5 93.3 alpha 92.7 xiaomi mi 3 89.6 xiaomi mi 4 89.4 z3 85.7 z3 compact 85.4 Noise level (higher is better) s5 -96.3 alpha -95.7 htc one mini 2 -94.9 htc one m8 -94.9 iphone 6 -94.0 lg g3 -93.7 iphone 5c -93.7 iphone 5s -93.4 xiaomi mi4 -91.6 xiomi mi3 -91.5 z3 -85.7 z3 compact -85.4 Body. iPhone 6 - metal s5 - plastic z3 - metal g3 - plastic note 4 - metal m8 - metal

41. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

that iEffort :D

102. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

So not only do you spam every post you're on, but you reply to your own comments? Get a life dude. Quick! And now Mr. "Samsung better than "is now on the "iPhone is better than" spam trip.

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But it's not really a "Smart" phone when compared to other platforms. And with all the recent issues with the Hardware, software, and services of the iOS ecosystem I find your statement hard to take seriously.

35. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

omg lol. just lol also should write that i paid :D

55. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

iPhone not smart? Seriously, what is your definition of smartphone bcoz that claim is ridicolous.

36. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

wow you have a lot of time buddy

57. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

75. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Fail !

83. skeletor

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

iphone 6 is not the best phone. Other than a very good camera, every other spec lags behind competitors. If iphone 6 had a different OS inside it and no apple logo, you would have called it garbage cause all Apple fans care about is the branding. Blackberry Passport crushed Apple in every spec has a decent camera and Blackberry 10 OS is light years ahead in usability with its gesture based controls, multi-tasking and communication HUB. The only thing lacking is the millions of quality apps Apple has, which they compensating by the ability of installing Android apps on Blackberry. So you get a little of both worlds. All in all, if it weren't for the lack of apps, the Passport is quite a contender in the best Phone considering OS and hardware specs.

110. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

the iphone 6 has the fastest SoC, and one of the best builds/looks, it also has a great screen the passport is great too, but the iphone is certainly not garbage one thing I dislike about the passport is the form factor, it looks great, but it's not suitable for content consumption or gaming

108. NickolasT

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

The BlackBerry Passport is the Best Mobile Device on the Planet at the moment. There's nothing new or innovative about the iPhone 6. The Passport has innovation written all over it.

28. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What's not to like about industry leading features on quality devices that cost less than the competition? Moto X & Nexus all the way!

47. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Note a fan of the Moto X but would consider Nexus line up. Sticking with Note 4 for now.

2. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Note 4 or Z3, not decided yet

38. 2oozoo

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

same here , one thing disappointing about Z3 is the 16 gb internal memory ( which you only have about 10 gb available ) i hate touchwiz BTW but i hate small internal memory more , i like Z3 more but it's like am forced to get note4 becoz of it's 32 internal memory ( about 25 gb available )

48. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

That is a hard one. The Z3 looks amazing. Either way you wont be disappointed.

3. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

I'll get Z3C.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

None, I happy with my Nexus 5 for now Still plenty fast with decent battery Also Android L is coming very soon which will be a big improvement The Snapdragon 805/Apple A8 don't seem like a big enough improvement over my Snapdragon 800 I'm gonna wait for the Snapdragon 810 or Apple A9 or Nvidia M1 Also not much rumors for a ~5" Nexus device, or hopefully an Android Silver

42. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

That's my take on the situation, the Note 4 would be nice but S800-S805 isn't a big enough leap for me. It doesn't make sense to buy a new 32bit phone when 64bit options are around the corner. Gonna wait to see what Samsung and HTC bring to the table next spring. Depending on that I might get one of their devices or wait until next fall.

58. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yep, there is really nothing that temps me to get rid on my N5. The X would be the closest since I feel they add the most useful features of any OEM. The reported N6 seems to be too big for my style, but we'll see. The Spring/Summer seems to be when we'll see the real updates start to hit with new CPUs.

5. mutts

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Why no lumia 930?

9. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Cause this survery is about phones which are released/to be released this fall. Your Lumia 930 was alreay released last July.

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Sorry to say it, but that's true....

32. mutts

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

D'oh! missed the "fall" bit, now if they'd have said autumn ;-)

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