The Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 5 stay in their #1 positions for another week

The PhoneDog
Mascot from  Charleston, SC
| October 22, 2012

For week 33 in PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™, the Samsung Galaxy S III continued to hold its #1 spot as the readers' choice in top smartphones and the Apple iPhone 5 once again took the #1 spot in the Mobile Tech Expert's Chart. Do these super smartphones have what it takes to remain #1 in their respective charts over the holiday season?

MT PLEASANT, SC – Tallying votes from both readers and experts, PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™ (OSR) continues to set the standard in ranking the market's best smartphones. In the People's Choice chart for week 33, the Samsung Galaxy S III held off the competition to take first place once again. And in the Mobile Tech Expert's Chart, the Apple iPhone 5 widened its lead over second with 46 total expert points, beating the Samsung Galaxy S II by 11 expert points.

The #2 phone in the People's Choice Chart for week 33 was the Samsung Galaxy Note II (global), which only trailed the Samsung Galaxy S III by only 55 total votes. Dropping to third this week was the Apple iPhone 5, which beat the HTC One X by 40 votes. For the Mobile Tech Expert's Chart, the Samsung S III took second place with 35 points. In third was the Samsung Galaxy Note II (global) with 32 points, dropping the HTC One X to the #4 spot with 22 points.

“Samsung’s Galaxy Note II is gaining popularity on both charts, and I expect that trend to continue as the smartphone becomes available in the United States," said Aaron Baker, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneDog.

About PhoneDog Media’s Official Smartphone Rankings™
PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings consists of two weekly charts voted on by users and a panel of mobile technology experts.  The OSR can be accessed from or directly at and voting can be completed using login credentials from Facebook, Twitter, or the PhoneDog website.