The Samsung Galaxy Note II is #1 for January 2013

The PhoneDog
Mascot from  Charleston, SC
| February 5, 2013

Summary – For three months and counting, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has been the #1 smartphone in both the People's Choice Chart and Mobile Tech Experts' Chart in PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™. Throughout the month, the Galaxy Note II faltered not once, and it pulled through yet another month on top. With several high-end 2013 flagships just around the corner, the Samsung Galaxy Note II's time at the top is limited. Though one question remains: what smartphone will be the one to dethrone it?


MT PLEASANT, SC – PhoneDog Media is proud to announce the monthly winners for January 2013 in the Official Smartphone Rankings™ (OSR). Now nearing one-year-old, the program gathers votes from both readers and experts each week for ranking current smartphones in respective charts.

Throughout January, the Samsung Galaxy Note II proved its dominance, gathering more than twice the votes of the Nokia Lumia 920 in the People's Choice Chart. In the Mobile Tech Experts' Chart, with 172 points, the Samsung Galaxy Note II mustered 32 more expert points than the Apple iPhone 5 in the #2 position. Its performance for the month of January was spectacular.

The second and third positions in both charts went unchanged from December to January. In second place in the People's Choice Chart was the Nokia Lumia 920, trailing the Samsung Galaxy Note II by 535 total votes for the month. Another 128 votes behind the Nokia Lumia 920 was the Samsung Galaxy S III in the #3 spot. For the Mobile Tech Experts' Chart, the Apple iPhone 5 held on to second for yet another month, mustering 142 points in January. The #3 phone for the experts in January was the HTC DROID DNA with 104 total expert points.

“The continued success of Samsung’s Galaxy Note II on PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Rankings can be attributed to a fantastic blend of features, performance, and availability across multiple carriers,” said Aaron Baker, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneDog.


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