In week 58 of PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™, the HTC One (global) steamrolled the Samsung Galaxy Note II for another week, retaining the coveted first place spot on the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts. Arriving in the United States this week, the HTC One has received praise from users and reviewers alike. With the imminent launch - and expected success - of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, can the HTC One sustain the buzz?
MT PLEASANT, SC – For 58 weeks and counting, PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™ (OSR) has become the gold standard for ranking the market's greatest smartphones by placing votes from readers and experts alike in respective charts each week. For a fourth week in a row, the HTC One (global) dominated the Official Smartphone Rankings, retaining the first place spot on the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts with 467 votes and 55 expert points. Featuring a gorgeous silver or black metal housing and confirmed for an April 19 launch at AT&T and Sprint, the HTC One’s combination of premium materials and strong software additions like HTC Zoe and HTC’s TV application are drawing eyes.
The people and experts kept the Samsung Galaxy Note II in second place with 213 votes and 41 expert points, while the BlackBerry Z10 held onto the third place position with 102 votes. The Google Nexus 4 secured the fourth place spot with 77 votes, followed by the Nokia Lumia 920 with 55 votes. On the Expert’s Choice Chart, the Apple iPhone 5 dropped to third place with 29 points. In fourth place, the Google Nexus 4 with 18 points, while the fifth place position went to the Samsung Galaxy S III with 16 points.
“The HTC One has received unparalleled praise from users and experts alike, and with the US rollout scheduled for this week, I expect it to continue," said Aaron Baker, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneDog. “HTC has crafted a beautiful smartphone with a lot to like. That said, there’s a mindshare battle underway between the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4, and I’m eager to see which emerges as victor.”
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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 PhoneDog.com or directly at /rankings and voting can be completed using login credentials from Facebook, Twitter, or the PhoneDog website.