In week 63 of PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™, the HTC One kept its first place positions on the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts, establishing a solid lead against the Samsung Galaxy S 4. With a metal housing, 1080p HD display, and availability on multiple U.S. carriers, it’s a popular Android smartphone amongst enthusiasts and mainstream consumers alike. Can HTC turn the buzz surrounding the One into tangible sales, considering Samsung has sold almost 10 million Galaxy S 4’s to date?
MT PLEASANT, SC – May 21, 2013 – For 63 weeks and counting, PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™ (OSR) has become the gold standard for ranking the best smartphones on the market by placing votes from readers and experts alike in respective charts each week. For a third week, the HTC One retained the first place positions on the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts, receiving a total of 588 votes and 53 expert points. Available on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, the HTC One offers a metal build and unique features such as HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Zoe.
The people kept the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in the second place position with 266 votes, while the Samsung Galaxy Note II retained the third place spot with 96 votes. Manufactured by LG, the Google Nexus 4 remained in fourth place with 68 votes, followed by the Nokia Lumia 920 in fifth place with 60 votes. On the Expert’s Choice Chart, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 held the second place position with 48 points, while the Apple iPhone 5 secured the third place position with 30 points. In fourth place, the Samsung Galaxy Note II with 16 points, while the fifth place position was awarded to the Google Nexus 4 with 13 points.
“Months after launch, the HTC One continues to command an impressive lead over the Samsung Galaxy S 4, though that’s only half of the equation,” said Aaron Baker, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneDog. “With Samsung’s flagship smartphone nearing 10 million units sold, I’m curious to see whether the buzz has translated into a sales success for HTC.”
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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 http://www.phonedog.com/rankings and voting can be completed using login credentials from Facebook, Twitter, or the PhoneDog website.