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In week 78 of PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™, the Samsung Galaxy Note II remained in second place on the People’s Choice chart.  A crowd favorite for many months, the Galaxy Note II offers a quad-core processor and availability on multiple carriers.  With the next Galaxy Note product expected at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Berlin, the stakes are high for large smartphone fans.  Is the surprise buzz around the aging Galaxy Note II a precursor of the fanfare to come for the next Galaxy Note?

MT PLEASANT, SC – September 3, 2013 – For 78 weeks, PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™ (OSR) has been the gold standard for ranking the best smartphones on the market by placing votes from readers and experts alike in respective charts each week.  Last week, the HTC One held the first place positions on both the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts, garnering a total of 287 reader votes and 40 expert points.  With a recent launch on Verizon Wireless and the introduction of a “vivid blue” color variant, HTC’s One continues to succeed domestically as well as globally.

Due in part to the excitement around Samsung’s Unpacked event in Berlin, the Galaxy Note II held its second place on the People’s Choice chart with 76 votes, bypassing the Samsung Galaxy S 4 for a second week.  Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone remained in third place on the People’s Choice chart with 59 votes, while the Apple iPhone 5 rose to fourth place with 51 votes.  In the fifth place position on the People’s Choice chart, the Nokia Lumia 1020, garnering a total of 36 votes.  On the Expert’s Choice Chart, the Apple iPhone 5 held the second place spot with 33 points, while the Samsung Galaxy S 4 landed in third place with 30 points.  In fourth place, the Moto X with 23 points, and in fifth place, the Nokia Lumia 1020 with 12 points.

“On the eve of Samsung’s Unpacked event in Berlin, the Galaxy Note II has made a surprise comeback on PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Rankings,” said Aaron Baker, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneDog.  I anticipate the fervor to continue through the launch of Samsung’s next Note smartphone.”

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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 PhoneDog.com or directly at /rankings and voting can be completed using login credentials from Facebook, Twitter, or the PhoneDog website.


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