Official Smartphone Rankings - week 80

The PhoneDog
Mascot from Charleston, SC
Published: September 20, 2013

In week 80 on PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Rankings, the LG G2 skyrocketed to third place on the People’s Choice chart.  The first U.S. smartphone to offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, the G2 offers innovative new features including “Knock-On,” which allows the user to tap the screen to turn it on.  Available on the nation’s four nationwide wireless carriers, it is poised to challenge the HTC One’s long reign.  Can it rise to the top?

MT PLEASANT, SC – September 18, 2013 – For 80 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 remained in the first place positions on both the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts, obtaining a total of 251 reader votes and 40 expert points.  With recent “metallic blue” and “glamour red” color options available in select markets, the HTC One remains in the lead.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II held its second place on the People’s Choice chart with 79 votes, while third place was awarded to the LG G2 with a total of 57 votes.  Available on multiple carriers, the G2 features a slim design and a 5.2-inch 1080p HD display.  The Galaxy S 4 dropped to fourth place on the People’s Choice chart with 56 votes, while the Apple iPhone 5 moved into fifth place with 42 votes.  On the Expert’s Choice Chart, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 returned to second place with 31 points, while the Apple iPhone 5 fell to third place with 29 points.  In fourth place, the Moto X, obtaining 26 points.  Rounding out the list in fifth place, the Nokia Lumia 1020 with nine points.

“LG’s G2 offers a powerful combination of features, and I expect its popularity on the OSR to increase along with channel availability,” said Aaron Baker, Director of Content and Partnerships at PhoneDog.

View the full results at http://www.phonedog.com/rankings

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 http://www.phonedog.com/rankings and voting can be completed using login credentials from Facebook, Twitter, or the PhoneDog website.