Official Smartphone Rankings -- week 86

The PhoneDog
Mascot from  Charleston, SC
| Published: October 31, 2013

In week 86 on PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Rankings, the battle continued between the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, each taking a first place position.  Leading the People’s Choice chart, the HTC One offers a great blend of performance and a gorgeous metal exterior.  In first place on the Expert’s Choice chart, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers industry-leading specifications and an improved S Pen for input.  As the competitive fourth quarter continues, can one of these high-end Android smartphones steal first place on both charts?

MT PLEASANT, SC – October 31, 2013 – For 86 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 continued its lead on the People’s Choice chart, garnering 332 votes.  Despite a winning run on the People’s Choice chart, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 remained ahead of the HTC One on the Expert’s Choice chart, obtaining 48 points. The newest member of the Galaxy Note family, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 offers new software features and compatibility with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 held the second place position on the People’s Choice chart for a third week with 289 votes, followed by the LG G2 with 79 votes.  The Apple iPhone 5s obtained fourth place with 53 votes, while the Sony Xperia Z1 (unlocked) secured the fifth place spot with 34 votes.  On the Expert’s Choice Chart, the HTC One remained in second place with 41 points, while the Apple iPhone 5s held the third place position with 40 points.  In fourth place, the Samsung Galaxy S 4, obtaining 31 points.  Rounding out the list in fifth place, the customizable Moto X with 18 points.

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