Aaron's rounding up the best smartphones as voted on by YOU in PhoneDog's Official Smartphone Rankings!  Week 50 was a bit of a shocker, as the industry heavyweight - the Samsung Galaxy Note II - was ousted out of its first place spot by the BlackBerry Z10 with 459 votes!  It fell to second place on the People's Choice Chart with 349 votes, while the Samsung Galaxy S III landed in third place with 194 votes.  In fourth, the Google (LG) Nexus 4 with 151 votes, and capping it off in fifth place, the Nokia Lumia 920 with 139 votes.

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and the HTC One has been unveiled.  What will week 51 look like?  It's all up to you!  Be sure to submit your vote at http://www.phonedog.com/rankings and be part of the conversation!

The full press release is below.

In week 50 of PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II was ousted from first place by the new kid on the block, the BlackBerry Z10. After 11 consecutive weeks of first place wins, can the Galaxy Note II regain the top spot with new devices coming from HTC, BlackBerry, LG, and more?

MT PLEASANT, SC – For 50 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. After 11 consecutive weeks of first place wins, the Samsung Galaxy Note II was bumped out of the top spot on the People’s Choice Chart by the BlackBerry Z10, with 459 votes.

The people ranked the Samsung Galaxy Note II at second place with 349 votes, while the Samsung Galaxy S III landed in third place with 194 votes.  The Google Nexus 4 followed with 151 votes, followed by the Nokia Lumia 920 with 139 votes. On the Expert’s Choice Chart, the Samsung Galaxy Note II retained the first place spot with 52 points, while the Apple iPhone 5 held onto second place with 41 points.  With 35 points, the Samsung Galaxy S III maintained its spot in third place, followed by the Google Nexus 4 with 26 points.  In fifth place, the HTC DROID DNA with 24 points.

“In a surprise twist, BlackBerry’s Z10 knocked the Samsung Galaxy Note II out of first place on the People’s Choice Chart," said Aaron Baker, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneDog.  “There’s certainly buzz around BlackBerry 10, but with a number of anticipated releases around the corner, I’m interested to see whether the Note II can regain the momentum.”

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



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"The people have spoken! Do you think the BlackBerry Z10 beats the Samsung Galaxy Note II?"

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Anonymous I don't even understand why this is even a discussion. You all know the Note 2 kills the Z10 and pretty much everything out there right now. So why even entertain this. Only one thing comes to mind...more traffic on Phone dog which is a good thing for them. Well, congrats Phone Dog you hooked me.
Rich Field All you haters haven't even used the Z10 yet I have one and I've used the Samsung Galaxy note 2 and my brothers iPhone 5 extensively and you couldn't pay me to use either of them after trying the Z10. Its not perfect still needs some minor tweaks from OS updates and a few top name apps Whatsapp, Skype , Instagram will all be available for the US release. You have the QNX BB10OS written from the ground up which is the same used by NASA and in Bentley's, Audis Porsches etc along with , military and hospital equipment. There's a reason its stable and secure and you don't have the security issues like with the Android phones. Don't knock it till you try it. I guarantee you'll be surprised. Hands down best communications device, OS, browser, keyboard on the market. Plus hub, balance etc. supports Android ports soon to have Jellybean.
Manny Love *confused* no way in hell! I bet all these bb fans never upgraded from the old button layout bb phones till now....wait till they upgrade to samsung... *astonishment*
Saad Abdullah Is Phonedog doing this in order to flame us up and get more attention? Cause clearly this isnt possible! This site was good until this!
Lenn Liggins Not only NO, but HELL NO!
Steven Pereira Hey, phonedog - I hope you're reading these comments. Something is really wrong with your "rating". I'm so disappointed that what had been the best review site has become a dribble cup--something that looks useful but is really a silly bad joke.
Manish Sanil R.I.P. PhoneDog.com
Matin Raj If blackberry beats samsung....it would be the end of the world...
Anoz Maharjan Naahhhhhhhhhhhh galaxy note II is the best....
Carl Dale PhoneDog.com, what are you thinking? You said in review that arron did ON CAMERA that the software freezes and its brand new.... Had it came in 2010, would be different...
Jimmy Pai Blackberry is new...so many vote i think...the best is still the Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Aravind Dra No. .. both are best in their respective Classes. ...
Art Lopez Hell no
Bryon Barnes Either BB employees stuffed the ballot box or BB paid off PhoneDog.com somehow. Either way this seriously calls their credibility into question. I think ill be spending a lil more time over @ techno buffalo
Grace Moss Im waiting to get my hands on that black10!!!
Mohammed Adheeb Not even close to note 2
Shyam Sundar Blackberry finally beat Nokia 1610
Michelle Womble Uhh haaaaiiillllll nawh! Samsung Galaxy Note 2 still holds the crown. Brickberry is just pitiful, yet they keep trying.
Carlos Javier Nuñez heeeeeellll no
Randy Walker Sr. No there is no way Blackberry is a paper weight and Samsung is a device that helps productivity, communication, and makes peoples jobs easier. Samsung has also a better chance of existing past this year and the current devices while who know about the almost extinct Blackberry.
Arxi Kay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI
Chuah Chun Kit Z10? Lets do the Harlem Shake!
Tony Passalacqua Obviously RIM is behind this voting scam. You can't compare these 2 devises because they are in completely different leagues. The note 2 is a magnificent multitasking power house. The blackberry Z10 is..... Not even fully released yet and from the looks of it already showing major signs of failure. NOTE 2 IS KING
AhmaDona Al Awadhi Not a chance
Jose Garibay @Javier Gtfo fucken' troll!
Jose Garibay Ha ha ha ha, yeeeeeeah fucken' right! Damn, good joke phonedog, my sides hurt from laughing so much/hard
Rickyo ODaniell Lol - What a joke. And April fools day is over a month away. Time to stop following PhoneDog.com
Seth Haber I think the same people voted for Sanjaya
Camar Green Lol last time I saw a BB is when my old boss raved about his first touch screen.. He has to reboot it all the time lmao
Elijah David Kleehammer LOLOLOLOL nooo.
Collin Hoylman Blackberry still makes phones? ROFL
Javier Segura Note 2 sucks primarily because of Android
Charles ThreePercenter Berg I just lost any respect I had for Phonedog. Time for an unlike.
Wayde Philpot Nothing beats the Note 2 except the Note 3
Jason Allen Lucas BB is a dead company, they did this too little to late.
Nathan Ng Go buy this amazing boxing shirt and many more from fear he fighter based out of montreal!
Ron Bragg What is the difference in android and iPhone? One stipulation, after the app is pressed and opened.
Joe McDonough is this a serious question c mon
Matt Pankey Z10 shouldn't have been on the list in the first place. PhoneDog is a US centric and based website. Sense the Z10 is only available in Canada and Europe it makes little sense that it was even an option.
Shawn Lumives There's no way that black Berry going step up to my note 2. Bb had nothing on my phone.
Luis Robles Figueroa Yes cause they both are heavily business influence.
Ian Walker I'm not a massive android fan but the note 2 is a fantastic phone and as I live in the UK have had some time with my friends blackberry z10 and to be honest I don't know what's with all the hype it is nothing special at all.
Michael Ward what happened was a bunch of people from crackberry started a thread to essentially rig the results. Don't take it too seriously.
Naj Khan Hhhhaaaaaaahhhhh
Chuk Anyanetu LMAO. Look at all these Blackberry haters, NONE of which have ever used a Blackberry Z10. Until you do, you truly have nothing intelligent to say, you sound like teenagers upset that Bieber is cooler than you. The Z10 is already out in Europe and Canada (gasp..you mean everything doesn't come out first in America?) and it's not unusual to see a new phone have a spike in customer satisfaction. The fact that the Z10 grabbed the top spot shouldn't be a surprise, what the true surprise will be is how long can it hold the top spot if at all? Years ago, Galaxy S wasn't a very polished phone, and the S2 and S3 helped make Samsung what it is today. These are phones people, not houses/cities, they don't take very long to build up or engineer. In 4 months I wouldn't be surprised if there is a completely new top 5 phones.
Lance Tomlinson Joke post phone dog? Or is blackberry paying you off instead of apple? You say the people say this and the people say that but just look at the comments...nothing but android support.
LaTroy Applewhite So the galaxy s3 stayed on top for how many months and the note 2 dethroned it believable blackberry throws its hat in the ring and beats out the note 2.... Right and I have a horse that shits out burgers....
Jason Vargas Technically you can buy the Z10 guys. Just not in the US. But anyways that's stupid. The Note 2 is the best.bottom line
Timus Maximus Lmao, you guys are funny :)
Mark Belkowski This is the stupidest thing phone dog has ever said.
Albertano Laguna This should be entitled the crackheads have spoken!
Lawrence Lepes Not even close! The only phone that comes close to the Galaxy Note 2 is the Droid DNA!
Cal-Gene Johnson What a waste of Net Space.... People be happy with the device that you own, and dont waste the good tech you already have! These ad like post are made to make you go running out and buying another device... We need to stop over consuming electronics.
Jesse Ling Initial shock hasnt worn off yet for all you i-sheep and instantaneous nay-sayers i see :p
Kip Count The buzz will wear off.
Michael Caldwell Blackberry hahahaha!!!!!! No way it can come close to the Note 2 !!! But there's a legion of loyal Crackberry people in this world that would pick the junk out of nothing more than loyalty. Only thing going to best the Note 2 will be the Note 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I can't wait
Jaasiel Torres I say the HTC one kills all
David Piepho No way !
Richard Logan As other people have said, how can a phone that you can't buy beat a product that you can. Note 2 is a great device, wouldn't be without it.
Aaron Cantu nope...
Ricardo Contreras Jr. Where's the dislike button?
Fabian Toti you got to be kidding me !!! is not April fool today
Eric Magana Best joke I've heard today.
JayR Yambao Lol, nope. Z10 isn't even on the market yet.
Jacob Grumbles Hell no .
Cory McNutt How can a phone that we cannot even purchase yet in the the US beat out the Note 2?
Jeff Hollins Lol. That's like saying the I phone beat the Note 2..lol...
Brent Stiner How much did Blackberry pay to rig this poll?
Anthony Tat if i was in charge of blackberry's marketing team, i would spam votes too. good work BB
Troy Keel I'll stay with my quad-core powered Galaxy Note II; BlackBerry has some catching up to do.
Dvir Mor Shoshani is it a joke or what?!
Ray Alvarado Must be BlackBerry fans
Marlon Milligan girl please...the people haven't spoken on something that is not widely avail....you phone dig people put whatever you wanted to smh. Might as well put the HTC ONE on the chart too lol(now that;s a looker)
Gary Bowling Amazing for a phone that isn't out yet.
Jair Azpeitia I'm not sure if I should take this as a joke...
Kay Yon ....
Andy Li Its on the market in Canada just not the US yet and a few other places.
Jason Wu People have their own opinions. Let us respect their decisions. Just stop this madness guys.. Voting is over, the people decided who won. So just accept it.
Paulo De Freitas Hope it's not BBZ10...
Dale Junior z10 is an old model samsung... not even in top 5. blackberry is dead. even with bb10
Anthony Lasam Yeah, something don't sound right, #1 and phone not on the market yet.
Jorden Philip Taylor Jr. While I may be in the minority, I would take the Z10 over the Galaxy Note II any day of the week. It is more secure, and, running Adobe Flash is very important to me. Without having to sideload, hack, or root my phone, I can run Flash with ease on the Z10. QNX Operating System (the OS for BlackBerry 10) runs Flash like a champ. If I want it on the current version of Android, I have to sideload or root my phone.
Chris Jarnberg Blackberry is Lousy !!
Rick Harris You're kidding right? Blackberry is so yesterday, move on.
Lim Xilvre the trend is when some new product join then arena of course people will vote for it because they are curious about it but in reality how z10 be able to defeated the 5.5' Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Graham Sniffer-pippets Taylor Ive got a note 2 and its the best phone ever.
Alberto Garcia Flores No PhoneDog.com, stop working for BlackBerry, you're losing all credibility.
David Dang how much did blackberry pay for this?
Ken Reil Lost all faith in the validity of Phonedog.com with this kind of blatant posturing of marketing for a new product.
Kevin John Sampson Haha....rigged
Shawn Gergler Note 2, best ever.
Anthony Bailey And most of those people don't even own a POS Z10.
Dave Yaeck Now just wait until people actually start using it. They all go back to the Note 2
Tonio Johnson How? Is the new blackberry even out and in the general public's hands yet ?
Karl Funk i sense a currupted week 50 at phonedog
David Norton I don't like the look and gestures of the blackberry 10
Arun Abraham I've lost all hope in society.
Elvis Guay How can you ask this question when the public hasn't even got the chance to use the new Blackberry ????
Agustin Ilu-kwar nice one!! haha!!!!
Charles W. Y. Wong NO! Fruits never win
Eren Morgan Blackberry anything couldn't beat a Nokia Brick.
Jeff Kennedy Fake, even Gizmodo says the BlackBerry is a fail
Aaron Bergman Didnt even know there was 459 People who bought the Z10... lol
Mark Wilson Note 2 is better.
Brandon Johnson Even though I'm planning to try the z10 out with my upgrade in may, even I'm beginning to doubt the validity of this vote... How is it beating the Note 2 when half the peoplle don't even know blackberry has a revamped operating system coming out...
Melissa Beitz Oh I did need a laugh, thank you
Zac Swannick Haha best thing ive heard in ages that
Aziz Nebbaki You're out of your mind!!
Mike DjGotem Lew but........how tho?? o_0
Tony Pollard People are just voting for bb because its something new
Dawn Thieme How can a phone that hasn't been released win?
Steven Basso z10 vs note 2 really
Frederick Suleiman LOL WUT. Blackberry must have a marketing team sending it tons of votes.
Nathaniel Marrufo Note 2 should have won again
Kris Morris Hell no!

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