The Top Smartphones, Week 59: HTC One continues to be the one

Aaron Baker – 
Published: April 25, 2013

Aaron's back to round up the best smartphones as voted on by YOU in PhoneDog's Official Smartphone Rankings!

In week 58, the HTC One dominated for a fifth week in a row with 338 votes!  On the People's Choice chart, the Note II landed in second place again with 160 votes, while the Google Nexus 4 placed third with 65 votes.  In fourth, the BlackBerry Z10 with 60 votes, and rounding out the list in fifth, the Nokia Lumia 920 with 50 votes.  On the Expert's Choice chart, the HTC One took the first place spot, while the Apple iPhone 5 jumped back into its second place spot.

The HTC One is available on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, but the Samsung Galaxy S 4 gears up for a global launch beginning this Saturday.  Which one will prevail long-term?  Be sure to submit your vote for week 59 at http://www.phonedog.com/rankings.  Be a part of the conversation!

The full press release is below.

In week 59 of PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™, the HTC One dominated the first place positions on the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts for another week.  Debuting last week in the United States on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, the HTC One has received rave reviews from experts and users alike.  At the end of the week, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will begin to arrive on U.S. carriers.  Can HTC’s flagship sustain the buzz as the Galaxy S 4 begins its international rollout?

MT PLEASANT, SC – For 59 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 fifth week in a row, the HTC One dominated both the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts on the Official Smartphone Rankings, maintaining its first place position with 338 votes and 56 expert points.  Available now at AT&T and Sprint - and online at T-Mobile - the Android-powered HTC One offers a unibody metal housing, giving it a build quality similar to Apple’s iPhone 5.

The people kept the Samsung Galaxy Note II in second place with 160 votes, while the Google Nexus 4 moved into the third place spot with 65 votes.  The BlackBerry Z10 fell to fourth place with 60 votes, followed by the Nokia Lumia 920 with 50 votes. On the Expert’s Choice Chart, the Apple iPhone 5 returned to second place with 33 points, while the Samsung Galaxy Note II fell to third place with 32 points.  In fourth place, the Samsung Galaxy S III with 20 points, while the fifth place position went to the Google Nexus 4 with 14 points.

“HTC has created a stunning smartphone inside and out, and with availability at AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, I expect its popularity to increase,” said Aaron Baker, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneDog.  “With the Samsung Galaxy S 4’s US rollout beginning at the end of the week, the coming days will be quite exciting in the wireless industry.”

 

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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