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 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.