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Lumia 920, Xperia Z, iPhone 5 are most-wanted smartphones

Matt Egan | March 27, 2013
The top 5 most desirable smartphones revealed

Most popular smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One

The next two phones in the smartphone desirability poll were the Galaxy S4 (11 percent) and the new HTC One (10 percent). It's perhaps unfair to judge the popularity of the S4 right now: although we know what to expect, consumers have yet to see it in the wild. Expect it to surge upwards in the desirability stakes.

That the HTC One is desired by only one in 10 readers will be disappointing to HTC, but there are similar reasons for its relatively low showing. Like the Galaxy S4 the HTC One is announced, but not yet available to UK consumers, in part because of supply issues. It is such a good-looking, high-performance device we would expect the new HTC One to feature highly in people's wish lists over the coming months.

Most popular smartphones: BlackBerry Z10, Nexus 4

There was disappointment for both the BlackBerry Z10 and the Nexus 4.

It's perhaps not surprising that the Nexus 4 should suffer in a poll in which value is not a consideration. It is a great Androind handset, but the chief advantage of the Nexus 4 is its incredible SIM-free price: you can pick up a Nexus 4 for half the price of the iPhone 5, for instance.

That the BlackBerry Z10 failed to make an impression will be a disappointment to BlackBerry, however. The first BlackBerry 10 handset is a solid competitor, looking like an iPhone and with all the features and performance of other high-end handsets. But it would appear that the public is not sufficiently interested in the business capabilities that the Z10 undeniably offers to make it a winner in the desirability stakes.

The full list of which phones our poll suggests are most wanted is as follows:

1. Nokia Lumia 920 (32 percent of the vote)
2. Sony Xperia Z (24 percent)
3. Apple iPhone 5 (18 percent)
4. Samsung Galaxy S4 (11 percent)
5. HTC One (10 percent)
6. Nexus 4 (2 percent)
7. BlackBerry Z10 (1 percent)
8. Motorola Razr i (0 percent - 81 votes)

'Other' and 'I don't like smartphones' both received 1 percent of the 28,750 votes.

 

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