This has been a good year for phones, mainly because of how many things have changed in the market. Some companies have rebranded, while a few of the smaller players have started to make bigger waves among consumers.
A special player for 2016 has been OnePlus. After two impressive phones in the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, the Chinese OEM can finally consider itself part of the big boys’ club with the OnePlus 3 and its recent upgrade the OnePlus 3T.
Another surprise this year has been the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, which sees the Nexus lineup turn into old news as Google attempts for a larger slice of the market by emulating the Apple iPhone series.
But those two have not been able to lay a finger on the Samsung Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge), which is probably the most successful Samsung flagship to date. It improved on all the weaknesses of the Galaxy S6, and has also filled in for the short-lived Galaxy Note 7.
That’s why in a poll held by Android Authority, the Galaxy S7 has won the most votes as people’s favorite smartphone of 2016. As of this writing, the poll has gathered more than 14,500 responses with the Galaxy S7 taking 27 percent of votes (19 percent for the S7 Edge and 8 percent for the regular model).
At a distant second is the Google Pixel winning 20 percent of votes (12 percent for the Pixel XL and 8 percent for the smaller model), followed by the OnePlus 3T with 18 percent of votes.
Other options in the poll include the HTC 10, LG G5, LG V20, and Moto Z (Force).