July 22, 2014

Introducing the Android Phone Power Rankings! (Cast YOUR Vote)

Today we’re introducing a new feature to AndroidGuys called the Android Phone Power Rankings.  The idea behind it is simple.  We all have our own opinions as to how great we think various Android handsets are, but what do we think as a collective unit? I conducted a blind rating poll for each phone offered by the carriers in the United States.  This includes current models, but also retired and unique phones like the Nexus One and G1.  In future polls, we’ll be including phones from around the world.Keeping certain things in mind, each device was given a “Power” number between one and ten.  What factored into the rating?

  • Handset Age
  • Carrier
  • Hardware
  • Current version of Android
  • Expected future platform support

We were curious to see how things would stack up.  Would it be newest phones at the top?  Would a certain carrier own the high spots? Would one handset maker score more favorably than others?  Well, without further ado, here’s the first Android Phone Power Rankings – The top 25 handsets as picked by your AndroidGuys staff.  Where does your phone stack up?

  1. Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint)
  2. HTC EVO 4G (Sprint)
  3. HTC Nexus One (T-Mobile)
  4. Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)
  5. Motorola Droid X (Verizon)
  6. Motorola Droid 2 (Verizon)
  7. HTC Droid Incredible (Verizon)
  8. Motorola Droid (Verizon)
  9. Samsung Captivate (AT&T)
  10. HTC myTouch 3G Slide (T-Mobile)
  11. HTC myTouch 3G (T-Mobile)
  12. Motorola i1 (Sprint)
  13. Samsung Intercept (Sprint)
  14. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (AT&T)
  15. HTC Aria (AT&T)
  16. HTC G1 (T-Mobile)
  17. HTC Her0 (Sprint)
  18. Samsung Acclaim (U.S. Cellular)
  19. LG Ally (Verizon)
  20. Samsung Moment (Sprint)
  21. Motorola Charm (T-Mobile)
  22. Motorola CLIQ XT (T-Mobile)
  23. Motorola Devour (Verizon)
  24. Motorola CLIQ (T-Mobile)
  25. Motorola Backflip (AT&T)

Not listed: Samsung Behold II (T-Mobile), Garminfone (T-Mobile)

Did we nail it or not?  We’d love to see what you think.  Please leave a comment below with your opinions.  When you’re done,  vote in the FAN POLL too!  We’ll be listing your voices as well.  NOTE: Fan votes will be collected and tallied through Sunday, September 5th.

Oh, and we’ll be doing this every month!