Engadget Awards 2012 - Best Smartphone
Engadget Awards 2012 results are out. And the Best Smartphone of 2012, according to popular vote, is the….. Nokia Lumia 920. What again??
First of all, that’s not a “butthurt” post because the S3 was not the best phone. But looking at the votes, I’m starting to think that there was some sort of campaign, rallying WP Fanboys (and maybe even MS employees) to vote.
Why is that? Just check the numbers. ALL categories almost have the same pattern, considering the total number of votes. The only category when something totally different happened was on the smartphone category (and, believe it or not, the Tablet category).
You may argue that “Smartphones” is the most popular category and, hence, it should have more votes than the others. Ok, that’s true. But how do you explain the Lumia winning with 13449 votes while the second (S3) and third place (iPhone 5) both only have 4808 and 4135, respectively. Something is not right here, even more considering the market share of these 3 devices in particular. Take a look:
|Apple iPhone 5||4135 (13.4%)|
|Google Nexus 4||2795 (9.1%)|
|HTC 8X||789 (2.6%)|
|HTC Droid DNA||663 (2.2%)|
|HTC One X||1147 (3.7%)|
|HTC One X Plus||686 (2.2%)|
|LG Optimus G||195 (0.6%)|
|Nokia Lumia 920||13449 (43.7%)|
|Samsung Galaxy Note II||2103 (6.8%)|
|Samsung Galaxy S III||4808 (15.6%)|
Don’t you suspect that the “WP Fanboys” army at online forums and probably MS employees were on campaign and took that poll like a war just to have the Lumia 920 and the Surface RT as the best Smartphone and Tablet? Popular perception (people on the streets using, word of mouth), tech reviews (including The Verge) and market share are saying something different than Engadget’s results. And even if the Lumia were to win, it should never win by that margin ( almost 3x the second place).
Are they just THAT desperate to What you guys think?