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Phandroid Reader’s Choice Awards 2015 [Results!]

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Phandroid Reader’s Choice Awards 2015 [Results!]


Earlier this month we spread out vote casting for the 2d annual Reader’s Choice Awards. This is the time of yr the place everybody loves to wrap up the previous 12 months with a host of “Best of” lists. However, we do issues just a little in a different way. Instead of us choosing the most productive of 2015, we allow you come to a decision!

The classes this yr have been:

  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Best Phone of 2015
  • Best Smartwatch of 2015
  • Best New App of 2015
  • Best New Game of 2015
  • Biggest Fail of 2015

We won over 1000 votes during the month of December. The vote casting used to be very shut in a few classes, and really lopsided in others. Here are the effects out of your vote casting!

Manufacturer of the Year

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In a race that used to be excruciatingly shut from time to time, Huawei beat out Samsung for Manufacturer of the Year. As we said a few occasions all the way through 2015: Huawei, so hot right now. They knocked it out of the park with the Nexus 6P, and the Huawei Watch used to be a chic Android Wear software.

The so much surprising end result from this class is the embarrassingly low quantity of votes for HTC. Sony and OnePlus each won extra votes than the as soon as hugely well-liked telephone maker. HTC has a large number of floor to make up in 2016.

Best Phone of 2015

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The effects for the Best Phone of 2015 have been unsurprisingly lopsided. Huawei’s Nexus 6P won virtually part of the entire votes. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, Samsung Galaxy S6, and LG V10 adopted some distance at the back of. Our Best Android Phones ratings have just about the similar order.

2015 used to be Huawei’s yr. They went from being a in large part ignored producer (receiving just 11 votes last year), to Manufacturer of the Year and making the Best Phone of 2015. Huawei is all the time speaking approximately having a larger presence in america. It seems that would in spite of everything occur in 2016.

Best Smartwatch of 2015

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For the second one yr in a row, the Moto 360 is your selection for the Best Smartwatch. The 2d model of the Moto 360 progressed upon remaining yr’s spoil hit and stayed atop the ratings. Huawei just about swept the tool classes, however the Huawei Watch fell simply at the back of the Moto 360.

This used to be a large yr for smartwatches. Last yr, the unique Moto 360 had barely any competition for the name of Best Smartwatch. The vote casting used to be so much nearer this yr. It can be fascinating to peer if Motorola can deal with their smartwatch dominance in 2016.

Best New App of 2015

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As you may be expecting, vote casting for the Best New App used to be very unfold out. Over 20 other apps won no less than one vote. Android Pay got here out on most sensible because the Best New App of 2015. Google after all gave Android the cellular cost answer we’ve been looking ahead to, and also you men adore it.

Other apps that won a tight quantity of votes come with Periscope, YouTube Music, Samsung Pay, HBO Now, Robinhood, and Microsoft Cortana. There have been a shockingly few write-in votes. In reality, no app used to be written in additional than as soon as. It’s very arduous to make a choice one app.

Best New Game of 2015

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The Best New Game of 2015 is Fallout Shelter. The vote casting on this class used to be extraordinarily shut. With Fallout 4 being this kind of large deal this yr, it most effective is sensible that Fallout Shelter may win. Lara Croft GO got here in only a step at the back of at 2d, adopted by way of Star Was: Galaxy of Heroes and Crossy Road.

Voting for Best New Game used to be much more unfold out than the vote casting for Best New App. Over 30 other titles won votes. There are a variety of video games and plenty of several types of players. It’s actually exhausting to indicate at only one recreation as the most productive. Last yr the award went to Monument Valley, an overly other recreation than Fallout Shelter. Next yr it's going to move to an similarly distinctive recreation, we’re positive.

Biggest Fail of 2015

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The remaining, however some of the a laugh class, is Biggest Fail. This is the place you get to make a choice who in point of fact screwed up in 2015. In a landslide, the undesirable award is going to the OnePlus “flagship killer’ marketing campaign. OnePlus overestimated the OnePlus 2 as a “flagship killer,” however then the software lacked fundamental options like NFC. Once once more, a slogan comes again to chew OnePlus.

Second position is going to the HTC One M9. We already discussed how HTC won so few votes for Manufacturer of the Year, and this presentations why. HTC has so much of labor to do in 2016. Coming in at 3rd position is Motorola’s loss of updates for the Moto Y 2014. The hilariously dangerous palms-on demo via the BlackBerry CEO additionally won a large number of votes.

The Biggest Fail class won a large number of just right write-ins. Some other folks merely wrote “Apple.” The “flat tire” at the Moto 360 2d Gen were given a few votes. Lack of wireless charging within the new Nexus units used to be discussed. In the span of a yr, a large number of errors are made.

Thanks to everybody who participated on this yr’s vote casting! It used to be fascinating to peer how the vote casting modified from last year’s results. Do you consider the vote casting of your fellow readers? What effects might you amendment?


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