Poll: Who makes the best Android phones?

Poll: Who makes the best Android phones?

Almost everyone is jumping into the Android craze and it has done a lot of wonders for many manufacturers. I would even hazard an opinion that Android significantly propelled some handset brands to the level of success they now have. Some do it right, while others still have to work harder.

Let’s put this to a vote, shall we? So who makes the best Android phones? Who’s your favorite handset manufacturer?


Our choices are:

  • HTC
  • LG
  • Samsung
  • Sony-Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Cherry Mobile
  • Torque
  • Motorola
  • Acer

I think it’s going to be a toss-up between HTC and Samsung. HTC has a lot of trophies in its belt (HTC Hero, Desire & Sensation) while Samsung is getting a lot of attention with the Galaxy S2.

I’ve added the Poll widget again on the right side of the sidebar. Feel free to send your votes there and/or leave a comment below.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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110 Responses

  1. Bryan says:

    HTC i think is the first phone to have android OS. but as of today. Samsung is the best for me,.

  2. jay says:


    and the rest is history….

  3. Roderickson says:

    Samsung! Good quality.

  4. Felix says:

    im a HTC user (windows phone) but now im an android person i personally like samsung :)

  5. techsterr says:

    I’ll go for HTC!

  6. Eingild says:

    HTC ftw! But I’m currently using Samsung. I’ve been planning to purchase HTC Sensation this July. So excited about it. :)

  7. Nivla says:

    I think HTC din.. very satisfied owner of 3 units…

  8. jammic says:

    hmmn, Samsung, Htc and Sony Ericsson para sa akin. I like the Galaxy S and S2 from Samsung, Desire HD and Desire S from HTC, Xperia Arc and Play from Sony Ericsson… Para sa akin Htc ang hari ng 2010, pero ngayong 2011 eh Samsung ako (^_^)

  9. daniel says:

    kung build quality… HTC na panalo. pero gusto ko kasi ng SGS2 eh kaya samsung haha. manipis

    • aa says:

      tama ka,pangit talaga build quality ng smasung,magaling lang sila sa marketing.. parang minadali ung pagkagawa kaya madaling masira.

    • xx says:

      What u talking about? I’ve got Samsung LED TV, Samsung Digital Camera and a Nexus S all working perfectly fine (used and abused).

      SGSII pa rin ako.

    • Kayt says:

      As if meron ka kunwari..haha Tama sill. Cheapipay ang quality ng samsung.

  10. per says:

    HTC with personality…

  11. baste says:

    HTC for me

    i don’t see any polls i can vote in at the right hand side. only the current results.

  12. coollearner says:

    Samsung- overall

  13. riki says:

    HTC :hands down:

  14. Mokong says:

    Got my android phone for just 6k and it’s great. With cheap china android phones, anybody can afford it, even our maids and driver. You don’t need ecpoensive phones like the overpriced htc phones which all look alike.

  15. gambit says:

    I’m a SONY fan…especially the ARC..

  16. jm says:

    for me its Sony Ericsson
    Design + Quality + UXP + Software = Sony Ericsson Xperia 2011

  17. 21 says:

    Apple ! Apple.. ftw! lol

    • ry says:

      Tsupi! Laos na yan LOL:)

    • Dugger says:

      hello, madaming may gusto ng android dahil sa UI, android market has a lot of waste apps kaya mas madami than AppStore. Apple has a unique UI at maraming gumaya, android OS is found in every phones now, magkakaiba man kayo ng phone, pare-pareho naman ng UI.. Maganda ang Android pero hindi pangit ang iOS..

  18. JKisaragi says:

    If it’s just build quality, I’d have to give it to HTC. But for the overall experience, it’s definitely Samsung.

  19. 21 says:

    sAmsung, ftw!. When it comes to quality build, HTC. LG is not that great, their phone lags or should i say Android lags ..

  20. CJohn says:

    we’re talking “who makes the best android phones” here. am not going to vote for an over-hyped phone by which after a year it’ll be replaced with another flagship making it’s current super phone 50% slashed off of its original srp. :)

    • JKisaragi says:

      Which Android manufacturer are you referring to? Halos lahat kasi sa kanila nangangalahati (halos) yung price lalo na’t ilalabas na nila yung bago nilang phones. (Ex. Xperia X10, HTC Desire). @[email protected]

    • CJohn says:

      the one leading the poll.

    • vince says:

      It’s not really a through and through bad thing…because to some it’s an advantage–at least they could buy good phones, though tech of last year, nonetheless still a good gadget buy.

    • Jologs says:

      Not to mention that after a year, di na supported with the official Android updates, hehehe.

  21. HiERARCH says:

    hate to say this folkz, but Samsung really rockz these days

  22. vince says:

    specs wise it will be Samsung considering that SGS2 performs better than HTC Sensation but when it comes to build quality, UI and specs just for standard use, I will go for HTC.

    • mAdden says:

      HTC UI can be ported to samsung too if you’re only techie. LOL

    • vince says:

      do you need to do that? I mean do you need to root your device and void the warranty to enjoy the UI that you want?

      My friend has a SGS and I have a desire. yup! SGS is better on paper but when he dropped his beloved phone, end of sweet memories. I dropped mine for 6 times and everything is still working fine like nothing happened. That’s what I call QUALITY.

      My colleague has a Samsung Galagy Ace, she just played an mp3 with the maximum volume on and the next day her phone can’t play even a beep.

    • xx says:

      Yeah yeah and I’m sure there’s another guy who had some friends that had some worst experience with his or her HTC phones as well. My Aunt dropped her Desire only once and it’s not even that high, her touchscreen suddenly became somewhat unresponsive.

      YOU DROPPED YOUR PHONE 6 TIMES? Wow! What kind of hands do you have? Anybody has to take care of their gadgets. Celphones are not for dropping, ok?

    • sylv3rblade says:

      To be fair, my old 5110 had a beating. It fell off the second floor and it still works (after rettaching the case and battery of course). Now let’s see any smartphone top that. :)

  23. mAdden says:

    Samsung rocks. I have spica and it’s one year and 2months now. And still awesome! 2.2.1 version by the way.

  24. vetsai says:

    NOKIA!!! Nokia 5110, the best! :D

  25. Mat says:

    HTC. The only one that managed good and useful integration of their services with their Android devices. So much so that they came from obscurity to a powerhouse when Android was released.

  26. Gem says:

    I have used my SGS for 6 months, the prob I had with it was that it took a while for the Gingerbread update to be released. (im using CM7 2.3.4) parang talagang hinintay nila i-release un SGS2 muna (which sucks). Beside that Im about 70-30 between Samsung and HTC…Will get the SGS2 though because of my familiarity in their device. But if they have the same price range….and hindi ko lang alam kung battery life ang paguusapan and you are online always…sino mas lamang….?

  27. melvin b. javier says:

    HTC! the first mobile manufacturer to manufacture android phones! haha

  28. nero says:

    I love samsung. I haven’t tried htc but i think their units are worth.

  29. nikz says:


  30. htc says:

    1. HTC
    2. HTC
    3. HTC

  31. cocopako says:

    samsung, un lang kc android phone ko,

  32. regsh says:

    I’ll go for htc,classy and superb UI on top of android plus unique handsets!

  33. mike says:

    cherry mobile. cheap good value and dual sim. any phone manufacturer can make innovative phones, but has to sell it at sucker prices that only suckers would buy.

  34. baste says:

    i guess for most of the users, the question should have been “what android phone do you have”

    because unless you’re able to use multiple brands, people will end up what brand they have.

    i do recognize that there are a few that have already used atleast two brands, but that’s a few.

    • Dugger says:

      Right, many are voting for what they like but not yet experienced using one..

      That’s the power of window shopping..
      Ang magreact, tinamaan. Peace

  35. Pinoy Persuasion says:

    Samsung. Period.

  36. razorous says:

    I go for samsung and htc. I haven’t had a phone with Android yet, but looking at lots of info on the net about android phones sgs2/sensation, them two seem to be the hottest phones to date. Its going to be a big change for me since i’m more familiar with iOS… Just waiting for the to be available here in the ph :D

  37. Jologs says:

    Owned an HTC, not very satisfied. So if I were to go back to Android, I’d try Sony Ericsson because their phones look so damned sexy. And I’ve also heard good words about Timescape.

  38. Kei says:

    SGS2 may be arguably the best phone today but over-all, ill give the trophy to HTC. :)

  39. iPaz says:

    i will vote for HTC because of it’s solid build body that is really impressive than the plastic one of samsung, the HTC sense UI that is really cool that TouchWiz UI, and i think some of samsung design is just being copied from apple that’s why apple is still complaining on it’s patent versus samsung, it’s really worthy to buy HTC even though it’s not as that cheap,
    HTC – 9/10
    Samsung – 1/10

  40. iPaz says:

    i will vote for HTC because of it’s solid build body that is really impressive than the plastic one of samsung, the HTC sense UI that is really cool that TouchWiz UI, and i think some of samsung design is just being copied from apple that’s why apple is still complaining on it’s patent versus samsung, it’s really worthy to buy HTC even though it’s not cheap as that,
    HTC – 9/10
    Samsung – 1/10

  41. tmcr says:

    According to a poll in gsmarena.com, The Samsung Galaxy S II is the highest rated phone in the world. And that also includes others like iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, etc. Not just Android.

  42. EL says:

    Ako medyo mababaw na sagot. SUPER COOL kasi ng Sense UI ng HTC Sensation. Sa SGII — BOOOOORRRINNGGG ang Touchwiz UI. Tsaka dun na ako sa premium feel ang phone. Hindi dun sa plasticky na parang laruan lang….

  43. Ian says:

    Samsung Galaxy S2 ang pinakamagandang android phone in my opinion. Specs pa lang lamang na eh. I think marami na magsswitch sa Android this year, kasi nakakasawa na ang iOS. lalo na mahirap na ijailbreak ang mga next iOS devices like the upcoming iPhone 4S/5. Even the iPad2 ang tagal wala pa ding Jailbreak and hindi mo pa pwede macustomize, gastos pa apps unlike Android na maraming free apps na paid apps for iOS.

  44. NokiaFan says:

    For Me Nokia is still the Best Kahit di ciya android…
    Long Live Symbian OS…

  45. Eason says:

    Samsung or HTC, I doubt Motorola will gain market share here in the Philippines.

    HTC was revived by Android, while Samsung gained a lot of momentum with Android. So in short its between the two.

    As for LG the phones are fine but the after sales service is crap.

  46. BS says:

    this poll is just a poll to ask what phone are you using. so with that, there are more users of a samsung phone out of the rest of the brands.

  47. marvin says:

    LG cause of the optimus 3D. they keep innovating. they brought the first dual core so others followed and they were also one of the first to release a full 3D experience smartphone. haha loving my optimus 3D. unique! And sobrang pwede kong ipagyabang. Inggit.na inggit yung mga friends kong may desire at sgs2 haha. :) seriously…

  48. trixnix says:

    hmm. para sakin..

    samsung and htc. pwede kaya sila pagsamahin? haha!

  49. Jehgan says:

    Hmmm. I guess it depends. In high end market I think HTC (Sensation), Samsung (SII) then Sony (Arc) and lastly Lg (X2, black). In low end market Lg (Opti 1), then Samsung (…). It really depends on your needs and wants or to say consumer preference.

  50. They’re all terrific.

  51. Droid Dev says:

    Who makes the best Android Phones?
    The answer is simple, clear and unanimous (based on the poll).


    SGS2 just eats everybody for breakfast. And HTC can suck it.

    P.S. I was a victim of HTC Sensation’s WiFi Death Grip, returned it. Bought the SGS2 instead and now am very happy.

    • Jon says:

      That’s just a poll anyway. And look, HTC isn’t far behind. :P

    • Phantom says:

      Oh, its a poll, alright. Where people do the voting. Guess what, Samsung’s kicking HTC’s behind. Eat dust HTC.

      We don’t care if SGS2 is all ‘plasticky’, its the best damn smartphone today!

    • Jon says:

      Well, if you just trust this poll, then there must be something wrong with you. :)

      The poll does not even have much votes either. Anyway,I’m glad Android is still kicking Apple’s iOS ass.

    • xx says:

      It’s not just the polls. Over 1 million SGS2’s sold in Korea over a month from its launch. Sold out in almost all stores in the UK (and even in India). We’ll soon see if it will sell out here as well. Those people couldn’t go wrong with their smartphone of choice. It’s not yet even available in the US tapos naka-1 million units sold na in just a month in S Korea alone?

    • Liz says:

      To xx ^:
      Samsung is a product of Korea and Koreans are proud of their own that’s why it’s the most selling cellphone brand there.

      I think HTC makes the best Android phones.

  52. mr. bogus says:

    samsung and htc!!!

    where are the apple fan boys??? time now to troll… those ui addicts!!!

    • Jologs says:

      Is there a really need for that comment??? Ang lumalabas tuloy parang ikaw ang troll.

    • Eric says:

      Ang sabi kasi best android smartphone eh.
      Agree with jologs. Ikaw ang nagmukhang troll.

      On topic. Sa high end phones.
      HTC ako kung desire hd vs, galaxy.
      Pero ngayon sa Desire Sensation VS. SGS2.
      Panalo para sakin ang SGS2.

    • LOL says:

      para kay mr.bogus na hinde nagbabasa….

      “Poll: Who makes the best ANDROID phones?”

      the yolks on you bro? trolled back at yah /gg

      To all

      Physique and build quality would be HTC
      Perfomance would be Samsung
      a little bit of both would be Sony-Xperia

      (all on latest as of the time im clicking submit /gg

  53. Bryce says:

    HTC for me. :)

    -HTC Desire S user

  54. Jon says:

    HTC all the way. They may not be perfect, nor have the most powerful phone at any moment, but they do have they listen to their customers most of the time. Design is great, and build quality is astounding.

    Customer support, well, I’ve had several first-hand experiences. Very professional and helpful, even in the most petty issues.

    Sammy, well, no offense to Samsung fans here, but build quality is awful. Though they do have top of the line hardware at their disposal, they just can’t seem to build one right, IMO. Not to mention their Android UI/skin is sucks and looks like a cheap imitation of the iOS UI.

  55. Vince says:

    LG Optimus Black FTW!

  56. Toni says:

    It’s a toss-up between HTC and Samsung.

    HTC has excellent build quality (although the Sensation’s death grip issue is a downer).

    Samsung has excellent overall functions (especially the camera), but plastic builds? Come on, we know you can do better than that.

    As for Sony Ericsson, they’re pretty good, but that TimeScape UI is just blah. Same with Motorola’s MotoBlur.

    LG is decent, but not outstanding.

  57. Ian says:

    SGS2 is definitely the winner here

  58. CJohn says:

    i guess people here doesn’t understand the poll. u cannot just tell that samsung pawned everything just because of galaxy s2. anyway we all have our own preferences, smartphones owners know the best when it comes to quality and build since the release of cupcake 1.5 and donut 1.6.

    • Phantom says:

      You are one of them.

      The poll specifically says the best ‘Android smartphone’, we are not talking about Android version.

      Are you trying to act cool and mighty by knowing the Android version releases?

    • Joncreep.weird says:

      Actually, he has a point. Software version should also matter.

    • CJohn says:

      am not trying to be “cool and mighty” you damn ass. i think you should learn the semantics of the question before labeling me with those words. you try to contradict your answer for a very simple question. by the way your “android smartphone” clearly states ANDROID so i think we are TALKING of android as well.

      got it?

  59. yhabe says:

    LG mataas battery life mura pa…

  60. relos says:

    Samsung is the best IF ONLY they accomodate the needs of their customers!
    The customer service is not good!

  61. tuko says:

    The question is “who makes the best android phones?”..
    Before you can answer this question, you should review the different android phones from a company..It is not just determine by their high end gadget just like in Samsung, some said samsung is the best because of their galaxy s2, rather, it is determine by their entire product line of android phone..

    • xx says:

      Let’s say I have a Samsung SGS2 and I consider it to be the best android phone in the market, wouldn’t that entitle me to answer Samsung as the best android phone maker? Do I really have to experience all of those gadgets to answer the poll? do you really expect everybody to review all the android phones that are out in the market? And is there really a company who dished out top notch android phones consistently?

    • tuko says:

      If you really want to know who is the best android maker then you have to review their android phones.
      My point is here, the best android maker is not determine by their high end product..
      Its my first time to comment here, I didn’t like debating here..:)

    • xx says:

      Consider this: Not all company caters to the same class or market. If company X only caters to class A and B while company Y caters to almost all classes, the evaluation or “review” of the company based on all the phones they have manufactured (plus the number of phone models they have actually released) will be deviated. (Cheaper phones catering to lower classes tend to get lackluster reviews).

      Care to tell us your choice for the best android phone maker from your “EXTENSIVE” review of ALL the line-ups of each manufacturer? And how you’ve come up with your choice against all other manufacturers? I’m sure you have your opinions. But others have as well.

  62. Ano ni Mus says:

    HTC, Samsung and LG!

  63. Tetchie says:

    I can’t really compare as my current android phone is my first but it made me choose HTC among others because I had good experience with my previous phone which is HTC also but with Windows OS. I was impressed by its built and capability and after more than 2 years it’s still working great and does not even look worn out.

    Right now, I’m loving my Wildfire S and it may not be one of the high end android phones but it feels like one already….at least to me.

  64. yodz says:

    I go for Samsung. I’m using it and having no problems especially with OS upgrades. Customer support is also awesome!

  65. RJ says:

    I love HTC! However, I am falling for Arc as well.

    Anyway, we don’t need super phones. Almost any smart phone are jsut the same in their capabilities. For me it all comes down to beauty. After all, admit it or not, we just want to brag our “sexy smart phone” to the one sitting beside us on the train.

    I know a lot of people who uses the so called “hi-tech phones” primitively.

    Samsung is good on their mid-range phones but on Android, tehy really suck.

  66. biLLy says:

    I voted for Samsung, but I think you’re lacking one more option that’s clearly the winner: Google. Their Nexus line is, by far, the best in terms of app-dev. Also, the early updates with the latest firmwares and the lack of bloat-wares are nice to have!

  67. Anonymous says:

    Samsung it is, no other than the gadget god. Heck who other manufacturer makes their phones from parts manufactured by themselves? Even up until now Samsung’s own Hummingbird processor is the king of the single core mobile processors, now with Exynos’ release it’s the king of the hill on the dual core mobile processor arena. Sure HTC made a puclic marketing stunt by employing the “WE LISTEN” slogan, pfft only tards would fall for that.

    We’ll come to think to of it most phone parts are made by Samsung lol..

  68. Rawr says:

    HTC or SE when they launched the arc. :D

    samsung’s great and all but look at the sgs2 the touchwiz looks way too similar to ios and the look of the phone itself when compared to the iphone. Besides dual core doesn’t matter if the apps aren’t built to work with the hardware. :D

  69. memeru says:

    good day im planning to buy new phone but i dont know which

    can you help me

    LG Optimus Black or Samsung Galaxy SL

    which should i buy?

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