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Tuesday Poll: What is Your Favorite Phone Series?


Over the years, our favorite phone manufacturers have created specific lines or brands of devices that we continue to see new iterations of. Samsung has its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. HTC has the One series. LG has the G series. Motorola has the DROID and recently created Moto lines. Sony has its Xperia devices. And Google has Nexus. We know when new versions of each should be released each year, what they should look and perform like (for the most part), and which carriers will likely sell them. Branding and familiarity has been a big part of the smartphone game. These lines have helped define not only our coverage of the industry, but also how we all feel about phone makers.

So, we want to know which is your favorite of all time. Forget for a second the phone you are holding right now and think about which line out of them all has been your favorite over the years. Have you been a long-time fan of all things Galaxy? Is HTC doing things with the One that have caught your eye? Do you wish Sony would bring its Xperia line over to the US? Or are you a Nexus fanboy, even though carriers like Verizon refuse to support them?

Feel free to backup your response in the comments.

What is Your Favorite Phone Series?

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  • Vamsi Krishna Mandavilli

    Who uses Moto they will know about quality In fact I use google nexus 5 I miss badly my moto x

  • Samsung Galaxy S by far.

  • paul_cus

    Sony Xperia line for the designs.

  • Abhishek Chakraborty

    Nexus is my first choice. But currently I’m hanging on with the Moto G

  • Josh Meade

    Motos are just solid all around, battery life, screen, speed, great speakers, water resistent, and decent camera

  • Docca

    Hmmmm weird results.

  • codejunkie

    Been using nexus for sometime now and itsthe most complete package you can get at dirt cheap price. The hardware, the software I.e stock android without those nasty bloatware that Samsung and HTC puts and was of rooting. Battery is a concern but then most of the competition has similar performance. So my vote nexus

  • Richard Giordano

    Motorola DROID Line has always been my favorite phone series since the Motorola Droid and Motorola continues to impress me every year. (currently a DROID maxx 2013 owner.

  • TheRobotCow

    I love Nexus for it’s software, the hardware…… not so much.

  • Wali

    Moto all the way!

  • Nathan

    I would have voted for the Nexus line if I didn’t have to send my Nexus 5 back because of the call issues. Something to do with the noise canceling (mic).

    People couldn’t hear me when I didn’t speak directly and even then the call quality was miserable.

    That’s why I voted for the Moto line, it’s what comes the closest to stock Android after Nexus and also fast updates. The Moto phones at least don’t have issues with basic functionalities and the build quality is better as well.

  • Yatharth Singh Sisodiya

    #Moto G _/_

  • Moto will be no.1 at the end

  • the Droid line of phones will always have a special place in my heart…so much so that i put DR0ID on the back of my first moto x lol…but changed it to my custom license plate on the second

  • Raven

    All of my phone’s have been Motorola’s. Droid > Droid 2 > Droid 4 > Moto X DE I think the DE is the real key. Everyone was hung up on the lure of MotoMaker, but I think the DE edition is the best phone ever made that works on Verizon. Now, if the various companies would have gotten together and allowed a Nexus 4 or or Nexus 5 on Verizon I probably would have been voting Nexus. But, for where I live and travel, Verizon is the only real choice, and therefore Motorola is the best choice for me.

    • i got a moto maker de thanks to a lil chinese guy woo!

    • Bionic

      I feel the same way. However I have tried the Nexus line time and again trying to convince myself I don’t need Verizon. Then I regress.

  • coolsilver

    Nexus first. Moto dropped going to Lenovo, HTC Never Again, Samsung has been pissing me off with bootloaders and Tizen. …… LG is looking as a decent alternative as long as they keep an open bootloader and near pure android stance plus great hardware like Nexus 4/5 and G3.

  • Suman Gandham

    Gotta be Droid. I’ve never even been on VZW, but I’ve always loved the Droids from the first OG model 🙂

    • best phone ever

    • I miss that rotary lockscreen!

      • ROR1997

        I haven’t done it lately, but you used to be able to download that lock screen.

  • MKader17

    I would say Moto, but they are not much of a series considering only one has been released.

  • Specter597

    I haven’t tried the Moto line. I would love to.
    Honestly, I’ve only owned Droid’s (for smart phones) and despite Big (Stupid) Red they really are solid phones.
    If motorola had had more freedom to maintain the phones without oppressive carrier branding I think they could have been some of the best phones of the last 4 years. Did I mention that Verizon licks the sweat off a dead donkey’s … well, I don’t like them.

  • Pootis Man

    I love the Nexus series of phones and own a Nexus 5 right know. Does that really make me a fanboy for preferring a different phone then other people?

  • turdbogls

    my heart goes in so many directions right now.

    the Droid line-up was my go to for a couple years, I got me started with android, so I will always love it. however the “middle years” of the Droid X/X2 droid 2/3/4, they really soured me with their overlay…but anything from the razr HD on up have been significantly better.

    then there was the nexus line-up (my personal overall favorite)…i had the most fun with ROMs and such on my 2 nexus phones.

    I have never been a big fan of HTC and Sense up until the M7 and M8…..however, it is still not in my top 3

    LG didn’t impress me at all until the optimus G…ever since then, they have REALLY come on strong. I LOVE my G2, and the G3 is taunting me right now….what they have been doing, and what they continue to do year after year is pretty awesome. they are bringing some really nice (and different) hardware, while toning down their software (to a point where I am actually happy with the G3 software on my G2)…they are a close second behind the nexus line, but they are climbing fast.

  • Haha, Nexus in a landslide. Really hope it doesn’t go away.

  • JoshGroff

    Not included phones returned in the trial period, this was roughly my device progression, some were owned multiple times or swapped back and forth with friends.

    HTC Sensation 4G
    Atrix 4G
    iPhone 4
    LG G2X
    Note 2
    One M7
    Moto X
    Nexus 4 (Current)

  • BuckNut614

    Pure Android is all I need…. Sad the Nexus line may be going away but hopefully Google has something up their sleeve.

  • Metoş

    Nexus, of course! The ease of rooting, a fast experience and the very latest Android version packed into an affordable package! What can be seriously better than that?

  • Cruz R.

    I was always on the sidelines on the early Nexus devices. And I had everything in between and even Apple. Then the Nexus 4 came out and then the Nexus 5. Even with all its short comings on both the Nexus 4 and 5. I can never say I love any other device then the recent Nexus line.

  • Nikuliai

    Since only one “brand” made me hype in the last 4 years… gonna go with Moto

  • master94

    Droid only because its the oldest brand there on the list

  • heldadavid

    My favorite phone right now is the M8, but series wise The Note is the tits

  • Nick

    Droid 3 -> Droid Razr HD Maxx -> ?? (probably whatever Moto releases this summer)
    Motorola has a strong history of top notch build quality.

    • BeejRich

      I’m with you. Now all they need to do is get the camera right. It’s so hard getting a decent picture with the Droid Maxx.

  • TopXKiller

    Nexus? They don’t even make those things anymore 😀

  • boballistic

    Lumia and galaxy s love the loads of features and amazing cameras.

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  • Pakmann2k

    OG Droid, Droid X, Thunderbolt, HTC incredible, Droid Charge, Moto RAZR, Galaxy Nexus, Droid Ultra.

    OG was the best for it’s time and I loved the Droid X. The Galaxy Nexus was great because of the support and the Ultra is just something I bought on a whim. I just always liked the construction of the Moto Droids. “It isn’t a tiara wearing prom queen, it’s a robot duct taped to a scud missile.”

    • Pakmann2k

      Miss root though. Not giving up unlimited data though. Developer phone next year. X1

  • moelsen8

    I have such fond memories of the OG Droid, but Motorola tanked that reputation pretty quickly. Moto X line is too new but great potential. Therefore, Nexus. Can’t ever go wrong really.

  • brandon

    I’d love to see a ‘your dream phone’ type of poll/discussion. That being said:

    3200 may battery or higher
    Snapdragon 801 or higher
    5.1 inch screen no higher (with good viewing angles )
    1080p is OK for me
    3gb ram
    32gb storage with expansion
    13mp camera or higher
    Stock android with flashlight toggle ><

    I voted for Nexus line BTW 🙂

    • chelsea

      I would pay a premium price for this ^^

    • You pretty much just described the One+

    • thats like every phone that just came out pretty much…

  • SkylaC90

    The Note line should be first followed by LGs G line and the Moto line tied for 2nd ending with the Nexus and Xperia line of phones

  • Viet Hoang-Tran

    Wheres my Droid 5 🙁

  • 213ninja

    Pleasantly surprised to see the Note so highly regarded.

  • missing link

    LG Dare (Crappy phone) -> Droid Bionic (Didn’t live up to the hype) -> Droid Maxx (Best phone I’ve ever had and love it).

    • missing link

      Oh insert OG Droid between Dare and Bionic. Sorry.

  • Quint

    Currently on the Galaxy Note line, with the Note 3. I love the cutting edge specs; however, the Samsung OS is mediocre. Used the note 2 last year. Before that I was DROIDed out (RAZR MAXX, Bionic, Incredible). I don’t miss the DROID branding, but the Samsung OS isn’t really doing it for me. Hopefully there will be some nicer phablets this time around! I’d try a Nexus, but Verizon won’t be getting that in my lifetime, if ever.