Now that you’ve read the most popular reviews from Q1 and Q2, it’s time to recap which phones from Q3 got you interested.
Let’s start with the obvious entries on the list, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Samsung foldable devices always generate a lot of hype. Especially the larger Fold family, and the Fold4 was no exception. After the announcement on August 10th, we immediately started reviewing it and it got a lot of attention. However, it’s interesting that the Galaxy Z Flip4 didn’t make the top ten. It was close, but it still speaks to the difference between the two phone audiences.
The other obvious entry on the list is the new Apple iPhone models. Well, most of them are. Both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max got a fair amount of attention. However, the vanilla iPhone 14 did not make the top 10 in our Q3 reviews. It’s not even in the top 20. Apparently, he is not loved as much as his brother. As for the iPhone 14 Plus, despite being announced alongside all the other iPhone 14 models on September 7th, it launched a little later in October, and its reviews spilled over into Q4, where it managed to top the list. stood up Ten.
Now let’s talk about the less prominent phones on the list – the Nothing Phone (1) really managed to launch the hype train. Whether or not it was possible is another story.
The Asus Zenfone 9 had the opposite story. It was never promoted or actively promoted, but its uniquely compact flagship nature still managed to garner a fair amount of interest.
Speaking of compact flagships, the Xperia 5 IV fits that bill. It has an unusual 21:9 aspect ratio. The Google Pixel 6a is another compact device that makes our list. With the familiar Google AOSP and computational photography prowess, it’s no surprise that it attracted attention.
You can’t talk about the top 10 smartphones without mentioning Xiaomi. The Chinese giant is the strongest when it comes to balanced mid-range value devices, and the Xiaomi 12 Lite fits that description perfectly. This is a beastly camera phone that never left China, but has provided buzz for people around the world.