Editor’s note: skip down the page if you’re looking for the next matchup, and to enter the giveaway!
Hello Android Authority readers!
It’s my pleasure to announce that while we’re finishing up testing for our annual Best of Android series, we’re going to be launching a Reader’s Choice award. We need YOU to decide which 2018 phones are the best, crowning one handset to reign supreme. An internal poll decided the seeding order, and all matchups were determined using a 24-unit bracket. This means that the most popular phones here got a first-round bye, but any phone has a chance to unseat these mobile devices head-to-head. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to cast your votes, and to enter our giveaway — the more you vote on our matchups, the more chances you get to win one of three winning phones!
Every day, we’re going to be updating our Best of Android scoreboard with the winners from the previous day’s polling. Check back here every day for a new head-to-head matchup, and to see how badly your phone beat the competition!
Once a final winner is determined, it’ll earn the coveted Android Authority Reader’s Choice Award. While we can’t guarantee that this is going to be the best smartphone of all time, the bracket competition is a fun way to blow off some steam and do what we came to Android Authority to do in the first place: argue about phones.
Vote on our social channels, too!
Matchup #4 results: LG G7 Squeaks by Oppo Find X
It was a tough matchup, and the LG G7 wins all four of our polls by a slim but insurmountable margin. We bid farewell to one of the most innovative ways to prevent notch-icitis, and commit the Oppo Find X to the hereafter.
This is a lot of fun, and I’m proud of our readers. I know that it’s very easy to care a whole lot about smartphones — myself included — and the tone in the comments has been encouraging! But I’ve been seeing some nastiness in some social channels. Chill out man, quit gettin’ mad at user polls.
Matchup #5: Asus ROG vs. Vivo X21
Our next bout pits the self-proclaimed King of gaming phones against a sleeker, more “premium” budget phone with in-screen fingerprint reader. Is the convenience feature enough to propel the Vivo X21 past the hulking Asus ROG? You decide!
Why you should vote for the Asus ROG:
The higher-end model takes the crown as the highest-spec’ed Android phone on the market today, beating out the previous leader, the OnePlus 6…
On the bottom of the Asus ROG you’ll find a USB Type-C port and a headphone jack, and you’ll find two more USB Type-C ports on the lefthand side of the device. While this may look a little strange, it’s made to accommodate the variety of accessories Asus is shipping with this phone.
Why you should vote for the Vivo X21:
The Vivo X21 is a fun device that gets a lot of things right. The display is a joy to look at, performance is solid, and the fingerprint sensor and facial recognition work well. It looks great, and most of the times it works just as well.
Which phone wins?
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