Who's the top smartphone maker?
It's epic. There's the clashing of pixels, the gnashing of processors, and the crunching of operating systems locked in a battle for supremacy.
, but (much like the Highlander) there can be only one!
Apple topped the U.S. smartphone market with a 29 percent share in the first quarter, according to stats from NPD, but Samsung rocketed to a 24 percent share in the same period. Worldwide, it's a flipflop. Samsung rode the popularity of Android into the No. 1 smartphone slot last quarter with , according to IDC, while Apple accounted for 24 percent.
Choosing a smartphone king can be subjective depending on the criteria you're using. You may have an emotional attachment to your Samsung Galaxy S II or undying loyalty to the iPhone 4S. You may decide to go strictly by the global sales numbers or you may give more weight to the U.S. market.
Apple and Samsung are the current heavyweight contenders when it comes to market share, but they're not the only smartphone options. The Best Smartphones list and HTC's One also staked a claim on the list.can be found on CNET's current
Let's tackle this issue with a subjective opinion poll. Who reigns supreme over the smartphone world? Your choice may range outside of the Apple versus Samsung clash, so we've got some options to reflect that. Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments what swayed you.