Smartphone world cup: Samsung Galaxy S9+ is our champion

Peter, 21 July 2018

Our Smartphone World Cup is over and it saw record participation. The final alone saw over 100,000 votes and not one but two changes in the lead. If this Cup taught us anything is that fan engagement is invaluable for the success of a phone.

But first, congratulations go to the winner - Samsung Galaxy S9+. It won by a healthy margin, the final score was divided 58/42 in percentage terms, though it was pretty close for a while.

Smartphone world cup: Samsung Galaxy S9+ emerges as the champion

Things changed day to day. The S9+ got the early lead and it seemed as it may cruise to victory. Yet, the OnePlus 6 rallied its fans and with 48h remaining it was confidently in the lead. Then Samsung got its fans into the action and the Galaxy S9+ managed to swing things back in its favor.

This was a proper World Cup, we received votes from all over the world – from as far east as New Zealand and to the western shores of the Americas. Win or lose, this bodes well for the global popularity of our two finalists.

Still, there’s only one gold medal and it goes to the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Here’s the bracket again so you can trace back the path that it took to the finish line:


Reader comments

Couple of years is a long time. I haven't seen phones who doesn't lag after usage of couple of years, because there is no such a thing as not laying phone after heavy usage. Overall S series was ahead of any series for tears offering overall best exp...

  • AnonD-135557
  • 30 Jul 2018
  • P14

Galaxy S9+ is the BEST!.

  • Anonymous
  • 26 Jul 2018
  • I8m

Even battery life is well up there

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