Best of Android Reader’s Choice voting: Xiaomi Mi 8 vs. Honor Magic 2

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! A graphic showing the bracket competition for Android Authority's Reader's Choice award.24 phones enter, one remains after a month of head-to-head competition. 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! Instagram Twitter Facebook Matchup #6 results: Xiaomi Black Shark knocks out the Oppo R17 Pro For the third day in a row, a gaming-branded smartphone has pushed a competitor out of the bracket. As you can see below, after adding up all of our polls, the Xiaomi Black Shark took the win with almost 64 percent of the overall vote. 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 #7: Xiaomi Mi 8 vs. Honor Magic 2 Our next bout pits the fully-specced Xiaomi Mi 8 vs the AI-powered Honor Magic 2. Are you more interested in a handset that’s feature-packed or something that just works? Why you should vote for the Xiaomi Mi 8: Xiaomi’s Mi 8 uses definitively average hardware to showcase its stellar software. While you won’t find any special features or gimmicks in this device, the flagship specs are a great deal at less than $400. — David Imel Why you should vote for the Honor Magic 2: Weibo Just like first-gen Honor Magic, the Honor Magic 2 is powered by a new “YOYO” AI assistant that helps you out with tasks throughout the phone. Plus, for just ~$545, you get an almost bezel-less display with a motorized slideout that hides the selfie cameras. — Justin Duino Which phone wins? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Reader’s Choice International Giveaway

date: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:08:25 +0000