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Here at Android Authority, we generally give out two badges at the end of the year to crown what we consider to be the best smartphone: Editor’s Choice, the award chosen by our top team of testers and editors at Android Authority, and Reader’s Choice — a special title awarded to a device that is entirely selected by you, our readers!
Today, public voting officially begins for the Reader’s Choice award for the best smartphone of 2022. There are a whopping 32 phones in the running this year. We’ve included the major releases from the most popular manufacturers, including Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and more. And yes, we even put Apple in the mix to keep things fair.
Reader’s Choice for best smartphone 2022: How does it work?
With today’s opening round, voting happens exclusively here on this page for 24 hours. Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 6), we will tally the votes and eliminate all but four of the phones. This begins the semi-final. Voting for these four semi-finalists will happen on the site as well as on our Twitter and YouTube pages.
Starting on Wednesday, we’ll have the final round. This will be a choice between just two phones. Voting for these phones will happen at Android Authority and on our Instagram and Facebook stories. You’ll have just 24 hours to pick your favorite.
With voting on all pages closed on Thursday, we will announce the Reader’s Choice winner for the best smartphone of 2022 on Friday!
Let the voting begin!
Ready to let us know which phone you think is the very best? Your choices are below. Remember that you can only cast one vote and you cannot undo a vote once you cast it. So choose wisely!
What was the best smartphone of 2022?