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Mobile phone of the year 2014

By S21, 6 Nov 2014, last updated 8 Dec 2014

Our 2014 Phone of the Year poll is now finished. We picked a shortlist of 8 phones spanning a range of makes and operating systems and you picked the best. The results were as follows:

1. In top position with 29% of the votes is the Sony Xperia Z3.

2. In second position with 20% is the HTC One M8.

3. In third position with 13% of the total voes is the Apple iPhone 6.

This ties very closely with our own preferences - see our comparison of the top smartphones of 2014 here.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and we hope Santa brings you the smartphone of your choice this Christmas!

Today's best buy: Sony Xperia Z3 UK SIM-Free S ... from Amazon (£195.7)

Apple iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 finally catches up with Android and comes with a big 4.7 inch screen and NFC cashless payments. It's probably the most beautiful, most practical, most desirable phone in the marketplace in 2014.
  Apple iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 Plus is like the iPhone 6 but with a larger screen and stronger battery. It's a beautiful device, but super expensive.
HTC One M8
The HTC One M8 builds on last year's One with a premium metal design, superb stereo audio, blazing fast performance and Android KitKat with BlinkFeed. The camera is unique, with a second lens to capture depth information and Ultrapixels for low light performance.
  LG G3
Take a cutting-edge design, skin it in a choice of metallic finishes, give it the highest definition screen on any smartphone, a superfast processor and the latest version of Android and you have a recipe for an amazing phone. Anything missing? Add laser autofocus to the camera and we're done! In short, the LG G3 rocks!
Nokia Lumia 930
The Nokia Lumia 930 is an almost perfect WP8.1 smartphone. It's a beautiful, premium device with a curved edge to the screen - and it's a stunning 5 inch Full HD OLED screen at that. With a quadcore processor, 20MP camera and 4G it's a powerful device, but battery life and excessive weight are problems.
  Samsung Galaxy Note 4
It may seem harsh to give this astounding piece of technology just 4 stars. But the fact is that the Note 4 costs substantially more than the Note 3 but doesn't bring any significant life-enhancing new features to the table.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in the UK on 11 April. It's the fastest, most powerful Galaxy smartphone ever, with a stylish new look, fingerprint and heart rate scanners, ultra-fast camera and extended battery life.
  Sony Xperia Z3
The Sony Xperia Z3 is quite possibly the best Android superphone of 2014. With premium styling and awesome specs, it's one of the best camera phones ever, able to record 4K UHD video. Battery life is superb, and it's waterproof and dustproof too!

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