The Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 continued to dominate consumer electronics offers site PhoneDog’s weekly rankings in the recently concluded week, the 38th week of 2012. The iPhone 5, Apple’s sixth-generation smartphone released a little over two months ago, regained the top position on PhoneDog’s Mobile Tech Expert’s Chart, while the Galaxy Note 2 stayed on top for the fourth week in a row as the site’s selection for People’s Choice. PhoneDog has separate smartphone rankings for tech specialists’ and consumers’ choices, namely the Mobile Tech Expert’s Chart for the specialists and People’s Choice for average, everyday buyers.
The Galaxy Note 2 had actually led both Mobile Tech Experts and People’s Choice charts, scoring 37 points fittingly in Week 37’s Mobile Tech Experts charts. That was the second of two consecutive weeks the 5.5-inch phablet stayed on top of the experts’ rankings. But with a one-point lead in Week 38, the iPhone 5 kept things balanced between Apple and Samsung by being the best-reviewed phone among leading experts in the field of consumer electronics. Other phones that performed well in Week 38 were the Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S3, which placed 2nd and 4th in the People’s Choice rankings. The Google Nexus 4 made a sizable jump in the People’s Choice vote, moving up from 6th to 4th. For the experts’ choices, the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 finished second and third. HTC’s brand new Droid DNA moved from 27th to 6th, thus making it the biggest climber in the Mobile Tech Expert’s Chart.