From Rahul Srinivas' "Nearly 59% Of People Said This Company Makes The Best Smartphones" posted Monday on SlashGear:
We asked 631 Americans to pick their favorite smartphone brand and four took the top slots: Apple, Google, Samsung, and OnePlus. The results of the poll did not come as a surprise because the vast majority of the 631 people voted for Apple as the maker of the best smartphones on the market. A massive 58.95% of the people who participated in the poll preferred Apple-made iPhones to any other smartphone brand. Thanks to its lineup of excellent mid-range A series devices and capable flagship phones from the Galaxy S22 lineup, Samsung managed to garner a respectable 31.06% of the votes to end up in the second spot. The company is the only brand on the list that makes foldable smartphones, which is an emerging category in itself.
Despite being infamous for some notable software-related bugs, a sizable percentage of Americans still prefer Google-made devices like the Pixel 5 and the newer Pixel 6 series phones. Among those polled, 8.24% thought Googe makes the best smartphones. It would be interesting to see if Google raises the bar if and when it launches the much-rumored foldable smartphone later this year. The only Chinese smartphone brand on this list is OnePlus, which is a tad surprising, though it managed to garner just 1.74% of the votes. From the results, it's evident that OnePlus — despite having a presence in the U.S. for a long time now — is yet to make a sizable impact on the psyche of the average American consumer. However, at the recent launch of the OnePlus 10T, the company did attempt to show that it is in the U.S. for the long term.
My take: Only 58.95%? That's less than the iPhone's U.S. market share (62% in Q1 2022 according to Counterpoint).