Get your votes in! Today, we have the Huawei Mate 8 going up against the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 6s beat out the Lumia 950 to get to this round, while the Mate 8 is entering its first round of voting in our random poll.

The Mate 8 has a lot to love. For one, the screen is nice and big. It operates on a pretty capable Kirin 950 processor and sports a huge 4000mAh battery. It runs Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.0, which isn’t perfect and is forgivable since you can always choose to run an Android launcher. The great thing about the Mate 8 is that it supports all GSM bands here in the US, even if it technically isn’t sold here, so you can take advantage of LTE.

The iPhone 6s is probably is a tad less appealing with the launch of the iPhone SE. You get mostly the same specs at a much more affordable price. But the 6s has a lot to like about it still. It takes great photos, is thin, nicely designed and the OS brings the Apple experience together. Then again, iOS is sometimes the biggest knock against it. The fortified Apple wall is what makes the platform convenient, easy to use, but it also makes it a bit stifling.

Vote today and vote often, check back to see if your vote wins. Have fun!

Huawei Mate 8

The Mate 8 has plenty of great features, but it also has almost as much going against it. The design is beautiful and the specs are powerful, but the software is buggy and the camera is just okay. Expandable storage is a great perk, but the 600 euro price seems a little high when the Nexus 6P is also an option.

Considering how this device performed, I’d be wary of making any of the phone running EMUI 4.0 my daily driver until the software shows some serious improvements. Then again, if you do end up with this phone in your pocket it’s not the end of the world. At least it looks good… Read More

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple doesn’t typically change up the hardware design — the actual look of the iPhone — when it makes the “toc” upgrades between major changes. In other words, we didn’t see a huge bump in design from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4s, or the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5s. Unless you own the new rose gold model, someone on the street isn’t going to be able to distinguish — by looking at the body alone — whether you have a 6 or a 6s… read more

This poll closes within 24 hours (the following day).

*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.


March 17 BlackBerry Classic vs OnePlus X
March 18 Nexus 6P vs Sony Xperia Z5
March 19 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 2
March 20 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs HTC One A9
March 21 Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
March 22 iPhone 6S vs Microsoft Lumia 950
March 23 LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7
March 24 iPhone 6S Plus vs Nextbit Robin
March 25 HTC One M9 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Round 1

March 26 Motorola Droid Turbo 2 vs Winner of March 17 (BlackBerry Classic)
March 27 Winner of March 18 (Nexus 6P) vs Winner of March 19 (Galaxy S7 Edge)
March 28 Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Winner of March 20 (Galaxy Note 5)
March 29 Winner of March 21 (Xperia Z5 Premium) vs BlackBerry Priv
March 30 Huawei Mate 8 vs Winner of March 22 (iPhone 6S)
March 31 Winner of March 23 (Galaxy S7) vs LG V10
April 1 Moto X Pure Edition vs Winner of March 24 (iPhone 6S Plus)
April 2 Winner of March 25 (Lumia 950 XL) vs Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Round 2 – Quarterfinals

April 3 Winner of March 26 vs Winner of March 27
April 4 Winner of March 28 vs Winner of March 29
April 5 Winner of March 30 vs Winner of March 31
April 6 Winner of April 1 vs Winner of April 2

Semi-final Round

April 7 Winner of April 3 vs Winner of April 4
April 8 Winner of April 5 vs Winner of April 6
Final Round
April 9 Winner of April 7 vs Winner of April 8