What year for the smartphone market was the worst?

23 Sep 2008 the presentation of the first Android-smartphone. Until 2010, manufacturers studied the market, seemingly presenting to us today a ridiculous device. In 2010, the battle has begun, when Samsung introduced the first Galaxy S. Its main competitors were iPhone 4 and HTC Desire HD. In 2011 was presented the Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation, which was also at that time the best Android flagships.

Then competition intensified, and in 2012, good became widely popular flagship Optimus G from LG. HTC released the popular line of One, and the Samsung blew the market with the Galaxy S3, which at the time was the best phone on the market. You can continue for long, but we are interested in only one question: “What was arguably the worst in the history of the development of the market of Android-based smartphones?”

In writing we pushed the topic on Reddit, which launched a user JJBAYEG:

In my opinion, the year 2015 was the worst for smartphones in my memory.

And it is possible to understand, in 2015, the flagship processors was considered to be the Snapdragon 810 and 808, they seriously overheated at all. In the same year came out with a new Galaxy S6 glass design, the company then abandoned the removable battery, microSD, IR port, battery volume is much inferior to those in the line of 2014 (2800mAh in the S5 vs 2550 mAh battery in the S6).

In 2015 Google has released still expensive 6P Nexus and Nexus 5X. Both machines had problems with the battery, and 5X are constantly reloaded. HTC released One M9 failed after quite a successful One M7 and M8. You can continue for long, but we are interested in your opinion.

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