Infographic: The Great Smartphone Debate

Smartphones are outpacing feature phones for the first time ever, with over 80% of 18 to 34-year-old Americans rocking an iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone or Android device. A new infographic digs into which smartphones inspire positive feelings and curiosity among the general public. With so many brands and models on the market, its safe to say that users have their work cut out for them when searching for a new device.

As we all know, Samsung is currently dominating the Android market, coming in with 31.7 percent of device sales in the Android world. The Android market comprises 80 percent of the smartphone market, which leaves a ton of other Android manufacturers to battle for the rest of the market. LG comes in with 5.1 percent of the Android market, Lenovo with 4.7 percent and ZTE with 4.3 percent. While ZTE and Lenovo are relatively unknown smartphone brands in the U.S., the companies are huge in China.

When looking at social media, Apple is clearly the most mentioned brand around. Google comes in at second, with Samsung and Nokia following suit. The most popular smartphones mentioned include the iPhone 5, Nexus 4, Galaxy S4, BlackBerry Z10 and the HTC One.

With 2014 looming on the horizon, it is clear that Android has a bright future ahead of it. Who do you think will lead the smartphone market in 2014? Let us know in the comments.

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