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Best of MWC 2014: smartphones, tablets, and wearables

Best of MWC 2014: smartphones, tablets, and wearables

It's over folks. MWC 2014, that is. Our team is already on its way back home, and it'll be a full year before we get to enjoy the geek frenzy that is the Mobile World Congress.

The 2014 edition of the MWC treated us to some amazing new devices, and we're most certainly looking forward to checking them out in the coming months. All of them, and that's saying a lot, since the expo had something for pretty much everybody. We have high-end smartphones, mid-range smartphones, low-end smartphones, tablets, wearables, the whole shebang! We even have some 'indie' devices in the YotaPhone 2 and the supposedly NSA-proof Blackphone.

But we realize that keeping track of all that transpired in Barcelona the last few days could be quite overwhelming -- it sure was for us. Many of you simply don't have the time or energy to go rummaging through hundreds of MWC 2014-related posts in order to make sense of it all, you just want the highlights of the event. This post is for you, and everybody who wants to keep on top of his/her game. So, without any further ado, we present to you the best smartphones, tablets, and wearables showcased during MWC 2014. Devices are put in no particular order.

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posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:06 4

1. poikilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


1) S5
2) Z2
3) Yota Phone
4) Gear watches
5) Tablet Z

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:08 6

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Tablet Z is last year's tablet. lol

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:10

9. poikilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


My bad lol

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:28 3

18. dratomic (Posts: 436; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


cmon yotaphone was best. i think s5 was not such a great upgrade. still note 3 and galaxy j are superior to it besides that fingerprint scanner. hr sensor is useless. (cause rhytm is more important than rate in medicine). z2 was totally better than s5. still note 3 is king and it will only be bested by note 4.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:00

19. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


only design is not good .... otherwise s5 is a beast with useful features like heart rate monitor

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:23

20. dratomic (Posts: 436; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


heart rate monitor is useless.(in the way samsung had implemented it) heart rhytm is what needs to be monitored in patients. there are tons of apps that can help you find your hr within 6 seconds. its useless cause its not constant.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:19 3

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Nothing evolutionary here same old last year crap

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:20 11

3. GMS85 (Posts: 155; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Z2 is the winner!!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:20 1

4. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


LG G Pro2 and Gionee Elife s5.5 for me.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:28

5. toink (unregistered)


This year was probably the most exciting and most disappointing MWC yet.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:47 5

6. Smokin (Posts: 117; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Z2 is the winner. Z2 swipes the floor with that sexy body, stereo speakers and splendid screen. S5's design is even worse than S4. Much dissapointment.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:05 10

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


My favorite devices at MWC 2014
1) Sony Xperia Z2
2) LG G Pro 2
3) Huawei Mediapad X1
4) Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
5) Nokia X Series
6) Huawei TalkBand B1

The device that disappointed me at MWC 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:13 3

10. rd_nest (Posts: 684; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


No wonder your screen name is xperiaDROID.

There are lot of good devices, but the worst was Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet.

In 2014, FHD screen in a tablet is pathetic. Not to forget hopeless 6000 mAh battery.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:30 1

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


But... you can slice bread with it and have 3hrs of SoC UNDER WATER BABY!!!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:40 7

15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


My screen name xperiaDROID doesn't mean that I'm a Sony fanboy. Now let me explain to a newbie why my screen name is xperiaDROID, my first smartphone was a Sony Xperia smartphone, the Sony Xperia P, and I like Android, so Xperia + Android = xperiaDROID.

I admit I'm a Sony fan, but not the biased one, and my screen name doesn't mean by that. So how about you? rd_nest? A rude dude that lives in a nest? LOL...Yeah, I'm just following your logic.

No matter what you say, Xperia Z2 Tablet is still one of my favorite devices at MWC 2014. It's my favorite, not yours. If you think I'm a biased Sony fanboy, you're wrong.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:27

17. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2267; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Full HD is not pathetic at all. Unless it's 4K, nothing over 1080p is not needed. The same thing goes for any other device like phones, laptops, TVs and so on.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:29 1

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Best phone Son... sorry folks, YotaPhone 2, OH YEAH!!!
Best phablet: LG G Pro 2
Best tabletphone: Huawei MediaPad X1
Best wearable: Samsung Galaxy Fit

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:16

22. Odiin (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


So dramatic first line, attention grabber, move on.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:32

13. amats69 (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


@mwc....For the mid range the htc desire 816 got my attention! So sexy with descent specs..and for high end phone sony z2 for the win!on my next upgrade its either the z2,htc one 2 or the iphone 6!And yes the huawie mediapad x1!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:32 1

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2680; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol just as i said, phonearena and other sites did not complain anything about cheap plastic, but they say more premium than galaxy s4(which i dont agree). Looks like samsung paid truckloads to attendees.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:41

16. N3Z1droid (Posts: 77; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)


Phone : Xperia Z2
Wearable : Galaxy Fit

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:03 2

21. blues11 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Best Phone - Xperia Z2
Best Tablet - Xperia Z2

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