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HTC One named Mobile Choice magazine's 'Best Phone' for 2013

0. phoneArena 12 Oct 2013, 22:49 posted on

Mobile Choice is a magazine in the U.K. which has just released the winners for its 2013 consumer awards. 21,000 entries were received and for the third straight time, Samsung was named Manufacturer of the Year. Phone of the year went to the HTC One; the Taiwan based manufacturer's Android flagship also won Best Video Camera on a phone, and Best Design...

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posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:15 11

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


HTC One, the only phone that wowed me this year. +1 HTC.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 00:12

27. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Really? :o
Z1 didn't WOW you? Its probably because of the rumors that spoiled the fun. :(

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 00:37 3

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The Ones looks, and interface did it for me.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 01:06 3

34. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Nope. Z1 looks like another dull phone from Sony.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:22 5

7. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


What are these guys even smoking?
HTC One, best phone? Should probably go to the Galaxy Note 3 or Z1 or even the iPhone 5s (as a 3rd resort).
The best camera is, hands down, the 1020. Then the Z1, then the GN3.
Best value would have to be the Lumia 520, or the Nexus 5 (when it comes out)
Best tablet choice is more sensible, however the Nexus 7 is arguably better.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:29 4

14. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


@woodshop, ur right but u make the HTC one sound like a piece of garbage next to the z1 and gn3, those devices came out late 2013 while the HTC one came out early this year so that's why they chose it. The gs4 is just a gimmick, while the 1020 has the best camera but that is the only advantage whereas the one is overall a great smartphone. :)

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:52 3

17. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


You are right, the HTC One is actually a really good phone (design-wise, anyways), but it can't hold a candle to the more current flagships.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 06:09 4

49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I find it funny how when the Galaxy S3 won this award last year, everybody just gave Samsung the credit they deserved, but when HTC wins, everybody doubts it and criticizes the people who made the decision. It's arguably the most well designed Android device ever, has the best speakers on any device in general, and probably the biggest advantage the One has is Sense 5; it gave useful features with a clean and modern UI that didn't slow down the phone, which Samsung and, to a lesser extent, Sony managed to screw up. Touchwiz looks like a mess, is loaded with tons of bloatware and useless features, and makes any phone lag. Sony's UI looks nice and has some good features, but has some minor performance issues. That's why the HTC One got the award.

Camera should have went to the Lumia 1020, followed closely by the Z1 and LG G2 (just for OIS that the Note 3 didn't have)

Tablet should have gone to the Nexus 7 or Transformer Pad Infinity. Both are much better than the Xperia Tablet Z.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 09:50

62. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Because S3 stomps One X in every single way. Now the competition got much harder. The two closest are One and S4. S4's adv against One are better camera, performance and batt and SD Card while One's adv is only the design but enough to take on atleast MicroSD and batt advantage of S4.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 10:25 1

66. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4489; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Performance on the S4? After talking with friends with the S4 and reading reviews there seem to be a lot of lag issues with the S4. Samsung needs to put TW on a diet like HTC did with Sense.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 10:45 1

67. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Better camera; yes, but the camera on the One is more than capable for what the average consumer will use it for, which is social networking; like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Not only that, but the One trashes the GS4 in low light.

Better performance; definitely not. The One is probably the smoothest non-stock Android device out there, it has been since release, the GS4 didn't change that in the slightest. The GS4 does technically have a higher clocked CPU and faster RAM, but those advantages are taken away by Touchwiz.

Better battery; they both last a full day for anyone I know who has either device, I know people 3 with the GS4 and 2 with the One, all are moderate users except for one light user who has the GS4. Nobody I know with a GS4, or any device with a removable battery for that matter, ever takes out their battery and pops in a spare. No one.

SD card; that's pretty much irrelevant with 32+ GB of storage (the One only comes in 32 or 64 GB), especially if you're as integrated into cloud storage as I am. I still don't use more than 3 GB of space on my phone, I keep all my media in the cloud. I don't think I've heard any of my friends complain about lack of storage either (except for one), and they all probably have 16-32 GB of storage.

Most of the arguments against the One are irrelevant to 90% of consumers.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:24 3

8. NicoX (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I think the only drawback of this phone is its low resolution camera . it should be 8 mp ultrapixel . and ohh ... HTC should offer its next phone with competitive price . thats all and HTC shal rise again :D

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 05:53

48. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Yeah if they make a 13 MP or a 16 MP UltraPixel camera for they next flagship the camera is going to be amazing

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:09

75. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I think they were heading in the right direction with their idea in general though. Higher microns + lower ISO + low shutter speed = better quality low light picture! However they will need to increase their sensor size and their megapixels for their next flagship, 4mp and 1/3 wont cut it with the new cameras coming out :)

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:24 4

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Galaxy S4 wins the most gimmicky phone. I think the Oppo N1 was the most innovative this year.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:47 1

16. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Elaborate please.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:55 3

21. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Well, Air view and Air gesture are pretty useless features that most users aren't going to use and are difficult to learn. The Oppo N1 has the rear touch panel and the swivel camera and dual boot CM/Android, which hasn't really been done before on a smartphone.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:58

25. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Can OPPO N1 do that? (dual boot)

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 00:03

26. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Where can I buy that Oppo N1?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 00:51

32. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


China, where it's made.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:25 3

10. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


WI have the one and I am very impressed with it and I found it a revolutionary upgrade from my HTC one x though I find the camera and the battery on the one could be improved slightly especially the camera, it would have been the perfect smartphone for me. FYI, the HTC one won multiple awards this year as the best devicefor 2013.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:27 1

11. frayo (unregistered)


Lol lighten up,best all around phone not camera phone,and yes they are pretty spot on in their assessment

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:27 1

12. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


So ,where is the Apple's iPhone.I though they suppose to have the most "innovative" features ?

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:56 5

22. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Apple hasn't innovated for about three years now.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 08:22 1

56. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Isn't packing same thing in a new casing with cosmentic changes and selling it as innovation, innovation in itself?

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:29 3

13. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Htc One is really really great to hold.the UI is beautiful and smooth.. boomsound is another plus.. i just dont like the camera. But overall Htc One deserves such recognition.. But of course, if Note3 is still the best thing that came out this year.. Next Year will be another battle as Samsung is feeling the heat

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:39 4

15. c.sonnen (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Proud owner here..plus
T3 phoneof the year
EISA advance smartphone of the year

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 23:52 7

18. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Haters gona hate. Great phone has deserved its recognition. Good job HTC.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 05:51

47. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Nice comm :D

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:07 1

74. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Well I don't see why people are saying this phone doesn't deserve recognition. It does. It has neat Zoe features, VERY well constructed phone with its design and material choice, and is an overall fluid device with its Sense 5. If people object to that then they blatantly haven't used the HTC One for long enough, or just can't accept their fav. OEM losing! (or in Shatter's case, being paid by SS).

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