Mobile Choice Consumers Award 2012: Samsung Galaxy S III best smartphone, Apple iPad best tablet
Apple iPad took home the first place trophy. Finishing in second was the Asus built Google Nexus 7. Asus also had the third place tablet with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and the Sony Tablet S (not to be confused with the Sony Xperia Tablet S) round out the top 5.
Samsung also took home the hardware for "Most Innovative Device" which was the title awarded to the Samsung GALAXY Note phablet, which sold in excess of 10 million units. The Nokia Lumia 800 was cited for having "The Best Design". You Scrooges out there will be happy to know that "The Best Value" trophy was awarded to the the Sony Xperia U. And the award for "The Best Camera" went to the Nokia 808 PureView, narrowly edging out the Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC One X was named "The Best Video Phone". The Samsung Galaxy S III was back at the podium for its first place finish as "The Best Media Phone" while the HTC One X was selected the best for social networking.
Samsung was the Manufacturer of the Year, followed by Sony, Asus HTC and Nokia.
source: MobileChoice via RedmondPie
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3758; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
It's not a surprise. The Samsung Galaxy S III is the worlds best phone in 2012, well until the new Nexus comes out! lol
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
But then the GS IV will be released and Sammy fans can rejoice again.
15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3758; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Well not really the new Nexus is scheduled to come in November. The Galaxy S IV will come in June. So 7 months is quite the long time.
28. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Guys guys important thing here is to save face Apple didnt include that debacle of a phone called the iPhone 5! Oh man it just makes my day :)
30. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Helloooooo......... Galaxy Note II will AnnihiLate next year (well, at least it will the iPhone 5)!
How funny, PhoneArena claims 'we don't take sides'.
They must've let loose an iTurd when the Awards were announced.
39. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
its funny to me how they wont compare the iphone 5 cuz it came out too late but in "reviews" they compared the iphone 5 to the One X and even the nokia 900! "
42. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yeah, they've even gone as far as comparing the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. I'm surprised that they've yet to compare the iPhone 5 to the Samsung Gusto (with the all-important 911 shortcut).
You would think that [that] miNi i5 upgrade (of the 4S) were the reiNcArnAtiOn of Our iLord Steve.
45. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
It's not PA's fault, it's the Mobile Choice Consumers Award's call that they didn't bring up iPhone 5 to the competition.
36. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
The Nexus is no different from S3!!!!!!!!!!!! It's basicly the same phone but in a different shell.
37. Hemlocke (unregistered)
The fact that the camera on the SGS3 was considered second to the 808 shows how much of a farce this show was.
43. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Camera is only one part of the equation, right? How does the camera coming in 2nd to the 808 erase everything else about the GS3?
50. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
exactly, the 808 is basically the best camera phone there is, no one can doubt that
but best phone has to consider everything, it doesn't have to have the best of everything just the best experience and function........if im making any sense
2. doejon (Posts: 317; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
galaxy note 2 the most innovative media phone of all time!
34. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
ALL time? Forward and back?
Also, innovative? Screen size and usability software aren't innovative, just evolutionary and clever. innovation would be if they had some sort of biometric or cyborg device one could attach to themselves so a stylus wouldn't be required, or if both sides of the device were a screen and it retained its thinness and functionality (though excepting presentations, I can't think of a practical application of that on a phone/phablet, though could for a tablet)
53. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
then i sincerely hope that you won't call any iproducts innovative since most of them fits your description.
3. droidspd (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Well deserved for the GS3. I would easily put the One X ahead of the iPhone though.
4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
congrats Sammy. you have earned it.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Today is not a happy day for the iP5 fans....
14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
lol they must be looking at their long iphone 4s and wondering why my phone is not phone of the year. oh guess what it never was.
but no worries with apple maps they can easily get away from reality and be happy thinking that they have the best phone ever made.
17. JunitoNH (Posts: 840; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Do you know how to read? Or is that a prerequisite to own an Android device. Is clearly says, the iPhone 5 was Not included.
23. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Aside from benchmarks there is not much of a difference between the 4s and 5.. js lol. I'll give a high five to Apple for overall speed but in the same respect it requires so much less to run iOS as opposed to a very resource hungry OS such as Android. Most of the stuff people were so happy about was included in the bump to iOS6 so most people shouldn't see the need for the upgrade considering. If anything Apple should have released all the new iOS features to the iPhone 4 etc. God forbid they allow "fragmentation" if anything just a ploy to give iPhone 4 users reason to upgrade to the iPhone 5.
8. twilliams5108 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The iPhone 4S is a year old and still came in second against all the top android and window phones. Lol. That's funny.
9. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
2012 isn't over yet, why give the award out now? GS3 definitely best overall phone SO FAR this year, with OneX and Lumia 900 as runners up. Got a lot of phones coming before 12/31....
31. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Also, how would the GS3 even come close to the 808 PureView? 808 should have walked away with that easily.
33. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Yeah that wording seemed strange too. What has a better camera, a camera with a phone attached, or a good all-around with a decent camera? Hmm.
41. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Actually, i thought one x would beat s3. perhaps they looked at the overall package?
10. Droiddoes (unregistered)
I'm confused, apple said that the iphone was the greatest phone in the world. apple wouldn't lie to me....would they?
24. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
They didn't.. they said it was the greatest iPhone yet ;P just like they always do lol
35. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Which, as we all know, isn't saying much!
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
One X got beaten by the 4S? The 5 I would understand, I know it was released too late, but the 4S? Eh. Bronze isn't bad, plus it took best video phone and for social networking, so props to HTC for that. But major win by Sammy taking the gold for 2 years in a row, congrats to them. If only iPhone 5, Note II, and One X+ could be included in this, then the list might be a bit different...
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't think there was a best battery category... Shame ): Seriously though, the Razr Maxx should've been included in there somewhere.
13. infinitemethod (Posts: 123; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
Even if the iPhone 5 was included, the SGIII still dominates it. After all, anything running iOS is extremely far behind Jelly Bean. W's!
16. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 725; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
The Galaxy SIII might have won, but i wouldn't trade my One X for an SIII. :)
18. HowMyDictate (Posts: 18; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
To me they are so close it would just be throwing money away for a slightly better phone IMO.
32. infinitemethod (Posts: 123; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
Man, I was a die hard HTC fan for years. Went from Evo to Galaxy Nexus and it was a world of difference. I did put Jelly Bean on the Nexus about 2 month ago, but I'll never buy an HTC device again. Note 2!
49. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 725; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
You might want to reconsider your last point, the new One line is pretty damn awesome, my stock 4.0.4 One X hits 5900 on quadrant and there are people reporting that with jellybean it hits near 7000 on quadrant, and the overall performance is just awesome.
20. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
That's one reason I love Android, so many choices!
21. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
I am still hoping Asus makes the Nexus 10. That would probably do better than the nexus 7. IMHO.
25. Aeires (unregistered)
Apple didn't get an award for design or value, so much for the tons of comments I've been reading from a certain camp that believes it's the tops in both those categories.
26. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Really wish I had the opportunity to even purchase an One X to try out with my carrier.
27. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
i love s3..all those features but i think that iphone is a bit better than s3 cuz i hav mac nd ipad too so thats y id prefer iphone...but it all comes to person liking....some love s3 other hate it sam goes for iphone...
29. iconic123 (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Sep 2012)
Why isnt there an lg,motorola phone? And am actually wonderin how an ip4 came 2nd beatin one x? Come on even one x is better than ip5,
40. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
This is sort of reflected in previous news and articles. Good job anyway.
even if iphone 5 is launched earlier, i think the s3 is still going to win. It just saves apple some embarrassment.
44. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
So what is IP5 was launched late. That's no excuse. IP5 is just an IP4s stretched a bit in a hurry and stuffed with iOS666.
46. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
thank God that SONY got some of them...kerp up the good work SONY!
47. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
wow!! 808 pureview still amazing!! this might be the last award that a symbian smartphone can recieve!!!
i still think N9 deserve the best design coz it was the original one to wear the unibody! but alteast the design won!
51. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
agree with you, would of been nice to see the n9 get some recognition as it was the start of that design
the 808, well there is no surprise it won, the camera is miles ahead of any other phone.
52. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
the 808 narrowly beat the sgs3s camera...... lol wut
54. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
well i think that could be down to the 808 not been so widely known but still find it weird as the 808 is miles ahead