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PhoneArena Awards 2012: Best Product Design

0. phoneArena 06 Dec 2012, 13:44 posted on

When checking out a new gadget, one of the first things that creates an impression in a consumer's mind is the way the device looks and the way it feels when it is being used. In other words, a product's design is a pretty big deal, and companies that make phones and tablets are well aware of that fact. That is why the next category in the PhoneArena Awards of 2012 is for the best product design...

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posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:51 2

45. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Not the Xperia NXT design. And also the GX/TX with the light-up logo...and concave curve which makes them thinner. in the hand.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:55

51. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


but its still dominated by the screen, the light up logo is a nice extra and i agree atleast one sony phone should be up there as there designs are great.

but your point was designs are getting boring and i was just pointing out as the screen dominated the phone you wont see anything drastic

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:01

52. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


It wasn't my point, lol.
But we will see form, functionality and class...And because, as you say, phones are just slabs with screens nowadays, the definition of drastic isn't as drastic as before, so the Xperia NXT series may qualify.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:37 1

65. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


the xperia nxt is a superbly designed phone no doubt. and yeah it does to a point pull away from the standard definition of a touch screen phone.

like i said sony should be up there, but those included also stray from the as you put it ''iphone like shape'' apart from the obvious

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:29

175. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


xperia series managed to create very elegant looks. Now that You've mentioned it, I'm surprised it's not on top 3 list.

But I think it's not true that there is no other direction, than giant screen, and that's all. It's just the easiest way. All programs are optimized for this kind of phones, and producers stopped looking for innovation. Why not try do clamshell with two screens one for keyboard, one for program, why companies are withdrawing from qwerty keyboards and slide mechanisms. 3 years ago people would say that Samsung S3 is giant, and not comfortable to carry it around. Nowadays producers think that every top class phone must be enormous. I think, that tech world nowadays is so focused at most important stuff - to supply cell phone with functionality of computer - that it forgets about things like innovative looks, or usage for those who don't watch movies on their phones and want to carry them in their jeans pockets.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:48 4

43. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


One S ???? WTF

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:25 5

56. Nick_T (Posts: 170; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Why not? Its design is as awesome as skeletons + berserk on a 5-player map.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 16:21

82. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


lol.....nice humor

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:44

129. androidlikeaboss (Posts: 40; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


One x/one x+ design is more awesome...

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:52 4

47. tidus28 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)


i think the iphone deserves to be on the list it is a really nice phone very well designed

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:53 2

49. CWBAlfredo (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The HTC One S is indeed a great design. I would also contend for a Sony device and the LG Optimus G deserves credit for not being as terrible as previous LG Designs. Also, what about all those Chinese manufacturers with the stylish androids?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 14:54 5

50. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Really expected at least one Sony device to be included in this when I read the title.. I don't really think Sony get the credit they deserve.. there's no wonder the smartphone market is a two-way monopoly considering the credit any competing firms get!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:36

119. flexile (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Can't agree more with you, Xperia NXT series are seriously one of the most appealing designs on a phone I've seen recently. I would take out iPhone 5 and put the Xperia NXT series, for real.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 11:29

179. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


i was expecting to see sony Xperia P for this title too bad it didnt make it i really dont know why useful translucent strip, metallic iron clad design, curves and ergonomics are good its just that i feel sorry to sony for they deserve a spot

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:11 2

53. aco96 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Where is the Motorola RAZR HD?
And Sony Xperia Tablet S?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:25

57. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


These phones are not jaw opening!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 18:17 2

98. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you've ever held either of them have you? xD

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:34 1

61. osanilevich (Posts: 285; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


lg optimus g?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:43

69. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Okay I will say that the iPhone 5 is a pretty good looking device and all, but to say "it is crafted with utmost attention to detail", I think not! That is truly a bias statement seeing how you guys have even posted articles on this site about reports of people receiving their devices already scratched up. I hardly think that is crafted with the utmost attention to detail. LOL Giving this iPhone second place is just a bit much in my humble opinion. :)

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:53 1

76. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I hear you as the design is so over-exaggerated....

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:53 4

75. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Wow, something that looks like an iphone 4 is in the best design top 3? Seriously....APRIL FOOL'S!!!!! right?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 15:57 2

79. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


When one takes off their apple flavored glasses, one sees a whole new world out there....

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 18:23 1

101. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you should look passed your bias against Apple and realize that the iPhone 5 is an extremely high quality product with lots of attention to detail. it's simply elegant and i love that they went with a matte aluminum uni-body this time around. i don't think i'd ever buy an Apple product but it's hard for me not to admire their quality designs and construction.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:42 2

143. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Nope, seen it...done it...been there - unfortunately, I see iProducts everyday as I live in the same household with them. They look good, but not as good as I read here - premium? elegant? My RAZR is just as good, design-wise.....IMO.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 23:44 1

151. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd say the OG Razr is nicer than the 4S and on par with the 5. i'd call any of these phones premium but i wouldn't call the Razr elegant as it has more of a masculine quality which i do really have more sensibility for. i appreciate the minor refinements done with the HD variants. Motorola devices still have the best build quality but Apple is just about right there with them and HTC will put out something every now and then like the One S that they can put up there with average work from Moto and Apple.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 16:22

83. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


Ipad mini is better than the nexus 7? Really? And the note 2 is not good? ot to be a fan boy but those two devices I mentioned are quite innovative...

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:41 1

128. John.V (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I own the nexus 7 and I love it, but I can't say it has a stunning design. As for the Note II, the biggest attraction is its size.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 16:40 2

90. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I've seen the iPhone 5, touched it, and even played with it. There is nothing new or innovative here. Same old design. I'm stumped! The lumia 920 is hands down sexy!!!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 17:00 1

92. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


The 1S features a boring design that's been done to death by HTC.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 17:50 2

95. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Where's Samsung? hahaha

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