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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, 18:19

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


not in any undeserving spots in lists of "best product design" awards.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 18:37

105. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


best all around product performer. though.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:16 1

112. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Performance and design are completely different.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:43

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


Samsung comes out with great products year and year out - starting with the Captivate - that was a nice looking phone with an almost unbreakable screen and I loved the back and how the battery was held in there.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 23:46

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


the Captivate was certainly an exception. it was a nice phone that AT&T was lucky to have. Samsung can surprise you sometimes but typically i put them near the bottom of the list when it comes to design and quality.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 04:26

185. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


their quality is top notch. The only trip they've had was the SGS3's drop quality. Dont confuse plastic for quality.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 05:21

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


plastic is not a good quality feeling material therefore a device like a Samsung device that is made out of so much plastic does not feel like a good quality device.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 18:21

100. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Okay.. Seriously PA? Sony didn't top this? Seriously??? I mean, come on!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 18:24

102. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


NXT? Arc?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 18:38

106. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


where the LG Optimus G, should've been #1

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:02

108. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oppo is also nice

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:03 1

109. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


is it just me or does everyone else find the HTC one S overratted?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:11

111. CODHP13 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Apple iPhone 5 is on the list! Why I always see apple fans everywhere?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:44

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


Apple has to be on some list - well, check out Mad Magazine....

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:32

118. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


If i could choose a device from 2011, i would choose my current phone, the samsung galaxy ace. now, this phone is pure plastic but, the use is very good, the chrome border is great, front face is perfectly balanced, and this phone is one of the most resistant i have ever had, even more resistant than some feature phones. but i have to agree for the surface and infinity and the lumia, just dont like apple design or htc design (minus droid dna).

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:20

124. Shubham412302 (Posts: 432; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


when i read the topic head line names which came to my mind were lumia 920 and iphone5
i didnt thought of one s as havent seen it in real life

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:39

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


Why isn't the HTC One X/One X+ and the Nexus 10 included?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 21:43

135. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


WTF IS the iPH5 #2? don't these idiots realize its the same damn thing just a few inchest thinner same damn icons

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:44

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


People are easily fooled - weak-minded people succumb to jedi mind tricks...I doubt Jabba would buy an iphone.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:02 1

136. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


yeah... agree with this list!!!

they all have beautiful designs...

but i still think N9 deserves all the credit!and with that elegant swipe UI! everything is perfect!

the iPhone 5 has a really nice design...but still looking quite redundant!

the iPad mini is beautiful but still looks like an oversize version of the iPod touch!

and ofcourse the microsoft surface!! love it coz its beautiful... hate it coz its overprice and with low res and low memory!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:08

137. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


trade the HTC bland OneS for the Nexus4 and I can live with the list. the hint of hologram on the back of the nexus sets it apart from all other phones, even with its buttonless slick black appearance.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:18

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


im sorry but no the nexus 4 isnt a good looking phone, the optimus g is and could be on that list

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 04:27

186. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it looks 10x better in real life than it does in a photo, trust me on that. Optimus G is just a basic square slate.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 05:22

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


design wise the Optimus G is just a square version of the N4... xD

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 11:28

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


ive seen it in real life and i agree it looks much better then in pics but still not a top quality design. its a bland device IMO

i know you think opposite, thats opinions for you.

the optimus G in real life though looks and feels great. you may say its a basic square slate but it does look better ( again opinion)

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:19

138. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Who else looked down the list to find the Lumia 920? Cause i did and Ph did not disappoint!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:34

139. andyPA (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


i'm ex user of Galaxy S2 and now using Note 10.1. I wont say it's bad product since i am happy with these 2, but when it come to aesthetic design it looks ugly (sorry for my harsh comment), i mean Galaxy Note 10.1 even worse for pretty expensive product it's use plastic. I'm not complain (since i'm using case to cover my GNote), It's a request i hope samsung really care about it so they will compete in this category as well.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 23:52

157. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


well, the fact is that samsung is good on internals but designing a real product of their own. they suck!!

thats why even i really thinks samsung copy's the design of the iPhone..coz people actually think that a galaxy phone (specially s2) looks like a different kind of iPhone...but still iPhone! they dont know that its samsung!

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 01:16

159. andyPA (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


hahaha if people miss understand Galaxy phone with an iPhone, than it's their own fault for not looking carefully there is samsung brand not an apple icon. In my country Indonesia, there is so much iPhone replica which 100% looks same with an iPhone it even has apple logo.

I admitted iPhone 5 design looks good, even it's pretty much same with the previous generation (why would people mind about something that already good, i mean Nokia lumia 920, lumia 800 & N9 are alike but people does't mind). But the reason why people buy a galaxy phone it's not because it has same looks with an iPhone.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 03:25

184. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


actually what mean by that is that people that will have a glace with it....

just like when people saw a N9..people might think its a lumia! but atleast they are the same, same body!

but samsung's galaxy phone really looks like an iPhone..

i prefer the design of the wave phone...

sad truth is that samsung's galaxy phone's design isnt quite appealing than its wave or other phones design

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