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PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best product designs

0. phoneArena 02 Dec 2013, 11:02 posted on

Designing a high-quality device, be it a smartphone, a tablet, or anything you can think of that goes beep, is a process more sophisticated than it seems. That's because coming up with a product that is truly good-looking, well-built, and easy to use at the same time usually takes quite a lot of research and experience. Yet ultimately, the effort invested in product design does pay off. After all, a gadget that has been designed well has a much higher chance at becoming a best-seller in its class. This brings us to today's category in the PhoneArena awards of 2013, honoring the smartphones and tablets that managed to stand out and receive the attention they deserve with their design...

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posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:04 12

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Oh man..this is going to be good :)

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:12 1

6. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well so far people haven't taken the hate bait so much yet. Going to track this a bit though to hopefully get a reading on the amount and type of people that fall for it.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 16:51

68. darkkjedii (Posts: 22020; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


FF what do you think of these awardees?

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:16 22

14. Damitel (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I love Samsung and I never expected to see them here, thank God that PA did excellent job by being professionally neutral and objectively responsive. HTC one my hats off, Apples always know the best design-wise! Kudos PA!

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 13:26 16

49. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


1.nokia lumia 925
2.nokia 515
3.sony xperia z1
4.oppo n1
5.lenovo k900
This phones should be added in above list in my opinion..............

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 16:25 1

66. cdgm2509 (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I agree with you

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 17:45 2

72. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I agree, especially with Nokia 515. I think the Lumia 1520 also deserves a mention here

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 05:00

93. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


6.nokia 1520
7.nokia 2520 (instead of ipad)
8.sony xperia tablet z
You can suggest also........................

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 05:59

96. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


How the f**k iPhone get design award if every each one is nearly the same ??!!! This is some kind of a joke ? o.0

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:08 19

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


apple should keep their designs for a few more years to come, PA will always praise them no matter how minimal the changes are.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 12:40 17

43. gustavoace (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I would agree with PA if the award was "most beautiful phones of 2013".... But Best product design of 2013? iPhone 5s uses a 4 years old design (or 2 years old, if you couldn't use PCA)...

Xperia tablet Z is sexy, IMHO

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 13:51 5

52. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Product design however is more than looks. 5s has:

1. New front camera
2. New back camera
3. A7
4. M7
5. Fingerprint scanner - that works
6. iOS 7
7. One version being able to support more carriers
8. First 64 bit OS based phone

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 15:34 10

62. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


we didn't talk about spec here sir.. design is design.. if spec matters then the note 3 will came on top..

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 16:53 1

69. darkkjedii (Posts: 22020; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1. I loved #5 lol.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:08

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


Oh...kay.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:08 12

4. aayupanday (Posts: 576; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


HTC One deserves this one...
Hats off to that iconic Aluminium Design...

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:11 18

5. Assa7inKing (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Oh yeah ! And FORGET the MOST GORGEOUS MOBILE the XPERIA Z1.... c'mon PA ??

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:12 4

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's definitely subjunctive to your opinion.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:40 5

25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I agreeā• I love the Nokia phones the most, but I think the the Z1 is simply one of the best designs ever..

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:42 13

27. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Z1 deserved more than 5s

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 04:53

92. aayupanday (Posts: 576; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The current Xperia Z range do look a hell lot better when they're kept turned off.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 14:08

55. jellmoo (Posts: 1696; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


It's a pretty nice looking phone, but the size of it is an issue. It is way bigger than other 5 inchers on the market, and not exactly the most ergonomic device available (killer corners).

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:13 6

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Champaign iPhone 5S for me.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:15 4

12. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)


Me too!

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 12:04 2

35. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Black&Gold for me, but I have the all black version.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 14:43

58. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


You mean "Space Gray"....

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 15:51

64. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Nope, not the space grey, but all pure black. Like the iP5.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:14

9. mobileharan (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Samsung Galaxy S Zoom

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 11:16 31

16. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)


Dude?! This article isn't about the worst product designs!

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 14:02

53. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Man thank you for making me laugh before the day finish...lol

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