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PhoneArena Reader's Awards: vote for best smartphone and tablet of 2013

0. phoneArena 11 Dec 2013, 18:49 posted on

Have you noticed how even a simple, straightforward question can be quite challenging to answer? You probably have. Here's a couple of relevant examples: what is the best smartphone of 2013? What about the year's best tablet? Giving a proper, justified answer to these questions is tricky due to the number of factors one has to consider – popularity and sales figures, price to performance ratio, design and build quality, hardware specs and software features, how innovative a given device is... and the list goes on. Alternatively, one can simply listen to their geeky inside voice and cheer for the phone or tablet they find most deserving – to follow their techy instincts, in other words. Regardless of which method you'd rather stick with, we'd love to have your input in today's two polls. Cast your votes below and let us know which you think are the best smartphone and tablet of 2013! In a few days' time, we'll follow up with a new post presenting you with the winners as chosen by our readers...

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posted on 12 Dec 2013, 03:06 4

78. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


1st: Note 3 (As good as it gets)
2nd: LG G2 (Needs better optimization for camera and properly calibrated screen)
3rd: Nexus 5 (Needs a much larger battery)
4th: Moto X (Perfect for what it is)

1st: Note 10.1 2014 Edition (Awesome Tablet)
2nd: iPad Air (As good as it gets, maybe iOS 7 needs improvement)
3rd: Nexus 7 2013 (Perfect for what it is)

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 06:54

86. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Don´t you find those buttons on note 2014 edition weird, I just hate to see them on a tablet, I like the onscreen buttons way more.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 14:34 1

100. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


I think they are okay.

Umm. Wait. iPad Air is first. Note 10.1 is 2nd. Because iOS>Android for tablets.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 01:37

117. Zack20 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


sdffd

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:01 6

2. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Where's the venerable Moto G, nice phone, fine value?

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 20:46

35. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


For best value tablet, I think it should be the $300 ASUS Transformer Book T100 (though its more of a laptop than tablet).

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 21:53 3

52. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


This ^. The Moto G is a fine piece of hardware for less than a iPod touch. You would still win if you only bought it as a media player/gps device with offline maps.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:02 1

3. Birds (Posts: 1166; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I voted for the Nexus 7 and the HTC One. IMHO, the HTC One was perfection except the camera. The only issue I have with the Nexus 7 is the 7 inch screen. LOL. it looks like a large cellphone rather than a small tablet. LOL.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 20:12 1

29. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


LOL.....

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:04

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3229; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Wow neck in neck for N5 and S4 for now.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 22:04

55. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


If both were on Verizon I would pick the N5 even if both were on contract for $200. To have a unlocked bootloader with the latest software is pretty valuable. But than again I would pick a Google Play Edition S4 if you could buy them on contract.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:05 3

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Moto X by far. Nothing else comes close to its innovation at every corner.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:10 4

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22159; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


5S, note 3, iPad air/mini 2, HTC One, and nexus 7. That's my dream lineup, the murderers row of mobile tech. As far as the poll goes, 5S, and mini 2. Gotta go with my current lineup. S4's gettin no love...hmmm?

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:51 2

24. taikucing (unregistered)


agree

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 20:01 1

26. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


no love from sammy..

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:14 7

7. pyradark (Posts: 865; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Z1, Z ultra and Tablet Z for me!!!

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:15

8. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


imo it should be the nexus devices the n5 and n7 their, cool, good quality, great value and solid support

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:18

9. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Sorry samsung you lost a fan, my s3 was a horrible experience. I switched to an iPhone 5 but im hoping to get something like the G flex or a Lumia when my contract is up! Iphone is reliable and good, but i need some "wow" factor.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:19 3

10. MANGUELPR (unregistered)


G2 Best 2013

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:21 4

11. Andman314 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


I love my NOTES!!!!!!!

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:22 8

12. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


iPhone5s and iPad Air 2013

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:27 1

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22159; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hey those are my pics, mini 2/aka air jr lol. +1

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:36 1

17. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Apple all the Way +1

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:39

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 22159; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Eagerly awaiting 7.1

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 06:32 3

83. nasznjoka (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


fanboyz met

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 08:51

97. darkkjedii (Posts: 22159; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And a hater had to ruin the thread.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:23 3

13. firito (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


G2 and nexus 7

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:33 1

15. AustinPaul (Posts: 68; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


G3 was a great experience, and now the Note 3. Nexus 7 easily!

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:36 3

16. PootisMan (Posts: 254; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Nexus 5 all day.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 19:40 3

19. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I voted for he Note 3 and Nexus 7 (2013)

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