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Vote for best phone and tablet of MWC 2012
The Mobile World Congress is the biggest show dedicated to mobile and in 2012 it was intense. We witnessed some historic advances in technology - the first commercial devices with chips made using 28nm architecture were announced, quad-core handsets flooded the showroom floor and new ideas materialized in gadgets like the Asus PadFone.

We’ve spent the last couple of days busy going through all of the announcements in our minds, picking the very best devices (and there were quite a few to pick from), but as the hardware race is as close as it gets, we leave the choice up to you to decide which phone and tablet topped the rest in both their appearance and pure specs.

Before you get to vote, though, we wanted to jot down a couple of trends that became more evident during MWC 2012. First of all, Chinese phone makers Huawei and ZTE really pushed the envelope and delivered some impressive devices. Hardware-wise, they’re on par with the rest, and if they can beat them in price, we could have the new success story a la HTC in China

MWC also cemented devices with bigger screens as the Android mainstream. Almost all Android flagships moved up from 4.3-inch displays, often to as much as 4.7 inches on phones like the HTC One X and LG Optimus 4X HD.

Next, Intel’s Atom processors finally arrived on phones. And finally, Android dominated MWC. As Microsoft is retracting from big shows like CES, following Apple’s example to host its own events, devices on Google’s platform were everywhere. 

So with all this in mind which one is your favorite device and why? Vote for the phone and tablet that grabbed your heart at MWC 2012. We've arranged the noteworthy devices in alphabetical order, by name of company. The voting ends on Wednesday, March 7th, and that's when we'll release the results, so make sure to hurry up and make up your mind by then.

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Best phone of MWC 2012
0.32%
13 votes
(13 votes) Acer CloudMobile
1.84%
75 votes
(75 votes) Asus PadFone
3.46%
141 votes
(141 votes) Huawei Ascend D quad
15.47%
631 votes
(631 votes) HTC One X
0.15%
6 votes
(6 votes) LG Optimus 3D Max
3.11%
127 votes
(127 votes) LG Optimus 4X HD
0.07%
3 votes
(3 votes) LG Optimus Vu
67.96%
2772 votes
(2772 votes) Nokia 808 PureView
1.5%
61 votes
(61 votes) Nokia Lumia 610
0.61%
25 votes
(25 votes) Panasonic Eluga
1.4%
57 votes
(57 votes) Samsung Galaxy Beam
3.92%
160 votes
(160 votes) Sony Xperia P
0.2%
8 votes
(8 votes) ZTE Era

4079 votes


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Best tablet of MWC 2012
50.42%
964 votes
(964 votes) Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series
10.98%
210 votes
(210 votes) Huawei MediaPad 10
27.72%
530 votes
(530 votes) Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
9%
172 votes
(172 votes) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
1.88%
36 votes
(36 votes) ZTE PF 100

1912 votes


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posted on 02 Mar 2012, 06:58 10

1. the_s2 (Posts: 205; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Nokia pureview. Galaxy Note 10.1.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:37 3

8. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


That Nokia is just s**t.. low proccessor and symbian that is so dead.. 512 of ram? Buy a good cellphone and a camera instead.. Nokia 808 don't fullfill the specs of a good cellphone

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:56 5

11. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


are you crazy?it is a good phone!you are too much into andriod and apple.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 08:28 2

17. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


well we don't get Nokia Symbian phones in the US, unless you get one unlocked.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:57 3

13. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


I lol'd so hard on your comment. Despite the fact that everything you said is true, you're still just a typical Nokia hater.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 08:13 5

15. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


even im an android addict and can say the nokia 808 is going to be a great phone because symbian is a good OS it may not have as many apps but its good. especially now that they have the pureview tech and the 41mp camera

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:57

25. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


they would have been better off making it a windows phone the 808 that is

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 08:24 5

16. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Decent phone - Seriously, Symbian Belle isn't horrible and is a big improvement on Anna and Symbian 3 before it. It has plenty of apps too, though I will agree that it isn't the platform of the future by any stretch.

But it does have the best camera, Dolby 5.1 HDMI output, expandable memory, USB on the go, secure NFC, amazing sound recording, pentaband 3G and a huge list of supported languages, and good battery lfe too, plus Nokia Maps keeps getting better and still gets better on Symbian before Windows Phone/MeeGo. It is in all seriousness a compelling feature set and although the OS may not be a smooth as WinPhone/MeeGo or have the apps and support of Android, it is certainly usable.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 12:29 2

24. the_s2 (Posts: 205; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Spec sheets dosnt matter most of the times. Have you seen how well does the Xperia arc S perform on its 1.2Ghz snapdragon with outdated Adreno 205? SW optimization matters. Belle is an OS well optimized to run on low end hardware. If you had tested Belle on the first gen symbian devices such as the N8, you wouldnt have said this. And yeah, finally, Well deserved award for the N808, for their cutting-edge innovation. Though Im an andriod and Galaxy fanboy, I have to admit this.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:16

30. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Sorry to disappoint you but even Belle lags as hell on the N8.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:13

29. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I wouldn't go as far to say that it's sh*t but it's a mediocre smartphone with an awesome camera, that's it.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:00 4

2. jellmoo (Posts: 652; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


It kind of shows the overall level of "meh" present at MWC when I had to stop and kind of hunt down what I thought should win, rather than having easy winners jump out at me.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:05

3. quakan (Posts: 1159; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


same here

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:01 2

27. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Then you mustn't have been paying much attention to MWC if you had to hunt down for what you should vote for.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 22:35

33. jellmoo (Posts: 652; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Played plenty of attention to MWC, I just wasn't wowed by anything. Pretty much had to pick from the least mediocre in both categories.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:15 6

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Why is anyone voting for anything other than the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity?!?!?!

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:18 3

5. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Good question

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 11:14

22. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Because ASUS is great in build quality and are quite dominant in the android tablet market.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 16:16 1

31. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


That is one of the many reasons why you should vote for them instead of crapsung

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:18

6. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


sorry, but YOU ARE BLIND if you don't vote for HTC One X and GNote 10.1

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:50 8

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


for the dual core or the quadcore 1X?

sorry, but Huawei come out of nowhere with an A15 quadcore. They win.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 09:00 2

19. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Their quad core is A15?

Anyway i voted for them

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 16:50

32. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I thought you'd rather wait and see how the Huawei does in real life! but i assume it stole your heart! :p

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 10:26

36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I have a love of geekery... what can I say?? :)

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 11:29 3

23. Captain_Doug (Posts: 749; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Htc didn't do anything amazing with the one x. It's a great phone for sure but nothing outstanding. I really like HTC but I feel a little let down by them. Huawei on the other hand hit all the points. They made a great looking phone, created their own processor and managed to fit the whole package in a very sensible form factor. It's not that ginormous of a phone but still has a large screen and a decent battery. If the D quad XL had been an option I would've picked that one. Good stuff ahead.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:27 2

7. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


HTC One X
Galaxy Note 10.1

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:42 2

9. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Why the GNote 10.1, it's the same thing as the galaxy tab 2 which is virtually the same as the first galaxy tab 10.1. I know they are not the exact same but still there is nothing major to differentiate the three. HTC One X and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:57 4

12. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


nokia 808 and galaxy note 10.1

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 08:00 1

14. bayhuy (Posts: 287; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


HTC One X and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 08:48

18. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


sony xperia p is fantastic,4.0" dual core,all soo good

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 09:11 2

20. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Huawei Ascend D quad and G-Note 10.1 FTW!!

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 09:16 4

21. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Hauwei wins for the phones and here is why:
Stock android pretty much
Huge battery
Slim
Quad core
Not a terrible design either.
The one x is nice but lets get real here the america verison is only dual core.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:59 1

26. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Best Phone - Huawei Asdend D Quad(XL)
Best Tablet - ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:10 2

28. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


htc was a let down

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 02:29

34. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


and how...

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 05:41 1

35. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


The camera is consistently surveyed as one of the top 3 most important elements in a smartphone. The PureView technology has not only disrupted this space, but it has also fired a shot right into the heart of the point and shoot camera sector; rivalling top P&S models from the TZ-7 to the GS12. For this reason alone, I think the 808 deserves recognition as the platform which introduced PureView to the world. Can't wait for this tech to find its way, in varying degrees, to the rest of Nokia's higher end line-up throughout 2012.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 13:08 2

37. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Just Nokia 808 Pureview and nothing else!!! :)

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 14:52 2

38. alexkerr (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


This poll is already answered by the experts and attendees at MWC - Nokia 808 Pureview won out of all devices at the show (phones, tablets, etc).

Job done. Nokia fully deserved the win, as, in fact, did Symbian!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 13:19 1

39. Captain_Doug (Posts: 749; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm confused how the nokia pureview won by such a landslide. It's not quad-core it's not thin or huge screened. You'd think these factors would've affected the outcome more. I personally chose the Huawei ascend d quad for putting a 4.5" screen on a 4"chassis but for so many people to vote fro the nokia? Weird.

p.s. I was being sarcastic about the quad core, thin, huge screened thing. Most people can't get over those to actually judge the quality of a phone.

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