Best MWC 2012 phones

Best MWC 2012 phones
MWC 2012 has come and gone, but what's left behind it is a good number of awesome devices that we'll be looking forward to seeing again later in the year. For now, however, we decided to sit down and reminisce, trying to remember exactly which of the newly-announced phones made the biggest impression on us.

Choosing only a few handsets from a few dozens is always difficult, but in this case, we think that we managed to pick the right players, which somehow managed to stand out from the crowd. And here they are (in no particular order)...


The HTC One X is the manufacturer's attempt to get back on the right track. After a disturbing end of 2011, HTC is trying to innovate its line-up of Android smartphones in order to attract consumers again. So, how does HTC plan to improve its products in 2012? Well, the HTC One X is a bright example of this - the handset comes with a thin body, and a much lighter weight. In addition to that, it's packed with all kinds of high-end goodies such as a powerful quad-core processor (for the international version), as well as a large 4.7" HD display. Couple this with the trademark build quality by HTC, and there's little more that a user can wish for. Currently, the One X is expected to hit the market sometime in the second quarter of the year.

HTC One X Hands-on Review | Specs | News | Specs Comparison

LG Optimus 4X HD

With the new handsets that LG showcased at MWC 2012, the company has shown that not only will it seek to improve the outer appearance of its phones, but will also pay attention to the innards as well. Continuing a trend from 2011, LG has now introduced us to a feature-rich model in the LG Optimus 4X HD - another handset that has everything you could want from a top-tier smartphone - a quad-core processor, giant 4.7" HD screen and an 8MP camera. In terms of design, LG is sticking with plastic, but at least they have paid more attention to the appearance of the phone, utilizing this new L-Style design philosophy of theirs. LG Optimus 4X HD release date: still unknown.

LG Optimus 4X HD Hands-on Review | Specs | News | Specs Comparison 1 | 2

Huawei Ascend D quad

Huawei had a very strong presence at MWC 2012. Not only did it have one of the most impressive booths, but it also showcased one of the coolest products at the show. In terms of phones, Huawei almost stole the show with the very thin and compact — yet extremely powerful — Huawei Ascend D quad - a quad-core monster with a 4.5" HD display. Yeah, it might be a bit Galaxy S-que in terms of looks, but this isn't bad, is it? Look for it in a store near you sometime in Q2.

Huawei Ascend D quad Hands-on Review | Specs | News | Specs Comparison

Acer CloudMobile

One handset that made a very strong impression on us at MWC 2012 was the Acer CloudMobile. Without trying to be the new HTC of the world, Acer has actually crafted a very cool product. With a sizable 4.3" display, the CloudMobile manages to remain compact in the hand, without unnecessary taking too much space. Of course, the resolution of the screen is HD. One of the very few "weak" sides of the Acer CloudMobile is that it comes with a dual-core processor, but that should be enough for almost every task. Unfortunately, even though the CloudMobile was among the best smartphones we saw at the trade show, it won't come out until August, so it might not be as impressive when it launches. Either way, we'll be looking forward to reviewing it!

Acer CloudMobile Hands-on Review | Specs | News



1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Nice list :p I'd replace the D quad with it's bigger brother though (bigger battery).

9. SleepingOz unregistered

How did you manage to get thumbs down?

10. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

@SleepingOz Beats me :p Probably from those people who prefer slimmer droids? :) Anyway, to each his own, I'd go for a bigger battery over a slim profile anyday.

15. Bangthering_007

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

I prefer that in women too!! BIGGER BATTERY!!

2. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

You forgot to throw in the camera of the One X. That should be a pretty nice selling point for it as well as all the others.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your right, they didnt mention it at all even though its got its own HTC camera chip in it now and is supposed to be way better.

17. stylinred

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

if you saw the samples from the oneX by HTC bloggers you'll see why its not mentioned they should also mention the OneX wont be Quad Core worldwide as LTE versions are stuck with DualCore

4. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Where's the n808 pureview

6. SleepingOz unregistered

Did you read the title? It's about the BEST PHONES not the best camera on a mediocre phone.

7. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I don't think these phones have better calling quality or battery performance than Nokia 808. Other features, such as quad-core CPU, high resolution display, etc. have nothing to do with phone functionality.

8. SleepingOz unregistered

I may agree with you for the battery performance but for the rest, you sure don't know what you're talking about. Seriously, 360 x 640 on a 4inch screen?! But i guess you're ok with huge pixels. If not . . well, it's time to wake up, nokia fanboy.

11. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Many apps for symbian are made for 360*640 resolution, so increasing them makes the apps incompatible. And its very fast and doesn't require quad cores (Android is resource hungry, not so good) and Symbian has many features. One of it is handling 41mp and 1/1.2" sensor.... Long Live Symbian.

13. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i agree with you, even with that resource hungry statement (although it may not be that hungry).. but the last statement.. uuhhmm.. not really sure about that, considering Nokia is slowly killing it..

14. SleepingOz unregistered

Long Live Symbian! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I really pity you, in denial, Nokia fanboys.

18. stylinred

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

well screen technology is more important than resolution numbers... everyone should know that by now unless they're noobs and what about the Fragmentation inside android phones where some devices of the same model dont have the same hardware.... for instance the OneX... LTE versions wont have quad core cpus

19. stylinred

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

and the 808 has more features packed into the phone than any of those listed in this article and it performs better.. so really it should be on top of that list shame the android fanboys are always too scared to mention great nokia devices... considering the cocky attitudes you would think they wouldn't be threatened by Nokia devices

12. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

at different article..

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Good List I love all of them. Wish the Acer would come out earlier though..

16. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

what happened to pure view?

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