Best of MWC 2014: smartphones, tablets, and wearables

It's over folks. MWC 2014, that is. Our team is already on its way back home, and it'll be a full year before we get to enjoy the geek frenzy that is the Mobile World Congress.

The 2014 edition of the MWC treated us to some amazing new devices, and we're most certainly looking forward to checking them out in the coming months. All of them, and that's saying a lot, since the expo had something for pretty much everybody. We have high-end smartphones, mid-range smartphones, low-end smartphones, tablets, wearables, the whole shebang! We even have some 'indie' devices in the YotaPhone 2 and the supposedly NSA-proof Blackphone.

But we realize that keeping track of all that transpired in Barcelona the last few days could be quite overwhelming -- it sure was for us. Many of you simply don't have the time or energy to go rummaging through hundreds of MWC 2014-related posts in order to make sense of it all, you just want the highlights of the event. This post is for you, and everybody who wants to keep on top of his/her game. So, without any further ado, we present to you the best smartphones, tablets, and wearables showcased during MWC 2014. Devices are put in no particular order.



1. poikilo

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

1) S5 2) Z2 3) Yota Phone 4) Gear watches 5) Tablet Z

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Tablet Z is last year's tablet. lol

9. poikilo

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

My bad lol

18. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

cmon yotaphone was best. i think s5 was not such a great upgrade. still note 3 and galaxy j are superior to it besides that fingerprint scanner. hr sensor is useless. (cause rhytm is more important than rate in medicine). z2 was totally better than s5. still note 3 is king and it will only be bested by note 4.

19. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

only design is not good .... otherwise s5 is a beast with useful features like heart rate monitor

20. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

heart rate monitor is useless.(in the way samsung had implemented it) heart rhytm is what needs to be monitored in patients. there are tons of apps that can help you find your hr within 6 seconds. its useless cause its not constant.

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Nothing evolutionary here same old last year crap

3. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Z2 is the winner!!

4. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

LG G Pro2 and Gionee Elife s5.5 for me.

5. toink unregistered

This year was probably the most exciting and most disappointing MWC yet.

6. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Z2 is the winner. Z2 swipes the floor with that sexy body, stereo speakers and splendid screen. S5's design is even worse than S4. Much dissapointment.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

My favorite devices at MWC 2014 1) Sony Xperia Z2 2) LG G Pro 2 3) Huawei Mediapad X1 4) Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet 5) Nokia X Series 6) Huawei TalkBand B1 The device that disappointed me at MWC 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5.

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

No wonder your screen name is xperiaDROID. There are lot of good devices, but the worst was Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. In 2014, FHD screen in a tablet is pathetic. Not to forget hopeless 6000 mAh battery.

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

But... you can slice bread with it and have 3hrs of SoC UNDER WATER BABY!!!

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

My screen name xperiaDROID doesn't mean that I'm a Sony fanboy. Now let me explain to a newbie why my screen name is xperiaDROID, my first smartphone was a Sony Xperia smartphone, the Sony Xperia P, and I like Android, so Xperia + Android = xperiaDROID. I admit I'm a Sony fan, but not the biased one, and my screen name doesn't mean by that. So how about you? rd_nest? A rude dude that lives in a nest? LOL...Yeah, I'm just following your logic. No matter what you say, Xperia Z2 Tablet is still one of my favorite devices at MWC 2014. It's my favorite, not yours. If you think I'm a biased Sony fanboy, you're wrong.

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Full HD is not pathetic at all. Unless it's 4K, nothing over 1080p is not needed. The same thing goes for any other device like phones, laptops, TVs and so on.

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Best phone Son... sorry folks, YotaPhone 2, OH YEAH!!! Best phablet: LG G Pro 2 Best tabletphone: Huawei MediaPad X1 Best wearable: Samsung Galaxy Fit

22. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

So dramatic first line, attention grabber, move on.

13. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

@mwc....For the mid range the htc desire 816 got my attention! So sexy with descent specs..and for high end phone sony z2 for the win!on my next upgrade its either the z2,htc one 2 or the iphone 6!And yes the huawie mediapad x1!

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol just as i said, phonearena and other sites did not complain anything about cheap plastic, but they say more premium than galaxy s4(which i dont agree). Looks like samsung paid truckloads to attendees.

16. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Phone : Xperia Z2 Wearable : Galaxy Fit

21. blues11 unregistered

Best Phone - Xperia Z2 Best Tablet - Xperia Z2

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