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Best phone and tablet of MWC 2012: Poll Results

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Best phone and tablet of MWC 2012: Poll Results
It’s just over a week since MWC 2012 wrapped up but it feels almost like an eternity. The new iPad was announced and as it was expected it eclipsed all current tablets, but could some of those upcoming gadgets shown at the Mobile World Congress be able to challenge Apple’s product? 

And what were the best phones and tablet unveiled at the largest mobile event for the year?

We’ve waited for you to cast your votes in two categories: best phone and best tablet, and the results are finally in.

Best phone and tablet of MWC 2012: Poll Results
Best phone and tablet of MWC 2012: Poll Results
Best phone and tablet of MWC 2012: Poll Results
Best phone of MWC 2012

You picked the Nokia 808 PureView as the best phone at MWC 2012. With some 68% of your votes, it was a landslide victory for the Symbian-powered device bringing a mind-boggling 41-megapixel camera with PureView imaging technology for stunning images.

Second ranked the HTC One X getting over 15% of your votes and it’s also worth an honorable mention. The One X embodies the latest technological advances - it will feature the 28nm power-efficient and LTE packing Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip in the US. The international version is stuffed with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core, which should match the performance of the S4 without offering LTE.

Interestingly, all other devices got lost and only received a tiny fraction of your votes despite some of them also featuring a quad-core processor.

Best tablet of MWC 2012

And what about tablets? Almost uncontested, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series grabbed the gold with over half of your votes. It’s a premium product from top to bottom: high-res 10.1-inch display, elegant brushed aluminum back and featherweight body, and it comes with a keyboard dock. While its resolution falls short of the 2048x1536 pixel resolution of the new iPad, the Transformer Pad Infinity offers very impressive 1920x1200-pixel display.

Best phone and tablet of MWC 2012: Poll Results
Its runner-up is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The device didn’t wow us with its hardware, but it’s definitely got that unique appeal of the S Pen interface and pressure sensitive display. The Galaxy Note 10.1 got more than 27% of your votes.

Now, the results are out and we’re curious to hear back from you once again - how do the winners stack up against the iPad 3 and has anyone changed their minds about the MWC phones? Let us know in the comments below. 

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posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:17 7

1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:02 3

14. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

and here comes the haters' comments below

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:17 1

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

15% gets honorable mention? Very funny.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:14 1

9. azri05 (unregistered)

Bcoz it 2nd?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:46 3

3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

The only problem here is, no one is actually going to get the phone because the phone itself isn't that great.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:52 4

4. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Agreed,camera enthusiasts will by a SLR camera,phone enthusiats would buy a much better phone than the 808. The 808 is be in a small niche sale category

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:59 3

5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

how can u be certain and you don't know everyone is the world so stop making ridiculous claim. no one said it was made to turn the smartphone market upside down its another category for camera-phones so people can still buy these

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:17 1

12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

It's a phone, not your mother. Quit being so offended that someone has higher standards for a phone.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:15 4

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

Actually there's a LOT of talk online about people ditching their compact cameras, their Androids, their iPhones and their N8's (current best phone camera in the world until the 808 appears) and replacing them all with the 808 Pureview. Quite a few SLR owners too are wondering why they're carrying around bulky, heavy, very expensive SLR cameras when for many shots the 808 will be superior. Seriously, it's that good.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:47 2

7. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i, too, agree that 808 is one of, if not the best device at MWC, quad core phones are great, but quad core technology was already introduced few months prior, the good thing is that it is making ways to phones in MWC.. but that camera sensor, that's a really new thing!

but again, the best device doesn't mean it will grab the most sales.. i voted for the 808 due to its technological breakthrough, but honestly speaking, i will not buy it.. i lean more for the honourable mention one..

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:13 7

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

Actually the phone is amazing. Tell me the truth: have you used Nokia Belle? Most people who've upgraded their phones to it think it's amazing, like having a whole new phone, and easily as good as iPhone or Android.

People will still have their preferences of course, but there is just no way you can claim the phone is not amazing. The features in the hardware and in Symbian beat every other phone on the planet hands down.

The screen res is fine because you can't see the pixels in normal use anyway so higher res screen is totally pointless.

Unlike Android, Symbian does not need a fast processor. N8 with 680 Mhz processor and Belle is clearly faster than many 1GHz+ Androids. However, the 808 Pureview has a 1.3 Ghz processor, it also has probably the most powerful GPU out there, and again unlike Android, Symbian uses the GPU fully for most of the OS and UI.

Furthermore, Nokia have always been renowned at making phones with far better build quality, signal strength, battery life, call quality and so on than ANY of the competition. This is proven time and time again.

The fact is they have all this in the 808, an even better OS again with Belle Feature Pack 1 (which no one has used yet in public) and they have just produced a camera that beats everything else in the world inside or outside a phone, hands down.

Sorry dude, but that's the facts, and you're going to have to accept it!

Judging by the incredible reception the 808 has got it will sell millions and millions and millions.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:53 3

16. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)

my thoughts exactly.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:06 7

6. Leo_MC (Posts: 2685; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

2nd of march, Phonearena posted an article called "Best MWC 2012 phones" (this onehttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Best-MWC-2012-phones_id27598); there's no mention of Nokia...

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:21 2

13. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

good point :)

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:15 7

11. pjasinow (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

I Think software in phones is becoming a bit thrashed. All platforms give you a great experience. Nokia nailed it concentrating on hardware like nobody else. Apart from the well mentioned camera, things like a fm transmitter, super high quality sound recording and have you seen that screen they've been using on there phones of late, its totally viewable in direct sunlight. This phone packs a punch that I'm sure manufactures felt cause they know when all that stuff hits the windows platform as well it'll be a force.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:47 1

15. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

It was nice of Phone Arena to talk about the actual poll and those devices announced at MWC in-between references of the iPad 3 which had nothing to do with MWC. Very professional, Victor.

I am curious how the 808 sells. There is a ton of buzz about it. I am actually very happy Symbian fans have something to be excited about!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:00 3

17. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)

Well the poll says it all. Its not always about the number of cores or screen resolution all the time. Even the 808 has a seemingly inferior processor and screen resolution, people still like it.

I don't think any body takes out their phone to look at the screen and see if there are any visible pixels. Neither do they check out what the processor is run like at any given moment, coz it doesn't really matter when the phone does what its supposed to do.

And then i wonder how the ipad made it into this article, which was about phones and tablets from MWC!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:07 2

18. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

The concept of a smartphone is to provide us the best experience for surfing the web:

requirements, while standard features like call quality is acceptable:

1) Bigger screen, the better - up to 5" should fit in every standard jeans pocket, unless the buyer is shorter than 1m and 50. More important is thinness, so the phone is aderent to the leg and barely visible.
2) Connectivity - great wi fi reception, fast hspa+ or LTE
3) CPU - for quick page rendering and javascript performance, rather have powerful cpu than gpu (unless you buy a phone to play infinity blade)
4) Battery - as always
5) Full web experience - html5 and flash. For flash I'd like to have the choice for having it or not, who cares if it's dying or its mobile version is unstable. Sport streams and youtube @1080p still require flash.
6) Screen quality - screen technology, resolution, colours.

This said, world is great because it's various: there are people that pick a smartphone to play games or take photos...everyone is free to take what he likes the best.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:21 1

19. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

U have some good points, but in general your definition of smartphone is wrong. Web browsing is only one of many things important in smartphones.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 13:48

20. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

eh... dumbphones can web browse rather well too...

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 03:21

21. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

LOL the HTC OneX wont be getting quad cores worldwide; LTE versions have to settle for dual cores....

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