GSMA unveils nominees for best smartphone, feature phone and tablet of the year award
posted by Victor H. / Feb 04, 2013, 6:11 AM
The Apple iPhone 5 is of course there, but just as you’d expect so are the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II, fighting for the title. The HTC Droid DNA is the third Android device to make it in the nominations and there is even one Windows Phone handset, the Nokia Lumia 920.
The award winners will be announced in just around 20 days, so stay tuned.
Also then, the GSMA is awarding the best feature phones where the Nokia Asha lineup is well represented with the Asha 302 and 305. The two other contenders are the Nokia 103 and Samsung C3312 Duos.
In the tablet category, the iPad, iPad mini, Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, the Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will fight for the award.
And if we look at last year’s results, best smartphone went to the Samsung Galaxy S II, best feature phone - to the Nokia C3-00, and the Apple iPad 2 was the best tablet.
source: PR Newswire
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Nokia Lumia 920 will be the winner
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:17 AM 15
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id say winners would be.. note 2 or lumia 920 in smartphone category... asha 302 in feature phone.. and tablet would be nexus 7!
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:19 AM 20
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Why L920??? It was met with so-so reviews. Nowhere near the universal acclaim that the S3, Note 2 or iPhone 5 were met with. And I'm just stating a fact here. Experts were far from blown away by this phone. Even the Nexus 4 was met with much more praise. Considering the overall picture my vote goes to Nexus 4
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 9:32 AM 1
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After a rather unscientific empirical survey - I see S3 and Note 2 all over the place. I see lots of iPhone and I know that some are v5, but I don't take the time to count rows so I have no feel for real numbers. Thanks to the botched launch Nexus 4 handsets are few and far between. And as far as the L920 goes - to date I've yet to see a single WP device in the field (SoCal USA), let alone anything from Nokia. I'm personally partial to the N4, but given the sheer numbers, I'd have to give it up to one of the Samsung devices.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 2:10 PM 1
I'm surprised that imangi studio is fighting with instagram, facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as best consumer apps @.@ shocking!!!
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:24 AM 2
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And the winners are:- Iphone 5- Asha 305- Nexus 7.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:25 AM 2
Doubt IPhone 5 wins... doesn’t innovate in any aspect and definitely is not the best smartphone.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:30 AM 16
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For replacing glass with aluminum and stretching the phone out of proportion?
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 7:46 AM 4
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The winner for smart phones will definitely be gs 3. For tablets it's btw the iPad, Kindle & Nexus 7 (Not sure about this category) Nokia's Asha's for feature phone category.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:26 AM 4
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GS3 or Note II Asha 305 Obviously one of the iPad's are going to win, and they're going to write it off on "app selection and interface fluidity" or something; but I personally think the Transformer Pad Infinity or the Nexus 7 should win. The Infinity for best overall or the Nexus 7 for best value. Apple's quality to value ratios are way too far from each other to win any awards, but they will anyways.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:35 AM 8
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my brother bought a note 2 a few days ago, since he still using his lumia 710. I had the chance to explore and play with it for a whole day, the performance is really good I didnt notice a lag at all, plus the diff. type of hand gesture such as screenshot, unlock phone etc is great, camera is also good, download almost of all top free games. But it didnt take my desire for the lumia 920! I will still buy lumia 920 when it comes to the philippines.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 6:48 AM 9
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Best smartphone , galaxy note 2 and Droid DNA but the nexus 4 is the best value for money. Best tablet ipad 4, I would pick the nexus 10 but the ipad 4 runs the games better with full effects. My personal favourite is the ipad mini though.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 7:12 AM 2
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Why just the DNA instead of the One X?
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 7:22 AM 2
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