Mobile Choice Consumers Award 2012: Samsung Galaxy S III best smartphone, Apple iPad best tablet

Mobile Choice Consumers Award 2012: Samsung Galaxy S III best smartphone, Apple iPad best tablet
At the Mobile Choice Consumers Award show in London, the Samsung Galaxy S III took home the trophy as the Best Smartphone of 2012. We don't take sides here, so before some of you riot in protest, we need to point out that the Apple iPhone 5 was launched too late to be included in the competition. On the other hand, the Android flagship did go up against the Apple iPhone 4S, a formidable competitor in its own right. The Apple iPhone 4S finished second ahead of the HTC One X which wound up third. The Nokia Lumia 800 was fourth followed by the Sony Xperia S.

When it comes to tablets, the third iteration of the Apple iPad took home the first place trophy. Finishing in second was the Asus built Google Nexus 7. Asus also had the third place tablet with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and the Sony Tablet S (not to be confused with the Sony Xperia Tablet S) round out the top 5.

Samsung also took home the hardware for "Most Innovative Device" which was the title awarded to the Samsung GALAXY Note phablet, which sold in excess of 10 million units. The Nokia Lumia 800 was cited for having "The Best Design". You Scrooges out there will be happy to know that "The Best Value" trophy was awarded to the the Sony Xperia U. And the award for "The Best Camera" went to the Nokia 808 PureView, narrowly edging out the Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC One X was named "The Best Video Phone". The Samsung Galaxy S III was back at the podium for its first place finish as "The Best Media Phone" while the HTC One X was selected the best for social networking.

Samsung was the Manufacturer of the Year, followed by Sony, Asus HTC and Nokia.

source: MobileChoice via RedmondPie

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54 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's not a surprise. The Samsung Galaxy S III is the worlds best phone in 2012, well until the new Nexus comes out! lol

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

But then the GS IV will be released and Sammy fans can rejoice again.

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well not really the new Nexus is scheduled to come in November. The Galaxy S IV will come in June. So 7 months is quite the long time.

28. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Guys guys important thing here is to save face Apple didnt include that debacle of a phone called the iPhone 5! Oh man it just makes my day :)

30. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Helloooooo......... Galaxy Note II will AnnihiLate next year (well, at least it will the iPhone 5)! How funny, PhoneArena claims 'we don't take sides'. They must've let loose an iTurd when the Awards were announced.

39. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

its funny to me how they wont compare the iphone 5 cuz it came out too late but in "reviews" they compared the iphone 5 to the One X and even the nokia 900! "

42. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yeah, they've even gone as far as comparing the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. I'm surprised that they've yet to compare the iPhone 5 to the Samsung Gusto (with the all-important 911 shortcut). You would think that [that] miNi i5 upgrade (of the 4S) were the reiNcArnAtiOn of Our iLord Steve.

45. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

It's not PA's fault, it's the Mobile Choice Consumers Award's call that they didn't bring up iPhone 5 to the competition.

36. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The Nexus is no different from S3!!!!!!!!!!!! It's basicly the same phone but in a different shell.

37. Hemlocke unregistered

The fact that the camera on the SGS3 was considered second to the 808 shows how much of a farce this show was.

38. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

you jealous bro?

43. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Camera is only one part of the equation, right? How does the camera coming in 2nd to the 808 erase everything else about the GS3?

50. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

exactly, the 808 is basically the best camera phone there is, no one can doubt that but best phone has to consider everything, it doesn't have to have the best of everything just the best experience and function........if im making any sense

48. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

S3 FTW

2. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

galaxy note 2 the most innovative media phone of all time!

34. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

ALL time? Forward and back? Also, innovative? Screen size and usability software aren't innovative, just evolutionary and clever. innovation would be if they had some sort of biometric or cyborg device one could attach to themselves so a stylus wouldn't be required, or if both sides of the device were a screen and it retained its thinness and functionality (though excepting presentations, I can't think of a practical application of that on a phone/phablet, though could for a tablet)

53. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

then i sincerely hope that you won't call any iproducts innovative since most of them fits your description.

3. droidspd

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Well deserved for the GS3. I would easily put the One X ahead of the iPhone though.

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

congrats Sammy. you have earned it.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Today is not a happy day for the iP5 fans....

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

lol they must be looking at their long iphone 4s and wondering why my phone is not phone of the year. oh guess what it never was. but no worries with apple maps they can easily get away from reality and be happy thinking that they have the best phone ever made.

17. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Do you know how to read? Or is that a prerequisite to own an Android device. Is clearly says, the iPhone 5 was Not included.

23. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Aside from benchmarks there is not much of a difference between the 4s and 5.. js lol. I'll give a high five to Apple for overall speed but in the same respect it requires so much less to run iOS as opposed to a very resource hungry OS such as Android. Most of the stuff people were so happy about was included in the bump to iOS6 so most people shouldn't see the need for the upgrade considering. If anything Apple should have released all the new iOS features to the iPhone 4 etc. God forbid they allow "fragmentation" if anything just a ploy to give iPhone 4 users reason to upgrade to the iPhone 5.

6. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I'm happy to see SONY is catching up :D

8. twilliams5108

Posts: 14; Member since: May 14, 2012

The iPhone 4S is a year old and still came in second against all the top android and window phones. Lol. That's funny.

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

2012 isn't over yet, why give the award out now? GS3 definitely best overall phone SO FAR this year, with OneX and Lumia 900 as runners up. Got a lot of phones coming before 12/31....

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

IMHO^ Also, how would the GS3 even come close to the 808 PureView? 808 should have walked away with that easily.

33. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Yeah that wording seemed strange too. What has a better camera, a camera with a phone attached, or a good all-around with a decent camera? Hmm.

41. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Actually, i thought one x would beat s3. perhaps they looked at the overall package?

10. Droiddoes unregistered

I'm confused, apple said that the iphone was the greatest phone in the world. apple wouldn't lie to me....would they?

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