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PhoneArena Reader's Awards: vote for best smartphone and tablet of 2013

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Dec 2013, 18:49

Have you noticed how even a simple, straightforward question can be quite challenging to answer? You probably have. Here's a couple of relevant examples: what is the best smartphone of 2013? What about the year's best tablet? Giving a proper, justified answer to these questions is tricky due to the number of factors one has to consider – popularity and sales figures, price to performance ratio, design and build quality, hardware specs and software features, how innovative a given device is... and the list goes on. Alternatively, one can simply listen to their geeky inside voice and cheer for the phone or tablet they find most deserving – to follow their techy instincts, in other words. Regardless of which method you'd rather stick with, we'd love to have your input in today's two polls. Cast your votes below and let us know which you think are the best smartphone and tablet of 2013! In a few days' time, we'll follow up with a new post presenting you with the winners as chosen by our readers...

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posted on 12 Dec 2013, 00:37

72. Achilis (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)

Note 3 and I pad Air.....
Note 3 is the best smartphone ever.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 00:40 2

73. Assa7inKing (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

So there are still people who voted for iPhone ? u guys are truly i SHE*P and deserve to be...

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 01:07

74. skyline88 (Posts: 611; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

personal opinion:
Separate category for smartphone and phablet / smartphablet (or whatever u wanna call it).
I voted for G2 because its a bit unfair to consider Note 3 as a smartphone even though obviously Note 3 is better than G2.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 02:06

75. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

I thought there would be more HTC and Nokia lovers rigging the polls. I guess even they finally realize that their devices are nothing special.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 02:23

76. Finest (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)

The Z family by Sony anyday more reliable than others, take note the water resistance and the outstanding design

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 02:43

77. mishooo111 (Posts: 30; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

1. moto x
2.nexus 5
3. iphone5s

1.ipad air
2.nexus 7
3.ipad mini

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 03:43 1

79. Caukerzee (Posts: 36; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)

Phone: Note 3
Tablet: Note 10.1 (2014 edition)

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 04:16

80. HockeyDood (Posts: 74; Member since: 14 May 2010)

The Note 3 is hands down the best phone I've ever owned. This may be the first phone I actually finish my contract out on and may not upgrade straight away when it's finished.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 07:27

89. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

I voted for iPhone 5S and iPad Air. I just don't think iOS has any serious competition yet (an opinion formed after using plenty of high end Android smartphones).

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 07:29

90. Marwanbalu (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

My vote Xperia z1 the first

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 07:35

91. Marwanbalu (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

My vote Xperia z1 the first

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 07:49

92. Rmito92 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

Phone: Galaxy note 3
Tablet: Nexus 7 (2013)

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 08:07 1

93. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Note 3/Z1.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 08:41

95. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

LG FANS were DIVIDED Between these two LG G2 & LG Nexus 5


LG G pad for Mini tablet.

Life's Good...

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 08:50

96. steedsofwar (unregistered)

LG G2 tie with Experia Z1. Then the nokia windows tablet tie with Surface Pro 2.

The G2 is amazing. This is coming from a nexus guy. iPhone is very good but never for the top spot. Too many compromises to list here.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 14:46

101. 4.1.2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)

Why are people voting for the S3? I guess being original is pointless. Innovation is just something Samsung can't comprehend that's why they where sued 640 million.... For shame samsung for shame...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 00:33

104. sanyamjain75 (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

I think best tablet should be xperia Z tablet
Excellent design
Awesome screen
Good chipset
Also the playstation dualshock 3 support which makes it a all-round performance tablet

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 01:02

105. juliaann (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

very goooood

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 04:01

106. omaar97 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

Phone: Nexus 5/Note 3 (voted for Nexus 5, still Note 3 is amazing for me)
Tablet: Nexus 7 2013

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 08:20

107. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

Go LG and Samsung!

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 02:52

110. mehdi.moha (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)

galaxy NOTE 3 , N9005 WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is really really #1 , you even can't compare any other phone with that !!

also tablet 10.1 2014 edition is #1

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 15:04

112. hulk_14 (Posts: 71; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)

Lumia 1520 and Surface 2 pro. Surface 2 pro is definitely the best tablet on the market.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 18:41

113. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

Hard to believe the MOTO X is not higher on the list. much superior in so many ways compared to many on the list. Future phones will reinforce the mighty MOTOROLA BRAND is back and strong. To see the NEXUS 5 and G2 neck and neck is absurd. The N5 is not even close in quality. One of the most obvious issues is the screen on the N5. 10 years ago it would have been a good screen.
Knocking off the G2 is going to take some work.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 06:23

115. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

don't forget quality isn't the only variable in choosing !

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 02:54

114. alifastin (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)

For me I will choose Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for phones and Apple Ipad Air for tablets. This two gadget is awesome. I love Android and iOS

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 19:14

119. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

Best phone. LG-G2. Tablet - G-PAD. Others - Samsung Note 3 and Samsung S4. Motorola Moto X is still the best value of the year. LG,MOTOROLA,SAMSUNG and GOOGLE will continue to build a larger customer base while APPLE will continue its slide into oblivion.Nexus 5 is over-rated. Washed out screen and terrible battery life make it a non-contender.Smart companies will stop making the lions share of accessories for the IPHONE. When you look at market share it makes no sense. The party is over for APPLE. Say hello to Chromebook as an easy replacement for the MAC AIR. For most it is all we need and so much less pertaining to cost. 2014 will be a real game changer with new innovators and leaders being born. APPLE gets left in the basket.

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