Samsung Galaxy S III wins EISA's Best Mobile Phone 2012-2013 award

Samsung Galaxy S III wins EISA's Best Mobile Phone 2012-2013 award
The European Imaging and Sound Association, EISA, has crowned the Samsung Galaxy S III as the European Mobile Phone of 2012-2013 in its annual awards. The association sees the special features like S-Voice, Smart Stay and Direct Call, as well as the device's powerful hardware, as a powerful combination worthy of winning this prestigious award.

The other handset which has taken part in this gala-ceremony is the HTC One S. HTC's device has won the European Social Media Phone 2012-2013 award. Among the key features that have impressed the jury are the 'micro arc oxidation' technology used to treat the aluminum casing of the phone, AMOLED screen and 8MP camera.

Nokia's PureView Pro technology introduced with the 808 PureView was also recognized as the European Mobile Photo Achievement 2012-2013. A well-deserved award, we would say.

Do you, guys and gals, agree with these awards? Would you put some other handset/technology instead of those chosen by EISA?

source: EISA via SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow is that a real surprise or what? Of course it was going to win, it's the best & most powerful phone out since it's release. It's a stunning looking phone in person, the screen is vibrant, & the performance it has with ICS is top notch. What else can you ask for? Just wait until Jelly Bean hits it officially, it will be like a new phone. 100 times better than ICS. Congrats to Samsung & Android.

2. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Yep. Well deserved; Samsung, HTC, and Nokia.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Exactly! +1

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"What else can you ask for?" No TouchWiz :)

13. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Actually, the only problem I have with touchwiz now is the stock launcher, which can be easily changed, and the toggles in the notifications aren't customizable. Other than that, all those extra features are pretty good.

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed,the beauty of Android though is the free ability to change the launcher to that of your choice. Im using nova launcher on my galaxy tab for instance!

18. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This is another reason icrap wanna sue Samsung and Android !

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know what you mean. lol Sorry for the thumb down. I meant to give you a thumb up. I did it too fast. Sorry :-(

25. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Now "rotten Apple" would sue EISA for this lolzzzzzzzzzzz

30. stephine

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

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4. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Hey what about my og Motorola flip phone lol. That piece of crap actually still powers up.

5. kunyuk

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

yup, samsung is powerful phone but how about the build quality of sgs3?

6. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

They didn't wait after the New iPhone 4s ?

10. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Per EISA: "All products to be awarded - with the exception of those awarded in Innovation and Design categories - must have been available for detailed test evaluation for the magazines in each Panel concerned. Latest and brand new products will only be accepted if they have been available for detailed testing before June 1st (latest delay) by at least 5 member magazines of the Panel concerned. In addition, awarded products must also be for sale to the general public no later than October 1st in the year of the Awards in at least 10 European countries. Awarded products sold on ‘pre-ordering’ base must be delivered to the customer within 2 weeks after ordering, at the latest at October 14th. ‘Pre-ordering’ base is only liable to products with a price-tag of at least € 5.000."

12. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

cos they know it's not gonna be anything that deserves an award.

7. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Xperia P also won the Green Smartphone Award of the year. PhoneArena why are you being so bloody biased?

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Bias or oversight not sure but one can expect such things :)

8. guildsa654

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Y SO EARLY????? D:

26. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Dude, that's what I'm saying. It's freaking August

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

All Hail Samsung!!!

14. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Another acknowledgement of the meticulous work and persevering sense of quality that Samsung puts into all their devices. Congrats Sammy ! You earned this one !

15. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

A well deserved victory. Imo it's the phone of the year.

16. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Congrats samsung and htc and to android as well. It's not only dominating market shares but also awards and recognition. Keep up the good work. Hmmm someone is jealous?!

17. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Wouldn't it make more sense to award a phone at the end of the year, and only title it "2012?" I mean, we have no idea what's in store for 2013.

23. poojaroy

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

b coz every year its done like this like last year it was 2011 to 2012

20. OSFantasma

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

there are other awards for that but i can agree, ergo thumbs up..

21. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

2013? Why not the single year of 2012? To say that it's going to be the best phone of 2013 can be a longshot considering how fast technology develops in addition to how fast OEMs spit out new flagship phones. I definitely agree with the 2012 though.

27. andrwroepke

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I have always had apple products and i was up for an upgrade and i wanted to try something different. I upgraded to the galaxy III. Lets just say i had so many problems that i returned the phone. The phone kept dropping calls and rebooting for no reason. The interface is fast buy very glitchy. The case cover from Samsung started to come apart after on week. I traded for an iphone 4 and had no issues. Samsung needs to polish their product before releasing them. I got the latest and greatest Samsung phone and it still doesn't compete with a two year old design.

28. Savage unregistered

Cry all you want, GS3 already won. Best of luck, next year to the new iPhone.

29. TMach unregistered

Also won the Worst build quality for a top end phone as well as that for the worst customer service. As for those cracks......................................!

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