Vote for best phone and tablet of MWC 2012

Vote for best phone and tablet of MWC 2012
The Mobile World Congress is the biggest show dedicated to mobile and in 2012 it was intense. We witnessed some historic advances in technology - the first commercial devices with chips made using 28nm architecture were announced, quad-core handsets flooded the showroom floor and new ideas materialized in gadgets like the Asus PadFone.

We’ve spent the last couple of days busy going through all of the announcements in our minds, picking the very best devices (and there were quite a few to pick from), but as the hardware race is as close as it gets, we leave the choice up to you to decide which phone and tablet topped the rest in both their appearance and pure specs.

Before you get to vote, though, we wanted to jot down a couple of trends that became more evident during MWC 2012. First of all, Chinese phone makers Huawei and ZTE really pushed the envelope and delivered some impressive devices. Hardware-wise, they’re on par with the rest, and if they can beat them in price, we could have the new success story a la HTC in China

MWC also cemented devices with bigger screens as the Android mainstream. Almost all Android flagships moved up from 4.3-inch displays, often to as much as 4.7 inches on phones like the HTC One X and LG Optimus 4X HD.

Next, Intel’s Atom processors finally arrived on phones. And finally, Android dominated MWC. As Microsoft is retracting from big shows like CES, following Apple’s example to host its own events, devices on Google’s platform were everywhere. 

So with all this in mind which one is your favorite device and why? Vote for the phone and tablet that grabbed your heart at MWC 2012. We've arranged the noteworthy devices in alphabetical order, by name of company. The voting ends on Wednesday, March 7th, and that's when we'll release the results, so make sure to hurry up and make up your mind by then.

Best phone of MWC 2012

Acer CloudMobile
Asus PadFone
Huawei Ascend D quad
LG Optimus 3D Max
LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus Vu
Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia Lumia 610
Panasonic Eluga
Samsung Galaxy Beam
Sony Xperia P

Best tablet of MWC 2012

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series
Huawei MediaPad 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
ZTE PF 100



1. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Nokia pureview. Galaxy Note 10.1.

8. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

That Nokia is just s**t.. low proccessor and symbian that is so dead.. 512 of ram? Buy a good cellphone and a camera instead.. Nokia 808 don't fullfill the specs of a good cellphone

11. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

are you crazy?it is a good phone!you are too much into andriod and apple.

17. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

well we don't get Nokia Symbian phones in the US, unless you get one unlocked.

13. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

I lol'd so hard on your comment. Despite the fact that everything you said is true, you're still just a typical Nokia hater.

15. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

even im an android addict and can say the nokia 808 is going to be a great phone because symbian is a good OS it may not have as many apps but its good. especially now that they have the pureview tech and the 41mp camera

25. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

they would have been better off making it a windows phone the 808 that is

16. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Decent phone - Seriously, Symbian Belle isn't horrible and is a big improvement on Anna and Symbian 3 before it. It has plenty of apps too, though I will agree that it isn't the platform of the future by any stretch. But it does have the best camera, Dolby 5.1 HDMI output, expandable memory, USB on the go, secure NFC, amazing sound recording, pentaband 3G and a huge list of supported languages, and good battery lfe too, plus Nokia Maps keeps getting better and still gets better on Symbian before Windows Phone/MeeGo. It is in all seriousness a compelling feature set and although the OS may not be a smooth as WinPhone/MeeGo or have the apps and support of Android, it is certainly usable.

24. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Spec sheets dosnt matter most of the times. Have you seen how well does the Xperia arc S perform on its 1.2Ghz snapdragon with outdated Adreno 205? SW optimization matters. Belle is an OS well optimized to run on low end hardware. If you had tested Belle on the first gen symbian devices such as the N8, you wouldnt have said this. And yeah, finally, Well deserved award for the N808, for their cutting-edge innovation. Though Im an andriod and Galaxy fanboy, I have to admit this.

30. SleepingOz unregistered

Sorry to disappoint you but even Belle lags as hell on the N8.

29. SleepingOz unregistered

I wouldn't go as far to say that it's sh*t but it's a mediocre smartphone with an awesome camera, that's it.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2648; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It kind of shows the overall level of "meh" present at MWC when I had to stop and kind of hunt down what I thought should win, rather than having easy winners jump out at me.

3. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

same here

27. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Then you mustn't have been paying much attention to MWC if you had to hunt down for what you should vote for.

33. jellmoo

Posts: 2648; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Played plenty of attention to MWC, I just wasn't wowed by anything. Pretty much had to pick from the least mediocre in both categories.

4. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Why is anyone voting for anything other than the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity?!?!?!

5. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Good question

22. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Because ASUS is great in build quality and are quite dominant in the android tablet market.

31. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That is one of the many reasons why you should vote for them instead of crapsung

6. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

sorry, but YOU ARE BLIND if you don't vote for HTC One X and GNote 10.1

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

for the dual core or the quadcore 1X? sorry, but Huawei come out of nowhere with an A15 quadcore. They win.

19. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Their quad core is A15? Anyway i voted for them

32. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

I thought you'd rather wait and see how the Huawei does in real life! but i assume it stole your heart! :p

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I have a love of geekery... what can I say?? :)

23. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Htc didn't do anything amazing with the one x. It's a great phone for sure but nothing outstanding. I really like HTC but I feel a little let down by them. Huawei on the other hand hit all the points. They made a great looking phone, created their own processor and managed to fit the whole package in a very sensible form factor. It's not that ginormous of a phone but still has a large screen and a decent battery. If the D quad XL had been an option I would've picked that one. Good stuff ahead.

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

HTC One X Galaxy Note 10.1

9. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Why the GNote 10.1, it's the same thing as the galaxy tab 2 which is virtually the same as the first galaxy tab 10.1. I know they are not the exact same but still there is nothing major to differentiate the three. HTC One X and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity.

12. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

nokia 808 and galaxy note 10.1

14. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC One X and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

18. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

sony xperia p is fantastic,4.0" dual core,all soo good

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