Which smartphones and tablet were named the best by GSMA?

Which smartphones and tablet were named the best by GSMA?
The group responsible for MWC (GSMA), has started handing out the 20th annual Global Mobile Awards in conjunction with the 2015 show in Barcelona. The best mobile tablet award was presented to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. That is a pretty impressive win for the Windows 8.1 powered slate, which Microsoft has been promoting quite heavily. Back in November, Time magazine listed the slate as one of the top 25 inventions of 2014.

Among the awards handed out by GSMA, the best smartphone title was given to a pair of handsets. The Apple iPhone 6 and the LG G3 are sharing the trophy this year. The Motorola Moto E was announced as the best low-cost smartphone. Motorola Mobility picked up the award for the best wearable with the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch, and Samsung KNOX was named the best security or anti-fraud product by GSMA. The  container comes with secure applications that can be used at work.

For you gamers out there, Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne won the award for best mobile game. And Smart Communication's Spinnr Music was named the best mobile music app. You can check out the entire list of winners by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: GlobalMobileAwards via WindowsCentral



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Congrats winners.

37. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

i can accept iphone 6 but nom way g3 that was the worst flagship of 2014..bad battery life..bad screen,slow gaming performance....i lost faith on GSMA..

39. LGGThree

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

yes .. well done apple /lg/moto blind fans and paid bloggers should read judges comments first . iphone 6 “With all round improvements, from designs, to specs, to functionality yet remaining true to the core this proposition offers unparalleled performance and unmatched consumer success”. LG G3 “Affordable excellence with winning design – its edge-to-edge screen offers the best quality mobile viewing experience around today.” note 4 .. who cares that ..its copied design, cartoonish ui,

40. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 BEST Smartphone of 2014! LG G4 BEST Smartphone of 2015!

2. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I don't give a f**k.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Surely You do, that's why you clicked on this article.

16. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

O yes you do.

32. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Kakarotto!!!! It's over 9000

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

iPhone 6 and surface pro well deserved it. Though for a phablet, I'd prefer Note 4 over the G3 any day of the week.

5. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

G3 is better then the iphone 6 and the note 4 is better then the G3 but i think wee should wait for LG G4 i think it will be the best phone of the year

7. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

If Lg G4 comes with premium design then yeah it will have a go at the crown

15. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

LG phones made with premium quality. Lmfao. LG believes in plastic.

22. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I am not sure why plastic cannot be quality.

41. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 BEST Smartphone of 2014! LG G4 BEST Smartphone of 2015! you can do nothing but to watch the LG's success in Smartphone!

18. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

After I see s6 Edge, G4 has a lot of work to do.

23. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

It was probably for the best that they waited, because Samsung seems to have stolen the show with the S6. Indeed, the G4 will have to really "wow" people. I eagerly await the fruit of LG's labors.

8. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I'm not sure why the smaller, lesser iPhone 6 (as opposed to the 6 Plus) shares the crown with the G3, which was an overall excellent phone, save for the battery life and other small issues. If anything, it should be the 6 Plus. Also, even though I own and love the G3, I wonder why the Note 4 didn't take the award. It was a much more advanced and well made phone.

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Asphalt 8 is actually a good game, but the IAPs killed it. It required so much grinding to get cars that are comparable to the races they expect you to race. It's too bad too, because it was a really good game that could have been so much more. Oh well, back to Forza horizon 2 for racing.

11. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Asphalt 8 is a rip off, not the best mobile game. >.> Graphics and first 3 chapters may fool you, cause the game after that just sucks, big time. Trying to make you buy stupid boosters, in-game cash, virtual cars, which are expensive as hell too! AI gets simply unfair by progressing the game, multiplayer is really basic and barely gives you any cash for races. LAME freemium GAMES.

12. Kumar123 unregistered

Hell, yeah. Great job Apple. I must also Congrats LG and Motorola for their great effort.

13. intellibrain

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

The Motorola E was considered the best low cost smartphone with a slew of cons than pros. How could that possibly be? Can someone please help me to understand?

14. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Congratulations Microsoft. That said I prefer my Samsung Note 8.0 LTE because it's way more MOBILE, and provides cell phone functionality to boot. I only paid 1/5 of the price of the Microsoft tablet for it, contract free. I had to spend $100 on the 128GB microSD card, though.

17. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Really? The iPhone 6 and G3 over something like the Note 4? *facepalm*

35. seven7dust unregistered

maybe it lost out cause of touchwiz, but the note 4 was much better phablet than the g3. but lets face it for mid-size phones iPhone> S5 anyday. S5 was a big let down ,w which is why samsung completely revamped it.

20. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Congrats to Apple. Besides note 4 I don't see any phone challenging the iPhone in 2014. This year is the year of samsung and the edge. #teams6edge.

24. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

iPhone 6 and LG3, lulz. S5 over both for me.

27. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I heard lots of politics happening here...

28. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Surface pro 3 is much better than any tablet due to not really being a tablet. I would pick it every day of the week. Now with phone I'm not sure why the note 4 didn't win this as its the best phablet out there period

30. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015


31. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The SP3 is really not a tablet per se, it's a full-blown computer. Regardless of my disdain for Android, at least the Galaxy Note tablets have digitizers. Hats off to them for doing so, they deserve the top prize in tablets, and I'm a Windows/BlackBerry guy.

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