Which was the most innovative company at IFA 2015?

Which was the most innovative company at IFA 2015?
While the IFA 2015 expo officially starts today, we have (nudge, wink) already covered and previewed the handsets and tablets that were announced at the pre-expo events by Sony, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Asus, Acer and the rest.

To those who thought this IFA expo would be boring without the traditional strong appearance of Samsung's Galaxy Note line (Note5 got announced in mid-August), we have one phrase to say - 4K. Sony wowed us with the first phone that carries a true 4K panel with 800+ ppi pixel density, but the fun didn't stop here, as the new Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium all carry an exclusive 23 MP Exmor RS camera sensor with the biggest resolution on an Android device. Add to that a unique fingerprint scanner embedded in the lock key, as well as the traditional waterproof chassis and stereo speakers, and the IFA is worth it for the new Xperias alone.

Huawei was another trailblazer at the expo, outing the Mate S - a phone with Force Touch display, beautiful metal chassis, and decked-out specs sheet. Samsung didn't have phones to announce, but it outed an inventive Gear S 2 smartwatch, with a unique rotating bezel for navigation. Lenovo dressed up its signature P-series phones with huge batteries. like the new Vibe P1, in glass and metal, and outed the first phone with two selfie cameras - the Vibe S1. Asus unleashed some crazy versions of its popular Zenfone line, like a selfie-oriented one, or a ZenFone with optical zoom.

In any case, there is plenty to see here at the IFA 2015 expo, but there can only be one victor when it comes to the amount of innovation infused in their new products. This is why we wanted to ask you which do you think was the most innovative company at IFA 2015 until this point? Take your pick in the poll and tell us why below.

Which was the most innovative company at IFA 2015?

Sony
59.85%
Huawei
10.52%
Samsung
16.25%
Lenovo
3.31%
ZTE
0.51%
Alcatel
0.83%
Acer
5.35%
Asus
3.38%

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81 Comments

1. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

SONY!!

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Sony all the way, cantcan't wait to grab the z5c.

14. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Huawei, lenovo, ZTE and Acer are the most innovative companies of IFA. Atleast they came with some idea. Ironically ppl are still voting for samsung, although note 5 & Edge+ were released pre IFA and samsung doesnt have much presence in IFA. Ironically ppl are voting for sony too, although sony just upped the mega pixel and resolution race. Nothing innovative. Fanboyism always create biased results in Polls

32. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Introducing a 4K display to smartphone industry is the greatest step towards forcing Manufacturers to improve the battery tech more and more to be the leader in the race .... I don't know how the Z5 premium will perform in the day to day life. But Kudos to Sony for taking this risk.

69. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope the gear s2 showed Apple how it's done

77. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Samsung has introduced the rotating bezel on their Gear S2 smartwatch which is an innovation IMO.

31. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Most people are voting just based on 4K hype for Sony. But it's just a change of panel onto a body that looks the same for 4 years. No one knows the quality of the screen. Sony smartphone displays weren't the best till now and it doesn't seem to change with 4K. Innovation is what Samsung does with OLED technology. None of the other display makers succeed in making it mainstream and topnotch but Samsung does it consistently. If products that are going to make impact are to be considered, we should see the SmartThings IOT platform of Samsung. Also the Gear S2 with the intutive rotating bezel. Wait for a few moths and see the impact. The funniest thing about Sony wellwishers are that they are so frustrated with no new things from Sony that they find an upping of pixel count as greatest innovation.

35. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I agree with you, sony's displays were the worsts till xperia Z2. They improved it in Z2 but still not upto the same stand of their competition. Samsung has taken great leap in displays

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Youre right, exactly my thought.

46. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Well, the article is asking for the company which presented more innovation, not best implementation. In this regard the medal goes to Sony, no matter how good the screen of the Z5 Premium will perform. Also Sony presented the most advanced smartphone camera ever (again, no matter whether it will be able to outperform the G4 and the S6) as well as the most innovative fingerprint scanner (which apparently is already proven to work very well). So, there is no doubt that Sony had the most innovative presence at the show.

57. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Well, there lies the problem with Sony. If the boxy form factor didn't sell too well with Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z3+, then what's the point in using the same for Z5? A 4k screen is no innovation, desparate attempt to sell phones with least innovation by changing panels.

61. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

this is the point, article is asking for the innovation which sony doesnt present. Just upping the mega pixal and screen resolution is not innovation. Since when improvement is innovation? Your innovation term is terrible bro. Samsung was allegedly going to put 4K in Note 5 but they hold the idea bcoz its would be just for the sake of braging rights. But for sony they dont have anything up their sleeves to brag about. They cant even utilize their own home made camera sensors as efficiently as other OEMs are doing. So they come up with 4K

67. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

True. But Sony fans are desparately looking for some miracle and think 4K is going to change the declining sales. But think about it, I wonder even the Sony sales persons would be finding it difficult to differentiate Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z3+ and Z5.

79. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

0.03 second of focusing time (with Hybrid-AF) doesn't count as "innovation"? I dont think so

80. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Haha, Samsung put an entire bent screen on their phones for bragging rights and they cannot even figure out what it is there for. But does it count as innovation? I would say yes. Bendable screens are a future technology. And don't read only half from what I am writing. 4K for me is not the biggest Innovation for the Z5 series. The biggest for me is the tiny fingerprint scanner and the amazing camera sensor with super fast auto focus.

70. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As the z5 over heats again big time, the 4k ver will not come out I be thinking they hold off to the 820, hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahhaha

73. Plutonium239

Posts: 1215; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Windows 10 for IOT could have a very large impact as well, it should replace Windows XP embedded which is running in 95% of the world's ATMs.

68. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahahahhahaahahhaahahhaha, I think not the z5 over heats, I can only think your 4k phone is junk, Samsung did the best with the he gear s2 where they showed Apple how it's done

71. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

There are too many Samsung fans that make the poll result biased, Samsung should not be the second most innovative company because it has only announced Gear S 2, which the circular watch face has already existed in other companies.

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

definitely Sony, great camera and first smartphone with 4K display, a company thinking by themselves instead of copying anything certain Californian company makes *cough* Huawei *cough*

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

If you're talking about Huawei "copying" Apple's force touch technology, then you're wrong. Oh wait, the technology isn't even from Apple, kek. And no, it doesn't count of Apple used the Force Touch on their smartwatch first, we're talking about smartphones here. It's obvious here, Huawei is the first manufacturer to use Force Touch on their smartphone, Mate S. I see nothing official from Apple on their smartphone part. First come first serve. Good job, Huawei.

19. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

you are absolutely correct, ppl think everything is from apple. We are talking about smartphones here. By his logic, finger sensor was present on laptops way before any phone. Screen was present in TVs way before any phone. RAM, camera everything was present in some other device, way before in any smart phone. So Sony being a biggest copy cat of the world, has copied ram, screen, camera everything from different places and just put them together to call it a smart phone(how filthy sony is) Lol

22. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I don't want to start another pointless war, but you guys have some serious problem that every time you gotta prove that Apple didn't invent something. Why not just leave it and not give a f0ck about something you obviously don't have any interest with? Just ignore PR talk and trolls, life gets so much more enjoyable after that.

21. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Jesus, again... Why do you always fight about who made something first? Really, why? What does it change? The fact that Apple will say on their conference that they made first force touch phone, is it really so goddamn important for you what PR division says? It is always not about who made it first but who done it right. Look at examples everywhere, Note was first big screened phone that made sense, not the first big phone ever. iPhone wasn't first to have multitouch screen but it gave it a purpose. Or look at games, Gears of War wasn't first game to feature cover system but they have done it so good that they set a trend. I don't say that Apple will do it right, I haven't used neither Watch or new MBPs, but you can't deny that Huawei did it only to be the first before Apple. At now there are no apps on Android that will use it but heck, they got it first right? I am pretty sure that on iOS many apps within 2 months will use Force touch, this is what is great about iOS, that new features are instantly implemented in apps. On Android no one will implement it before Samsung or Google make it part of their OS.

27. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

these are the biggest misconceptions you ifans have and the most interesting thing which I like about you apple admirors, is this that you guys always sound so polite, decent, rational and logical in your statements. But usually the theme ifan comments contain, is this that "apple is always the first to get everything right. Others dont know how to get things right". As a matter of fact, apple dont have to get anything right bcoz no matter what apple will put in their device. ppl will think it, as the right way of doing it.

47. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Oh, so You know me so well that you can tell I'm just a little asshole sitting in front of computer, admiring Apple and seeing world through Tim Cook's glasses. I admire Apple so much and I want to give my money to them so much that I still use my 4 year old 4S. I hate Apple, I see that they rape their clients. But I like iOS with jailbreak, that's why I never bought new Apple device, only used, because it was much cheaper and I didn't give money to them. Or maybe I just say: I don't care about those companies. Why should I, I just want to buy product that works good for me. People wasting time trying to associate some ideology with every purchase really have issues.

63. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

you are right. I am realising now that you are eltitled to your opinion. That was a short sightedness on my part

24. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i'm talking way beyond pressure sensitive touchscreens, i'm talking about design cues, materials, the whole software mimicking iOS (it even has a Spotlight search with the blurred background and all), the rose gold color rumored for the iPhone 6S. heck, they couldn't even take the word Apple out of their mouth comparing the 6 Plus with the Mate S throughout the whole event but if you can't accept the fact they base their new phones on what does or does not the iPhone, then your fanboyism makes you too blind

26. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

that was a smart stretegy to utter orang out of their mouth. It kept me interested in their presentation. Arguement aside, Huawei's presentation was entertaining.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The design cues as a materials your discussing were first taken from the HTC One M7 and appropriated by Apple.

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