Galaxy S III wins phone of the year

This year’s Mobile Choice awards have been announced, with Samsung scooping the top honour
Darren Allan

October 5, 2012

The Mobile Choice 2012 award winners have just been announced, and Samsung’s Galaxy S III has scooped the Phone of the Year accolade.

Do note, though, that the poll – in which some 26,500 readers placed their votes – was compiled pre-iPhone 5, so the battle for the S III was against the iPhone 4S.

44 per cent of voters declared the S III the best handset of 2012, with the iPhone 4S, HTC One X, Sony Xperia S and Nokia Lumia 800 the runner-ups.

Apple’s iPad, however, did secure the Tablet of the Year award, with its new retina display helping to ensure it stayed ahead of the Android competition. The Nexus 7 was runner-up.

Interesting, three-quarters of those polled either already had a tablet, or planned to get one in the near future, showing just how much the slate market has now taken off.

As for the Manufacturer of the Year – that accolade went to the maker of the top phone, Samsung. The S III obviously helped there, as did the Galaxy Note which has been a very popular handset.

Sony was the runner-up manufacturer, in a slightly surprising development, muscling out the likes of HTC and Nokia who were also shortlisted.

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  1. Office Paper says:

    Looks good to me, I need a new phone. My £50 Nokia slidescreen phone broke after 5 months. The £2.50 Motorola phone I bought in 2010, intially as a backup, has become my full time phone as it works perfectly! However, this Samsung looks really great. I think I’ll be buying one.

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