In the inaugural MWC TechRadar Awards, there could be only one Best In Show – and our crack team of experts felt that the HTC One the cream of the crop of this year’s Mobile.
The One also took the coveted award for Best Phone, while the best was the impressive Sony Tablet Tablet Xperia Z and the Audience Award went to Firefox OS.
“It was extremely difficult to judge these awards – congratulations to the winners!” said Gareth Beavis, phones and tablets to TechRadar editor.
“The absolute level of competition shows that we are in a strong 2013 in terms of technology and new levels of innovation, with full HD screen, waterproof design, next-generation connectivity and even new ways to charge our phones is very much on the plane. ”
Explaining why the best phone HTC One had described him as “refreshing” to “combine innovation with customer needs.”
“While we were very impressed with the efforts of LG, Sony and Huawei, HTC spectacular combination of design, technology and alternative cutting chamber advanced specifications have created a buzz around its true launch imminent,” he added.
When it came to Best Tablet was a hard-won battle for Tablet Xperia Z. Gareth said: “Another close fight between Sony and Samsung, but the Xperia Z Tablet prevails due to its lightweight design, integration and display quality pure NFC – which proved very difficult to find a flaw in our preview.
“Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was a strong contender, as the S Pen / screen size combination is really awesome, but the Xperia Tablet Z beat him thanks to his impressive Reality Display”.
The People’s Choice Award, and was open source operating Mozilla that took gold.
“Firefox OS has had a bad start in life, but the truth was revealed at MWC 2013 thanks to a number of manufacturers pledging to support the device platform,” said Gareth, explaining the motivations of judges .
“It can be designed for emerging markets, but the operating system has a real chance of making waves in smartphone budget and could herald a new way of developing applications for mobile in the future.”
And finally, the Best in Show – Gareth describes him as “an extremely difficult category to call.”
But the show floor was opened for HTC: “. You need only look at the rows of people clustered around the position of HTC to play with Him to see that this is where the buzz at the show this year”
If all that talk about first class mobile madness has left thirsty for more mobile action, catch up with all the news, hands on reviews and in-depth analysis in our MWC 2013 full round up.