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Samsung SIII wins Best Smartphone 2012

Samsung walked away with the top prize at last nights What Mobile magazine awards.  The Samsung SIII won the coveted Best Smartphone prize after the handset looked on it's way to sell 30 million devices worldwide this year.  Other awards were issued for Best Network and Best Feature-Phone amongst others.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII scooped the award and rightly so.  No smartphone has, or will, come close to matching the number of units sold this year and it has been a fantastic successor to the Galaxy SII.  The 8 megapixel camera and 4.8" AMOLED HD Display make it a very worthy winner in our opinion.

The award for Best Feature Phone was also taken by Samsung whose Samsung Tocco Lite 2 pipped the Nokia Asha 300 to that title.  The Samsung Tocco Lite 2 was a surprise as it doesn't use any main platform such as Android - instead it uses their own Bada system.  It has a small 3" screen and only a 3.2 megapixel camera, although the handset does have Wifi and that would have helped.

In another category, one of our favourites, the JCB Pro-Smart secured the Best Specialist Phone award over the Motorola Defy Mini.  The JCB handset has been part of many YouTube video's for its durability and certification to IP67 and got the votes required. 

In the battle of the networks it was O2 who won beating Vodafone into a runners up spot.

A Full List of awards is as follows:

Best Smartphone 2012

  • Winner: Samsung Galaxy SIII
  • Runner up: Apple iPhone 4S

Best Feature-phone 2012

  • Winner: Samsung Tocco Lite 2
  • Runner up: Nokia Asha 300

Best Camera-phone 2012

  • Winner: Apple iPhone 4S
  • Runner up: Sony Xperia S

Best Multimedia Phone 2012

  • Winner: Samsung Galaxy S111
  • Runner up: Apple iPhone 4S

Best Value Phone 2012

  • Winner: HTC One V
  • Runner up: Sony Xperia U

Best Specialist Phone 2012

  • Winner: JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart
  • Runner up: Motorola Defy Mini

Best Tablet 2012

  • Winner: Apple iPad
  • Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Best Manufacturer 2012

  • Winner: Samsung
  • Runner-up: Apple

Best Network 2012

  • Winner: O2
  • Runner-up: Vodafone

Best MVNO 2012

  • Winner: Virgin
  • Runner-up: Tesco

Best Online Retailer 2012

  • Winner: BuyMobilePhones.net
  • Runner-up: Mobile Phones Direct

Best High-Street Retailer 2012

  • Winner: Carphone Warehouse
  • Runner-up: Phones4u

Best Accessory Retailer 2012

  • Winner: Mobile Fun
  • Runner-up: Accessory Village

Best Recycling Service 2012

  • Winner: Mazuma
  • Runner-up: Envirofone

Best Insurance 2012

  • Winner: Protect Your Bubble
  • Runner-up: Supercover Insurance

Best Customer Support 2012

  • Winner: T-Mobile
  • Runner-up O2

Readers Choice Awards 2012

  • Apple iPad

Editors Choice Awards 2012

  • Samsung Galaxy S111

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