It has been very good year for Samsung, after the South Korean manufacturer has announced record profits for this quarter, thanks to its multimillion selling Galaxy S3. Check out our website for the top Samsung Galaxy S3 Contracts.
The handset was the star of the show at the 12th annual Mobile Choice Awards held in Central London on Thursday night. The device was awarded the prize for ‘best media phone’ as well as the coveted ‘phone of the year’ award, beating tough competition from the likes of the Apple iPhone 4S and HTC One X.
The Galaxy S3 was not the only award winner for Samsung. It popular Galaxy Note also scooped the prize for most innovative device. This is thanks to the handset bridging the gap between smartphone and tablet thanks to its 5.3 inch screen and stylus pen functionality, spawning the now commonly used term ‘phablet’. The large screen format of the device was doubted by many when it was first launched, but has since sold over 12 million units. A new version called the Galaxy Note 2 with a number of upgraded specs was released in the UK on Monday, and has already received a great reception from consumers and critics alike.
The final award for Samsung was ‘manufacturer of the year’, which is the icing on the cake for a very successful 2012 indeed.
A number of other manufacturers picked up awards for various handsets in a number of other categories. The Nokia Lumia 800 was awarded the best design prize while the Finnish manufacturer’s 808 PureView won the ‘best camera phone’ award. The HTC One X also did well on the night, picking up awards for best social networking phone and best video phone. The prize for best value phone was awarded to the Sony Xperia U. You can view the full list of winners here.
Samsung has seen great success this year, and its Galaxy S3 has undoubtedly been one of the most successful smartphones not only of the year, but of all time. Its popularity looks set to increase further in the near future, as a number of new colour options are released alongside LTE versions in the UK.