The GSM Association organizes the annual Mobile World Congress and along with it the traditional Global Mobile Awards (its 19th edition this year). More than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process. The entry deadline was November 29, 2013, so it’s generally last year’s products that get awarded every February.
There’s a multitude of categories, some of which may sound pretty obscure unless you are in the telco business, so we’ve shortlisted the few categories that we think would matter most to mobile phone enthusiasts.
The HTC One was named the Best Smartphone in the past year. The other nominees, which were considered, were the Apple iPhone 5S, the LG G2, the Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Last year’s winner was the Samsung Galaxy SIII.
“The HTC One remained one of the most advanced smartphones throughout 2013. Its great design and excellent user interface continue to provide a differentiated user experience, standing out from the competition.”