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EISA Mobile Devices awards for 2012-2013: Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One S among the winners

Get the lowdown on the award winners in the EISA Mobile Device awards for 2012-2013. Who won the smartphone of the year? You can probably guess. Find out inside.
August 15, 2012


The annual EISA mobile device awards have been announced for 2012-2013 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 took the top spot. There were also wins in other categories for Nokia, HTC, and Philips.

In case you are wondering, EISA stands for the European Imaging and Sound Association. It is made up of 50 magazines from across Europe that cover the consumer electronics space and it has been handing out awards for over 30 years now. The Mobile Devices awards for 2012-2013 were just announced and this is how they panned out.

Phone of the Year – Samsung Galaxy S3

If you are surprised you probably shouldn’t be. The Samsung Galaxy S III is the best smartphone on the market right now, bar none. A lightning fast 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a gorgeous Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera that records 1080p video, and a host of cool gesture and voice controls. I could go on but you can read our Samsung Galaxy S3 review instead. This is my current phone and I have to agree with EISA.

Mobile Photo Achievement – Nokia PureView Pro Imaging Technology

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Nokia mobile phones have long been packing great quality cameras with Carl Zeiss optics. Even comparing shots from my old Nokia N95 8GB with photos from my HTC Desire showed up Nokia’s superiority in this space. Instead of resting on its laurels Nokia has continued to seek out new ways to capture great quality images and the PureView Pro tech is the result of its endeavors.

Social Media Phone – HTC One S

Facebook integration and the HTC Sense overlay combine to create the best social media experience around. The HTC One S is no slouch in other departments with a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, an AMOLED display with a resolution of….actually here’s our HTC One S review with all the details.

And the rest…

The Mobile Headphone award went to Focal’s Spirit One headset. The JVC KW-NSX1 took the Smart Connectivity award. Finally, the Philips Fidelio A9 system picked up the award for the best Wireless Speakers.