With MWC in full swing, what would a conference be without some prizes being handed out. One winner caught our attention in the category of Best Smartphone and it was one of our favorite phones of the year in the HTC One. Despite being almost a year old at this point the One impressed the judges enough to still stand out compared to 680 other entries including newer phones released in 2013.
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 - Judges’commentsGiven that the One was just about universally praised by most of the mobile tech media, including AndroidBugle, we are not surprised by the choice. All of this only makes us more excited for March 25th when we hope to see the follow-up to the 2014 MWC Best Smartphone.
Check out the full press release after the break
HTC ONE SCOOPS GLOBAL MOBILE AWARD FOR BEST SMARTPHONE AT MWC 2014
Barcelona, Spain – February 25, 2014 — HTC’s flagship device of 2013, the HTC One®, was today presented with the Global Mobile Award for Best Smartphone, reinforcing the company’s unrivalled design and innovation leadership. Voted for by a panel of more than 175 independent industry experts, drawn from the media and analyst communities, the award recognises the smartphone the judges believe to be the absolute best across the industry.A year on from its launch in February last year, the HTC One has remained at the forefront of the mobile industry, setting the standard with innovations like HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC BoomSound™, UltraPixel camera and a zero-gap aluminium body, all of which have revolutionised the mobile experience for consumers across the globe.Peter Chou, chief executive officer for HTC accepted the award commenting, “We’re incredibly proud that the HTC One continues to be recognised as a game-changing smartphone, with its sleek design, superior audio and impressive functionality. Winning yet another international award for the HTC One proves that the device has taken the mobile experience to a new level and continues to set HTC apart from the competition. We’re looking forward to building on this success with more incredible innovation planned for the coming months.”The HTC One previously won the Global Mobile Award for ‘Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet’ at MWC 2013.