What Mobile Awards 2013 wrap up – winners inside!

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Last night we hosted our 10th annual What Mobile awards in London! We had a fantastic evening catching up with so many industry colleagues and we’d like to thank everyone that came out, and all the fans that voted in our awards this year! And a special thank you to the magnificent Truphone, the headline sponsors of the WMAs. Thanks also to our gold sponsors, Square Trade and Mobile Phones Direct. And last but certainly not least, a big thanks to our silver sponsors, Asda and Buy Mobiles!

The What Mobile Awards evening was hosted by the hilarious Paul Chowdhry, who warmed up the crowd with a brilliant act. Then it was on to our first award of the evening for best camera phone. Samsung’s brilliant Galaxy S4 took the prize. Following on from that, Nokia’s Lumia 520 took the award for budget phone. Congrats to both!

Then it was time for the specialist phone award. Doro had something to celebrate, with its Phone Easy 612 coming out on top. After that the Samsung Galaxy S4 made a triumphant return, winning the best smartphone category. It was the tablet’s turn after that, with Apple’s iPad Mini taking the prize. Well done to all our winners.

Samsung claimed its third award of the night in the best manufacturer category, and then the guys from Geek Squad took home an award for best phone repair. After that it was time for the insurance provider award, which Mobile Insurance took home! Then Mazuma, having survived much of Chowdry’s humour on iPhone trade-ins, won the award for best recycling service.

Customer support? O2 came out on top, followed by Mobile Fun for accessory retailer. Next up were our two retailer awards, one for online, one for in-store. Congrats to Mobile Phones Direct and Carphone Warehouse that won their respective categories!

Next up was virtual network operator. Virgin took home the prize for this one! EE then won the award for best network operator. Well done to the both of them for beating out two hotly-contested categories.

And finally, our two choice awards. First up was reader’s choice, which was awarded to none other than the HTC One. A huge congratulations to HTC for the victory. Following on from that, we awarded the What Mobile Awards editors choice to the Sony Xperia Z!

Again, a huge congrats to all the winners and a big thanks to everyone who came out. We’ll see you next year for the What Mobile Awards 2014!

  • Tom Colmer

    how mobile phones direct won anything is beyond me, they probably just sponsored you enough to get the vote, a call centre you can’t actually get through too, emails that never get answered….How can anybody with that bad customer service win best online retailer…..Fix

    irritatingly i saw they had won and ordered a phone, i doubt it will ever get here and its what mobiles fault…..cheers guys

  • Jokka

    I really do not understand why all the fuss about HTC One because it is made of aluminium that easily slips and scratches and most likely it will be protected by a gel case as any Smartphone is. I will not trade the questionable aesthetic formula for the convenience of easily changing battery or increase memory as it is with S4. And camera and video quality is notorious below the average top performers. And this is very important for many people. So it is the sound that is the main reason for the preference of some? Not enough for me.