• More than 32,000 consumers voted in the What Mobile Awards 2018. 

    The Votes helped decided who was the best in Mobile Tech and the results this year showed how strong brands such as Apple & Samsung are this year.

    Best Smartphone:

    Winner: Samsung Galaxy S9

    Runner-Up: Apple iPhone X

    3rd Place: Apple iPhone 8

    After picking up its Best Smartphone Prize last year for the Galaxy S8 its now turn for the S9 successor keeps the record intact.

    Image:  Samsung S9

    Best Smartphone Innovation

    Winner: iPhone X- Face ID

    Runner-up: Huawei P20 Pro- Triple Rear Camera

    3rd Place: Huawei Mate 10 Pro- Artificial Intelligence

    Face ID reinvented the way we unlock, log in and its the most secure facial authentication 

    Image: iPhone X-Face ID

    Best Smartphone Camera

    Winner: Samsung Galaxy S9

    Runner-Up: Apple iPhone X

    3rd Place: Huawei P20 Pro

    More Kudos for the S9 but a good effort from Huawei considering the P20 Pro was launched in the second quarter of the year.

    Image: Samsung S9 Camera

    Best Value Phone

    Winner: Huawei P Smart

    Runner-Up: Sony Xperia XA2

    3rd Place: Nokia 8

    It’s a budget smartphone with a 5.65 inch-Screen and body made of aluminium looks top drawer.

    Image: Huawei P Smart

    New for 2018: Best Rugged Device

    Winner: Caterpillar CAT S61

    Runner-Up: Toughphone’s The Defender Beast

    3rd Place: Tuffphones Tuff T1

    Its Official -CAT S61 is the most loved rugged phone of 2018 names after some very mean earth moving equipment.

    Image: Cat S61

    Best Tablet

    Winner: Apple Ipad 9.7 2018

    Runner-Up: Amazon Fire HD 10

    3rd Place: Lenovo: Tab 4 8Plus

    Apple continues its absolute dominance of the tablet sector with another big margin win.

    Image: Apple Ipad 9.7 2018

    Best 2-In-1 Tablet

    Winner: Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

    Runner-Up: Microsoft Surface Book 2

    3rd Place: Lenovo Yoga 920

    The ‘9’ Series of Samsung devices continues its dominance with the notebook pro clearing up in the 2-in-1 sector.

    Image: Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

    Best Fitness Wearable

    Winner: Fitbit Iconic

    Runner-Up: Samsung gear Fit 2 Pro

    3rd Place: Garmin Vivofit 4

    Fitbits’ management will find their pulses racing when they see the Iconic has pushed Samsung into second Gear.

    Best Smartwatch

    Winner: Apple Watch Series 3

    Runner-Up: Fitbit Ionic

    3rd Place: Skagen Falster

    Is anyone surprised that the Apple Watch has come first?

    Image: Apple Watch Series 3

    Best Smart Home Hub

    Winner: Amazon Echo

    Runner-Up: Google Home

    3rd Place: Apple Home Hub

    The Amazon Echo has beaten its rivals by a country mile in this competition with 20% difference between 1st & 2nd place.

    Image: Amazon Echo

    Best Manufacture:

    Winner: Apple

    Runner-Up: Samsung

    3rd Place: Huawei

    Some might say Apple isn’t an innovative manufacturer but no one would say they are not a genius marketers.

    Best Network

    Winner: EE

    Runner-up: O2

    3rd Place: Vodafone

    EE seems to dominate every network performance contest and this year is no different. Well done EE!

    Best MVNO

    Winner: Giffgaff

    Runner-Up: Virgin Mobile

    3rd Place: Sky Mobile

    People seem to love the community-minded setup and the sim-only deals of O2’s Giffgaff MVNO

    Best Online Retailer

    Winner: Mobile Phones Direct

    Runner-up: Mobiles.co.uk

    3rd Place: Buymobiles.net

    They did it again that 6 years now they have been the best but this year showed a close battle between them and Mobiles.co.uk who will win in 2019?

    Best High Street Retailer:

    Winner: Carphone Warehouse

    Runner-Up: EE

    3rd Place: O2

    Carphone Warehouse has long been the independent mobile retailer of choice so this verdict is not a surprise.

    Best Accessory Retailer

    Winner:  Firebox

    Runner-Up: Mobile Fun

    3rd Place: Mobile Madhouse

    Last years winner Mobile Fun has been pushed to second after Firebox is this year favourite for Mobile Accessories.

    Best Recycling Service:

    Winner: MusicMagpie

    Runner-Up: Envirofone

    3rd Place: Mazuma Mobile

    MusicMagpie will take about any consumer gadget off you with a portal that makes selling it a doddle.

    Best Insurance Provider

    Winner: Protect your bubble

    Runner-up: Insurance2go

    3rd Place: Gadget Cover

    You will never find out how good your insurance company is until you claim. So it’s a burst (of votes for) the bubble.

    Best Customer Support

    Winner: EE

    Runner-up: O2

    3rd Place: Vodafone

    In an industry not known for sparkling customer service, it is EE which holds its head high at the What Mobile Awards.

    Best Service & Repair

    Winner: Geek Squad

    Runner-Up: Fone Doctors

    3rd Place: iFix

    No-one likes to have to use a service and repair service but if you have to you will be in safe hands with these three.

    Best Mobile Accessory Manufacturer

    Winner: Logitech

    Runner-Up: Belkin

    3rd Place: Tech 21

    Looking for a comprehensive range of Mobile Accessories Logitech is this year’s winner check them out.

    Thank you all for voting and keep an eye open for 2019 What Mobile Awards and a whole host of reviews and news only on What Mobile.net

    Stephen Watson

    Stephen Watson

    Head of What Mobile Magazine at Clark White Publishing Ltd
    When Stephen not fighting crime on the streets of Gotham City. He is reviewing top tech and letting you know what to buy next.

    This guy also sells all the advertising space of Mobile News Magazine (B2B) and advertising space on here What Mobile (B2C).
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