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Samsung Galaxy S II Beats iPhone 4S to Win Best Smartphone Award

Samsung Galaxy S II Beats iPhone 4S to Win Best Smartphone Award

Posted March 1, 2012 at 1:36am by iClarified
The GSMA today announced the winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Samsung Galaxy S II won for best smartphone beating out the iPhone which won best mobile device last year. Samsung also won the award for Device Manufacturer of the Year beating HTC who won last year.

"The 2012 Global Mobile Awards continue to showcase the greatest, most creative and innovative products and services driving the mobile ecosystem today and into the future. With a record number of high calibre entries this year, it is a significant achievement to have been honoured in today's ceremony," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "The GSMA congratulates winners and commends all those taking part for raising the benchmark of contributions to mobile communications across the entire industry."

Samsung Galaxy S II Beats iPhone 4S to Win Best Smartphone Award


The winners of the 2012 Global Mobile Awards can be found below:

Best Mobile App for Consumers
Winner: Rovio Entertainment Ltd. - Angry Birds Rio

Best Mobile App for Enterprise
Winner: Citrix Systems - Citrix Receiver

Judges Choice - Best Overall Mobile App
Winner: WhatsApp Inc. - WhatsApp

Most Innovative Mobile App
Winner: SwiftKey

Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign
Winner: Brandtone - Carling Black Label "Be the Coach"

Innovation in Mobile Advertising
Winner: Poken, the Leading CMS for NFC

Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year
Winner: [am.o.bee]

Best Enterprise Mobile Service
Winner: Fiberlink - MaaS360

Best Consumer Mobile Service
Winner: Google - Google Maps for Android

Best Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
Winner: Turkcell - Turkcell TiklaKonus

Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments
Winner: Safaricom - Grundfos

mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
Winner: Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. - Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
Winner: UBL Omni - transparent and efficient Cash Disbursement service after the 2009 IDPs Crisis and the 2010 Flood Crisis

The Green Mobile Award
Winner: Flexenclosure - E-site

Best Mobile Health Innovation
Winner: Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. - Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning
Winner: OnPoint Digital - CellCast Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive, Transport or Utilities
Winner: Ford Motor Company Ltd. - Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Best Mobile Money Innovation
Winner: Etisalat, MasterCard and Oberthur Technologies - Etisalat Commerce

Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing
Winner: Financial Times and Assanka - The Financial Times Web App

Best Smartphone
Winner: Samsung - Samsung Galaxy S II

Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone
Winner: Nokia - Nokia C3-00

Device Manufacturer of the Year
Winner: Samsung

Best Mobile Tablet
Winner: Apple - Apple iPad 2

Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets)
Winner: AT&T - Garmin GTU 10

Best Mobile Broadband Technology
Winner: KT - KT's Premium WiFi Solution

Best Infrastructure Technology
Winner: Alcatel-Lucent - lightRadio Network

Best Technology Breakthrough
Winner: Vodafone Group PLC - Quad Rate Technology: an evolved path doubling the efficiency of mobile voice

Best Cloud Based Technology
Winner: Appcelerator - Titanium Integrated Development Platform

Best Technology Product or Solution for Safeguarding and Empowering Customers
Winner: Cloudmark - Cloudmark Mobile Messaging Security Suite

GSMA Chairman's Award

Government Leadership Award
Winner: Government of the Republic of Colombia

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snakeeye - March 25, 2012 at 6:56pm
Hello seriously. I don't know if anyone's ever told you that. Apple INVENTED HD screens. Samsungs are bad and everyone knows it. Anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding
Dileap - March 11, 2012 at 8:40am
(Wireless Phone) My first foray into the smartphone world has my diernfs extremely jealous. I have played around with other people's smartphones for years, and never saw one as close to perfect as this one is. Great battery life, beautiful screen, wickedly fast processor (has set a record in quadrant benchmark), decent reception and call quality, and a strong gps that locks on my indoor location even in windowless rooms without the assistance of wireless networks! About the only thing that is missing is an LED notification light, but that is easily remedied with the Marketplace App NoLED, which does the trick nicely. I have also used the very buggy Epic 4G Touch on Sprint, and the form factor on this phone is superb not too big and classically simple aesthetics.
Marion - March 13, 2012 at 4:03am
E7I think there must be a varition in build uliqaty, shame that. My E7 power button is easy to use and the screen raising/clam shell mechanism is smooth and easy to use. The metal body of the E7 is no different to the N8 and that model has sold in large volumes and I have not seen any commentary on the long term issues with its use but I suspect most people will use a case. The Symbian OS is not that great especially given the E7 has a slow 680 Mhz CPU. But Opera runs really well, only slightly slower than the Android browser on the HTC Desire. What I would say is that for call uliqaty (important for business) I have heard one reviewer say that the E7 is the best he has used. As you know I have a iPad and 2-3 Anroid phones. I will still be using the E7 as my main business phone as it has great call uliqaty and push email.
Frank0 - March 3, 2012 at 2:30pm
Frank0 - March 3, 2012 at 1:07am
To all those "fanatics" of a brand remember that the CEO of apple got a nexus and it's ready tolds it can do more thing than an iphone... Not because something shine means it's gold ;)
Thoune - March 2, 2012 at 12:30am
Initiative idea or innovation count. iPhone is the first in this even though some features it has are out of date compare to the other; iPhone is still the winner to me!
Sipra - March 11, 2012 at 9:35am
Oriesko: ale my nikdo neme1me proble9m zaplatit si k a330 pauše1lu jdeonre1zově a3180 zato, že budeme medt iPhone 4. My me1me proble9m zaplatit si k a370 pauše1lu na 2 roky jdeonre1zově dalšedch a3470, abychom měli iPhone.Nebo jinak: když vezmu všechny nabeddky v UK, tak při 24 měsedčnedm fapisu poředdedte iPhone 4 vesměs za a329, tenhle Samsung je při stejne9m fapisu zdarma. Jestli tu bude tento Samsung ste1t s fapisem 6 tisedc Kč (a3200), klidně a329 připlatedm za iPhone 4. Ale ne a3270 navedc.Prostě opere1toři v Česku majed nejen obecně nesmyslne9 ceny na pauše1ly a telefony, ale navedc na iPhone nastavujed cenu o cca. 6 tisedc Kč vedc, než kolik by odpoveddalo vzhledem k jeho ceně a ceně konkurenčnedch mobilů s podobnou cenou. To je novinka od minule9ho roku, loni před uvedenedm 3GS všichni najednou skokově zvedli cenu iPhone 3G (a ne1sledně pak tak postavili i ceny 3GS), u jinfdch telefonů že1dnfd (natož skokovfd) ne1růst nebyl.
Dieand - March 13, 2012 at 5:46am
-1You are hilarious is so many ways.The avearge user doesn't care about a removable battery (for obvious reasons he doesn't want to carry a spare around), neither does he care for software flexibility as soon as the given software reaches a certain level of quality (which apple can reasonable claim to deliver). Video out is a minor feature that works mediocre on most android phones at best and requires an adapter. With an adapter, iPhones can do that just the same! (check your statements before blindly posting! ) As for mini-usb What's the advantage of having that? More cables lying around? Everybody has an apple cable at home.Even if there will be reasonable coverage with LTE sometime soon, it will still be around 10 years before anybody shuts down their 2G networks. Even if it were only 5, your phone would still be hopelessly outdated by the time we get there.Yeah, Samsung manufactures the A5 but Apple designed it. It's like Foxconn assembles and manufactures most parts of the iPhones but Apple designed them. Like AMD designs CPUs and GPUs but TSMC and Globalfoundries manufacture them. It's still an AMD product.Yeah, no doubt android phones have the potential and the hardware to provide a great interface. But avearge consumers don't buy potential. They buy things for what they are. And even if ICS will make Android more or less as smooth as iOS or WP7, most Android devices out now will never see that Android version.And I think generalizing from the Android device with the most powerful hardware to date is not something that would weigh against Android.And yes there are smooth launchers out there like Samsungs and Sonys default launchers but those are really just as constrained as apples iOS interface so that doesn't really count in Androids favor.And yeah, Google is new to smartphones, but Apple has a mere one year as a head start and iPhones had a smooth interface ever since the 3GS (cant judge the earlier versions) whereas Android still hasn't gotten there. So iOS took at most 2 years to get to that while Android still doesn't have it after 4 years.Performance boosts know their limits. I have tried any number of custom ROMs for my SGS/SGSII/Sensation/DesireZ. None of them manage to beat iOS.As for consumers buying iPhones without thinking Yeah but that is something that applies to just as huge a number of Android users. They have no idea what they buy but they buy it because it's being advertised like hell and everybody has one. This isn't a valid point against iOS users specifically but more against our consumption-driven society in general.
digihead - March 1, 2012 at 10:21pm
yeah right! opel/vauxhall is best car too! :D:D:D you can get it for free so that makes it best! what a bullshit!
Galaxy_eh? - March 1, 2012 at 6:44pm
Well well look we got a Samsung user here, I'd never buy a Samsung phone, why? I already have an iPad and even if I did the 2 would never work or sync together well. So Apple is winning
HO - March 1, 2012 at 9:18pm
...and the sheep had to point at why they are called iSheep....in any case, again, the award was for best smartphone, not best toy or best Coolaid, bwt netxt year they're planning on creating a new category, Most Lawyering or Company who Sues The Most, either that or Company Who Finds New Ways To Stop Development or Best Unfair Practices....in any case...
Galaxy_eh? - March 1, 2012 at 6:42pm
It all comes down to what you prefer, really, Galaxy II is a big ass phone it's not portable by any means, plasticy and unattractive, the 4S wins it for me
Superman - March 2, 2012 at 7:36am
I completely agree with you!
PunkyPurple - March 1, 2012 at 4:29pm
This is BS. My daughter tried that Samsung Galaxy SII whatever and ended up getting an iPhone4S instead. It's not bad but it can't beat the iPhone yet on usability and iPhone apps are way better than Samsung.
lepaka - March 1, 2012 at 1:24pm
Mercedes or Porsche (to mension only 2) never had winned the best car of the year price, but they are on the top car manufatures and car wishes in the world. I will continue to use the Apple products and updating them as long as they are on the top of the technology and quality :) and i live happy without losing time with the others Vulnerabilities, long live the Windows and the Android, as long as they live the virus and vulnerabilities will not arrive on the OSX and iOS.
Nazarena - March 11, 2012 at 3:56am
Lars, the minimum deifnitely serves as a filter. But I think something deeper is also happening here highlighting the difference between Flickr and Del.icio.us.On Flickr, people tag objects and scenes from their OWN life as such it reflects the idiosyncracy and subjectivity of individuals. On the other hand, articles tagged on del.icio.us are mostly links to articles or professional material.I think we will see a greater variety of tags when people tag personal stuff, as opposed to mostly professional stuff.
lepaka - March 1, 2012 at 1:21pm
Mercedes or Porsche (to mension only 2) never had winned the best car of the year price, but they are on the top car manufatures and car wishes in the world. I will continue to use the Apple products and updating them as long as they are on the top of the technology and quality :) and i live happy without losing time with the others Vulnerabilities, long live the Windows and the Android, as long as they live the virus and vulnerabilities will not arrive on the OSX and iOS.
HO - March 1, 2012 at 9:10pm
....the fanboys are angry!!!!....btw the price was Best Smart phone, not best toy, that's why the SGS2 got it....btw I heard the next miPhone will come with a 12Mpx camera....sad cause most smart phones will be around 18 Mpx, I mean Nokia is at 41 Mpx
Raimy - March 1, 2012 at 8:44am
Samsung is good but it will never beat the iPhone . iPhone's quality is way better than Samsung , just 2 days ago I dropped one oft friends Samsung the screen cracked right away , cheap phone , but if u drop an iPhone from 100 floor trust me nothing will happen to it
Tanmalhot - March 1, 2012 at 9:46am
iPhone can only break your head. B.S. any phone will crack if it falls from such height. iPhone too !!
Titimotitimoti - March 1, 2012 at 10:53am
Samsung can make better phone for £699 your spending for iphone if they wanted to.
justabrake - March 1, 2012 at 4:03am
Best smartphone YEA !
Calum - March 1, 2012 at 2:38am
It is a better phone that an iphone 4 but is just phone. Great and shiny and does the phone thing really well. I don't mind that my PDA, iPod, TV, ebook reader, radio, games machine and of course phone comes our second best.
HO - March 1, 2012 at 9:19pm
...didn't c them on the list anywhere but it's ok....
snakeeye - March 1, 2012 at 2:17am
iPhone is about three quadrillion times better than galaxy s II
RedruM - March 1, 2012 at 2:51am
Remember the iPhone 4s was not jailbroken when they compared it to galaxy S2. To be honest iPhones suck when it's not jailbroken. It's getting better though cos' alots of things are getting copy from the jailbroken iPhone.
Apple Jobs
Apple Jobs - March 1, 2012 at 6:33am
Yep! iPhone is more better with jailbroken!!
dickhertz - March 1, 2012 at 8:01am
Are they kidding me? samsung jealous!... Carriers are spending billions of dollars to affiliate with apple. I will never buy another phone besides an iPhone .
Bolocz - March 1, 2012 at 10:00am
You said it buddy
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