Nokia and HTC Claim Award Plaudits

MWC Awards 2014

The winners of the Global Mobile Awards 2014 were announced at MWC this week, with Nokia and HTC taking the main plaudits.

The HTC One was named best smartphone of the past 12 months, and fought off competition from the iPhone 5s, Nokia Lumia 1020, LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The HTC One’s design and user interface was named as the key arguments for the device taking the prize, separating itself from the competition.

The best low-cost smartphone award went to the Nokia Lumia 520, with the Windows Phone being credited with its overall quality compared to the likes of other cheaper handsets.

Nokia took home the best entry-level phone award as well, with the Nokia 105 topping a host of other Nokia handsets to take the crown.

Fancy taking a look at the latest HTC Desire 816? Check out our hands-on look at the handset here. 

On the tablet front, the Apple iPad Air was named the best slate, beating away competition from Google and Sony.

Finally, LG was named the most innovative device manufacturer of the year, impressing the judges with all of its recent designs, including the LG G Flex.

The award evening was presented by popular TV personality James Corden, in the event in Barcelona.

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Written by Luke Hatfield