iPhone 6 and LG G3 win best smartphone at Global Mobile Awards


Motorola Moto E recognised as best smartphone below $100 while Microsoft Surface Pro 3 named best tablet

Apple’s iPhone 6 and the LG G3 have been named as joint winners of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2015 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The awards were presented by Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star John Cleese at an event in Barcelona earlier today (March 3).

The iPhone 6 was released in September and helped boost Apple’s sales to record numbers, according to the manufacturer.

The judges said: “With all round improvements, from designs, to specs, to functionality yet remaining true to the core the iPhone 6 proposition offers unparalleled performance and unmatched consumer success”.

The LG G3 was also commended at the awards, with judges praising the G3 for being easy to use whilst still providing excellent specs, including a 5.5 inch qHD screen and 14MP camera.

Commending the G3, the judges said: “Affordable excellence with winning design – its edge-to-edge screen offers the best quality mobile viewing experience around today.”

Motorola bags two awards

The Motorola Moto E was given the award for best low-cost smartphone, given to devices that retail for below $100. Judges praised the battery life and performance. Moto360__Metal_RGB

The newly Lenovo-acquired manufacturer also bagged the best wearable award for the Moto 360 smart watch, with judges praising the form factor of the circular watch.

Microsoft picked up the award for best mobile tablet for its Surface Pro 3, which the GSMA judges said was “made for everything and everyone in your life.

“Its very carefully engineered design bridges the worlds of consumption and creation like no other. Users can embrace the tablet form factor leaving their PC behind with no regrets.”

Doro was praised for its accessibility features on its devices, picking up the best mobile device for accessibility and inclusion award for its Liberto 820 smartphone.