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Mobile phone of the year 2012

By S21

Thanks to everyone who voted in our 2012 Phone of the Year award. We're pleased to announce that the winner is the Samsung Galaxy S3, with a massive 41% of the total votes.

In second place was the HTC One X with 15%, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 came in third with 12% of the votes. The poor old iPhone 5 didn't even make it into the top 3.

It's clear from these results that Samsung are way out in front of the competition and that Android is the dominant operating system for 2012, at least among S21 users.

Today's best buy: iD Mobile from iD Mobile (£0.00)

Apple iPhone 5
The best iPhone yet, with a larger screen, improved camera, super-fast 4G and an ultra-thin design.
  HTC One X
An Android phone with an incredible 4.7 inch HD screen and the world's first quad-core processor.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC's signature Windows Phone 8 smartphone has a premium look and feel.
  Motorola RAZR i
Slim & compact smartphone with a large 4.3 inch display and a fast Intel processor.
Nokia Lumia 920
Running Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 920 has an 8.7 megapixel PureView camera and wireless charging.
  Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
An impressive mid-range phone, delivering the power of Android without any major compromises.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
With the largest screen of any smartphone, plus 4G and a quad-core processor, the only downside is its size.
  Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung's flagship phone has an enormous HD screen, voice recognition and a superfast quad-core processor.
Sony Xperia T
Sony's flagship phone, with a 4.6 inch HD display and a 13 megapixel camera with full 1080p HD video recording.
  Sony Xperia U
Stylish looks, a sharp 3.5 inch display and a dual-core processor make this mid-range phone exceptional value.

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Comment by thabo from SA on 31st Oct 2013

Comment by Mike from UK on 23rd Nov 2012
Surely the Nexus4 must be a contender, but due to a release only a couple of weeks ago, is not on this list?

Reply by S21 from UK on 24th Nov 2012
Sad but true. All the other phone manufacturers understood the importance of releasing their phones in good time for the Christmas shopping season.

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