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Smartphone Awards 2022!

svgFebruary 3,

Best Big Phone

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the best big phone of the year with its 6.8 inch display and its no hardware flaws.
  • Runner Up: ASUS ROG Phone 6 with its screen on the back and gaming-centric features but no wireless charging.
  • Honorable Mention: Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 with its folding phone that folds to the same thickness as a normal phone.

Best Small Phone

  • ASUS Zenfone 9 is the best small phone of the year with its 5.9 inch display, flagship specs, OLED display, great software, and surprisingly great camera.
  • Runner Up: Oppo Find N2 is a little passport sized folding phone with flat edges and a solid display on the inside.

Best Camera System

  • This year, blind camera testing was done to choose the best camera system.

Camera System Winner

  • The winner of best camera system in 2022 is the iPhone 14 Pros
  • Image quality is solid with a fast open time, auto focus and great video quality
  • Video is shot in pro res, providing sharpness, great audio and consistent color
  • Videos on the iPhone 14 Pro look more impressive than on other phones
  • Runner up to the iPhone 14 Pro is the Pixel 6A

Battery Winner

  • The winner for best battery in a 2022 is the ASUS ROG Phone 6
  • This phone has a 6,000 milliamp hour battery with 65 watt fast charging
  • Fast charging allows the battery to go from 0 to full charge in under an hour
  • ASUS ROG Phone 6 also includes battery management features such as charge limit, pass-through charging etc
  • Runner up to the ASUS ROG Phone 6 is the iPhone 14 Plus
  • An honorable mention goes to the ASUS Zenfone 9 for the surprising battery life it provides

Design Winner

  • The design award for 2022 goes to the Nothing Phone
  • Its transparent look and glyph interface with lights on the back for notifications, combined with its wireless charging, makes it the winner
  • Other phones have looked the same or made obvious regressions compared to last year and the big notch on the iPhone is still present

The Nothing Phone

  • Achieved the design award for 2022 for its unique indicator light on the back
  • The indicator light skips the line between being a gimmick and a feature
  • People may have fun with the phone in the beginning but then forget to use it
  • Little features like the indicator light make the phone stand out

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2

  • Rewarded for being the first phone to pass the barrier of having the same thickness as a normal phone
  • Samsung’s folding phone came close to matching the same thickness as a normal phone
  • Xiaomi’s folding phone is more usable, pocketable, and has the benefit of unfolding to a huge screen

Value Award

  • Winner of the value award is the Pixel 7 which comes at a launch price of $599
  • Pixel 7 provides a flagship experience, with a tensor chip, same main sensor, and a great 90 hertz OLED flat display
  • Pixel 7 beats out the ASUS Zenfone 9 which launched at $699
  • Asus Zenfone 9 has a flat OLED, headphone jack, and comes with a fingerprint reader
  • Realme 10 Pro+ gets honorable mention for performing surprisingly well while being priced at $350

Bust of the Year

  • This award is given to the OnePlus 10T for having a difference between expectations and possibilities
  • OnePlus is on a downward trend concerning value, reputation, software experience, and cameras
  • The phone lacks a clear identity and its differences from its previous phone are not made clear

MVP Award

  • MVP or Most Valuable Phone award is given to a favorite overall phone with the best overall experience and the greatest impact on the industry
  • Different aspects that make up this award include the phone’s performance, impact, and experience

Pixel 7

  • Flagship phone released in 2022
  • Incredible value – has all the features of more expensive phones, but costs less
  • Great camera, display, and battery life
  • Highly optimized, flagship software experience

Zenfone 9

  • Released in 2022, at a mid-range price
  • Impressive performance from the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras (voted top 5/4/3 in blind camera test)
  • Side fingerprint reader with gestures
  • Unique design

Galaxy S22 Ultra

  • Expensive phone, but comes with all the bells and whistles
  • Biggest battery and best display in the business
  • One of the best camera suites in the business
  • Best “overall phone of the year”, great specs

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