I didn't wanted to comment here, but since i like to read new posts i can say that here i found the best ones to laugh at. The samsug guys are waiting for trolls:)). Not only that they are waiting, but they end up talking to each other and the fun part is that no one gives a dime:))). This is hilarious. So, people, after you will read all what was posted here, you will understand why samy won a very biased competition. A competition based on sales an that's about it. I even laugh at what was the reason s3 was declared the best of 2012:))))). Incredible. Anyway... Behold the "owners" (more like 15 year old wannabe owners) of the "best" smartphone in 2012. Now, let's move to quality areas and leave them talk to each other:))). Incredible:)))
Michael, 26 Feb 2013Dear sir, all this are software "innovations", we are talking here about phone manuf... moreMichael my friend, the hardware or the looks is something that really does matter, but only to some degree. The hardware innovations that you cited in your comment are useful and definitely pioneering in the smartphone industry. User’s have a preference of “What Is Inside” their gadget nevertheless. Nokia has changed the way people look at their smartphone with such improvements in the Lumia 920 but at the end it failed to congregate the horde. I have many examples of people who were looking forward to buy Lumia 920 once but curiosity got the best of them and they are now waiting for Samsung Galaxy SIV before making a decision of buying a Nokia smartphone! I certainly don’t represent rubbing the Nokia or Apple fans the wrong way but the fact remains unchanged.
[deleted post]Just to be clear. The GSMA is an international association, lead organizer of the MWC. The prizes are given taking into account the opinion of nearly a hundred reputable judges worldwide. This has nothing to do with GSM Arena itself.
Michael, 26 Feb 2013Dear sir, all this are software "innovations", we are talking here about phone manuf... moreThat are called innovations - Real innovations Michael which Nokia had put in its Lumia 920. They won't understand it unless they use it.
I must advise them not to use it or even touch it, if they would then they might have to throw their gadgets in the bin ;)
(no offense to anyone except Nokia haters)
Damien Lord, 26 Feb 2013Smart Stay eye tracking, Direct call gesture feature, When viewing a photo with people's faces... moreDear sir, all this are software "innovations", we are talking here about phone manufactures, about hardware innovations, no about programs. Please be correct. I told you earlier about wireless charging, optical stabilization, super sensitive display, dollby recorder in Lumia 920. And I ask you again: what real hardware innovation in GS3?
Nice...Samsung really raised the bar on what is considered a smartphone...apple had their revolution with a new touch screen design for a phone then everyone copied them. Now samsung has their revolution with a bigger screen AND USEFUL features(smart stay, spen, air view) and everyone copied them.
Remember the galaxy note people? I remember when I got mines and people were watching me and laughing while I smiled. Now everyone is rushing for a 5' screen phone or bigger and if thats not true then tell my why LG, Sony, BLU, Huawei, etc are making phones 5 inches and a little bigger?
Bow down and pay homage to samsung.
Really very compliments to Samsung!, and to the GSMArena to give the award to the really best smartphone of 2012 (the galaxy s3! ).and now so just waiting for the galaxy S4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Samsung fans needed this. A phone that can kill itself in multiple ways! Innovation!
loving bot my gs3 and note 2. also very excited about the s iv
So many bitter comments about s3. Hahaha
All the s3 lovers must be laughing at the ones who are trying to contest the result, but they know that their efforts in ranting here is nothing but futile.
Let it go! S3 won and no one can change that, especially not the phones that the losers have.
Michael, 26 Feb 2013Well, I don't see any solid argument for this choice; I ask again: which innovations in GS3? O... moreSmart Stay eye tracking, Direct call gesture feature, When viewing a photo with people's faces visible in it, the Galaxy S III will try to detect them automatically (and you can manually highlight faces where it fails). Buddy photo share will use your contacts' profiles to try and recognize who is who automatically, the video player detects chapters in the video and shows a rectangular grid, with live thumbnails, The video player had absolutely no trouble with any of the file, The video player on the S III has a feature called Pop up play, well these are just to name a few... i can't remember all of 'em... but would you mind telling me the improvement over iPhone 4 to 4S and then 5? and a real one which no other device ever had? cause we're talking about innovation!!!
so s3 wins. 3 years in a row. i do not say iphone is bad or lumia920. i used them all. its true iphone is unique with apps and quality and os, its true 920 so far one of the best device nokia ever made, from camera to os. but still i go out with my s3 everyday. why i dn know. maybe full codec support, maybe display, maybe the attraction even its cheap plastic shit. i now see why. hope s4 will continue to dominate
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2013We'll see who is lining up for the s4 at samsung stores. Please provide me photos of people l... moreSamsung fans are not sheeps, we can buy it online too and break records, only lousy hipsters line up in the cold to buy overpriced piece of crap.
Well, I don't see any solid argument for this choice; I ask again: which innovations in GS3? Only old features with bigger specs? We need new features to move forward guys, don't hate, open your mind and think with it!
Despite the cheap plastic materials that Sammy use it doesn't take any more effort to break a similar uber exotic superior apple product now does it, if u like apple then go buy one, if u like other products u buy them instead
How bout for the apple fans? How come iphone didnt won anything? Mm.. most innovative i think?
Who cares which phones best, make a choice for your needs, then buy it.