In a very surprising turn of events, LG’s flagship device G2 beat Apple’s iPhone to be entitled the smartphone of the year by technology magazine Stuff in their annual awards.
Even the Nokia Lumia 1020 was given the title of reader’s gadget of the year, leaving behind Apple, Samsung and HTC in the race.
Global online editor of Stuff, Will Findlater, said that LG has proved its worth to everyone and how the previously struggling company has turned its fortune around. He added that the awards these years prove that how quickly things change in consumer technology.
He said that even though LG had been struggling in the past to make an impact on the smartphone market, but with the LG G2 they have shown all the established names how it should be done as the LG G2 is as good as the smartphones get in 2013.
The LG G2 phablet was launched in October in the United Kingdom and sports a 5.2 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and is powered by a 2.26 GHz processor. The phone also last for almost an entire day without the battery being exhausted.
Even though Apple missed out on the gadget of the year smartphone category, it got nominated in six other categories and its iPad Air won the tablet of the year title and the 13-inch MacBook Air won the laptop of the year title.
Full list of winners at the Stuff Gadget Awards 2013:
– Gadget of the Year – LG G2
– Game of the Year – Grand Theft Auto V
– Phone of the Year – LG G2
– Tablet of the Year – Apple iPad Air
– Cloud App of the Year – Netflix
– Essential App of the Year – Citymapper
– Tech Accessory of the Year – Pebble
– Headphones of the Year – Sol Republic Master Tracks
– Home Gadget of the Year – Philips Hue + Ambilight
– TV of the Year – Sony KDL–55X9005A
– Tech Toy of the Year – Evobike Bomber
– Creative App of the Year – Vine
– Game App of the Year – New Star Soccer 1.5
– Fitness Tech of the Year – Fitbit Flex
– Music Gadget of the Year – Sonos Play:1
– Camera of the Year – Olympus EM-1
– Tweeter of the Year – @AccidentalP
– Kickstart of the Year – 3Doodler
– Laptop of the Year – Apple MacBook Air
– Car of the Year – Jaguar F-Type
– Innovation of the Year – Xbox One Kinect
– Tech Event of Year – Voyager 1 leaving the solar system
– Readers’ Gadget of the Year – Nokia 1020