Hundreds of products, lots of them phones and one of the most insane autumns in tech history. 2018 has had it all, from the quirky and downright ludicrous to the fabulous and outrageous, but which products stood out?
The best thing about awards is they speak for themselves. Let’s start the first ever MrMobile Awards right by dumping the prologue and jumping right in to recognizing the winners. This is MrMobile's Best of 2018, presented by Unboxed.tv: (Scroll down to see the winners, have your vote counted and enter the MrMobile End of Year giveaway!)
No, it’s not offered in the USA and no, it’s not the perfect smartphone. But it is the smartphone that most captured my excitement with its beautiful Twilight gradient paint job; stoked my creativity with its versatile triple camera array; and pandered to my love of overkill with wireless charging so crazy you can run it in reverse.
The Mate 20 Pro is the reason my reviews of five other products have been delayed – because the second I saw it at that first New York City briefing I decided it was so compelling I needed to spend a week with it in London. And I don’t regret it for a second. The Mate 20 Pro is just the kick in the pants the smartphone world needed in 2018.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The lucky winner of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is… Nathan H. from Harrow, England!
This is an award given to the smartphone that shakes up the status quo. Undercutting everyone from the iPhone to the Galaxy Note to the Pixel and finally, finally winning a spot on shelves in brick-and-mortar stores: the OnePlus 6T.
It brings everything great about the OnePlus 6 (well, almost everything … RIP, headphone jack) and preserves the price tag that’s kept OnePlus in the headlines for five years running. Overseas you’ve had your Pocophone fun, but here in the States, no smartphone has been more disruptive in 2018.
The lucky winner of the OnePlus 6T is… Mathieu L. from Beaupre, Quebec!
This one is reserved for the phone so distinctive, unparalleled or just … weird that it forces you to adopt the lifestyle that earned me the “Captain2Phones” moniker over a decade ago. The phone that insists upon itself strongly enough that you’ll carry an extra one rather than ditching it.
This year’s selection: the BlackBerry KEY2. With a boxy build and a keyboard straight out of 2010, it’s an anachronism to be sure … but as I said in my Everyday Carry video, it’s also done such a great job of re-addicting me to the sensation of a physical thumb board that I’m not putting it down till the KEY3 shows up.
The lucky winner of the BlackBerry KEY2 is… Victor C. from Budapent, Romania!
Stay Mobile Award:
This award goes to three gadgets beyond the smartphone world, since (as longtime followers will recognize) MrMobile has covered the full gamut of mobile tech, from smartwatches to electric cars, right from the beginning. This year the winners are three – and to get the full story on ‘em, you’ll need to watch the video above!
motiv smart ring
The lucky winner of these three prizes is… Ajay G. from Columbus, Ohio!
Viewer’s Choice Award:
The fifth award brings us to YOUR vote! Over 18,000 of you voted for your favorite device of the year from a shortlist of over 20 devices and the results were unanimous.
The winner by a considerable margin is everyone’s favorite swiss army knife, the phone that can do it all…
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The lucky winner of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is… Craig J. from Houston, Texas!
Congratulations to all the winners and we’ll be in touch regarding your prize!
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The MrMobile Best of 2018 Giveaway is open for submissions until 11:59pm Eastern Time on November 30th, 2018. No entries will be accepted after 11:59pm Eastern Time on November 30th. Winners will be contacted beginning December 3rd.
This is a global giveaway, with the exception of specific items which can only be shipped to the U.S.
Winners will be selected randomly and notified via email. Prizes will be automatically assigned. Once you’re revealed as a winner (on December 3rd), you’ll have 24 hours to respond to our email, otherwise you’ll forfeit your prize and we’ll pick another winner. One prize per winning entrant. Winners will continue to be selected until the giveaway pile is empty.
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