Gizmodo Awards 2012: Mobile Phone Of The Year

This week we’re announcing the best tech of the year, starting with the best mobile phone of 2012. And the winner is…

Thousands of votes were cast in our week long poll to find the best mobile phone of 2012, and the winner by a country mile was:

Readers’ Choice:

Nokia Lumia 920

Congratulations to Nokia and Microsoft on the win, scoring the top spot with 49 per cent of the vote.

Honourable Mentions:
Apple iPhone 5 — 13.5 per cent
Google Nexus 4 — 8.97 per cent

Editor’s Choice:

Google Nexus 4

There are superphones like the Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S III, and then there’s the Nexus 4 from Google and LG. For the whole year you could buy a superphone with a processor that would melt steel, a screen that would make grown men weep and a design you’d expect to see on a catwalk. The only problem is that the device would cost you between $600 to $1000. The Nexus 4 is the superphone we deserve.

With its beautiful 4.7-inch 1280×768 True HD IPS Plus screen pumping out 318 ppi, the 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera for just $349, it’s no wonder that the device sold out in 22 minutes.

The only complaint most have about the Nexus 4 is that it lacks 4G-support, but with HSPA+ on-board, who’s missing out?

Google has set the smartphone stage for 2013. No longer is it acceptable to charge $1000 for an amazing handset. It’s time to lower the prices and raise the specs. It’s time for a war on price.

Congratulations to Google and LG.

Honourable Mention:
Nokia Lumia 920