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The EISA (European Imaging Sound Association) has revealed its mobile device award winners for 2012-13, and two leading Android manufacturers have found themselves among the winners.  Samsung’s Galaxy S III (Galaxy S3) won best mobile device, an unsurprising win given the hype surrounding that device, and the quality Samsung’s been able to bring across the board. Elsewhere, HTC has been honored by the  EISA for the second year running, with the HTC One S winning the “Social Media Phone of 2012-13” award, the company has announced. The accolade was awarded to HTC’s keyboard-toting Facebook phone, the ChaCha, in 2011.

The EISA is group made up of representatives of multimedia magazines from 19 European countries. Each year they honor the best products in certain categories with their annual awards. Another of this year’s notable mobile winner was Nokia, with its PureView Pro imaging technology (Best Mobile Photo Achievement).

HTC was the first Android manufacturer to integrate direct social media functionality in its HTC Sense software, something it’s continued in phones like the HTC One S, powered by the latest Sense 4.x. We also imagine the One S’s sleek design and exemplary build quality played some part in the phone’s victory in this category. As we noted in our full review back in April, the One S’s thin aluminum chassis means it looks great and fits easily in the hand.

Samsung, on the other hand, has already convinced millions of consumers that its Galaxy S3is the best phone on the market, as it’s sold more than 10 million of the devices worldwide. As we said in our review of the device back in May, the S3 represents a near-ideal balance of hardware, build quality, aesthetics and battery life.

For more on the HTC One S and Samsung Galaxy S3, check out our full reviews.



Reader comments

EISA announces mobile device awards, HTC and Samsung among winners


Im not surprised by this at all, even a blind man could see that coming. gs3 been on the market less than one s and one x. Only a htc fan boy would have doubt that. What I am surprised by
is, with all the fanboyism hype surrounded by
htc fans on the one x, that it failed to win anything.
Being that it is htc's flagship phone, but praise
giving to the one s and gs3. One s didnt get all the
hype but manage to impress the masses anyway.
And the gs3 is just the bomb, the one s side by side the gs3. The gs3 looks much nicer, the one x
looks not much different than one s other than
color and ppl say the one x looks better than gs3
i just dnt see it.

I think the HTC evo 4g lte is a better phone than all the HTC one line . But it doesn't get the recognition the one x and v and s get . Don't understand why .