MWC 2023: Apple iPhone 14 Pro wins the award for the best smartphone
Mar 03 2023 5:17pm read time 3 minutes
The iPhone 14 Pro received the “Best Smartphone of the Year 2022” award.
The GSMA has announced the winners of the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards at MWC 2023. The GLOMO Awards ceremony, held February 27-March 2, has four awards in the Device category, two of which were awarded to Apple for “Best Smartphone” and “Disruptive Device Innovation.” TCL Mobile and Motorola snapped up the other two. Here are the full details.
Why is this story important?
The GLOMO Awards are the most prestigious awards in the smartphone industry and are presented by subject matter experts. When a brand wins or is even shortlisted for a GLOMO Award, it means it is a serious player in the tech industry. It’s that simple. The award gives the brand worldwide recognition and often leads to better sales.
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is the “Best Smartphone” of 2022
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Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro has received the GLOMO award for “Best Smartphone”. According to the GSMA, this GLOMO Award combines “outstanding performance, innovation and leadership”. The winner was determined through an in-depth analysis of smartphones sold between January 2022 and December 2022. Pixel 7 Pro, Nothing Phone (1), Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy S22 Ultra were the other competitors.
Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite wins Disruptive Device Innovation award.
The Disruptive Device Innovation award went to Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite — a feature that helps users send texts to emergency services when they’re out of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. Satellite Emergency SOS can be useful when there is no other way to connect to emergency services. It also allows individuals to share their location using the Find My app.
TCL Mobile’s NXTWEAR S is the “Best Connected Consumer Device” of 2022
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TCL Mobile won GLOMO’s Best Connected Consumer Device award for the NXTWEAR S XR glasses. The award recognizes an everyday electronic/consumer electronics device that offers innovative/clever features to the user at home and on the go. This award is open to all organizations and requires video submission. The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro, LMT, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, NXTWEAR S and Vasco Translator V4 were shortlisted.
Everything you need to know about NXTWEAR S
The NXTWEAR S was introduced by TCL Mobile last year. The product features Sony-made micro-OLED displays with Full HD resolution that collectively display a 130-inch screen (with 2D/3D content) at about 13 feet away. It offers multi-device compatibility and volume/screen brightness controls. The wearable gets a pair of open-ear speakers (on each glass arm). It has TÜV Low Blue Light certification.
Motorola Defy Satellite Link is the Best in Show winner
Motorola’s Defy Satellite Link appeared as “Best in Show” technology. For those who don’t know, Defy Satellite Link is a compact/lightweight Bluetooth accessory with military-spec 810H testing and an IP68 rating. It offers Bullitt satellite connectivity with Bullitt’s satellite messenger app and 3GPP NTN technology that enables two-way messaging, location sharing and SOS support. The device features physical SOS and location check-in buttons and is powered by a 600mAh battery.
Users must opt for a satellite messaging subscription
The Defy Satellite Link is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. In order to send or receive messages using this accessory, individuals must first opt for a satellite news subscription. Each plan offers SOS Assist and allows 24/7 access to FocusPoint International emergency centers.