Sunday, 13 January 2013

The PAPE"R"MAIL Tech Awards 2012

Ok, these awards are anything but official and 2012 was ages ago but for my readers I though I might tell you some of what I think are the best pieces of technology that came out in 2012.

Best Smart Phone Hardware
This award goes to the Nokia Lumia 920 which runs Windows Phone 8. The Nokia Lumia 920 includes an NFC Chip so you can transfer media by simply swiping it against something else with an NFC chip. It also allows you to make payments as you can store up to £15 on the magic chips.
The special thing about the NFC Chips on this phone is that they allow you to charge the phone as well. This means by simply placing the phone over a unique Nokia charging pad you can recharge your battery.
The Nokia Lumia 920
This phone has a huge 4.5-inch touch-screen however the best thing about the Nokia Lumia 920 is the camera. It is a special Nokia PureView, 8.7 MP camera which can take high quality 1080p pictures and take HD videos with controversial video stabilisation. The camera has a night-mode which easily beats competition like the Samsung Galaxy S 3 and the iPhone 5.

Best Website
'The Next Web' has one of the best websites in the world simply because of how well it works on tablet devices. The Next Web is a news website which has an amazing red design and is extremely easy to use.
Experts say that in 2013 websites will be changing a lot so they look better and The Next Web is leading the way in good design. Even the search bar fits in with the website and doesn't look out of place.

Best App
This was one of the hardest categories to decide however after hours of playing around on apps, I have decided that the best app of 2012 needs to be Evernote. One of the main reasons I think it is the best app of 2012 is because of it's compatibility. It is an app available to download on every mobile and tablet platform. Even the website is easy enough to use.

Best Looking Phone
This award goes to the HTC Droid DNA. We know that HTC has never made an ugly phone however in my opinion this one is definitely the 'crème de la crème'. With it's inbuilt red stripes and curved style, this phone has a certain dark aspect to it which makes it cool. This is the type of phone which a Gangster would have.
If you are a gangster and interested in purchasing this phone you should know that it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it has Beats Audio built-in and it has the ability to connect to 4G networks. It also has a huge 5-inch screen which shows amazing colours.

Best Tablet Device
Despite the Microsoft Surface being launched recently, the iPad 4 is simply amazing and with it's new USB support this tablet simply blows its competition out of the water. It costs £399 for the 16 GB version and it is the most popular tablet on the market by far.