The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has revealed the various winners in its annual awards thingy, and the category we’re interested in, of course, is Mobile Devices.
Picking up the award for European Advanced Smartphone of the Year 2013-2014 is none other than the HTC One.
The accompanying video (sorry, “visual citation”) explains exactly why the EISA loves the HTC One.
For starters, there’s the HTC One’s “robust aluminium body”, housing a “superb 4.7in Super LCD screen with full HD resolution”.
And while it’s ubiquitous old Android on operating system duties, HTC’s Sense yields a “unique user experience”, thanks in part to BlinkFeed, which “fills the home screen with a personalized stream of news feeds, updates from social networks, photos and videos.”
Finally, the EISA loves the HTC One’s front-firing stereo speakers, which, in conjunction with Dr Dre’s Beats Audio, offer an “unparalleled listening experience”.
Peter Chou, HTC’s CEO, yells: “We are delighted that six months after launch, the HTC One continues to be recognized as the best phone on the market.” Take that, Samsung Galaxy S4.
“We are committed to continuing to drive the industry forward in all areas of the mobile experience and this award is a testament to the hard work of our designers and engineers who never stop developing the next breakthrough innovation that will propel the industry into the next era of mobile communication and entertainment."
Meanwhile, the “slim and beautiful” Huawei Ascend P6 picked up European Consumer Smartphone 2013-2014; European Social Media Phone 2013-2014 went to the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
As for slates, European Tablet 2013-2014 was awarded to… the Sony Xperia Tablet Z? Didn’t see that one coming.