Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 520 emerge as the favourites in #SmartFone13

Nokia-Lumia-1020-Review-62013 came to an end a few days back and so did our quest to see which two phones would emerge as the favourites in our #Smartfone13 championship for flagships as well as budget devices. Two major polls were run in parallel for about a week with several phones knocked out in the weeks before, to bring the tally to the final four. It was Sony Xperia Z1 vs the Nokia Lumia 1020 for the flagship battle and the Nokia Lumia 520 vs the Gionee Elife E6 for the budget devices battle, with the Lumias ending up as the winners. How? Go past the break to find out!

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Final – Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Sony Xperia Z1 #SmartFone13

final-smartfone-13After two rounds of really close battles between 8 smartphones, we have come to the finals of the SmartFone 13 championship for the best smartphone of 2013. Two devices have made it to the finals and they are – Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Sony Xperia Z1. Both the phones are awesome on their own and have beaten two other capable smartphones to reach this stage, which removes even an iota of doubt on how great these two devices are. Both being the companies’ respective flagships are packed with innovations as well as top class features. But which one do you think is the best of the two? Do you think one of them is good enough to earn the title of “Best Smartphone of 2013”?

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Round 2 – Google Nexus 5 vs Sony Xperia Z1 #SmartFone13

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Round 2 of the SmartFone 2013 championship had begun yesterday with a really close competition between the LG G2 vs Nokia Lumia 1020, and today it’s the turn of Google Nexus 5 and the Sony Xperia Z1 to fight it out in our battleground. After winning massively over the iPhone 5s, the Nexus 5 is in contention with the Xperia Z1 which initially trailed so close with the Note 3 and later pulled a massive lead out of the hat. Both these devices are flagships and have their own advantages and disadvantages, so which one do you want to vote for? Time to decide!

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Round 1 – Nokia Lumia 1020 vs HTC One #SmartFone13


The last battle in the first round of the #SmartFone13 championship has arrived. This time it’s a battle of the cameraphones Nokia Lumia 1020 and the HTC One. The Lumia 1020 slays the megapixel race with a 41 MP sensor while the HTC One goes against the race with a 4MP Ultrapixel sensor. But of course, these are proper high end smartphones too, both being respective flagships of Nokia and HTC. Poles apart in literally everything under the hood and even on the outside, which one would be your pick of the two? Cast your votes and make your favourites win.

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Round 1 – Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z1 #SmartFone13


We initiated the first round of polls for the SmartFone championship for the best smartphone of 2013 today. Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G2 were the first contenders, but, as we had pondered earlier, Samsung seems to be the only company with two flagship devices in their portfolio, which cater to different audiences at the same time. So we thought it is fair enough that Samsung has another device in our polls. On the other hand, Sony, the company that had been so late to the party on the past few years finally sped up with the launch of the Xperia Z, one of the world’s first 1080p phones, but it has already gotten a replacement in the form of a Sony Xperia Z1, which takes the speed up a notch, having all the latest specifications in a similar package, and with a great new camera. So, how do these two compete? Which one is your pick?

UPDATE: Comprehensive victory for the Sony Xperia Z1!

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Round 1 – Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 #SmartFone13


As a part of the SmartFone 2013 competition, which we are running for flagships and budget devices simultaneously, today marks the initiation of the Round 1 polls. Over here at the flaghips side, we have the polls between the two Korean consumer electronics conglomerates – Samsung and LG. Wanting to be in every household, these devices from the world’s largest consumer electronics companies tick every check list item for a flagship device, with one of them even bucking the trend with weird back facing buttons. So, which one these two is your pick? Vote in our poll below.

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Which is the best smartphone of 2013? Vote for your favourite! #SmartFone13


Remember “Battle of the Flagships 2012” that we conducted last year? Well, it’s back this year, only in a different name. Yes, we have another set of eight devices that launched this year, which have not only served as the respective companies’ flagships but also have been iteratively innovative in most of the cases. We have carefully selected these eight devices, which we personally think have a chance at the best flagship device title, so which one would you vote for? Dive in below for more.

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