T3 Gadget Awards: HTC One beats out the iPhone to win best Phone of the Year

Sony’s Playstation 4 walked away with Best Gadget, while Sir James Dyson received the Tech Legend award

Zachary Davies Boren
Friday 03 October 2014 21:51 BST

For the second year running, a HTC smartphone has been named the best on the market by tech magazine T3.

At the 8th annual T3 Awards, the HTC One (M8) beat out Apple, Samsung and host of other high-end electronics brands.

It wasn’t against the iPhone 6 that HTC was competing but rather its predecessors the iPhone 5 and 5S. Samsung’s latest model, the Galaxy S5, was given a commendation.

Earlier this year, The Independent dubbed the HTC One (M8) “the best Android handset on the market.”

Apple didn’t go home empty handed, however, as it won both Laptop of the Year for the MacBook Pro with Retina display and The Design Innovation Award for their Mac Pro.

Beats by Dre, Apple’s £2 billion acquisition, failed to win Headphones of the Year, beaten out by Philips Fidelio S2.

Besides HTC, the big winner was the new Sony Playstation, which won two marquee awards and was entered into T3 Hall of Fame.

The PS4 prevailed in the awards’ main event – Gadget of the Year – having already won The Gaming Award.

Away from all the stiff competition, Sir James Dyson, the man behind the Dyson company, was honoured as a Tech Legend.

Dyson, whose vacuum cleaner revolutionised the market and whose company has served the advance of fans, heaters and hand dryers, is looking to innovate in The Internet of Things era of which we are at the advent.

He said: “What an honour. My focus is on making new technology and exciting machines. But the best ideas are not all mine, it is Dyson’s 2,000 sparky engineers and scientists who should take the credit. Working with them and some of the best universities in the world, we are developing new technologies which make things work better."

Akin to a lifetime achievement award, legendary status was last year bestowed upon Ted Talk curator Chris Anderson.

The PS4 won Gadget of the Year


Gadget of the Year Sony PlayStation 4

Phone of the Year - HTC One (M8)

The Gaming Award - Sony PlayStation 4

Laptop or Tablet of the Year - Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display

TV of the Year - Samsung HU8500

Car of the Year - BMW i3

Brand of the Year - Netflix

Camera of the Year - GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition

Fitness Wearable of the Year - Jawbone UP24

The Design Innovation Award - Apple Mac Pro

The Sound Award - Denon Coccon Stream

The Entertainment Award - Sky+ HD

The TechLife Home Award - Philips Hue

Headphones of the Year - Philips Fidelio S2

Tech Personality of the Year - Richard Ayoade

T3 Tech Legend - Sir James Dyson

T3 Hall of Fame - Sony PlayStation

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