Galaxy S8 named Phone of the Year at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards

The Galaxy S8 was named Phone of the Year at TechRadar‘s annual Mobile Choice Consumer Awards on Thursday. The handset also took home the gong for Best Camera Phone of 2017, while Samsung was awarded the title of Manufacturer of the Year—and let’s face it, it isn’t difficult to see why.

Cast your mind back to September, 2016. A revolutionary plus-sized smartphone hit the shelves, only to be recalled a couple of months later. Yes, we’re talking about the Galaxy Note 7. There’s no denying that the debacle could have had a catastrophic effect on the firm’s reputation, but it didn’t.

Related: Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 after global recall

Samsung worked tirelessly to handle the entire fiasco professionally, introducing an extensive 8-Point Battery Safety Check to restore confidence from consumers, then later releasing the Galaxy S8, a handset that—unsurprisingly—went on to set a number of pre-order records.

What about the Galaxy Note 8?

Even though we’re a big fan of the recently-released Galaxy Note 8, we’re in agreement with TechRadar: The Galaxy S8 is the Phone of the Year. It’s durable, innovative, powerful, stunning and, most importantly, affordable. What more could you possibly want?


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Obviously, the S8 received the new design overhaul first & then the Note8 last.

Ron Josiah
Ron Josiah

But even still, the Note 8 was released in 2017 and is slightly better than the S8 so I don’t understand the reasoning here.

I don’t completely disagree with this but I feel the Note 8 would have been a better pick and I own the S8+.