Weekly poll: best event/device at IFA 2016

Peter, 02 September, 2016

Phew, our keyboards can use some rest - there was plenty to cover at this year's IFA and much to get excited about.

If you didn't follow it closely, you can check out our recap - it's the quickest way to find out about the new devices. Well, if there was such a thing, which company would you say won at IFA?

Sony brought out the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. We don't know the pricing yet, but the X Compact is coming out next week. You might want to wait until October when the XZ launches for the ultimate Xperia experience.

Huawei's event also marked a new start - the Nova series. The Nova and Nova Plus are wrapped in aluminum and borrow designs from Huawei's best work. TheMediaPad M3 tablet promises audiovisual joy with stereo H/K speakers and a sharp screen.

Lenovo/Motorola introduced the Moto Z Play - a more affordable, but equally modular phone. The Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod adds a more advanced camera (10x optical zoom, xenon flash) to the Z Play as well as the other two Z phones.

ZTE brought the big sonic guns to the small form factor. The ZTE Axon 7 mini is both a successor to the Axon mini and a petite version of the current Axon 7 and will get a wide launch later this month.

Samsung's traditional IFA star - the Galaxy Note - was launched earlier so this event was dedicated solely to the Gear S3 smartwatch. Two of them, same at heart but different in ambitions, they combine a premium build with unique features.

Asus took Samsung head on. The Asus Zenwatch 3 has a 316L stainless steel case like the Gear S3, along with a bigger, sharper screen. The Zenwatch 3 will be lighter on your wallet, but can't replace it as well as the Samsungs.

There are no cash prizes and no trophies, instead fan admiration is at stake here - which company had the most exciting IFA event? Which device would you buy?

Best of IFA
Sony: Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact
Huawei: Nova, Nova Plus, MediaPad M3
Samsung: Gear S3 classic, Gear S3 frontier
Motorola: Moto Z Play, Hasselblad True Zoom
ZTE: Axon 7 mini
Asus: Zenwatch 3
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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 13 Sep 2016
  • fuf

Adream phone with everything one has ever dreamt of in aphone

  • Anonymous
  • 11 Sep 2016
  • GT9

Huawei quality > Sony quality

  • Isabel
  • 10 Sep 2016
  • UE9

Huawei: Smartphone, Smart mind, Smart company. Great!

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