Apple's iPhone and Smartphone win honours
Apple's iPhone 6 and LG's G3 Smartphone shared an award for Best
Smartphone of 2015 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, which was held
recently in Barcelona.
This is the 20th year the awards have been presented by the Groupe
Speciale Mobile Association, or GSMA, an international organisation of
companies involved in mobile telecommunications.
Thirty-six awards were given in six categories: Connected Life,
Mobile Services, Social and Economic Development, Apps, Mobile Handsets
and Devices and Mobile Technology.
In awarding a tie to the Apple iPhone 6 and the LG G3 for Best
Smartphone of the Year, the judges called Apple's device an "unmatched
consumer success," while lauding LG for an edge-to-edge screen that
"offers the best quality mobile viewing experience around today."
The launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September broke sales
records, helping Apple to achieve 93 percent of the global smartphone
market in the fourth quarter of 2014.
On the Smartwatches, the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE were
named the best smartwatches of this year's show by a number of prominent
technology media outlets. The LG Watch Urbane was chosen by Android
Authority, Android Central, PC Pro and Ubergizmo for its classical and
cosmopolitan design with analogue flavour. The world's first LTE
smartwatch, LG Watch Urbane LTE, received best-of-show recognition from
Android Central, AndroidPIT, Digital Trends, Expert Reviews and
It was recognised by a number of the awardees for being the first
smartwatch to include an NFC based payment feature and the most powerful
battery in the industry.
Abans PLC is the authorised reseller and service provider for Apple
and the sole agent for LG Smartphones in Sri Lanka.