“Discover the Top Picks of MWC 2023: PhoneArena’s Award-Winning Phones”

Reasons to Visit Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that has a lot to offer. From the delicious Mediterranean food to the awe-inspiring architecture, there are plenty of reasons to visit. However, one attraction that the tech crowd is probably familiar with is the Mobile World Congress. This is the largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest mobile technology products and innovations under one roof.

The Best of MWC Awards for 2023

After exploring the MWC 2023 halls and show floor, we have created a list of the products and innovations that made the biggest impression on us. These are the Best of MWC awards for 2023!

Best of MWC 2023: PhoneArena Awards

Samsung: Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra was the top phone at the MWC. It is the best Android phone you can buy right now. The phone brings meaningful improvements across the board, from its great battery life to capable camera and sheer processing power. What’s special about the Galaxy S23 Ultra is Samsung’s commitment to sustainability. It reduces the amount of plastics in its packaging and uses recycled materials within its phones.

OnePlus: Innovative cooling tech in Concept Phone

The OnePlus 11 Concept phone is not a phone you would ever be able to buy, but its cooling technology is something we hope to see in future products. The device contains next-gen cooling technology utilizing liquids and piezoelectric pumps, making it possible to sustain peak performance for longer. If this cooling system lands in the next OnePlus flagship, it could very well make it the best Android phone in terms of raw performance.

Oppo: A foldable phone to flip for

Oppo launched a pair of high-class foldable phones at the end of 2022, including the Oppo Find N2 and the Oppo Find N2 Flip. The Find N2 Flip makes a huge improvement on the modern flip phone with its large external screen that displays much more information and has a more useful UI. It’s also thinner than its contemporary competition, showing where the foldables are headed.

Motorola: The ThinkPhone is a product long overdue

The Motorola ThinkPhone is a well-specced handset with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a stealthy design that features a black color and red accents, matching the look of a ThinkPad. Its software includes features that allow it to sync with a PC much easier, allowing the two devices to share a clipboard, transfer files with ease, stream your Android apps on the PC, or use the ThinkPhone’s camera as a webcam on the computer. This phone is made with the professional’s work needs in mind.

Xiaomi: Focus on the camera

The Xiaomi 13 Pro is a serious camera-centric smartphone for the shutter enthusiasts with its 1-inch imaging sensor and Leica lens. Its hardware is combined with software post-processing, resulting in high-quality photos. This phone supports 120W charging, which puts it among the fastest-charging smartphones of today.

Huawei: The combination we didn’t know we needed

The Huawei Watch Buds are wireless earbuds in a smartwatch! They make it easier to store and transport your earbuds as they are always on your wrist. Additionally, each bud has a platinum-plated ring running around it, which will make contact with the charging pins no matter how you insert it. The design also ensures that the two buds identify which ear they are in and act accordingly.

Honor: Taking its flagship phones to the stars

The Honor Magic 5 Pro is another camera-centric smartphone, but it features a triple camera system with three 50 MP sensors with a fast F1.6 aperture. The telephoto lens provides 3.5x magnification and offers up to 100x zoom via digital enhancement. The phone is intended to bring an excellent screentime experience, with HDR10+ and IMAX Enhanced certification, TÜV-certified low blue light emission, and 2160Hz Pulse Width Modulation. The Magic 5 Pro is powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with a battery of 5,100mAh, which is the beefiest cell available on a modern mainstream flagship.

ZTE: A tablet with a 3D screen

ZTE showcased impressive 3D display technology in the Nubia Pad 3D at MWC. Without the use of dorky glasses, the device tracks the user’s eyes and adjusts the 3D effect accordingly for the best experience. Impressive enough, it even allows users to take 3D pictures with the device itself.