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Top 10 reviews of 2012: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone and One X; iPad vs Nexus tablets

31 Dec 2012

The top 10 most popular reviews for V3 readers this year are a good reflection of where corporate IT departments should be focusing their efforts in 2013 – mobiles, tablets and bring your own device strategies.

V3 readers were most excited to read about whether the Samsung Galaxy S3 could win out as best smartphone of 2012, or would be beaten into submission by the HTC One X, or the mighty iPhone 4S and its successor the iPhone 5.

But it wasn’t all about Apple and Samsung in the smartphone arena. Microsoft impressed with its latest mobile operating system, and we were similarly impressed with Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Lumia 920.

On the tablets side, readers were eager to find out if the iPad small and large could retain its crown against the upstart Google Nexus 7. While the tablet market was still dominated by Apple in 2012, this looks set to shift dramatically next year, as buyers are tempted away from the high-end iPad by the low-cost and decent performance of devices like the Nexus 10 and the brand power of Amazon.

This should all make for an interesting year of product reviews on V3 throughout 2013. Happy New Year to all our readers!

HTC One X Ice Cream Sandwich powered quad core handsetHTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy S3 head to head review
Close-up with the quad-core Android handsets hitting the market




Samsung Galaxy S3 front shotSamsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5 head to head review
How do the flagship Android and iOS handsets stack up?




Apple iPhone 4SSamsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 4S head to head review
Can the Korean giant claim the smartphone crown from Apple?




Nokia Lumia 820 red and yellowNokia Lumia 920 review
The new Windows Phone 8 handset shows there's life yet for the Finnish mobile giant



iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD frontApple iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD head to head review
Low-cost, 7in tablets have proved a hit. V3 takes a look at which is best



Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review
A great choice for people with hands big enough to use it, acting as a fully functioning PDA, media device and phone



Samsung ATIV Windows Phone 8 device slantedNokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Ativ S: First impressions of first Windows Phone 8 handsets  
V3 assesses the Android heavyweight's chances of breaking into Nokia's WP8 territory




16GB Google Nexus 7 sold outGoogle Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad head to head review
Google's budget Nexus 7 goes up against to Apple's premier tablet




samsung-galaxy-s3-android-smartphoneSamsung Galaxy S3 review
V3 takes an in-depth look at Android's latest iPhone nemesis, the Galaxy S3



Asus Transformer Infinity keyboardAsus Transformer Pad TF300 review
A great tablet that sacrifices build quality in the name of performance 

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Madeline Bennett

Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN. 

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