Winners of The Straits Times Digital Life Awards 2014 unveiled

Winners of The Straits Times Digital Life Awards 2014 unveiled

SINGAPORE - The winners of The Straits Times Digital Life (DL) Awards 2014 were unveiled at a presentation ceremony held this afternoon at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

Samsung was again the big winner at The Straits Times DL Awards, now into its third year. The South Korean consumer electronics giant swept seven awards, the same as last year. Apple and Sony were the other major winners with five awards each at the annual awards, which honour the best tech gadgets and games of the preceding year.

Among the 235 who attended the awards event at the Shangri-La Hotel were Ms Sumiko Tan, Associate Editor of The Straits Times, and Mr Oo Gin Lee, Digital Life Editor, The Straits Times.

A total of 61 awards across 30 sub-categories, including smartphones, laptops and games, were given out at today's event.

The Awards covered five main product categories - laptops, smartphones, tablets, cameras and games. New awards included Best Phablet, Best Smartphone Camera and Best Windows Tablet. Each sub-category featured five products, selected by the DL editorial team.

There were two awards for each category - The Editor's Choice is chosen by the DL editorial team, while the Readers' Choice is determined by The Straits Times readers in a month-long online public vote. Over 400,000 votes from 14,000 voters were cast by readers of The Straits Times Digital Life in January to determine the best gadgets and games of last year in the Readers' Choice segment of the annual Digital Life Awards.

Winners list

SMARTPHONES

BEST OVERALL SMARTPHONE
- Editor's Choice: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Readers' Choice: Apple iPhone 5s

BEST ANDROID SMARTPHONE
- Editor's Choice: Sony Xperia Z1
- Readers' Choice: Samsung Galaxy S4

BEST PHABLET [ABOVE 5.5 INCHES]
- Editor's Choice: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Readers' Choice: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

BEST SMARTPHONE CAMERA
- Editor's Choice: Sony Xperia Z1
- Readers' Choice: Apple iPhone 5s

TABLETS

BEST TABLET [ABOVE 9 INCHES]
- Editor's Choice: Apple iPad Air
- Readers' Choice: Apple iPad Air

BEST TABLET [BELOW 9 INCHES]
- Editor's Choice: Google Nexus 7
- Readers' Choice: Apple iPad mini with Retina display

BEST ANDROID TABLET
- Editor's Choice: Samsung Note 10.1 2014
- Readers' Choice: Samsung Note 10.1 2014

BEST WINDOWS TABLET
- Editor's Choice: Sony Vaio Tap 11
- Readers' Choice: Asus Transformer Book T100

LAPTOPS

BEST THIN & LIGHT LAPTOP
- Editor's Choice: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
- Readers' Choice: Asus Zenbook UX301LA

BEST GAMING LAPTOP
- Editor's Choice: Dell Alienware 18
- Readers' Choice: Dell Alienware 18

BEST HYBRID LAPTOP
- Editor's Choice: Asus Transformer Book Trio
- Readers' Choice: Asus Transformer Book Trio

BEST BUSINESS LAPTOP
- Editor's Choice: Lenovo ThinkPad X240
- Readers' Choice: Lenovo ThinkPad X240

BEST MAINSTREAM LAPTOP
- Editor's Choice: HP Envy 14 TouchSmart
- Readers' Choice: Samsung Series 7 Chronos

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