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Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One Win at Annual EISA Awards

The Annual EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) Awards have taken place again, and this time both Samsung and Google's Android have walked away with multiple awards to their names. The board consists of 50 magazines in 20 European countries that form one of the most prestigious multimedia magazines associates in the world, who convene every June to decide which products out of the six categories deserve a reward.

Samsung won three awards: The European Social Media award went to the Galaxy S4 Mini, while the original Galaxy S4 received the European Green Phone award and the Galaxy NX the European Photo Innovation Trophy. While Samsung's rejoicing stopped there, more Android devices joined the awards list, with the HTC One getting the European Advanced Smartphone Award. Furthermore, the European Consumer Smartphone Award for 2013-2014 went to the Huawei Ascend P6, with the equivalent reward in the tablet category going to Sony's Xperia Tablet Z. 

  • Parsian
    what imaging innovation has Samsung or HTC have brought. Samsung uses a generic BSI sensor at 1.13 micro, HTC One uses 4 micron sensor however, Samsung does not have Optical Image Stabilizer, HTC One has optical image stabilizer that was first introduced in smartphones by Lumia 920. So again why do these devices deserve the award in imaging department is beyond me. I cant believe NOKIA didnt win this.
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  • Vladislaus
    11400830 said:
    what imaging innovation has Samsung or HTC have brought. Samsung uses a generic BSI sensor at 1.13 micro, HTC One uses 4 micron sensor however, Samsung does not have Optical Image Stabilizer, HTC One has optical image stabilizer that was first introduced in smartphones by Lumia 920. So again why do these devices deserve the award in imaging department is beyond me. I cant believe NOKIA didnt win this.
    I think you're confusing everything. The HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4 and the S4 mini didn't won the trophy of photo innovation. It was the Samsung Galaxy NX. It's a 20.3 MP android powered camera. It has a APC-C sensor, which is a lot larger than the one you mentioned. It's also the same type of sensor used in a lot of the entry level DSLRs.
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  • house70
    11400830 said:
    what imaging innovation has Samsung or HTC have brought. Samsung uses a generic BSI sensor at 1.13 micro, HTC One uses 4 micron sensor however, Samsung does not have Optical Image Stabilizer, HTC One has optical image stabilizer that was first introduced in smartphones by Lumia 920. So again why do these devices deserve the award in imaging department is beyond me. I cant believe NOKIA didnt win this.

    HTC One won the Advanced Smartphone Award, has nothing to do with imaging. Don't mix things up.
    Also, good job for Huawei.
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  • hotice
    Not that it really makes a difference but HTC did innovate with the camera on the HTC One. It uses three sensors in parallel to get better low light performance than any other phone camera, well it should be better than any phone except maybe the Moto X and the new Droids which use a pentile like design for the camera sensor trading some conventional subpixels for light sensing subpixels. I'm not sure how the One Compares to this design in low light.
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  • Parsian
    @Vladislaus and @house70: Thanks for clearing things up. I totally forgot Samsung makes Android based Camera's as well.
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    How could the HTC One win an advanced smart phone award when it doesn't offer an SD card or removable battery? Basic sounds more appropriate than advanced.

    And shouldn't Samsung get the award for anything the HTC One wins considering most of its hardware is manufactured by Samsung?
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