Samsung Galaxy S3 tops iPhone 5 in reader poll

With the iPhone 5 vs Samsung S3 rivalry still in full flow, a new reader poll has seen the Samsung Galaxy S3 voted the best phone currently on the market.

Voting in the recent Trusted Reviews Awards longlist, a little over 41 per cent of readers recommended the Samsung Galaxy S3 for the Best Phone accolade, thrashing Apple’s latest smartphone offering with the iPhone 5 receiving just 26.69 per cent of the reader vote.

Backing up recent sales figures which have seen the Samsung Galaxy S3 outsell the iPhone 5 to remain the UK’s most popular smartphone, the new reader vote figures have seen Apple’s iPhone 4S follow-on sandwiched between another Samsung handset with the expansive Samsung Galaxy Note 2 claiming the remaining Trusted Review Awards finals spot, securing a reasonable 12.41 per cent of the vote.

With the longlist stage now over, the three reader recommended finalists from each category will now be put to a group of industry experts with the eventual Trusted Reviews Awards winners formally unveiled in the New Year.

With 19 categories ranging from Best Game, Best Tablet and Best App of the year to the Best Media Provider, Best Headphones and Best TV, the awards reader vote has helped separate the gadget wheat from the techy chaff ahead of the final decision.

What was your phone of the year for 2012? It’s too late to vote now but let us know in the comment boxes below or through the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Read on for the final list of Trusted Reviews Awards Finalists as voted for by you:

Best Laptop
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Display
Asus Transformer Pad 300
Samsung Series 9 900X3B

Best Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S3
iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Best Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Borderlands 2

Best Value TV
Panasonic TX-P42ST50
Samsung PS51D550
Toshiba 32RL953

Best Camcorder
Panasonic HC-X900
JVC HD Everio GZ-V515

Best TV
Panasonic TX-P65VT50
Sony KDL-40HX853
Samsung UE46ES8000

Best Headphones
Sennheiser Amperior
SoundMagic E30
Phonak Audeo PFE 232

Best Surround Sound
Jamo D 600
Panasonic SC-BTT590

Best Media Provider
Virgin Media Powered By TiVo
Sky Anytime

Best Portable Audio
iPod touch 5th generation (2012)
Pasce Minirig
Fiio E17

Best Home Audio
Samsung DA-E750
Arcam rPAC
Philips Fidelio SoundCurve DS8800W

Best Interchangable Lens Camera
Nikon D800
Sony NEX-5n
Canon EOS-1D X

Best Compact Camera
Sony Cyber-shot RX100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Fujifilm X10

Best Value Phones
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Huawei Ascend G300
Sony Xperia P

Best Tablet
Google Nexus 7
iPad 4
Asus Transformer Pad 300

Best Apps
Swiftkey X Keyboard Android App
Djay iPad App
Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy

Best Sat Nav
TomTom GO LIVE 1005
TomTom Top Gear Edition
Nokia Drive

Best Mobile Games
Angry Birds Space
Real Racing 2 Android Game
Plants vs. Zombies Android Game

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