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Trusted Reviews Awards 2021: Find out the Mobile, Camera and Wearable winners

Trusted Reviews Awards 2021 week is here and we’ve got a whole load of fantastic smartphones, cameras, wearables and tablets to highlight.

So, here we are – the big announcements of the Mobiles, Cameras, Tablets and Wearable winners for the Trusted Reviews Awards 2021. This is where we celebrate the best in mobile tech, from the Phone of the Year to the best tablet to our favourite smartwatch.

All the shortlisted entries were chosen by our expert team of experienced testers from the many products we’ve reviewed over the past year. The winners have then been decided by those who know the products the best, including Mobile editor Max Parker.

Trusted Reviews Awards 2021 Mobile, Wearable, Camera and Tablet shortlists

Here are all winners for the mobile tech awards at the Trusted Reviews Awards 2021.

Best smartphone

The best smartphone award goes to the excellent Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, which impressed us thoroughly thanks to its impressive zoom camera, stunning 120Hz display and smooth performance.

The other nominees were:

iPhone 12
Asus Zenfone 8
Sony Xperia 1 III
Oppo Find X3 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

Best high-end mobile

Picking up its second award, the Best High-End Mobile award goes to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. This is Samsung’s best phone to date and deserves the acclaim it is getting.

The other nominees include:

iPhone 12 Pro Max
Asus ROG Phone 5
Sony Xperia 1 III
Oppo Find X3 Pro

Best camera phone

The award for Best Camera Phone goes to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which impressed us with both its photography and videography skills, 

And the other nominees were:

Google Pixel 5
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Best affordable phone

More affordable phones are getting better every year, with features once reserved for flagship royalty now filtering down. Our Best Affordable Phone award goes to the incredible Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.

And the other nominees were:

Poco F3
Realme 8 Pro
OnePlus Nord 2

Best mid-range phone

Just like the affordable phone, every year sees a huge increase in the quality of mid-range options. This year, our Best Mid-Range Phone award goes to the small, but very might, Asus Zenfone 8.

And the other nominees were:

OnePlus 9
Google Pixel 5
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra

Best gaming phone

If a powerful device with plenty of gaming skills is what you’re after then you can’t go wrong with the Asus ROG Phone 5 – which picks up our best gaming phone award.

And the other nominees were:

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
OnePlus 9 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Sony Xperia 1 III

Best tablet

Apple picks up its second award, with the fantastic iPad Air 4 (2020) taking home the tablet of the year award.

And the other nominees were:

iPad Pro (2021)
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition

Best smartwatch

Our coveted Best Smartwatch award goes to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, which impressed our expert reviewers during in-depth testing.

And the other nominees were:

Apple Watch 6
Apple Watch SE
TicWatch Pro 3
Withings ScanWatch

Best fitness tracker

With its sleek looks, nice screen and a vast array of features, the Garmin Venu 2 picks up the Best Fitness Tracker award.

And the other nominees were:

Fitbit Versa 3
Honor Watch ES
Coros Pace 2
Polar Vantage V2
Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Best camera

Picking up the coveted Best Camera award this year is the truly excellent Panasonic GH5 II.

And the other nominees were:

DJI Air 2S
Fujifilm GFX1000S
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro
Sony A7C
Fujifilm X-S10
GoPro Hero 9
Nikon Z fc

What are the Trusted Reviews Awards 2021?

The Trusted Reviews Awards are a yearly celebration of the best products, companies and services in the world of tech. Our team of experts pick the best products from many categories, including mobile, TV/Audio. Cameras and more and celebrate the best of the best.

In many previous years, the Awards have been an event in London attended in person and live streamed over our social media channels. However, this year we’ve had to make a few changes and take the whole event online. You’ll be able to follow the awards as they’re announced across the week.

Thoughts from the Mobile editor

It’s been another jam-packed year of mobile tech. We’ve had some huge improvements to smartphone cameras, Apple bringing across a desktop-quality chipset to an iPad and Wear OS getting a big redesign thanks to Samsung and Google. It feels good to be able to champion all this excellent tech with our annual awards.

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