Trusted Reviews Awards 2022: All the winners revealed!
Trusted Reviews has revealed the winners of its 2022 Awards, crowning the best-of-the-best tech it has tested over the past 12 months.
Winners on the night were treated to an evening of fun with the event taking place at the Hollywood Bowl in the O2 Arena in London.
The awards covered all the site’s core categories including mobile, TV and Audio, computing and gaming, homes and cameras. The event also saw Trusted Reviews debut a new class of mobile network awards, where the winners were chosen based on a survey created by Trusted Reviews.
It was a doubly important event for the team at Trusted Reviews being the first Awards to take place as a physical event since the coronavirus pandemic started.
Without further delay here are this year’s winners! You can also find out more about key things, like how our winners are chosen using this page’s skip links.
Best smartphone winner: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Galaxy S22 Ultra earned the top spot by delivering on all the classic and most important aspects regular buyers care about: offering solid battery life, a great camera and speedy, game-ready performance.
Best smartphone shortlist
Best high-end phone winner: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Galaxy S22 Ultra delivered THE best all-round experience we’ve had on a phone this year earning its place as the winner of our 2022 best high-end phone award.
You can see the best high-end phone shortlist below.
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- iPhone 13 Pro
- Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Xiaomi 12 Pro
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Best camera phone winner: Pixel 6 Pro
Using a never before seen chipset, the Pixel 6 Pro delivered excellent stills, even in low light, plus a few clever AI tricks you won’t find elsewhere.
You can see the best camera phone shortlist below.
Best affordable phone winner: Realme 9 Pro Plus
The Realme 9 Pro Plus earned the title by offering excellent camera performance, super-fast charging and all-round great value for money when we tested it earlier this year.
You can see the best affordable phone shortlist below.
Best mid range phone winner: Realme GT 2 Pro
The Realme GT 2 Pro absolutely wowed us during testing, offering a gorgeous display, flagship-grade performance and excellent battery life.
You can see the best mid range phone shortlist below.
Best gaming phone winner: Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
The ROG Phone 6 Pro won over our reviewer by delivering on all the key areas a gamer cares about, offering best-in-class performance and a wonderfully fast screen.
You can see the best gaming phone shortlist below.
Best affordable tablet winner: Honor Pad 8
We always try to factor in value for money when reviewing products. And by that metric the Honor Pad 8 is best in class and offers fantastic bang for your buck, delivering great battery life and better performance than you’d expect from a device its price.
You can see the best affordable tablet shortlist below.
Best tablet winner: iPad Air 2022
The iPad Air 2022 is the best tablet money can buy, offering a great display, lengthy battery life and a stellar performance.
You can see the best tablet shortlist below.
Best smartwatch winner: Apple Watch 7
The Apple Watch 7 is a great smartwatch with excellent application support, and a wealth of useful health and fitness tracking features that made it the best all-round wearable we’ve tested this year.
You can see the best smartwatch shortlist below.
Best fitness tracker winner: Garmin Fenix 7
A number of top-notch trackers have passed through our labs over the past 12 months. But one in particular stood out, with the Garmin Fenix 7 offering best-in-class local mapping, lengthy battery and all the tracking features an athlete would ever need.
You can see the best fitness tracker shortlist below.
Best running watch winner: Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar
This year, Garmin delivered one of THE best running watchers we’ve had the pleasure to test in quite some time, with the Forerunner 955 Solar offering accurate tracking and best-in-class performance analytics during our checks.
You can see the best running watch shortlist below.
Best TV winner: Panasonic TX-55LZ2000
The Panasonic TX-55LZ2000 delighted during testing, offering wonderfully accurate picture quality, great gaming performance and immersive HDR.
You can see the best TV shortlist below.
Best TV 50-inches and under winner: Sony XR-42A90K
Featuring a great stand design, solid picture quality and all the connectivity you need to take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s next-gen features, the Sony XR-42A90K is the best TV under 50-inches we’ve tested this year.
You can see the TV 50-inches and under and under shortlist below.
Best projector winner: JVC DLA-NZ8
The JVC DLA-NZ8 delivered best-in-class HDR performance, accurate image quality and wonderfully inky black levels, earning it a place as the best projector we’ve reviewed this year.
You can see the best projector shortlist below.
Best portable projector winner: Samsung Freestyle
The Samsung Freestyle stormed to the top of the shortlist, offering a wonderfully simple setup process and surprisingly immersive audio during our checks.
You can see the shortlist below.
Best video streamer: Amazon Fire TV 4K Max
Offering great HDR support and 4K streaming, coupled with wonderfully intuitive software, the Amazon Fire TV 4K Max is the best streamer currently available.
You can see the best video streamer shortlist below.
Best video streaming service: Disney+
Disney+ cinched the top spot by delivering a diverse content portfolio that’s sure to delight the entire family.
You can see the best streaming service shortlist below.
- Apple TV+
- YouTube TV
- Amazon Prime Video
Best Atmos soundbar winner: Sony HT-A7000
The Sony HT-A7000 earned the top spot after delivering brilliant audio for music and TV, and a surprising amount of bass during our tests.
You can see the best Atmos soundbar shortlist below.
Best budget soundbar winner: Sonos Ray
The Sonos Ray secured its place as this year’s winner by delivering great audio in a compact design when we tested it.
You can see the best budget soundbar shortlist below.
Best wireless speaker winner: Sonus Faber Omnia
Over the past year we’ve tested some brilliant wireless speakers, but Sonus Faber Omnia impressed us most by offering great audio and a wonderfully crafted design that makes it look more like a work of art rather than just a bit of audio tech.
You can see the shortlist below.
Best outdoor speaker winner: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3
This year’s winner comes from a powerhouse in the outdoor speaker market. It impressed during testing, offering a rugged design, and surprisingly loud, impactful audio.
You can see the best outdoor speaker shortlist below.
Best headphones winner: Sony WH-1000XM5
The Sony WH-1000XM5 offered the best balance of ANC performance, audio quality and battery life, earning them the top slot at our 2022 awards.
You can see the best headphones shortlist below.
- Sony WH-1000XM5
- Røde NTH-100
- Mark Levinson No. 5909
- Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2
- Sennhesier Momentum 4 Wireless
Best noise cancelling headphones winner: Sony WH-1000XM5
Delivering powerful ANC, alongside great audio, the Sony WH-1000XM5 are the best noise-cancelling headphones we’ve tested this year.
You can see the best noise cancelling headphones shortlist below.
Best affordable headphones winner: Final UX3000
The Final UX3000 impressed during testing, delivering solid battery life, reliable ANC and wonderfully warm audio.
You can see the best affordable headphones shortlist below.
Best true wireless winner: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 deliver powerful ANC and brilliant audio quality, earning them this year’s best true wireless award.
You can see the best true wireless shortlist below.
Best affordable true wireless winner: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ delivered a wonderfully comfortable fit, solid audio and lengthy battery life, despite having a very wallet-friendly price, earning them this year’s best affordable true wireless crown.
You can see the best affordable true wireless shortlist below.
- Final ZE3000
- Edifier NeoBuds Pro
- Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+
- Creative Outlier Air V3
- JBL Live Pro 2
- Lypertek Z5 ANC
Best sports headphones winner: Back Bay Tempo 30
Offering our reviewer a rock solid fit and seal, energetic audio and race length battery life, the Back Bay Tempo 30 are the best sports headphones we’ve tested this year.
You can see the best headphones shortlist below.
- Shokz OpenRun Pro
- Beats Fit Pro
- Back Bay Tempo 30
- Jabra Elite 7 Active
- Adidas FWD-02 SPORT
- UA Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones
Best multi-room speaker winner: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin
The Zeppelin secured the top slot, offering a striking design and precise sound when we got it in for testing earlier this year.
You can see the best multi-room speaker shortlist below.
Best turntable winner: Clearaudio Concept Active
The Concept Active earned top marks by offering brilliant audio and a near plug-and-play experience during our tests.
You can see the best turntable shortlist below.
Best wired headphones winner: Røde NTH-100
The Rode NTH-100 not only looked great, but delivered articulate, convincing sound in all scenarios during our tests, earning them this year’s best wired headphones award.
You can see the best wired headphone shortlist below.
Best DAC winner: Chord Mojo 2
The Mojo 2 is a DAC that makes everything from a Spotify stream to Hi-res file sound much better. It’s a great upgrade for any audio system and the winner of this year’s best DAC award.
You can see the best DAC shortlist below.
Best music streamer winner: Bluesound Node (2021)
The Bluesound Node (2021) earned its spot by delivering all-round great performance, a robust suite of features and easy setup process.
You can see the best music streamer shortlist below.
Best portable music player winner: Astell & Kern Afutura SE180
Coming from an iconic brand, the Astell and Kern Afutura SE180 delivered great audio in a compact package when we reviewed it, earning it this year’s top slot.
You can see the best portable music player winner below.
Best system winner: Rega Elicit MK5
The Elicit MK5 earned a perfect 5/5 score from our reviewer after delivering direct, informative and robust sound, an impressive phono stage and Hi-res DAC.
You can see the best system winner shortlist below.
Best desktop speaker winner: KEF LSX II
The KEF LSX II delivered on all the big points during testing, offering a lively, dynamic and direct sound, as well as great build quality when we tested them, earning them the best desktop speaker accolade.
You can see the best desktop speaker shortlist below.
Computing and gaming winners
Best laptop winner: Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED won this year’s best laptop award after it delivered on all the key areas, offering decent screen quality, a comfortable typing experience and lengthy battery life.
You can see the best laptop shortlist below.
Best laptop for students winner: Surface Laptop Go 2
The Surface Laptop Go 2 rose above the competition, offering great value for money and a wonderfully lightweight design.
You can see the best laptop for students shortlist below.
Best home office laptop winner: LG Gram 16 (2022)
Offering a lightweight design despite having a giant screen, the LG Gram 16 (2022) is a great option for home workers, based on our experience with it.
You can see the best home office laptop shortlist below.
Best monitor winner: Samsung M8 Smart Monitor
The Samsung M8 Smart Monitor stormed past the competition, offering a diverse feature set and the handy ability to double as a smart TV during our tests.
You can see the best monitor shortlist below.
Best Chromebook winner: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 caught our attention during testing, offering a great screen and wonderfully flexible 360-hinge design, earning it this year’s best Chromebook award.
You can see the best Chromebook shortlist below.
Best components winner: Intel Core i5-12600K
Offering the perfect balance between performance and value for money during our checks, the Intel Core i5-12600k is the best component we’ve tested this year.
You can see the best components winners below.
Best printer winner: Epson EcoTank ET-1810
The EcoTank ET-1810 printer impressed during testing, offering low running costs and handy Wi-Fi connectivity.
You can see the best printer shortlist below.
Best router winner: Netgear Orbi RBKE963 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System
The Netgear Orbi stood out when we tested it earlier this year, offering easy setup, reliable connectivity and all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern router.
You can see the best router shortlist below.
- Eero 6 Plus
- Netgear Orbi 5G Tri-Band WiFi 6 Mesh System (NBK752)
- TP-Link Archer AX90
- Netgear Orbi RBKE963 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System
Best VPN winner: NordVPN
NordVPN rose above the pack when we reviewed it by offering great data speeds and a wealth of endpoint options.
You can see the best VPN shortlist below.
Best anti-virus winner: Norton 360 Advanced
Norton overcame stiff competition, impressing us with its generous features and robust malware detection.
You can see the best anti-virus shortlist below.
- Norton 360 Advanced
- Trend Micro Maximum Security
- Microsoft Defender Antivirus
- Avast One Essential
- Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
Best password managers winner: Bitwarden
Bitwarden won best password manager after it amazed our reviewer with its ease of use and generous free tier.
You can see the best password managers shortlist below.
Best games console winner: Steam Deck
The Steam Deck seriously impressed us during testing, offering a full fat PC gaming experience in a handheld form factor.
You can see the best games console shortlist below.
Best Switch game winner: Metroid Dread
Metroid Dread is a new entry into one of Nintendo’s most believed franchises. It impressed us by offering a wonderfully modern take on the core gameplay that made the original Metroid games great.
You can see the best Switch game shortlist below.
- Metroid Dread
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Best PlayStation game winner: Deathloop
Deathloop is a wonderfully quirky game that really stretched our reviewer’s problem solving skills, mixing timeloop mechanics with classic stealth and shooter gameplay.
You can see the best PlayStation game shortlist below.
Best Xbox game: Forza Horizon 5
Despite strong competition, Forza Horizon 5 raced to the front of the pack offering a fun, intuitive driving experience that delighted our reviewer.
You can see the best Xbox game shortlist below.
Best PC game winner: Elden Ring
Elden Ring mixes FromSoftware’s highly skilled and difficult combat mechanics with new open-world exploration to great effect, earning it a place as this year’s best PC game.
You can see the best PC game shortlist below.
Best game winner: Elden Ring
Elden Ring held our reviewer at the edge of his seat throughout testing, offering a giant open world and punishingly high difficulty levels to great effect.
Best online game winner: Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite won over our reviewer by offering a AAA online multiplayer experience with a surprisingly compelling free-to-play model.
You can see the best online game winner below.
Best co-op game winner: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delighted our reviewers by offering immersive co-op gameplay that’s suitable for all ages.
You can see the best co-op game shortlist below.
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Back 4 Blood
- Rainbow Six Extraction
- Mario Strikers: Battle League Football
Best gaming mouse winner: Razer Viper V2 Pro
Razer’s Viper V2 Pro rose to the top by offering us an incredibly high DPI, speedy optical switches and reliable wireless connection.
You can see the best gaming mouse shortlist below.
Best gaming headset winner: EPOS H3PRO Hybrid
The EPOS H3PRO Hybrid won us over by offering a wonderfully comfortable fit and best-in-class audio.
You can see the best gaming headset shortlist below.
Best gaming keyboard winner: Razer Huntsman Mini Analog
The Razer Huntsman Mini Analog one of the best gaming keyboards we’ve tested, period, offering analogue switches and a robust, compact design that proved to be an absolute game changer.
You can see the best gaming keyboard shortlist below.
Best gaming monitor winner: Samsung Odyssey Ark (2022)
Offering superb image quality and loud punchy speakers, the Samsung Odyssey Ark (2022) is the best gaming monitor to pass through our labs this year.
You can see the best gaming monitor shortlist below.
Best gaming laptop winner: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 really impressed during testing, offering a sleek and suave design, great high-end performance, superb screen quality and a comfortable keyboard.
You can see the best gaming laptop shortlist below.
Best washing machine/dryer winner: AEG L9FEB969C
Though it’s expensive, our winner secured the top slot offering brilliant cleaning, flexible internal space and auto programme and auto detergent dosing.
You can see the best washing machine shortlist below.
Best coffee machine winner: Breville Barista Max+ VCF152
The Barista Max+ won after delivering wonderfully tasty espresso, a useful in-built grinder and a very competitive price when we reviewed it.
You can see the best coffee machine shortlist below.
- Breville Barista Max+ VCF152
- Gaggia Classic 30 Year Limited Edition
- Beko Bean To Cup Coffee Machine with Steam Wand CEG5311
- Melitta Latte Select
Best home security product winner: Arlo Pro 4 XL
The Arlo Pro 4 XL secured victory by offering homeowners a flexible, easy to setup smart lighting solution that works in homes of all sizes.
You can see the best home security product winner below.
Best vacuum winner: Samsung Bespoke Jet
The Samsung Bespoke Jet proved to be an excellent all rounder during our tests, offering powerful cleaning, even on hardwood floors.
You can see the best vacuum shortlist below.
- Karcher WD6 Premium
- Samsung Bespoke Jet
- Beko Smart PowerClean Pro Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT95929VI
- Shark ICZ300UKT
- Dyson V12 Detect Slim Absolute
Best robot vacuum winner: Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid
The RoboVax X8 Hybrid proved to be a team favourite when we got it into our labs, offering full zone mapping and excellent cleaning during our tests.
You can see the best robot vacuum shortlist below.
Best kitchen gadget winner: InSinkErator 4N1 Touch
Our winner quickly became a favourite addition to our white goods lab during testing, offering easy installation and quick access to filtered and boiling water.
You can see the best kitchen gadget shortlist below.
- Kenwood Multipro Express Weigh+ FDM71.960SS
- TOKIT Omni Cook
- Tower T17076 10-in-1 Digital Air Fryer
- SodaStream Spirit
- Cuisinart Cordless Mini Prep Pro
- InSinkErator 4N1 Touch
- Ninja Foodi MAX Dual Zone Air Fryer AF400UK
Best smarthome product winner: Nanoleaf Lines
The Nanoleaf Lines secured victory by offering homeowners a flexible, easy-to-setup smart lighting solution that works in homes of all sizes.
You can see the best smarthome product shortlist below.
Best smart doorbell winner: Eufy Video Doorbell Dual
The Eufy Video Doorbell Dual rose to the top after delivering excellent video quality and a host of useful AI features during our tests.
You can see the best doorbell shortlist below.
Best upright vacuum winner: Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car
The Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car performed excellently during our tests, delivering reliable cleaning and a wealth of great accessories to expand its capabilities.
You can see the best upright vacuum shortlist below.
Best handheld vacuum winner: Shark Premium Handheld Vacuum WV270UK
This was a close race but the Shark Premium Handheld Vacuum WV270UK secured victory offering our reviewer quick, efficient cleaning in a small form factor.
Best oven winner: Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H
The Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H earned top marks, delivering even temperatures, even grilling and a hand steam mode.
You can see the best oven shortlist below.
Best hob winner: Indesit IB 88B60 NE
The Indesit IB 88B60 NE delivered in all the areas you’d expect during our tests, offering flexible dual-zone cooking areas and a wonderfully easy-to-use control system.
You can see the best hob shortlist below.
Best dishwasher winner: Miele G 7160 SCVi AutoDos
Though it’s expensive, our winner secured the top slot offering brilliant cleaning, flexible internal space and auto-programme and auto-detergent dosing.
You can see the best dishwasher shortlist below.
Best camera winner: Nikon Z 9
The Nikon Z 9 is one of the best products on the market for vloggers, offering superb stabilisation and excellent battery life.
You can see the best camera shortlist below.
Best vlogging camera winner: GoPro Hero 10
It may be pricey, but GoPro Hero 10 Black seriously delivered during our checks, offering excellent picture quality, a rugged design and solid stabilisation.
You can see the best vlogging camera shortlist below.
Best camera accessory winner: DJI OM 5
Our winner won over our reviewer by offering best-in-class video recording, with it being capable of 120fps and 8k video capture.
You can see the best camera accessory shortlist below.
- DJI OM 5
- Zhiyun Smooth Q4
- Asus ZenGimbal
Best mobile network awards
This year, Trusted Reviews launched a new category of mobile network awards. Unlike the Editor’s Choice Awards the winners were decided based on a user survey. The shortlist was based on the main networks tracked by Ofcom.
Based on the results, the winner was:
Best mobile network winner: Tesco Mobile
Outside of this the survey results the other winners were:
Best value network winner: ID Mobile
Best network for customer service winner: Tesco Mobile
Most reliable network winner: Tesco Mobile
Best network for for roaming winner: ID Mobile
This year’s best mobile network shortlist included:
What are the Trusted Reviews Awards 2022?
The Trusted Reviews Awards are a yearly celebration of the best products and companies in the world of mobile, homes, computing, gaming, cameras, TV and audio.
After two years as a digital only event, the Trusted Reviews Awards returned as a physical event in 2022.
In a nod to the event’s heritage the Trusted Reviews Awards 2022 were hosted in the Hollywood Bowl at the O2 Arena.
The venue holds a special place in Trusted’s history with the site having held two of its earliest awards ceremonies there many moons ago.
How are the winners chosen?
To be considered as a shortlist candidate a product must have been fully reviewed by one of the experts at Trusted Reviews and, outside of rare exceptions, scored at least 4/5 recommended in the past 12 months. The winner is then decided by the internal team of experts based on their experience reviewing it and knowledge of the market holistically. The only categories that don’t follow this process are the newly launched mobile network awards.