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This year the TechRadar Phone Honors was bigger as well as much better than the first in every means – we chose to turn it up a notch with even more people, even more groups as well as even more technology.

We filled our Greater london location with the brightest brains in technology to commemorate the last YEAR of innovation and also a great year of adjustment within the mobile phone, tablet and wearables industry.

Check out the location – fail to remember concerning bench and cool decoration, there some remarkable oranges in a modern art structure. Shame they’re fake. It didn’t stop some members of the celebration from aiming to have a sly bite though.

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After a hr approximately of schmoozing we goinged right into the theater ready to begin the meat of the occasion. Our Phones and also Tablet computers Editor Gareth Beavis required to the stage in his finest magician’s attire as well as attended to the crowd.

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We planned to kick all of it off with a fastest hands first content competitors– a lot like last year– yet regretfully we were also deep underground for some phone networks and had to transform it at the last minute.

Instead we decided to search for some poorly-performing phones, and did a competitors for the most affordable phone battery in the room– the least expensive was a BlackBerry that was available in at an outstanding 12 % left at 8.30 PM, as well as they were rewarded for their perseverance with a ₤ 50 Amazon voucher.

Then it was time for our tech specialist panel to require to the stage. TechRadar Global Editor-In-Chief Patrick Goss signed up with the stage together with Phones as well as Tablet computers Deputy Publisher John McCann and also our Phones and also Tablet computers Writers James Peckham as well as Matt Hanson.

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Taking concerns from the viewers, we talked about the future of the mobile phone, whether wearables are ever going to become a huge thing and also whether VR could possibly be a success with the smartphone.

It all sounds pretty expert however we also went over VR in the bedroom (and also Matt’s attempts to ‘connect points in at night’) and James lowered the tone also additionally talking concerning the grinning poo emoji.

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From there it was time to obtain into the genuine honors themselves. It all passed in a jiffy as we saw the sort of Apple, Tesco, Motorola and also others take to the stage. Look into our full checklist of victors here.

Beavis included: ‘It was genuinely among the most effective evenings of the year, with a lot of of the phone sector’s excellent and also excellent jam-packed into enjoy me and also John McCann make fools of ourselves on phase, where we were not able to check out things in alphabetical order, deal with holding two items at when or grin like regular human beings.

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‘I was truly pleased with the real awards themselves – last year’s were a little sharp, so this year we really excelled by having trophies that can’t be previouslied owned as weapons.’

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Phones as well as Tablet computers Author James Peckham said, ‘The evening was a remarkable success, as well as not simply since of the cost-free liquor.’

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‘Bunches of booze, good food, an area filled with tech specialists all celebrating the ideal tech of the last year, what else could a phone nerd ask for?’

Phones as well as Tablet computers Writer Matt Hanson included ‘it was a definitely wonderful evening as well as a great opportunity for us to big up the most effective that mobile technology needs to provide, as well as conversation to crucial sector figures about just what the future holds.

‘It also reveals that below at TechRadar we can put on a rather incredible event. Now excuse me while I attempt to clean the taste of plastic orange out of my mouth …’

And then there was the little matter of the afterparty … the less we discuss that the far better.

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And that’s it for one more year. We guarantee never ever to mention mobile phones, tablet computers or smartwatches on the site till the Phones Awards 2016 *.

*Not really.