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Pixel 8 series wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at MWC

What you need to know

  • The GSMA gives out a series of annual awards at MWC, and this year, Google’s Pixel 8 series won “Best Smartphone.”
  • The Pixel 8 series is the first Android phone to win the award since the Galaxy S21 Ultra won in 2021.
  • Google’s lineup of flagship phones won against the iPhone 15 Pro series, Samsung Galaxy S23 series, OnePlus Open, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

We’ve been raving about the Google Pixel 8 series since it was released last year, even including it on our best phones list. But now, the Pixel 8 series has officially won the “Best Smartphone” award from the GSMA. The award was given out at MWC Barcelona, and Google’s win signifies the first time that an Android phone has won Best Smartphone since 2021. It’s also Google’s first-ever victory. 

GSMA’s criteria for the award are as follows: “The Best Smartphone award combines outstanding performance, innovation and leadership as determined through assessment of smartphones on the market during the period January 2023 to December 2023, by world leading independent analysts, journalists, and influencers.”


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