Samsung has been crowned Manufacturer Of The Year for the fourth year running at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards.
As formidable a force as ever, Samsung produces phone and tablets with every screen size imaginable, at prices to please every budget, and with features which make it stand out from the competition.
The company has made big plays in the nascent wearables market, opting to develop for both Google’s Android Wear and its own Tizen operating system to produce the Gear 2, Gear Fit, Gear 2 Neo, Gear S and Gear Live smartwatches before most of the competition has even got out of the starting blocks.
A change of design language with the Galaxy Alpha and upcoming Note 4 prove Samsung is listening to feedback from the press and its customers alike, while unique features like S Pen and S Health ensure it stays one step ahead of the competition.
Samsung rounded off its year with the stunning and futuristic Gear VR, a virtual reality headset developed with Oculus and aimed to creating an entirely new sector of gaming and video consumption accessories.
But Samsung wasn’t alone in producing top-end phones and tablets this year; Sony, Apple, HTC, Motorola, LG and Microsoft all put in a stellar performance in 2014. Flagships like the Xperia Z2, iPhone 5s, One (M8), Moto X, G3 and Lumia 1020 all proved just how competitive the phone market is today - and all that competition means endless innovation and ever-decreasing prices for the consumer.