iPhone 6 and Xperia Z3 scoop smartphone Awards

The competition has been ever-more intense and the standard, when it comes to watching video or listening to music while on the move, has been raised even further. It means, therefore, that these Award-winners are highly deserving.

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Smartphone Product of the Year

Last year in the smartphone category, we had just one winner in the form of the Apple iPhone 5s. This year, however, we expanded further with two smartphone winners. And the Cupertino giant has repeated its success.

The iPhone 6 might have only been available for a few weeks now, but it has already lived up to its billing as "the best iPhone to date" after walking off with our Award for the Best phone up to 5in – plus the Smartphone Product of the Year title.

Best smartphone 5in+

And for those among you who are looking for a handset that's a little larger, our Best smartphone 5in+ in 2014 is the Sony Xperia Z3 – a flagship smartphone that arrived just five months after the Z2 and offering the "best of Sony" in a smartphone.

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Tablet Product of the Year

Now moving onto more larger devices altogether and the tablets category.

With improvements across the board to note when it arrived towards the end of 2013, the iPad Air proved itself to be a stunning piece of technology that is an absolute joy to use. And what that has led to is another Award for Apple.

The 16GB version is our Product of the Year in our tablet category and also claims the title of Best tablet over 8in, with the Cupertino brand delivering a leaner, meaner machine when compared to its four predecessors.

Best tablet up to 8in

But that's not to say that Android has been left behind in this category, because – not for the first time – we can reveal that the Google Nexus 7 has secured a gong as the Best tablet up to 8in. It packs a lot of punch for an attractive price.

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Don't forget: you can find out more about our Best smartphones and Best tablets from the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014 – as well as all the other winners – by heading on over to our dedicated Awards 2014 microsite...

Pete was content editor on What Hi-Fi?, overseeing production and publication of digital content. In creating and curating feature articles for web and print consumption, he provided digital and editorial expertise and support to help reposition What Hi-Fi? as a ‘digital-first’ title; reflecting the contemporary media trends. He is now a senior content strategist.