Mobile of 2023: Choose the best and win one of three excellent smartphones


In the main category Mobile of the year 2023, the public votes for the best mobile phone that was introduced to the Czech market (began to be officially sold) between November 30, 2022 and November 15, 2023. The editors nominated 21 devices from the best or the most popular models of individual brands that are officially sold on the Czech market.

Every voter can assign three votes to your favourites. The survey runs from November 20, 2023 to midnight December 10, 2023 (11:59 p.m.). The other poll categories will be announced by an expert jury from the nominated devices. Voting results will be published on the website no later than December 12, 2023. You can find the poll rules here.

Vote here in the Mobile of the Year 2023 poll

This year, you will be choosing the best mobile phone of the year on the website for the twenty-sixth time. Once upon a time, they were ordinary mobile phones, today, other than smart phones do not appear in the survey. The current market is stabilized. Globally and in the Czech Republic, it is dominated by Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi. Worldwide, they account for more than half of the market, in the Czech Republic even more.

Win one of three great smartphones

This year, voters in the Mobile of the Year 2023 poll can win one of the three smartphones that the editors donated to the poll. All readers who vote in the main category will be entered into the prize draw.

The main prize is Samsung Galaxy A54 8/256GBthe other two drawn will win Motorola Moto G54 5G Power Edition 12/256 GB. The phones have very good equipment, an excellent display, an optically stabilized camera and also support eSIM, a service that is very useful today when traveling abroad outside the EU.

Samsung Galaxy A54

Motorola Moto G54 5G Power Edition

In the premium category, from which we primarily select devices for the Mobile of the Year poll, Samsung and Apple have dominated for a long time. In recent years, however, there has been an increase in the number of well-equipped devices from Chinese brands. However, the catch is that many of them will not look at the global markets, they remain available only to Chinese customers. Of course, the survey only includes devices that are sold on the Czech market.

Compared to last year, the economic situation has calmed down. Inflation forced manufacturers to raise prices, which the extremely competitive market did not allow. So they proceeded to steal the equipment, which also affected some models from the beginning of this year. Usually in the lower price categories, but today it is probably over.

Voting by the expert jury

As part of the vote of the expert jury, we have updated the categories. Traditionally, we look for a phone with the best performance-price ratio. Even a fairly cheap device can succeed here. On the contrary, in the category “Beast of the year” we are looking for a powerful phone, or rather the most powerful one. Because some of the customers care a lot about performance.

The Byproduct of the Year category is very strong this year, which includes smart watches, interesting accessories, and we also included interesting tablets in it. In their case, quite interesting models with a large display appeared on the market this year, but also at a very favorable price.

Historic winners

And here are the winning smartphones from past years of the poll. In 2007, the winner was the Nokia N95, i.e. a representative of the old smartphones without a touch screen. This was followed by three victories for Apple with the iPhones 3G, 3GS and 4. The dominance of iPhones was broken only by Samsung with the Galaxy S II model in 2011, in 2012 its successor the Galaxy S III won, and in 2013 the Galaxy S4 completed the hat trick.

In 2014, the vote of readers was won by the Apple iPhone 6. The next three years, Samsung won: in 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (edge+), followed by the victory of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and in 2017 you chose Samsung as the best smartphone of the year Galaxy S8. The winner for 2018 is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, in 2019 you chose the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, in 2020 the iPhone 12 Pro (Max) won, and the year before last Apple’s championship was defended by the iPhone 13 Pro (Max). The successor to the iPhone 14 Pro (Max) completed the hat trick last year.

Nominated phones

  1. iPhone 15
  2. iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max
  3. Samsung Galaxy S23
  4. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  5. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
  6. Samsung Galaxy A54
  7. Xiaomi 13 Pro
  8. Xiaomi 13T Pro
  9. Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+
  10. Google Pixel 8 Pro
  11. Motorola Razr 40 Ultra
  12. Motorola Edge 40 Pro
  13. Honor Magic 5 Pro
  14. Honor 90
  15. Vivo X90 Pro
  16. Oppo Find N2 Flip
  17. Sony Xperia 1 V
  18. Realme 11 Pro+
  19. OnePlus Nord 3
  20. Huawei P60 Pro
  21. Nothing Phone (2)

Categories evaluated by an expert jury:

Purchase of the year (price/performance ratio)

    • Motorola Moto G54 5G Power Edition
  • Nubia Z 50S Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+
  • Honor X8a
  • iPhone 15

Puzzle of the year

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Motorola Razr 40 Ultra
  • Motorola Razr 40 (Currently 16,990!)
  • Oppo Find N2 Flip
  • Google Pixel Fold

Event of the year

  • New super-powerful chips A17 Bionic, Snapdragon 8 gen 3 and Dimensity 9300
  • The end of the lightning port in iPhones, the transition to USB-C
  • The first voice call via satellite with a regular smartphone
  • Two domestic operators are changing bosses
  • Acceleration of optical internet to 8 GB/s (test operation in Olomouc)

Beast of the Year (Most Powerful Phone)

  • Asus Rog Phone 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Xiaomi 13T Pro
  • Honor Magic 5
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max

Byproduct of the year

  • Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 tracker
  • Apple Watch Series 9/Ultra 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 6/6 Classic
  • Huawei Watch GT 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra tablet
  • Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet
  • Honor Pad 8 tablet

The winners of the individual categories are chosen by the expert jury by the editors and collaborators of and

The article is in Czech

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