Asia Mobile Awards 2021

The GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards (The AMOs) –
The Asia Region’s leading stage for excellence, innovation & achievement.

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We are delighted to announce the Winners for the Asia Mobile Awards 2021!

The Asia Mobile Awards–or AMOs recognise, honour and celebrate the individuals, the teams, the organisations and the partnerships which have relentlessly strived to better the world through connectivity, from game-changing mobile devices and technologies, to resilient leadership which has driven our industry forward.

The AMOs are the Asian connectivity industry’s most prestigious accolade, judged by the sector’s most prominent subject matter experts. To be selected in the shortlist for an AMO Award means recognition as a serious player – one to be watched closely in the tech sector. And to then win an AMO Award, means achieving the highest merit by your peers across the entire digital industry.

Awards Categories 2021

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The 2021 Best Smartphone in Asia

The Smartphone of the Year award combines outstanding performance, innovation and leadership as determined through assessment of smartphones on the market during the last 18 months, by world leading independent analysts, journalists and influencers.

Judges will nominate and select the shortlist for these categories, based on the following criteria:

Best Smartphone:

  • Physical design and innovation
  • Device performance and form factors
  • Genuine new innovation deployed
  • Product usefulness in terms of functionality and features
  • Simplicity of use
  • Range of applications and features supported
  • Price point and perceived value for money
  • Market success in global territories
  • User experience, quality & reliability

Best Smartphone in Asia Award Alumni

2019: Huawei for Huawei P30 and P30 Pro
2018: Apple for Apple iPhone X
2017: Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
2016: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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Outstanding Contribution to the Asia Mobile Industry

The Outstanding Contribution to the Asia Mobile Industry Award is the highest honour of the Asia Mobile Awards.

The award recognises sustained or extraordinary contributions by individuals, organisations or collaborative achievements that advance the value and benefits of mobile communications for people, business and societies in Asia. This discretionary award is not open for entry, it is selected by the GSMA.

Outstanding Contribution to the Asia Mobile Industry Award Alumni

2019: Takashi Tanaka, Chairman of KDDI
2018: Cher Wang, Chairwoman, CEO & President, HTC
2017: Mr. Shang Bing, Chairman of China Mobile and Mr. Li Yue, CEO of China Mobile 2016: Dr Hans Wijayasuria, Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata

Meet the AMOs Judges
Take a look at the Judging panels for each of the 2021 Asia Mobile Awards.
AMO Winners 2021
The Asia Mobile Awards 2021 will be presented on Wednesday 24 Feb, 11am (GMT+8)

Nominee Shortlist 2021
We are delighted to announce the Nominees Shortlist for the AMOs 2021!

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