The Oscars might be awarding the best in the entertainment industry right now. But the recently concluded Mobile World Congress also awarded the best of the mobile tech industry.


Some of the big winners include the LG G5 as the “Best new mobile device,” the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge as the “Best smartphone of 2015,” the “Best low cost smartphone” goes to Xiaomi Redmi 2, and the “Best mobile tablet” goes to Microsoft Surface Pro 4. There were 930 entrants this year and these were narrowed down to 170 nominees until we ended up with the 42 winners. The other winners of MWC are listed below if you’re curious to check it out.

Best connected consumer electronic device
Samsung Gear S2

Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Well Being Digital Ltd for ActivHearts

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station

Best Overall Mobile App (Judge’s Choice)
Google Cardboard

Best mobile music application

Best Mobile Game
Super Evil Megacorp for Vainglory

Outstanding Innovation for the Connected Life
Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”
Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect

Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video
Quickplay for HOOQ app

Best Mobile App for Social and Lifestyle
Turkcell for Turkcell Healthmetre

Most Innovative Mobile App
L’Oréal Paris Worldwide for Makeup Genius

Best Mobile Payment Solution
Vodafone India for Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd

Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce
Point Inside for StoreMode™

Best Use of Mobile for Travel, Leisure & Hospitality
SapientNitro for Lufthansa Apple Watch App

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Anagog for Crowdsourced Parking Technology

Best Mobile Innovation for ‘The Internet of Things’
SIGFOX – A Global IoT communication service provider

Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video
Quickplay for HOOQ app

Best Use of Mobile for Advertising or Marketing
Opera Mediaworks, Mindshare and Wanda Digital for Rexona

Best Mobile Cloud Service or App
InnoQuant for MOCA Platform

Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
Flowminder, Ncell and TeliaSonera for Aid the displaced post Nepal earthquake

Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion
Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Companion Mobile Audio Description

Best Mobile Innovation for Health
Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”

Best Mobile Innovation for Education
Worldreader and Opera for Worldreader Mobile

Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity
Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect

Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise
KPN and Accenture for Connected Workers

Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers
Dialog Axiata PLC for Self-Care Application Framework

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
M-KOPA III Solar Home System for M-KOPA Solar

Best Mobile Service for Women in Emerging Markets
Vodafone Telekomunikasyon for Vodafone Kırmızı Işık (Easy Rescue)

The Green Mobile Award
Telefónica for Telefónica Global Energy Efficiency Programme 2010-2020

Best Mobile Infrastructure
Ericsson for Ericsson Radio System

Best Technology Enabler
Accedian and SK Telecom for QoE-Aware SDN Control

Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
Athonet for Athonet Software Broadband Mobile Core Solution

Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution
Trustonic for Trustonic Secured Platform

Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Contribution
Accenture, Oi and TIM Brasil for RAN Sharing

Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ Choice
ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station

Government Leadership Award
The Federal Government of the United Mexican States

Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award
The Government of the Republic of Colombia

Chairman’s Award
Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and Vodafone for outstanding achievement in support of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect Initiative

Connected Women Leadership in the Industry

Source: Business Glory