iPhone 5s Named Best Phone for 2013, iPad Air Named Best Tablet [Poll]

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By Precious Silva | December 30, 2013 11:17 AM EST

Apple just dominated a recent survey from Digital Spy. According to the poll, Apple's iPhone 5 takes the crown for the best phone in 2013, while its iPad Air won as the best tablet. Both devices sold like hotcakes since they were released. With the number of competition around, it seems Apple was able to maintain its hold on the top position. Do you agree? 

There were more than 22,600 people who took part in the poll. According to the results, the iPhone 5s took over more than half the votes casted for its category. The device measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in) and weighs 112 g (3.95 oz). It features a 500-dpi pixel density fingerprint sensor (Touch ID). The iPhone 5s also comes with a LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, offering 16M colours with Corning Gorilla Glass and oleophobic coating. It runs on an Apple A7, dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) and PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics). 

The iPhone 5s made waves because of its 64-bit processor. Other competitors are on their way to including such type of processor in their line but Apple already has it. Analysts say this is one of the major advantages of the handset over others.

As for tablets, the iPad Air went home as the winner. The tablet bested its cousin, the iPad Mini that ranked second. The iPad Air measures 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 in) and weighs 469 g (Wi-Fi)/478 g (3G/LTE) (1.03 lb). It comes with a LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours offering 1,536 x 2,048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density). It also runs with an Apple A7, dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) and PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) ensuring performance. 

The newest edition of BBC's iPlayer app was considered as the Best Non-Gaming App for the past year. The results of the survey are as follows: 

Best Mobile

1. iPhone 5S - 56.5% 

2. Samsung Galaxy S4 - 19.8%

3. HTC One - 6.3%

4. Nokia Lumia 1020 - 5.1%

5. Sony Xperia Z1 - 4.5%

Best Tablet

1. iPad Air - 47.5%

2. iPad Mini with Retina Display - 16.8%

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab - 11.0%

4. Kindle Fire HDX - 9.0%

5. Nexus 7 - 7.4%

Best App (Non-Gaming)

1. BBC iPlayer - 29.8%

2. Instagram - 21.9%

3. Snapchat - 21.1%

4. Sky Go - 10.9%

5. Vine - 8.5%

Best Home Entertainment

1. Now TV - 31.2%

2. Samsung UE55F8000 TV - 17.8%

3. Sony 4k X9 TV - 16.5%

4. Sonos Play:1 - 11.2%

5. Samsung Evolution kit for Smart TVs - 8.6%

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