Digital Life Awards 2015: Battle of the tech titans (and the best smartphones)

Digital Life Awards 2015: Battle of the tech titans (and the best smartphones)
Mr Chua Khim Guan (left), head of product marketing at Samsung Electronics, receiving an award from Digital Life editor Oo Gin Lee.

It was a close battle between two traditional rivals this year, but in the end, both Samsung and Sony emerged the biggest winners in this year's Digital Life Awards.

They walked away with seven wins each in our annual mini-Oscars, which recognise the best gadgets and games of the year.

While Samsung dominated in the mobile devices arena, Sony spread its wins across the tablet, audio and camera awards.

Apple came a close third with six wins, again in its smartphone and tablet categories.

Between them, Samsung and Apple bagged 13 of the 16 awards for smartphones and tablets, a clear acknowledgement that these two giants are the dominant forces in the mobile devices space.

Microsoft has not won a hardware award for some time but its ultralight Surface Pro 3 bagged both awards for the Best Windows Tablet segment this year.

Panasonic has been rather quiet in the camera scene for a while, but this year, it returned with a bang.

Panasonic's DMC-LX100 knocked Sony off its throne and ran away with the Best Prosumer Compact Camera award that Sony's slim-but- powerful RX100 series had held for two years.

In gaming, it was a close fight between Destiny and Dragon Age: Inquisition. The role-playing game Dragon Age seemed an obvious choice with its magnificent graphics and epic adventure.

The shooter, Destiny, which had received mixed reviews, was more controversial. Still, Destiny seems destined to be a household name and may yet become as addictive as World Of Warcraft.

To all the winners and finalists of the Digital Life Awards 2015, congratulations!

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