17 mobile phones in 10 years, which of these mobile phones have won the highest award in the design world, which ones have you used? Part III

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The iF jury stated:

HTC One is a high-quality mobile phone with excellent performance, it has spent a lot of effort on the detailed design. The curved back makes it fit the palm perfectly, providing an excellent product experience. This is a very exquisite mobile phone whose quality has pushed HTC to new heights.

2015: Hammer phone becomes the biggest winner

2015 is a year that left beautiful memories for Luo Yonghao. Smartisan T1 won the’iF Design Gold Award’, and the consumer reputation is also good. The structure of the Smartisan T1 is exquisite enough. The carefully polished 3D apartment-shaped glass back panel feels great in the hand and also brings subtle reflective effects, which look very shiny. Symmetrical side keys and front function keys, when combined with Smartisan OS, can also get a sufficiently good experience.

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▲ Picture from: Pixabay

The iF jury praised:

What fascinates us is that this phone has many well-designed details and complex new features, and the completion is very high. From packaging to the product itself, everything is well thought out. All in all, the most convincing attributes of this phone are ease of use and high-quality design and appearance.

This year, the “Red Dot Best Design Award” also went to Sony Xperia E3 and BlackBerry Passport. I estimate that the jury of the Red Dot Award should have a lot of “so-fans”. This is the third time that Xperia series phones have won this award since 2011. Xperia E3 is a product that focuses on the low-end market, and its slim and symmetrical design are its more prominent features.

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▲ Picture from: notebookchec

The iF jury stated:

Xperia E3 is designed with a balanced proportion and soft appearance, making users love it. The symmetry of the phone left a deep impression on people, and the hand feels very comfortable. Due to its rounded edges, it can be easily operated with only one hand. The convincing design is reflected in the perfect balance of materials, surface treatments and colors.

The Passport model is the most impressive product of BlackBerry. The 4.5-inch square screen and the physical full keyboard make it full of style in an instant, making it difficult to “collide” with others on the street. The passport-style design makes it look like a strong business atmosphere, it should be one of the most individual mobile phones of the year.

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▲ Picture from: pinterest

The iF jury wrote in the’awarding speech’:

The interface of BlackBerry Passport provides an exciting new tactile experience. Its huge display screen provides ease of operation and convenient navigation. The shape of this phone is inspired by the passport, and its design is exquisite and delicate, down to every detail.

2016 was a dull year, no mobile phone won the’Red Dot Best Design Award’ and the’iF Design Gold Award’. In fact, since this year, the “Red Dot Best Design Award” no longer has mobile phone products.

2017: iPhone 7/7 Plus

The most noteworthy features of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the two black body materials. One is a bright black with anodized matte appearance, and the other is a dark black with a calm, matte texture. The bright black process is very impressive. Apple introduced in the promotional video that it finally achieved a uniform luster through a nine-step anodizing and polishing process.

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▲ Picture from: 9to5mac

The iF jury stated:

Apple has established a design style through the iPhone 7 Plus and its clear and neat design. It has amazing details and very fine colors. The seamless and exquisite surface treatment makes it stand out in mobile phone products.

2019: Google Pixel 3/3 XL

After experiencing the empty window period in 2018, Google Pixel 3/3 XL won the’iF Design Gold Award’ in 2019. This is the third-generation smartphone produced by Google, but it is only a niche toy in China. Among them, the small Pixel 3 has a screen size of 5.5 inches, and the front face is of equal width up and down. The large 3 XL is equipped with a 6.3-inch screen with a bangs design on the front face.

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▲ Picture from: iF

The iF jury considered:

The Google Pixel series is characterized by excellent quality. The attention to detail and colored materials is outstanding. In addition, its usability and functionality make the phone stand out.

2020: domestic mobile phone wins again

There are two mobile phones that won this year, one is Google Pixel 4/4 XL, and the other is Meizu Zero. The material of Google Pixel 4/4 XL is mainly composed of aluminum and curved Gorilla Glass. The design language of the whole machine is relatively pure and simple.

▲ Picture from: iF
▲ Picture from: iF

The reasons given by the iF jury are:

The Google Pixel 4 series emphasizes the evolution of the company’s pure design approach. The visual appearance is outstanding, treating all details and functional elements in a balanced and iconic way.

Another award-winning Meizu Zero is obviously more distinctive. Meizu stated that it is the world’s first truly perforated and fully wireless smartphone. Its biggest feature is the ONE PIECE Unibody integrated ceramic body, 2.5D glass panel, and the design of no holes and no physical buttons. However, since its release, it has not been able to land on the market, which is a bit like Xiaomi Alpha’s “showing muscles”.

▲ Picture from: iF
▲ Picture from: iF

The iF jury considered:

The combination of high-end materials and the seamless integration of details and functional elements have brought the quality and precision of Meizu Zero smartphones to a new level.

The above are all the smartphones that have won the Red Dot Best Design Award and the iF Design Gold Award in the past 10 years. How many have you used?

To be honest, the red dot and the aesthetics of the iF jury have always puzzled me. For mobile phones like Xperia E3 and Google Pixel series, it is difficult for me to capture the uniqueness of their design. In the process of organizing these award-winning mobile phones, I found that they seem to love mobile phones with double-sided glass design, such as iPhone 4, Xperia series, Smartisan T1 and other mobile phones.

In addition, since 2016, the number of award-winning mobile phones has suddenly declined. This may also reflect the increasingly serious problem of homogenization of mobile phone design. This makes people miss the initial stage of smartphones, the imagination of various manufacturers. For example, the cobblestone-shaped Lenovo Music Phone, the Xperia Lt26i with a breathing light on the’chin’, and the almost borderless Sharp Aquos Crystal.

 

Of course, whether a product is awarded does not determine the success or failure of a product’s design. Some models with outstanding design have not been favored by the Red Dot and iF jury. In addition to not conforming to the jury’s aesthetics, it may also be because they were not sent for review by’spending money. If you are particularly impressed, or feel that the design is exquisitely designed, please share it with everyone in the message area.