Phew, our keyboards can use some rest – there was plenty to cover at this year’s IFA and much to get excited about.
If you didn’t follow it closely, you can check out our recap – it’s the quickest way to find out about the new devices. Well, if there was such a thing, which company would you say won at IFA?
Sony brought out the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. We don’t know the pricing yet, but the X Compact is coming out next week. You might want to wait until October when the XZ launches for the ultimate Xperia experience.
Huawei’s event also marked a new start – the Nova series. The Nova and Nova Plus are wrapped in aluminum and borrow designs from Huawei’s best work. TheMediaPad M3 tablet promises audiovisual joy with stereo H/K speakers and a sharp screen.
Lenovo/Motorola introduced the Moto Z Play – a more affordable, but equally modular phone. The Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod adds a more advanced camera (10x optical zoom, xenon flash) to the Z Play as well as the other two Z phones.
ZTE brought the big sonic guns to the small form factor. The ZTE Axon 7 mini is both a successor to the Axon mini and a petite version of the current Axon 7 and will get a wide launch later this month.
Samsung’s traditional IFA star – the Galaxy Note – was launched earlier so this event was dedicated solely to the Gear S3 smartwatch. Two of them, same at heart but different in ambitions, they combine a premium build with unique features.
Asus took Samsung head on. The Asus Zenwatch 3 has a 316L stainless steel case like the Gear S3, along with a bigger, sharper screen. The Zenwatch 3 will be lighter on your wallet, but can’t replace it as well as the Samsungs.
There are no cash prizes and no trophies, instead fan admiration is at stake here – which company had the most exciting IFA event? Which device would you buy?