(Pocket-lint) – The annual Pocket-lint Awards are almost upon us and this year will be an all-new virtual affair – as is in keeping with 2020.
The Pocket-lint Awards looks to reward those devices that are best in class. Over the years, these awards have honoured products across a range of categories from companies such as Apple, Samsung, Tesla, Huawei, and many more.
Today we are announcing the longlist of nominations ahead of the final best-of-the-best shortlist nominations – which will be revealed on 20 October.
There are 18 individual categories in total, including Best Game, Best Camera, Best Flagship Phone, Best Smartwatch and Best TV. We will also award an overall Product of the Year.
The public voting will last for just a week this time around – commencing 20 October, closing on 27 October – before the winners are announced on 3 November. There will be some additional surprises in store too.
The Pocket-lint Awards 2020 longlist nominations
The nominations are:
The best game available on console, PC or mobile.
The best camera from the world of compact, mirrorless, and DSLR.
The best-sounding at-home or on-the-go audio devices.
The best kit dedicated to improving your TV’s audio experience.
BEST FLAGSHIP PHONE
The leading smartphones on the market.
BEST PHONE (£250 – £500)
The greatest handsets for a cut of the cash.
BEST TABLET / 2-IN-1
Our top tablet and 2-in-1 device of the year.
Keeping it mobile, keeping it smart.
BEST GAMING LAPTOP
The top laptops for playing games.
BEST STREAMING DEVICE
The devices to deliver the best streaming services.
The best for immersing you in sound when on the go.
BEST IN-EAR HEADPHONES
Whether sporty, true wireless, or neckband.
The leading televisions on the market.
BEST SMART HOME DEVICE
Personal assistants, robot vacuums, and more.
BEST GAMING / VR DEVICE
Our pick of the best consoles and VR headsets.
BEST FITNESS TRACKER
Rewarding devices for active people.
When style and features beyond fitness tracking are key.
Showcasing the best electric and future technology on the road.
How we pick the winners
The Pocket-lint team has reviewed a huge number of products over the last year – and yet more still to come – with the very best included in this longlist, which will be curated into a final shortlist for 20 October 2020.
That shortlist will then go to a list of judging experts around the world, including the Pocket-lint team, plus our readers will help decide the winners in a public vote. The voting will run from Tuesday 20 October until midnight Monday 26 October 2020.
The winners will be announced online on 3 November 2020.
How voting works
Voting is simple and allows you to vote for the products you want to win. You do not need to vote in every category, nor for every product.
Once all the scores are in, we tally up those results and the product with the highest score wins.
We think this is the fairest way of doing it because it means you aren’t rating the products against each other, but simply on their own merit.
The public vote counts towards 10 per cent of the overall score for each product or service nominated. If you are a nominee we recommend you get your customers involved. In previous years it really has made a difference to the overall winners.
Writing by Stuart Miles. Editing by Mike Lowe.