Mobile World Congress is winding down, and our Techaeris Best of MWC 2023 list honors some of the cool pieces of tech announced at the event. If you’re unfamiliar with Mobile World Congress, it is one of Europe’s biggest consumer tech conferences. Many of the products shown at MWC 2023 will likely never make it to the United States. But we are a global website with overseas viewers, so MWC news is pertinent to them. Here is our Techaeris Best of MWC 2023 in no particular order.
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Techaeris Best of MWC 2023
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16
Best 16″ Business Laptop
Last year’s ThinkPad Z16 was a significant departure for Lenovo. The familiar black and carbon look faded with a more refined metal chassis, keyboard, and trackpad. Last year’s Z16 was fantastic on battery life, and this year’s Z16 looks to be more of the same, with significant improvements all around. We love that Lenovo is changing the ThinkPad aesthetic for a more modern user. Find out more at the link below.
Made from meaningful materials, ThinkPad Z13 (13″ AMD) and Z16 (16″ AMD) laptops come in recycled aluminum or recycled PET vegan leather—and both options are stunning. A new glass TouchPad with haptic touch and integrated buttons delivers more real estate at 120mm / 4.72″ wide and provides both convenience and easy navigation.Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13
Best 13″ Portable Business Laptop
The ThinkPad Z13 is the little brother to the ThinkPad Z16. Most of what you see on the Z16 is here, and the Z13 is a real competitor to the Dell XPS 13. Lenovo has done well here and is on its way to solid competition with Dell XPS. Find out more at the link below.
The Z13 and the Z16 are built on the same core pillars as all of our Think products—trusted quality, purposeful design, and relentless innovation—yet it also moves beyond. The TrackPoint, our beloved red dot that controls the cursor, now serves a dual purpose: double tap to open a shortcut menu for communications settings. Moreover, the new Communications Bar houses an FHD infrared camera with e-shutter and integrated Dolby Voice® mics.Lenovo
Honor Magic Vs
Best Foldable Smartphone
I’m not shying away from what I have been saying for years; foldable smartphones are the road ahead for this category. The Honor Magic Vs is one in a series of foldable smartphones hitting the European market, and it looks like a solid effort. Samsung is still king in this space, but the competition is coming. Find out more at the link below.
The one-piece support structure adopts aerospace-grade materials 62% lighter than traditional metals4, allowing HONOR Magic Vs to achieve the quality of lightweight, high performance, and high strength. As the HONOR’s first foldable phone applying an ultra-light rare earth magnesium alloy frame for its external screen, HONOR Magic Vs not only ensures frame stability, but also makes it 34% lighter than the previous generation5. The inner screen adopts titanium alloy frame to make it 20% lighter than previous generation.Honor
HTC Vive XR Elite
Best VR Headset
The VR market continues to grow, with many devices to choose from. HTC has been one of the leaders in the space, and the VIVE XR Elite shows why. While VR and AR are not for everyone, the VIVE XR Elite keeps pushing to normalize the experience. Find out more at the link below.
Meet VIVE XR Elite. A powerful, convertible, and lightweight headset that conforms to you. Enjoy untethered freedom of all-in-one XR or harness the power of PC VR.HTC
Best Android Tablet
Android tablets refuse to die, and the OnePlus Pad is trying to keep the dream alive. Other brands, like Lenovo and Samsung, are making solid tablets, but the OnePlus Pad earns a Best of MWC for this round. Find out more at the link below.
The Fast and Smooth experience connects every OnePlus device. The OnePlus Pad levels up your mobile experience with seamless efficiency, immersive entertainment and comfortable design. Welcome to a digital life that’s Smooth Without Equal.OnePlus
Oppo Find N2 Flip
Best Folding Flip Smartphone
Yet another foldable device, and this one competes with the Samsung Z Flip4. While I firmly believe Samsung is the king of foldable devices right now, the Oppo Find N2 Flip proves that Samsung needs to work harder. The external display of the N2 Flip looks fantastic, and things will only improve. Find out more at the link below.
Discover the tech-savvy, style statement phone that lets you see more in a snap. The larger cover screen expands your view with innovative features, whilst the foldable design reimagines photography possibilities, all in a gorgeous and flawless design that you can pop in your pocket.Oppo
Xiaomi 13 Series
Best New Smartphone Series
Xiaomi phones are generally unknown here in the States and are rarely sold here. But overseas in Europe, they are one of the more prominent brands. The 13 series looks great with MediaTek’s latest chips and solid specs; this is one of the better choices for overseas buyers.
Witness your next masterpiece on the other side of the lens with Xiaomi 13 Series. Behind the masterpiece is a camera system co-engineerd with Leica, finely tuned to incorporate iconic features like 75mm Leica telephoto lens that model Leica’s classic style and aesthetic.Xiaomi
Tecno Megabook S1
Best New Laptop
Tecno is yet another brand not well known here in the States. They’re relatively new to us, but they make some solid hardware from what we have seen. The Megabook S1 looks to be an excellent choice for a powerful work laptop, with the latest Intel CPUs, DDR5 RAM, and PCIE4.0 SSDs. Find out more at the link below.
Tecno Phantom V Fold
Best Foldable Smartphone
Yes, I know. I have TWO foldable smartphones on this list. This is why I am saying foldable devices are the future. Tecno made a foldable smartphone that looks just as good as Honor’s and is set up to compete with Samsung’s Fold4. I had to include both on our list because choosing was too hard. Foldable devices are heating up, and Samsung needs to watch out. Find out more at the link below.
Huawei Watch Buds
Most Interesting Mobile Design
It would not be MWC without an interesting and quirky idea winner. The Huawei Watch Buds are interesting indeed—a smartwatch with earbuds under the display. I’m unsure how well this will sell, but you must give it to Huwaei for thinking outside the box. Find out more at the link below.
The pop-up cover opens with a gentle nudge, made possible by the precise rotating shaft design, and a first-ever attachable magnetic design fuses earbuds and watch, to double the fun and convenience.Huawei
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