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Samsung Galaxy S II beats iPhone 4 for smartphone of the year

Apple’s iPhone 4 may have been the favorite to win best smartphone of the year at the annual T3 awards show, but it was Samsung’s Galaxy S II that walked away with the prestigious award.

Organized by the UK-based website T3 and now in its fifth year, the awards show has come to be recognized as one of the most prominent annual presentations of the best of the year’s consumer electronics offerings,

The iPhone 4 was expected to earn the top nod in the smartphone category, due to its record-breaking sales on its first day of release and its status as the last iPhone to launch under Steve Jobs’ tenure. However, it was Samsung’s celebrated Galaxy S II that won the day.

Among the potential reasons many cite for the iPhone missing out on the “best smartphone” award is its notorious tendency to drop calls due to problems with its antenna placement.

Along with the Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4, other phones nominated in the category include the HTC Incredible S, Motorola Atrix, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, and the HTC Sensation.

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