IFA is Europe’s biggest electronics show and is held on September 1-6 and is traditionally a launch pad for our Christmas shopping lists. This year, IFA is heading back to its roots as a consumer centric home appliance show with IoT taking a front and center stage. Since Samsung decided to launch the Note 8 a little earlier, it allowed other products to shine and for us to find some hidden gems. Mobile Geeks takes a look at some of our favorites from across the show.
Best Smartphone: LG V30
LG has finally launched its content creator focused smartphone, the V30 has some serious video making and photography chops with the ability to shoot LUD and some hi end audio recording capabilities.
Mobile Geeks awards best Smartphone of IFA 2017 to the LG V30, this feature rich yet durable smartphone has dropped the gimmicks found in previous generations to offer IP68 which is more in line with its durable smartphone ethos.
Best enabling technology: Tempow
Best VR Experience: Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi challenges
Best Connected home device: Velux
Best Laptop: Lenovo 920 Vibes
Best 2-in-1 Convertible – Acer Switch 7 Black Edition
Best connected kitchen solution: Panasonic
Best home appliance: AEG
Best TV: Philips 9 Series
We’re still sadly a long way off widely-available 4K HDR video–in fact, the vast majority of the TV that most people watch is in 1080p, 720p or SD resolution.
With a beautiful OLED panel you’ll want to consume as much 4K content as possible, but some technical wizadry will be needed to make non-4K content look acceptable on a 4K screen. Philips offers up its new P5 picture processing technology. This new chipset promises to improve the quality of your streaming video, thanks to a multitude of clever picture processing techniques from, you guessed it, five picture processing units.
That’s what makes the Philip SEries 9 series of televisions a Mobile Geeks Editor’s Choice award winner.
Have a company that you think should have won, leave us a comment, we’re always keen to uncover something new.