Although the Apple iPhone 5 arrived too late to be a competitor in the T3 Awards, it sits only at number 3 in our list.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is certainly not without competition in the phone market, and the giant handset battled against the likes of Sony's Xperia S, its brother the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nokia's Lumia 900 and the beautiful HTC One X.
T3 Phone of the Year 2013
Given the nominees for this year you can already begin to draw up a likely list of candidates for the T3 Awards 2013, which will could include the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC One X+, the Windows Phone HTC 8X and the as yet unannounced LG Nexus phone.
And who would bet against a Samsung Galaxy S4 competing to follow in its predecessor's footsteps?
TechRadar is published by Future Publishing, which runs the T3 Awards, and TechRadar UK Editor in Chief Patrick Goss is a long-term judge of the awards.
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Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content. After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.