Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and iPhone 5 face off as T3 Awards 2013 open

Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and iPhone 5 face off as T3 Awards 2013 open
What's the best? Your turn to say

Voting for the prestigious T3 Awards has opened, and the headline awards will see giant products from Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony facing off to win themselves a gong on 3 October.

The longlists serve as an exciting glimpse into what the movers and shakers of the past 12 months of tech have brought and its no surprise to see the likes of Google Glass, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sky+ HD 2TB all getting a nod.

TechRadar readers are always heavily invested in the Smartphone of the Year category and with the site's UK Editor-in-chief Patrick Goss once again judging we'll be getting involved in the argument over whether the S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z or the Apple iPhone 5 deserve the plaudits.

Gadget of the Year

Gadget of the Year brings the Kindle Fire HD from Amazon, the iPad Mini and, perhaps surprisingly, the Wii U battling for supremacy with some other outstanding candidates, and there are new categories in the shape of Car of the Year and Tech Moment of the Year.

T3 editor Luke Peters says: "With technology continuing to advance at a rate of knots and becoming more entwined with consumers' everyday lifestyles, 2013 is going to be an exciting year for the T3 Gadget Awards. Cutting-edge products, brands and people need to be recognised and our industry-leading event is the perfect showcase for that."

With a 175-strong longlist of nominees across 17 categories (with two special Awards to be given on the night), voting is now open at

The pared-down T3 Gadget Awards 2013 Shortlist is to be announced on 18 July when, after intensive judging, each category will be stripped to six, apart from Gadget of the Year, which will drop to 10.

The final winners are settled by a final round of voting by readers and T3's own judging panel of eight, and will be announced at the T3 Gadget Awards 2013 ceremony at Old Billingsgate, London on 3 October.

Here are two of the biggest categories, but make sure you check out all the awards and candidates and cast your vote.

Smartphone of the Year

Apple iPhone 5BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry Z10
Google Nexus 4
HTC One X+
Nokia Lumia 920
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy S4
Sony Xperia Z

Gadget of the Year

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Apple iPad Mini
Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100
Dell XPS 15
Fitbit One
GoPro HD Hero 3
KEF M500
Nintendo Wii U Premium
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung NX300
Samsung UE46F8000
Sky+ HD 2TB
Sonos PlayBar
Sony Bravia KD-55X9000A

Patrick Goss

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.