CB at 10 Awards: Phone Design of the Decade
Winner: The Light Phone
The Light Phone wins with a huge 60.75 per cent. Now, this is a surprise. You voted The Light Phone as the best phone design of the decade, beating back competition from major releases such as the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Fold. We can see why, The Light Phone has led the charge for a minimalist design philosophy to phones, and after all this category is all about design.
The Light Phone is the brainchild of Joe Hollier and Kaiwei Tang, an artist and product designer duo who met at Google and decided the world needed something different, something lighter. The Light Phone was kickstarted in 2015 with the view to offer a phone design that did the basics right but wasn't governed by ad-hungry apps. No more feed anxiety, social media slavery and some cute design choices such as the paper e-reader-like screen ensure this is a phone like no other.
The Light Phone released in 2017 and divided opinion, and now the Light Phone II is available for pre-order (opens in new tab). If you do still want all those apps and features, then take a look at some of the new phones on the market, such as our Samsung Fold 4 hands-on preview and OnePlus 10 pro review.
Phone Design of the Decade: Runners-up
- Apple iPhone X (Apple / Jonathan Ive) – 21.51 per cent
- Samsung Galaxy Fold (Samsung Electronics) – 7.92 per cent
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (Samsung Electronics) – 5.66 per cent
- Huawei P20 Pro (Huawei) – 4.15 per cent
Next page: Rebrand of the Decade