Creative Bloq at 10 Awards: Winners

CB at 10 Awards: Phone Design of the Decade

CB at 10 Awards: a photo of a Light Phone

(Image credit: The Light Phone Inc)

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

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Ian Dean is Digital Arts & Design Editor at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his love to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.

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