MWC (Mobile World Congress) is one of the biggest tech shows on any phone fan’s calendar, and after a few years of hiatus, it’s back in 2022. the latest and greatest technology on offer.
Once known as the Smartphone Show, MWC 2022 in its current form is a bit more diverse, with a plethora of laptops, tablets and more in the spotlight.
There are hundreds of products on display at the show, but we’ve narrowed it down and selected a few of the best items we’ve seen at the show.
Realme GT2 Pro
Realme is calling the GT2 Pro its first flagship device, and it’s certainly a fair boast. This £599 device has a number of unique extras that should help it stand out in such a crowded market.
The back, for example, has a paper finish that is soft to the touch and textured. It may be plastic, but it really is one of the prettiest plastic phones we’ve had in a long time. The screen is also unique as it is the only LTPO 2.0 1440p flat panel – unlike the usual curved screens we often see.
GT2 Pro also meets many other requirements. There’s 65W fast charging with the included charger, three years of software updates promised, and a pair of 50MP cameras on the back.
Paper Huawei MatePad
Huawei makes this list twice, though it’s the MatePad Pro that stands out as the brand’s most unique product. The MatePad Paper is a bit like a heavy-duty Kindle, offering an e-ink display for easy reading and pen support for drawing, sketching and note-taking. These notes can then be turned into text and searched.
It runs the same HarmonyOS as many Huawei products, so there should be app support and deep integration with phones like the P50 Pocket. The only other product that offers similar features is the Remarkable 2 tablet, which we fell in love with. when we surveyed it many moons ago.
Max Parker, editor “I love the MatePad Paper, which is saying a lot considering I didn’t spend much time with the device at MWC. It’s light, it’s a pleasure to write on, and the big screen really sets it apart from other e-readers.”
Honor Magic 4 Pro
Honor has been given a new lease of life after being completely separated from Huawei. We’ve seen foldable devices and, of course, the return of Google Play and all the apps that come with it. The Magic 4 Pro is a more traditional flagship, but it still comes with some impressive features.
The Magic 4 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Its screen is high-end too, with a 6.81-inch LTPO OLED with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. The triple camera system on the back offers 50MP wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses, as well as a 64MP camera with 100x digital zoom (and 3.5x optical zoom).
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro
Samsung’s sleek Galaxy Book 2 Pro is an impressive laptop with a 12th Gen Intel chipset inside and a great AMOLED display.
The addition of 5G helps it stand out from other laptops on the market, and the always-on connectivity should make it the perfect choice for those who work on the go. There’s also 65W fast charging, a claimed 21-hour battery life, and a choice of black or white.
Gemma Riles, staff writer “The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro is a remarkably light laptop that can be gripped with one hand, making it a great travel device. With the latest 12th generation Intel processor, AMOLED display, and 5G support, there’s nothing special about the spec sheet.”
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Released just before the start of MWC, the X5 Pro is a high-end Android phone that rivals the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in terms of features. The phone has a smooth, highly glossy finish and a gorgeous 6.7-inch OLED display, along with all the usual top-notch internals you’d expect, like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.
On the back, there’s a fantastic ultra-wide-angle camera, a powerful main camera, and a zoom tucked away inside a beautifully designed camera body. All in all, this will be one of the best phones of 2022.
Huawei MateBook E (2022)
The second Huawei product to win the award is Windows 11 2-in-1, which looks like a notable upgrade from its predecessor. The 12.6-inch OLED display is filled with vibrant colors and an immersive immersive experience, making it the perfect choice for watching Netflix shows.
There’s also stylus support, and the included (in some regions) keyboard cover has a roomy trackpad and plenty of key travel for comfortable writing.
Max Parker, editor “There are a lot of things I like about the Huawei MateBook E, from the sleek design to the really beautiful OLED display. If battery life and performance match up, then it could well be a strong competitor to the Surface Pro 8.”
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s may look like a typical business laptop on the outside, but inside it’s powered by the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip, bringing a lot of exciting features. Lenovo claims its new laptop can last up to 28 hours on a single charge, and its excellent thermal performance eliminates the need for a fan, bringing the weight of the ultraportable to just 1.04kg.
Throw in 5G support (sub-6GHz and mmWave) and you have a cutting-edge laptop that can handle work on the go.
Ryan Jones, computer editor “We will have to wait until we can get a review sample to determine if the Snapdragon chip can compete with the latest designs from AMD and Intel, and also if it can run well with Windows this time around, but still, it’s still Not all. of the most interesting laptops at MWC 2022.”
Poco X4 Pro
Poco continues its fantastic record of delivering affordable phones with X4 Pro specs. This model features a sleek 120Hz OLED display, a 108MP main camera sensor, and a mid-range Snapdragon 5G chipset. Priced below £300, this could certainly be one of the best cheap phones out there.
These are our favorite products that we had our hands on during MWC 2022. While not a crowded show full of truly flagship products, all of these gadgets impressed us enough to warrant a Best in Show award.