(Pocket-lint) - The annual EE Pocket-lint Awards are almost upon us and this year will be an all-new virtual affair - as is in keeping with 2020.
The EE Pocket-lint Awards looks to reward those devices that are best in class. Over the years, these awards have honoured products across a range of categories from companies such as Apple, Samsung, Tesla, Huawei, and many more.
It's our pleasure to announce the EE Pocket-lint Awards 2020 shortlist.
There are 18 individual categories in total, including Best Game, Best Camera, Best Flagship Phone, Best Smartwatch, Best TV, and more. We will also award an overall Product of the Year and the EE Superfast Award for a product, service, or entity that pushes our gadgets to be faster.
The public voting will last for just a week this time around, closing on Tuesday 27 October at 3pm (GMT) - before the winners are announced on Tuesday 3 November.
The EE Pocket-lint Awards 2020 shortlist nominations
The nominations are:
The best game available on console, PC or mobile.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Half Life: Alyx
- Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- The Last of Us Part II
- The Outer Worlds
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Game 2020.
The best camera from the world of compact, mirrorless, and DSLR.
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Camera 2020.
The best-sounding at-home or on-the-go audio devices.
- Amazon Echo (3rd Gen)
- Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
- Bose Portable Home Speaker
- Denon Home 350
- Google Nest Audio
- Marshall Emberton
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Speaker 2020.
The best kit dedicated to improving your TV's audio experience.
- Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage
- Harman Kardon Citation Multibeam 700
- LG SN11RG
- Panasonic SC-HTB900
- Samsung HW-Q950T
- Sonos Arc
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Soundbar 2020.
BEST FLAGSHIP PHONE
The leading smartphones on the market.
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro
- Google Pixel 5
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- Oppo Find X2 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Flagship Phone 2020.
BEST PHONE (£250 - £500)
The greatest handsets for a cut of the cash.
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Phone (£250-£500) 2020.
BEST TABLET / 2-IN-1
Our top tablet and 2-in-1 device of the year.
- Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus
- Apple iPad (8th Gen, 2020)
- Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2020)
- Microsoft Surface Go 2
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Tablet / 2-in-1 2020.
Keeping it mobile, keeping it smart.
- Dell XPS 13
- Google Pixelbook Go
- HP Spectre x360
- Huawei MateBook X
- Lenovo Yoga S740 S
- Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Laptop 2020.
BEST GAMING LAPTOP
The top laptops for playing games.
- Acer Nitro 5
- Acer Predator Triton 500
- Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
- Gigabyte Aorus 15G
- MSI GE65 Raider
- Razer Blade 15 Advanced
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Gaming Laptop 2020.
BEST STREAMING DEVICE
The devices to deliver the best streaming services.
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Streaming Device 2020.
The best for immersing you in sound when on the go.
- B&O Beoplay H9 3rd Gen
- Bowers & Wilkins PX7
- Microsoft Surface Headphones 2
- Philips Fidelio X3
- Sennheiser PXC 550-ii
- Sony WH-1000XM4
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Headphones 2020.
BEST IN-EAR HEADPHONES
Whether sporty, true wireless, or neckband.
- Apple AirPods Pro
- Beats Powerbeats
- Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
- Jabra Elite Active 75t
- Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus
- Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best In-ear Headphones 2020.
The leading televisions on the market.
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best TV 2020.
BEST SMART HOME DEVICE
Personal assistants, robot vacuums, and more.
- Amazon Echo Dot with Clock
- Amazon Echo Show 8
- Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren
- Philips Hue
- Ring Doorbell 3 Plus
- Roborock S6 MaxV
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Smart Home Device 2020.
BEST GAMING / VR DEVICE
Our pick of the best consoles and VR headsets.
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Gaming / VR Device 2020.
BEST FITNESS TRACKER
- Fitbit Charge 4
- Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar
- Garmin Forerunner 945
- Garmin Vivoactive 4
- Polar Grit X
- Withings ScanWatch
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Fitness Tracker 2020.
When style and features beyond fitness tracking are key.
- Apple Watch SE
- Fossil Gen 5 Garrett HR
- Garmin Venu
- Huawei Watch GT 2e
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
- Tag Heuer Connected 2020
To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Smartwatch 2020.
Showcasing the best electric and future technology on the road.
To have your say in this year's EV winner, vote for the Best Car 2020.
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR & EE SUPERFAST AWARD
The Product of the Year and EE Superfast Award will be decided by the judges and announced on Tuesday 3 November 2020.
How we pick the winners
The Pocket-lint team has reviewed a huge number of products over the last year with the very best included in this shortlist.
The shortlist is now on its way to our global judging panel, including the Pocket-lint team.
But we also need your help in a public vote - so if you feel strongly about any one category, multiples, or the whole lot, follow the individual vote page links listed above. The voting closes 3pm Tuesday 27 October 2020.
The winners will be announced online on Tuesday 3 November 2020.
How voting works
Voting is simple and allows you to vote for the products you want to win. You do not need to vote in every category, nor for every product.
Once all the scores are in, we tally up those results and the product with the highest score wins.
We think this is the fairest way of doing it because it means you aren't rating the products against each other, but simply on their own merit.
The public vote counts towards 10 per cent of the overall score for each product or service nominated. If you are a nominee, we recommend you get your customers involved. In previous years it really has made a difference to the overall winners.