So CES 2013 finally drew to a close, and it sure was a fabulous way to start the year. From phones to tablets to flexible screens and what not, this event really did leave our hearts thumping. We’re desperately waiting for the gadgets showcased to hit the markets so we can get our hands on them. Here’s a list of what we think were the best gadgets we got to see during CEs 2013:


Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL: Yes, we know we’ve been talking a lot about it of late, but when you really take a look at it, it’s easy for you to see why. Sony’s 5-inch dust and water resistant phablet is definitely going to heat things up for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, which has being doing pretty well. It’s the flagship device for Sony this year, and we know how badly you too want to get your hands on it. And of course, its more affordable version, the Xperia ZL too was showcased during CES 2013. Both phones have similar specs – the 5-inch screen, a quad core processor and a 13 MP camera, but the Xperia ZL’s screen has lower resolution, making it a tad cheaper.

Huawei Ascend D2: 2013 is the year when size is really going to matter. With almost every phone maker bringing out a 5-inch model, we’re excited to see the world moving beyond 3.5-inch and 4-inch something phones this year. The Ascend D2 from Huawei is yet another 5-inch masterpiece we came across during CES 2013, having similar specs like the Xperia Z – a 5-inch full HD display, 13 MP camera, and a quad-core processor.

Lenovo IdeaPhone K900: Now Lenovo’s entry into the smartphone market has been rather subdued, but we’re hoping this IdeaPhone could turn things around for the company. Powered by a snappy Intel Atom dual-core 2 GHz processor, it features a 5.5-inch display, and a 13 MP Sony camera. Galaxy Note 2, better watch out, we say!

ZTE Grand S: It’s not just Huawei that’s trying to rebrand itself as a premium phone maker. Also in the running is ZTE with its Grand S – probably one of the slimmest devices in the world currently equipped with a full HD display. The Grand S is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, making it one of the more powerful phablets as well.

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD: Like we said before, many companies are looking to break into the premium segment, and Alcatel seems to be getting it right with its flagship 5-inch device – powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 12 MP camera and a sleek body. Now all we hope is that it’s priced competitively and will set the cash registers ringing.

Project Shield Game Console: Moving on from smartphone and phablets, another device that caught our eye during CES 2013 is this game console by NVIDIA. A powerful Tegra 4 processor within gives the Project Shield ample power for gaming as well as running other Android apps.

Vizio’s 10-inch tablet: Yet another device fitted with the Tegra 4 processor, this one’s got a powerful 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 2560X1600 pixels. Maybe this one would give some competition to the likes of the iPad, Galaxy Note 10.1, Google Nexus 10, et al.

Acer Iconia B1: Now, this tablet is quite affordable and is priced around $150. The reason we decided to feature it in our list is because with its specs, we’re hoping it would make things harder for the Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, etc.