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It's another big night in the world of tech as the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards take place

It’s another big night in the world of tech as the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are taking place in London.

The technology site has just crowned the winners of the best products of 2016 and once again it’s Samsung taking home the top prize.

The Korean tech giant’s S7 edge beat the iPhone 7 – winning the prize for the best smartphone of year.

Although Apple didn’t win best phone it did grab awards for its brilliant iPad Pro, Apple Watch Series 2 and MacBook.

Other winners included PlayStation for the best VR headset and Sony also look back to their best with two gongs for best TV and best headphones.

Amazon should also be pretty chuffed as they won the best gadget of the year with their Echo connected speaker.

Express.co.uk‘s Technology Editor, David Snelling, was a judge at this year’s awards and speaking about the winners he said: “It’s been another huge year for technology with some incredible products launched in 2016.

“Samsung has once again outdone the competition with their stunning Galaxy S7 edge and Amazon’s Echo speaker is a deserved winner of the best gadget of the year.

“It’s also great to see Sony returning to form and Apple continue to lead the wearable revolution.”

Here is the complete list of the winners from the 2016 EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards –

BEST TABLET / 2-in-1

WINNER: Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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BEST LAPTOP

WINNER: Apple MacBook

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Dell XPS 15

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BEST PHONE

WINNER: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Apple iPhone 7

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Samsung won the coveted Best Phone of the Year awardPOCKET-LINT • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS

Samsung won the coveted Best Phone of the Year award

BEST CAMERA

WINNER: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Fujifilm X-T2

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BEST GAME

WINNER: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Pokemon Go

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was crowned the Best Game of the YearPOCKET-LINT • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was crowned the Best Game of the Year

BEST HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE

WINNER: Sky Q

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Netflix

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BEST SMARTWATCH

WINNER: Apple Watch Series 2

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Polar M600

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Apple Watch Series 2 topped other wearables for the gongPOCKET-LINT • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS

Apple Watch Series 2 topped other wearables for the gong

BEST SPEAKER

WINNER: BeoPlay A1 from B&O PLAY

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: UE Boom 2

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BEST HEADPHONES

WINNER: Sony MDR-1000X

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Bose QuietComfort 35

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Sony MDR-1000X won the coveted Best Headphones of the Year award POCKET-LINT • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS

Sony MDR-1000X won the coveted Best Headphones of the Year award

BEST TV

WINNER: Sony ZD9

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: LG OLED E6

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BEST SMART HOME DEVICE

WINNER: Amazon Echo

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Dyson 360 Eye

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Amazon's clever Echo speaker won two prizes at the Pocket Lint Gadget Awards 2016POCKET-LINT • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS

Amazon’s clever Echo speaker won two prizes at the Pocket Lint Gadget Awards 2016

BEST VR

WINNER: Sony PlayStation VR

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: HTC Vive

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BEST CAR

WINNER: Tesla Model S

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Volvo XC90

[Source:-EXPRESS]

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