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Stuff’s MWC 2017 photo diary

Step into the hectic halls of Barcelona's Fira

Every year, the tech world collectively treks to Barcelona to get hands-on with the latest in mobile tech.

From smartphones to tablets to connected cars, MWC is all about the next-gen tech that you’ll be using in the coming months.

It’s also one of the busiest, most hectic places to explore this side of Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

Join us, then, on a photographic journey through the best and weirdest from MWC 2017 – with a few behind-the-scenes snaps thrown in for good measure.

Jump to days

Day One Day Two Day Three

MWC 2017 – Day one

Busy days at Fira de Barcelona can make anyone feel monochrome / Photo: Chris Rowlands

A different kind of chain gang / Photo: Chris Rowlands

MWC: mighty wide collage / Photo: Chris Rowlands

VR: you know it’s good when you need a harness / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Huawei’s P10 – no, not an iPhone. Honest. / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Like a G6, anyone? / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Sony’s a big name at MWC / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Four shades of Xperia / Photo: Chris Rowlands

A reflective shot of Yoga in the wild / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Mustangs can be mobile, too. / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Not the emerald city, but a mighty fine model / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Lost property looks a little different, here / Photo: Chris Rowlands

"A drink, sir?" / Photo: Chris Rowlands

A ceiling mosaic seemed a great idea until the glue melted / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Apple: absent, apart from every pocket / Photo: Chris Rowlands

MWC 2017 – DAY TWO

MWC 2017 - DAY TWO

It’s raining tech at MWC / Photo: Chris Rowlands

You’ll find ‘phones of a different kind here, too / Photo: Chris Rowlands

It’s tough being a smartphone sometimes / Photo: Chris Rowlands

MWC: where phones get bubble baths / Photo: Chris Rowlands

A different kind of bandstand / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Sometimes, you just need some headspace / Photo: Chris Rowlands

HTC’s U Ultra sitting pretty / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Sharing is caring – even in VR / Photo: Chris Rowlands

MWC is home to more than just big brands / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Holographic fantastic / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Lenovo’s Yoga isn’t the only thing here that flips / Photo: Chris Rowlands

A green screen’s all you need for a good time / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Plenty of old favourites are here, too, with new gear / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Who needs a scooter when you can hop on a ‘bot? / Photo: Chris Rowlands

2017: when throwback tech took over / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Day three

Day three

A successful MWC requires focus / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Some things are hard to miss / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Just in case… / Photo: Chris Rowlands

There’s money in motors, too / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Payments get their day as well / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Most desirable thing on day three? A moment’s rest / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Nokia brought some new ‘new’ phones along, too / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Our man Tom Morgan in trouble – when interviewer becomes interviewee / Photo: Chris Rowlands

MWC: all the fun of the (miniature) fair / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Back in Black(berry) / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Alcatel proving the adage that "colours make everything better" / Photo: Chris Rowlands

Two phones, five times optical zoom / Photo: Chris Rowlands