Expert Spotlight - Stefan Etienne 3-15-13

The PhoneDog
Mascot from Charleston, SC
Published: March 15, 2013

After a week of celebrating the one year anniversary of the Official Smartphone Rankings, more exciting things are happening as the HTC One (global) will hit the charts soon and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was announced and will be available later in Q2.  For the time being, the experts voted on the top available smartphones.  Check out what Stefan had to say below.

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The iPhone 5 continues its dominance as an all-around smartphone with great performance in every area, with one of the best designs ever created. LTE on American carriers makes it even sweeter.

The Nexus 4 is the best Android phone currently available -- only if you can settle for T-Mobile 4G HSPA+.

The Galaxy Note II is a very niche, but creative and useful device. Most can't handle the size; but those who can tap into the awesomeness that is a 5.5' HD screen.

The BlackBerry Z10 brings back the dying brand. But will it be enough for you to score one?

The DROID RAZR MAXX HD is aging, like every smartphone in this list, but it requires a good glance at its soul: there's a lot of power and battery life to be had on a 4G LTE device.