Expert Spotlight - Kyle Frost - 4-19-13

The PhoneDog
Mascot from  Charleston, SC
| April 19, 2013

As the excitement heats up in the U.S. with the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 both on the way, we can't wait to see what happens with the Official Smartphone Rankings.  Check out how our expert from Today's iPhone, Kyle Frost, ranked his top five smartphones below.

Kyle Frost - News Editor and Reviewer for Today's iPhone.  Follow him on twitter @TiP_Kyle.

The number one phone on my list, again this week as has been for a while, is the iPhone 5. This device offers the best overall experience of any device on the market. It is the perfect medium between advanced and beginner. Anyone with technology experience will immediately know how to use it, however, anyone that has never touched a smartphone will be able to learn it quite quickly. The second device is still the Nexus 4. This device is the perfect representation of stock Android. Android in its stock form has come lightyears from a few years ago in the life of Gingerbread and Froyo. This device is built as beautifully as the new Jelly Bean operating system that runs it, however it is still more for the advanced user. Another Android device comes in at third, the HTC One. This device is heavily skinned by HTC and features its new Blink Feed homescreen. It's good for beginning users that don't want the complexity of stock Android. After that Z10 comes in at fourth and is BlackBerry's attempt at retaking the market that it has lost to Apple and Google the past few years. It is a good attempt, but I'm not sure that it will do the damage it hopes will happen. The DROID DNA, another HTC made device, comes in last. This device is fantastic for those on VZW and can't get the One. It offers Android Jelly Bean on a great 1080p screen. If you want a high end Android device on Verizon, you can't go wrong with the DNA.