Alex is the Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. He digs mobile tech and just about every other kind of tech, too. He's also into cooking, sports, his two cats and drinking lots of coffee.

 

 

Why I made my choices

Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

LG used to be known for its messaging phones like the enV and Voyager, but with the G3, it's making a name for itself in the smartphone game too. The LG G3 features a super high-res 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, thin bezels and a 13-megapixel rear camera with a speedy Laser Auto Focus system. All of those features, which are crammed into a faux metal body that doesn't look too shabby for being plastic, make the LG G3 one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

The Moto X is Motorola's flagship smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, and at a starting price of $299.99 for a customized, contract-free unit, the Moto X is one of the best values in wireless.


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  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. LG G3
  4. Samsung Galaxy S5
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

LG used to be known for its messaging phones like the enV and Voyager, but with the G3, it's making a name for itself in the smartphone game too. The LG G3 features a super high-res 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, thin bezels and a 13-megapixel rear camera with a speedy Laser Auto Focus system. All of those features, which are crammed into a faux metal body that doesn't look too shabby for being plastic, make the LG G3 one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

The Moto X is Motorola's flagship smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, and at a starting price of $299.99 for a customized, contract-free unit, the Moto X is one of the best values in wireless.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. LG G3
  4. Samsung Galaxy S5
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

LG used to be known for its messaging phones like the enV and Voyager, but with the G3, it's making a name for itself in the smartphone game too. The LG G3 features a super high-res 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, thin bezels and a 13-megapixel rear camera with a speedy Laser Auto Focus system. All of those features, which are crammed into a faux metal body that doesn't look too shabby for being plastic, make the LG G3 one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

The Moto X is Motorola's flagship smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, and at a starting price of $299.99 for a customized, contract-free unit, the Moto X is one of the best values in wireless.
  1. HTC One (M8)
  2. LG G3
  3. Apple iPhone 5s
  4. Apple iPhone 5c
  5. Samsung Galaxy S5
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

LG used to be known for its messaging phones like the enV and Voyager, but with the G3, it's making a name for itself in the smartphone game too. The LG G3 features a super high-res 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, thin bezels and a 13-megapixel rear camera with a speedy Laser Auto Focus system. All of those features, which are crammed into a faux metal body that doesn't look too shabby for being plastic, make the LG G3 one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

The Moto X is Motorola's flagship smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, and at a starting price of $299.99 for a customized, contract-free unit, the Moto X is one of the best values in wireless.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. LG G3
  4. Samsung Galaxy S5
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

LG used to be known for its messaging phones like the enV and Voyager, but with the G3, it's making a name for itself in the smartphone game too. The LG G3 features a super high-res 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, thin bezels and a 13-megapixel rear camera with a speedy Laser Auto Focus system. All of those features, which are crammed into a faux metal body that doesn't look too shabby for being plastic, make the LG G3 one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

The Moto X is Motorola's flagship smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, and at a starting price of $299.99 for a customized, contract-free unit, the Moto X is one of the best values in wireless.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. LG G3
  4. Samsung Galaxy S5
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

LG used to be known for its messaging phones like the enV and Voyager, but with the G3, it's making a name for itself in the smartphone game too. The LG G3 features a super high-res 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, thin bezels and a 13-megapixel rear camera with a speedy Laser Auto Focus system. All of those features, which are crammed into a faux metal body that doesn't look too shabby for being plastic, make the LG G3 one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

The Moto X is Motorola's flagship smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, and at a starting price of $299.99 for a customized, contract-free unit, the Moto X is one of the best values in wireless.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.4 KitKat and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.4 KitKat and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

The Galaxy S5 is the newest entry in Samsung's line of flagship Android smartphones. The S5 features a few notable upgrades over its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 801 processor and a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. It also includes a high-quality 16-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S5's build quality is also improved from the Galaxy S 4, but it's still a plastic construction that's not quite as premium as devices like the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One (M8)
  3. Moto X
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. HTC One
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The new HTC One (M8) is the successor to the original HTC One (M7). The new model features a design that's similar to its predecessor but is more refined with rounded corners and a more curved backside. The One (M8) also boasts a larger 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen navigation buttons and a new quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Those features, combined with goodies like BoomSound front speakers and a microSD slot, help to make the One (M8) one of the best Android smartphones around. The one downside is its UltraPixel camera, which won't produce the highest resolution images around. Still, most shots should be acceptable for social network sharing.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Samsung Galaxy S 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Samsung Galaxy S 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS
handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a
speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also
included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an
8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the
shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the
transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch
display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age
of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new
features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device
worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new
flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either
16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version
of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific
features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're
actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen
as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for
one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is
now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also
boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display
and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage
(with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough
storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as
well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not
appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One
that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T,
Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list.
The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600
processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage,
along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also
opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those
features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some
consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S
4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular
phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features,
such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S
Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and
both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks
off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will
likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is
available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. Moto X
  3. HTC One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.4, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS
handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a
speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also
included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an
8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the
shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the
transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch
display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age
of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new
features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device
worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame
and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also
boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display
and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no
microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage
(with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough
storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as
well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not
appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One
that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T,
Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list.
The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600
processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage,
along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also
opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those
features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some
consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S
4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news
is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular
phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features,
such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor,
13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S
Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and
both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks
off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will
likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is
available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new
flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either
16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version
of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific
features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're
actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen
as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for
one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is
now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest entry in the company's popular phone/tablet hybrid lineup. It includes a bevy of high-end features, such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and its trademark S Pen stylus. The Note 3 doesn't have the most premium look or feel, and both its size and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI will turn some folks off, but anyone that belongs to the 'bigger is better' camp will likely be pleased with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Apple iPhone 5c
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

The iPhone 5c is the second new smartphone introduced by Apple in 2013. It features many of the same specs as the iPhone 5, including a 4-inch Retina display and 8-megapixel rear camera, the latter of which is one of the better smartphone shooters on the market. While the 5c's polycarbonate shell doesn't have quite the same premium feel as the aluminum and glass enclosures of the iPhone 5 and 5s, the iPhone 5c is available in a wider variety of colors than the other models. Apple's iPhone 5c starts at $99 on contract and is available on all four major U.S. carriers.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5s
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Apple iPhone 5c
  5. Moto X
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5s looks similar to 2012's iPhone 5, but the new iOS handset features a few upgrades that are worth taking note of, like a speedier A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple also included an improved camera in the iPhone 5s that, while still an 8-megapixel shooter, offers better low-light performance than the shooter found in the iPhone 5. One thing that didn't change with the transition from the iPhone 5 to 5s is screen size, and the 4-inch display found on the 5s is likely to be a turn-off for many in the age of 5 and 6-inch Android phones. Still, the combination of its new features and iOS's quality app selection make the iPhone 5s a device worth checking out.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

The iPhone 5c is the second new smartphone introduced by Apple in 2013. It features many of the same specs as the iPhone 5, including a 4-inch Retina display and 8-megapixel rear camera, the latter of which is one of the better smartphone shooters on the market. While the 5c's polycarbonate shell doesn't have quite the same premium feel as the aluminum and glass enclosures of the iPhone 5 and 5s, the iPhone 5c is available in a wider variety of colors than the other models. Apple's iPhone 5c starts at $99 on contract and is available on all four major U.S. carriers.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Rounding out these rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Rounding out these rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, and customers can also customize their own Moto X using the Moto Maker web tool. The Moto X will also be launched on Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Rounding out these rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Moto X
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it's available on many different carriers in the U.S.

Next up on my list is Motorola's Moto X. This is Motorola's new flagship device, sporting a 4.7-inch 720p display, 4G LTE and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is a relatively vanilla version of Android 4.2.2, and although there are a few Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications and Touchless Control, they're actually pretty useful. While the Moto X's 10-megapixel camera is seen as a weak point, the phone has an attractive design that allows for one-handed use as well as some nice software features. The Moto X is now available on AT&T, and customers can also customize their own Moto X using the Moto Maker web tool. The Moto X will also be launched on Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Rounding out these rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active is a slightly tougher version of the regular Galaxy S 4, sporting a body that's IP 67 rated for resistance to dust and submersion in water for up to 30 minutes. The device retains most of the features found in the Galaxy S 4, including a 5-inch 1080p display (the Active's has an LCD panel while the S 4's is AMOLED) and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S4 Active's 8-megapixel has been found to be of a slightly lower quality than the 13-megapixel shooter on the Galaxy S 4, and it's also worth noting that the S 4 Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. However, consumers looking for a device that's slightly tougher than normal smartphones but still has a high-end feature set should give the S4 Active a look.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active is a slightly tougher version of the regular Galaxy S 4, sporting a body that's IP 67 rated for resistance to dust and submersion in water for up to 30 minutes. The device retains most of the features found in the Galaxy S 4, including a 5-inch 1080p display (the Active's has an LCD panel while the S 4's is AMOLED) and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S4 Active's 8-megapixel has been found to be of a slightly lower quality than the 13-megapixel shooter on the Galaxy S 4, and it's also worth noting that the S 4 Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. However, consumers looking for a device that's slightly tougher than normal smartphones but still has a high-end feature set should give the S4 Active a look.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Active is a slightly tougher version of the regular Galaxy S 4, sporting a body that's IP 67 rated for resistance to dust and submersion in water for up to 30 minutes. The device retains most of the features found in the Galaxy S 4, including a 5-inch 1080p display (the Active's has an LCD panel while the S 4's is AMOLED) and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S 4 Active's 8-megapixel has been found to be of a slightly lower quality than the 13-megapixel shooter on the Galaxy S 4, and it's also worth noting that the S 4 Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. However, consumers looking for a device that's slightly tougher than normal smartphones but still has a high-end feature set should give the S 4 Active a look.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Active is a slightly tougher version of the regular Galaxy S 4, sporting a body that's IP 67 rated for resistance to dust and submersion in water for up to 30 minutes. The device retains most of the features found in the Galaxy S 4, including a 5-inch 1080p display (the Active's has an LCD panel while the S 4's is AMOLED) and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S 4 Active's 8-megapixel has been found to be of a slightly lower quality than the 13-megapixel shooter on the Galaxy S 4, and it's also worth noting that the S 4 Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. However, consumers looking for a device that's slightly tougher than normal smartphones but still has a high-end feature set should give the S 4 Active a look.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Active is a slightly tougher version of the regular Galaxy S 4, sporting a body that's IP 67 rated for resistance to dust and submersion in water for up to 30 minutes. The device retains most of the features found in the Galaxy S 4, including a 5-inch 1080p display (the Active's has an LCD panel while the S 4's is AMOLED) and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S 4 Active's 8-megapixel has been found to be of a slightly lower quality than the 13-megapixel shooter on the Galaxy S 4, and it's also worth noting that the S 4 Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. However, consumers looking for a device that's slightly tougher than normal smartphones but still has a high-end feature set should give the S 4 Active a look.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The HTC One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and will hit Verizon soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves and has also made its way onto my top five list. The device packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a phone with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a device with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a device with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a device with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One also boasts an impressive spec sheet that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's a new Sense 5 overlay included on the One as well, and while it's different from Senses of the past, it may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 recently arrived on U.S. carrier shelves, and it's also made its way onto my top five list. The Galaxy S 4 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD slot for additional memory. However, Samsung has also opted to build a polycarbonate plastic body around all of those features, and that's one aspect of the device that may turn off some consumers that want a device with a premium look and feel. The Galaxy S 4 is still an impressive Android smartphone, though, and the good news is that it'll eventually be available on seven different carriers in the U.S.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a very handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One's spec sheet is also impressive, with a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One does come with 32GB of built-in storage (with a 64GB option available on AT&T) that should provide enough storage for most. There's also a new Sense 5 overlay running atop Android 4.1, which while different from Senses of the past, may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out if you're in the market for a new smartphone. The HTC One is now available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, C Spire, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn-off for some. The AT&T, C Spire, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a very handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One's spec sheet is also impressive, with a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One is sold in 32GB and 64GB options that should provide enough storage for most. There's also a new Sense 5 overlay running atop Android 4.1, which while different from Senses of the past, may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out if you're in the market for a new smartphone. The HTC One is slated to arrive on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, C Spire, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn-off for some. The AT&T, C Spire, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a very handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One's spec sheet is also impressive, with a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One is sold in 32GB and 64GB options that should provide enough storage for most. There's also a new Sense 5 overlay running atop Android 4.1, which while different from Senses of the past, may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out if you're in the market for a new smartphone. The HTC One is slated to arrive on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, C Spire, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn-off for some. The AT&T, C Spire, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features a very handsome design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One's spec sheet is also impressive, with a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One is sold in 32GB and 64GB options that should provide enough storage for most. There's also a new Sense 5 overlay running atop Android 4.1, which while different from Senses of the past, may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out if you're in the market for a new smartphone. The HTC One is slated to arrive on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, C Spire, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn-off for some. The AT&T, C Spire, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features an attractive design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One's spec sheet is also impressive, with a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One is sold in 32GB and 64GB options that should provide enough storage for most. There's also a new Sense 5 overlay running atop Android 4.1, which while different from Senses of the past, may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out if you're in the market for a new smartphone. The HTC One is slated to arrive on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, C Spire, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn-off for some. The AT&T, C Spire, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

HTC's new One features an attractive design, with a unibody aluminum frame and a curved back that makes it comfortable to hold. The One's spec sheet is also impressive, with a 4.7-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. There's no microSD card slot, but the One is sold in 32GB and 64GB options that should provide enough storage for most. There's also a new Sense 5 overlay running atop Android 4.1, which while different from Senses of the past, may not appeal to everyone. Still, HTC's got quite a contender with the One that's worth checking out if you're in the market for a new smartphone. The HTC One is slated to arrive on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, C Spire, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn-off for some. The AT&T, C Spire, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, C Spire, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, C Spire, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. One headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, which is one of the highest-resolution screens available on a phone in the U.S. right now. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage, and the DNA itself includes just 16GB of storage, meaning that anyone with a large media collection will likely find the DNA bit cramped without a microSD card.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. One headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, which is one of the highest-resolution screens available on a phone in the U.S. right now. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage, and the DNA itself includes just 16GB of storage, meaning that anyone with a large media collection will likely find the DNA bit cramped without a microSD card.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. One headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, which is one of the highest-resolution screens available on a phone in the U.S. right now. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage, and the DNA itself includes just 16GB of storage, meaning that anyone with a large media collection will likely find the DNA bit cramped without a microSD card.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, which makes it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage, the DROID DNA itself includes just 16GB of storage. That means that anyone with a large media collection could find the DNA's built-in storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's 5.5-inch display can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try one out before pulling the trigger. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. The iPhone 5 is also offered on C Spire Wireless and Cricket Wireless. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S III have also been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. The AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S III have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the other variants are expected to be updated in the coming months.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. It's also worth noting that the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S III has already been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the other variants are expected to be updated in the coming months.

Next on my list is the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be a bit cramped.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is currently available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, and will soon be available from Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. HTC DROID DNA
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Google Nexus 4
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and a nice 8-megapixel camera, but it's also got a glossy plastic design that may be a bit of a turn off for some. It's also worth noting that the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S III has already been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the other variants are expected to be updated in the coming months.

Next on my list is the recently-launched HTC DROID DNA for Verizon. The headline feature of the DNA is its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display, making it the first smartphone in the U.S. with a 1080p display. That's not the only notable feature of the DNA, though, as it also touts a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it's doesn't have a microSD card slot for additional storage or any other versions with more built-in memory, so anyone with a large media collection could find the built-in 16GB storage to be lacking.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is currently available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, and will soon be available from Verizon.

The Nexus 4, the newest Nexus handset from Google, has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for hardcore fans of the platform. Unfortunately, two features that didn't make the cut are LTE support and a microSD slot (the Nexus 4 comes with 8GB or 16GB built-in storage), which will be a deal breaker for some.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III
  3. Google Nexus 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Nokia Lumia 920
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display, dual-core processor and a very nice 8-megapixel camera. When it comes to picking an Android skin, though, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz. It's also worth noting that the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S III has already been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the other variants are expected to be updated in the coming months.

Google and LG recently launched the Nexus 4, and the latest member of the Nexus family has earned a spot on my list. It boasts a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera that's much improved over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Also included is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the fact that the Nexus 4 will be one of the first devices to get the latest Android updates for some time makes it an attractive phone for Android fans. Unfortunately, one feature that didn't make the cut is LTE support, which will be a deal breaker for some.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is currently available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, and will soon be available from Verizon.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has found a spot on my list as well. It features a 4.5-inch 1280x768 display and an attractive design similar to Nokia's Lumia 800 and 900. The 920 also features an 8.7-megapixel with good low-light performance. All of that is packed into a body that may be considered a tad chunky by some, but anyone intrigued by Windows Phone 8 should give this AT&T LTE device a look.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. LG Optimus G (Sprint)
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. Apple's iOS is starting to show its age, but the quality of apps available in the App Store is high. The iPhone 5 also features an 8-megapixel camera that's one of the better shooters available on a smartphone today.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display. An update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+ has been announced for the One X, but it's not yet clear when it might be released.

The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display, dual-core processor and a very nice 8-megapixel camera. When it comes to picking an Android skin, though, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz. It's also worth noting that the Sprint version of the Galaxy S III has already been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the other variants are expected to be updated in the coming months.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE (except on T-Mobile, which doesn't yet have an LTE network) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is currently available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, and will soon be available from Verizon.

The LG Optimus G recently made its way onto Sprint's shelves with a 4.7-inch 1280x768 IPS display that's of a high quality as well as a quad-core processor and 13-megapixel camera. Also included is 4G LTE connectivity, and though Sprint's LTE network isn't as widespread as AT&T or Verizon, the carrier has announced several markets that it'll be rolling coverage out to in the coming months. The Optimus G is now available with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and LG has yet to reveal when it will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. While iOS itself is starting to show its age compared to other platforms out there, the quality of apps available to users on iOS is high.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

The U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Also in my rankings is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II is currently available from Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, and will soon be available from AT&T and Verizon as well.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD for Verizon rounds out my list. The RAZR MAXX HD touts a 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super AMOLED display and a large 3,300mAh battery. Compared to the regular DROID RAZR HD, the RAZR MAXX HD has a larger battery (2,530mAh vs. 3,300mAh) and double the built-in storage (16GB vs. 32GB) for the extra $100. The RAZR MAXX HD is also expected to be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before the end of 2012. If you're on Verizon and battery life is one of your top concerns when choosing a new smartphone, the RAZR MAXX HD is worth looking into.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. While iOS itself is starting to show its age compared to other platforms out there, the quality of apps available to users on iOS is high.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

The U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Also in my rankings is the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II will be released on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon in the U.S., but the launch dates for those models has yet to be announced.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD for Verizon rounds out my list. The RAZR MAXX HD touts a 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super AMOLED display and a large 3,300mAh battery. Compared to the regular DROID RAZR HD, the RAZR MAXX HD has a larger battery (2,530mAh vs. 3,300mAh) and double the built-in storage (16GB vs. 32GB) for the extra $100. The RAZR MAXX HD is also expected to be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before the end of 2012. If you're on Verizon and battery life is one of your top concerns when choosing a new smartphone, the RAZR MAXX HD is worth looking into.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Motorola DROID RAZR M
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. While iOS itself is starting to show its age compared to other platforms out there, the quality of apps available to users on iOS is high.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

The U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Also in my rankings is the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II will be released on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon in the U.S., but the launch dates for those models has yet to be announced.

The Motorola DROID RAZR M claims the final spot on my list. The RAZR M touts a 4.3-inch display in a compact body and, although it currently runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola has said that an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released before the end of 2012. Also included with the RAZR M is a speedy dual-core processor and Verizon 4G LTE connectivity. For $99.99 with a two-year contract, the RAZR M is a nice option for Verizon customers looking for a new smartphone that won't be too hard on the wallet.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  5. Motorola DROID RAZR M
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. While iOS itself is starting to show its age compared to other platforms out there, the quality of apps available to users on iOS is high.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

The U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Also in my rankings is the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone-tablet hybrid has a pretty impressive spec list, including a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Note II's size can make it a bit too large for some, so anyone interested in the device may want to try and handle one before buying. The Galaxy Note II will be released on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon in the U.S., but the launch dates for those models has yet to be announced.

The Motorola DROID RAZR M claims the final spot on my list. The RAZR M touts a 4.3-inch display in a compact body and, although it currently runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola has said that an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released before the end of 2012. Also included with the RAZR M is a speedy dual-core processor and Verizon 4G LTE connectivity. For $99.99 with a two-year contract, the RAZR M is a nice option for Verizon customers looking for a new smartphone that won't be too hard on the wallet.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (global)
  5. HTC EVO 4G LTE
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. While iOS itself is starting to show its age compared to other platforms out there, the quality of apps available to users on iOS is high.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

The U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus also claims a spot on my list. It's one of the only devices on the market officially running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and also features a 4.65-inch 1280x720 display, but it's camera can be not-so-awesome. At just $349 unlocked from the Google Play store, the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty good deal for anyone looking for a new smartphone.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is now live, but so far it's only available in around 19 cities, meaning that the EVO 4G LTE will still be using Sprint's 3G CDMA network in many areas.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (global)
  5. HTC EVO 4G LTE
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. While iOS itself is starting to show its age compared to other platforms out there, the quality of apps available to users on iOS is high.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

The U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus also claims a spot on my list, thanks largely to the fact that it's one of the only devices on the market officially running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also features a big, 4.65-inch 1280x720 display, but the GalNex's camera can be not-so-awesome. At just $349 unlocked from the Google Play store, though, the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty good deal for anyone looking for a new smartphone.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is now live, but so far it's only available in around 19 cities, meaning that the EVO 4G LTE will still be using Sprint's 3G CDMA network in many areas.
  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (global)
  5. HTC EVO 4G LTE
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 5 features an attractive hardware design as well as 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon here in the U.S. While iOS itself is starting to show its age compared to other platforms out there, the quality of apps available to users on iOS is high.

Next up is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

The U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III also makes the cut, packing HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus also claims a spot on my list, thanks largely to the fact that it's one of the only devices on the market officially running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also features a big, 4.65-inch 1280x720 display, but the GalNex's camera can be not-so-awesome. At just $349 unlocked from the Google Play store, though, the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty good deal for anyone looking for a new smartphone.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is now live, but so far it's only available in around 19 cities, meaning that the EVO 4G LTE will still be using Sprint's 3G CDMA network in many areas.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (global)
  5. HTC EVO 4G LTE
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week are fairly similar to my list from last week. Apple's iPhone 4S remains at the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes the fourth spot, thanks largely to the fact that it's one of the only devices on the market officially running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also features a big, 4.65-inch 1280x720 display, but the GalNex's camera can be not-so-awesome. At just $349 unlocked from the Google Play store, though, the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty good deal for anyone looking for a new smartphone.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is now live, but so far it's only available in around 19 cities, meaning that the EVO 4G LTE will still be using Sprint's 3G CDMA network in many areas.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (global)
  5. HTC EVO 4G LTE
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week are fairly similar to my list from last week. Apple's iPhone 4S remains at the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes the fourth spot, thanks largely to the fact that it's one of the only devices on the market officially running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also features a big, 4.65-inch 1280x720 display, but the GalNex's camera can be not-so-awesome. At just $349 unlocked from the Google Play store, though, the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty good deal for anyone looking for a new smartphone.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is now live, but so far it's only available in around 19 cities, meaning that the EVO 4G LTE will still be using Sprint's 3G CDMA network in many areas.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (global)
  5. HTC EVO 4G LTE
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week are fairly similar to my list from last week, though there has been a little movement later on in the standings. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes the fourth spot, thanks largely to the fact that it's one of the only devices on the market officially running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also features a big, 4.65-inch 1280x720 display, but the GalNex's camera can be not-so-awesome. At just $349 unlocked from the Google Play store, though, the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty good deal for anyone looking for a new smartphone.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is now live, but so far it's only available in around 19 cities, meaning that the EVO 4G LTE will still be using Sprint's 3G CDMA network in many areas.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week are pretty much the same as they were last week. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is live as of this writing, but so far it's only available in 15 cities, meaning many EVO 4G LTE owners are likely still using Sprint's 3G network.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week are pretty much the same as they were last week. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is live as of this writing, but so far it's only available in 15 cities, meaning many EVO 4G LTE owners are likely still using Sprint's 3G network.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week are similar to what they were last week. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is live as of this writing, but so far it's only available in 15 cities, meaning many EVO 4G LTE owners are likely still using Sprint's 3G network.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week have remained similar to my standings from last week. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is live as of this writing, but so far it's only available to a handful of markets, meaning many EVO 4G LTE owners are likely still using Sprint's 3G network.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week have remained pretty much the same. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is live as of this writing, but so far it's only available to a handful of markets, meaning many EVO 4G LTE owners are likely still using Sprint's 3G network.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week have remained pretty much the same. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network is live as of this writing, but so far it's only available to a handful of markets, meaning many EVO 4G LTE owners are likely still using Sprint's 3G network.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week have remained pretty much the same. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint's LTE network should be live as of this writing, but so far it's only available to a handful of markets, meaning many EVO 4G LTE owners are likely still using Sprint's 3G network.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week have remained pretty much the same. Apple's iPhone 4S has taken the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Unfortunately, Sprint's LTE network isn't live as of this writing, so owners will only be able to use Sprint's 3G network for now.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week have remained pretty much the same. Apple's iPhone 4S claims the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Unfortunately, Sprint's LTE network isn't live as of this writing, so owners will only be able to use Sprint's 3G network for now.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
My rankings for this week have stayed pretty much, save for swapping in the U.S. version of the Galaxy S III. Apple's iPhone 4S claims the top spot on my list thanks to its camera, which is still one of the best shooters available on a smartphone, as well as its good battery life and quality app selection.

Not far behind is the HTC One X, whose design I'm a big fan of. (Especially when it comes to the white model.) The One X earns points for having AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a pretty good camera of its own, as well a very nice 720p display.

Next on my list is the U.S. flavor of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which features HSPA+ connectivity on T-Mobile and LTE support for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The Galaxy S III also has a 720p display and several other high-end specs, but I'm when it comes to picking an Android skin, I prefer HTC's Sense to Samsung's TouchWiz.

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is next on my list and, like its One X brother, it features a great display and design. It also features a red kickstand, which is something that should please owners of the original EVO 4G upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE. Unfortunately, Sprint's LTE network isn't live as of this writing, so owners will only be able to use Sprint's 3G network for now.

The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my top five thanks to its attractive (and thin) body and its support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network. The One S features a display that's slightly smaller than the other Android devices on my list (One S is 4.3 inches compared to 4.7 on the One X/EVO 4G LTE and 4.8 on the Galaxy S III), but that could be good news for folks that prefer a screen in the 4 to 4.3-inch range.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III (global)
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 4S claims the top spot on my list this week due to its great camera, ease of use, good battery life and quality app selection. The HTC One X isn't far behind, featuring a nice design, AT&T 4G LTE connectivity, a good camera of its own and a superb 720p display. The One X also comes with the latest iteration of Android, known as version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, out of the box. Next on my list is the global version of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which also has a high-quality camera and comes preloaded with Android 4.0. Sprint's EVO 4G LTE features a great display and design like its One X brother (and adds a kickstand!), and will support Sprint's LTE network once it goes live. The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my list thanks to its great-looking and thin body and support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III (global)
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 4S claims the top spot on my list this week due to its great camera, ease of use, good battery life and quality app selection. The HTC One X isn't far behind, featuring a nice design, AT&T 4G LTE connectivity, a good camera of its own and a superb 720p display. The One X also comes with the latest iteration of Android, known as version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, out of the box. Next on my list is the global version of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which also has a high-quality camera and comes preloaded with Android 4.0. Sprint's EVO 4G LTE features a great display and design like its One X brother (and adds a kickstand!), and will support Sprint's LTE network once it goes live. The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my list thanks to its great-looking and thin body and support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S III (global)
  4. HTC EVO 4G LTE
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
Apple's iPhone 4S claims the top spot on my list this week due to its great camera, ease of use, good battery life and quality app selection. The HTC One X isn't far behind, featuring a nice design, AT&T 4G LTE connectivity, a good camera of its own and a superb 720p display. The One X also comes with the latest iteration of Android, known as version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, out of the box. Next on my list is the global version of Samsung's Galaxy S III, which also has a high-quality camera and comes preloaded with Android 4.0. Sprint's EVO 4G LTE features a great display and design like its One X brother (and adds a kickstand!), and will support Sprint's LTE network once it goes live. The HTC One S on T-Mobile rounds out my list thanks to its great-looking and thin body and support for T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  4. HTC One S
  5. Nokia Lumia 900
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

HTC's One X is one of HTC's new flagship handsets in its One line, and because of that it boasts a nice feature list. The One X is available in the U.S. on AT&T and packs a very nice 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super LCD display,1.2GHz dual-core processor and a pretty spiffy looking body. Also included with AT&T's One X is 4G LTE connectivity. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded on the One X, and it's running beneath HTC's new Sense 4 UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and Sprint, is next on my list. The Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as Android 4.0.

Another member of HTC's One family of devices is available on T-Mobile here in the U.S.: the HTC One S. The One S is slightly smaller than its One X brother (not necessarily a bad thing), featuring a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED display, and it includes Android 4.0 out of the box. The 8-megapixel camera on the One S should please folks that take a lot of photos with their phone, and the One S also features Beats Audio if that's something you're interested in. It's also worth noting that the One S is one of the few phones available on T-Mobile that can run on the carrier's 42Mbps HSPA+ network, meaning that you could see some fast network speeds if your area has that coverage.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is available on AT&T and is priced at $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 900 runs Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system and has a polycarbonate body that makes it one of the best-looking phones I've seen in a while. (Especially the cyan model.) The 8-megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 isn't anything to write home about, but the 900 does feature AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a 1,830mAh battery that should be able to last you through the day. The Lumia 900's also got a large 4.3-inch AMOLED display, though its 800x480 resolution is a bit lower than some other devices on the market. Still, for $100 on contract, the Lumia 900 is a great option.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  4. Nokia Lumia 900
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

HTC's One X is one of HTC's new flagship handsets in its One line, and because of that it boasts a nice feature list. The One X is available in the U.S. on AT&T and packs a very nice 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super LCD display,1.2GHz dual-core processor and a pretty spiffy looking body. Also included with AT&T's One X is 4G LTE connectivity. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded on the One X, and it's running beneath HTC's new Sense 4 UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and Sprint, is next on my list. The Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as Android 4.0.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is available on AT&T here in the U.S. and is priced at just $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 900 is running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system and has a polycarbonate body that makes it one of the best-looking phones I've seen in a while. (Especially the cyan model.) The 8-megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 isn't anything to write home about, but the 900 does feature AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a 1,830mAh battery that should be able to last you through the day. The Lumia 900's also got a large 4.3-inch AMOLED display, though its 800x480 display is a bit lower than some other devices on the market. Still, for $100 on contract, the Lumia 900 is a great option.

Another member of HTC's One family of devices is available on T-Mobile here in the U.S.: the HTC One S. The One S is slightly smaller than its One X brother (not necessarily a bad thing), featuring a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED display, but it does includes Android 4.0 out of the box like the One X. The 8-megapixel camera on the One S should please folks that take a lot of photos with their phone, and the One S also features Beats Audio if that's something you're interested in. It's also worth mentioning that the One S is one of a few phones available on T-Mobile that can run on the carrier's 42Mbps HSPA+ network, meaning that you could see some fast network speeds if your area is covered by that 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  4. Nokia Lumia 900
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

HTC's One X is one of HTC's new flagship handsets in its One line, and because of that it boasts a nice feature list. The One X is available in the U.S. on AT&T and packs a very nice 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super LCD display,1.2GHz dual-core processor and a pretty spiffy looking body. Also included with AT&T's One X is 4G LTE connectivity. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded on the One X, and it's running beneath HTC's new Sense 4 UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and Sprint, is next on my list. The Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as Android 4.0.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is available on AT&T here in the U.S. and is priced at just $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 900 is running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system and has a polycarbonate body that makes it one of the best-looking phones I've seen in a while. (Especially the cyan model.) The 8-megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 isn't anything to write home about, but the 900 does feature AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a 1,830mAh battery that should be able to last you through the day. The Lumia 900's also got a large 4.3-inch AMOLED display, though its 800x480 display is a bit lower than some other devices on the market. Still, for $100 on contract, the Lumia 900 is a great option.

Another member of HTC's One family of devices is available on T-Mobile here in the U.S.: the HTC One S. The One S is slightly smaller than its One X brother (not necessarily a bad thing), featuring a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED display, but it does includes Android 4.0 out of the box like the One X. The 8-megapixel camera on the One S should please folks that take a lot of photos with their phone, and the One S also features Beats Audio if that's something you're interested in. It's also worth mentioning that the One S is one of a few phones available on T-Mobile that can run on the carrier's 42Mbps HSPA+ network, meaning that you could see some fast network speeds if your area is covered by that 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  4. Nokia Lumia 900
  5. HTC One S
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

HTC's One X is one of HTC's new flagship handsets in its One line, and because of that it boasts a nice feature list. The One X is available in the U.S. on AT&T and packs a very nice 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super LCD display,1.2GHz dual-core processor and a pretty spiffy looking body. Also included with AT&T's One X is 4G LTE connectivity. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded on the One X, and it's running beneath HTC's new Sense 4 UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and Sprint, is next on my list. The Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as Android 4.0.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is available on AT&T here in the U.S. and is priced at just $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 900 is running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system and has a polycarbonate body that makes it one of the best-looking phones I've seen in a while. (Especially the cyan model.) The 8-megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 isn't anything to write home about, but the 900 does feature AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a 1,830mAh battery that should be able to last you through the day. The Lumia 900's also got a large 4.3-inch AMOLED display, though its 800x480 display is a bit lower than some other devices on the market. Still, for $100 on contract, the Lumia 900 is a great option.

Another member of HTC's One family of devices is available on T-Mobile here in the U.S.: the HTC One S. The One S is slightly smaller than its One X brother (not necessarily a bad thing), featuring a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED display, but it does includes Android 4.0 out of the box like the One X. The 8-megapixel camera on the One S should please folks that take a lot of photos with their phone, and the One S also features Beats Audio if that's something you're interested in. It's also worth mentioning that the One S is one of a few phones available on T-Mobile that can run on the carrier's 42Mbps HSPA+ network, meaning that you could see some fast network speeds if your area is covered by that 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  4. Nokia Lumia 900
  5. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

HTC's One X is one of HTC's new flagship handsets in its One line, and because of that it boasts a nice feature list. The One X has a very nice 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super LCD display and 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and it also got a pretty spiffy looking body. When the One X hits the U.S. on AT&T on May 6th, it'll come packing a 1.5GHz dual-core model and will also include 4G LTE connectivity. It's also worth noting that the One X comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded, running beneath HTC's new Sense 4 UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and Sprint, is next on my list. The Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as the latest version of Android, known as version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is available on AT&T here in the U.S. and is priced at just $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 900 is running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system and has a polycarbonate body that makes it one of the best-looking phones I've seen in a while. (Especially the cyan model.) The 8-megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 isn't anything to write home about, but the 900 does feature AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a 1,830mAh battery that should be able to last you through the day. The Lumia 900's also got a large 4.3-inch AMOLED display, though its 800x480 display is a bit lower than some other devices on the market. Still, for $100 on contract, the Lumia 900 is a great option.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night. The RAZR MAXX also features a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  4. Nokia Lumia 900
  5. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

HTC's One X is one of HTC's new flagship handsets in its One line, and because of that it boasts a nice feature list. The One X has a very nice 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super LCD display and 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and it also got a pretty spiffy looking body. When the One X hits the U.S. on AT&T (launch date not yet announced), it'll come packing a 1.5GHz dual-core model and will also include 4G LTE connectivity. It's also worth noting that the One X comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded, running beneath HTC's new Sense 4 UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and Sprint, is next on my list. The Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as the latest version of Android, known as version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is available on AT&T here in the U.S. and is priced at just $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 900 is running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system and has a polycarbonate body that makes it one of the best-looking phones I've seen in a while. (Especially the cyan model.) The 8-megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 isn't anything to write home about, but the 900 does feature AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a 1,830mAh battery that should be able to last you through the day. The Lumia 900's also got a large 4.3-inch AMOLED display, though its 800x480 display is a bit lower than some other devices on the market. Still, for $100 on contract, the Lumia 900 is a great option.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night. The RAZR MAXX also features a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. HTC One X
  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  4. Nokia Lumia 900
  5. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

HTC's One X is one of HTC's new flagship handsets in its One line, and because of that it boasts a nice feature list. The One X has a very nice 4.7-inch 1280x720 Super LCD display and 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and it also got a pretty spiffy looking body. When the One X hits the U.S. on AT&T (launch date not yet announced), it'll come packing a 1.5GHz dual-core model and will also include 4G LTE connectivity. It's also worth noting that the One X comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded, running beneath HTC's new Sense 4 UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and coming soon to Sprint, is next on my list. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as the latest version of Android, known as version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is available on AT&T here in the U.S. and is priced at just $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 900 is running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system and has a polycarbonate body that makes it one of the best-looking phones I've seen in a while. (Especially the cyan model.) The 8-megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 isn't anything to write home about, but the 900 does feature AT&T 4G LTE connectivity and a 1,830mAh battery that should be able to last you through the day. The Lumia 900's also got a large 4.3-inch AMOLED display, though its 800x480 display is a bit lower than some other devices on the market. Still, for $100 on contract, the Lumia 900 is a great option.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night. The RAZR MAXX also features a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  3. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
  4. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  5. Nokia Lumia 800 (unlocked)
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and coming soon to Sprint, is next on my list. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as the latest version of Android, known as version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night. The RAZR MAXX also features a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.

Next is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which sports AT&T 4G LTE connectivity. The Skyrocket has a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, but the display's 800x480 resolution is a tad lower than other devices on this list. AT&T LTE support is a nice feature of the Skyrocket, but it's worth noting that AT&T's LTE network isn't quite as widespread as Verizon's as of this writing. The Skyrocket is currently running Android 2.3, but is expected to receive a bump Android 4.0 in the future.

Finally, we've got the Nokia Lumia 800. It features a 3.7-inch 800x480 AMOLED ClearBlack display and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Windows Phone offers a look that's unlike other smartphone platforms, but its app selection is slightly lacking compared to the likes of Android and iOS. The Lumia 800's polycarbonate body is very attractive and is available in black, cyan, magenta and white. There aren't any U.S. carriers that offer the Lumia 800, but an unlocked (AT&T-friendly) version is available. If you'd prefer a carrier-subsidized Nokia Windows Phone, you check out the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile or wait for the Lumia 900, which is coming April 8th to AT&T with a 4.3-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  3. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
  4. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  5. Nokia Lumia 800 (unlocked)
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and coming soon to Sprint, is next on my list. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night. The RAZR MAXX features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.

Next is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which has AT&T 4G LTE connectivity. The Skyrocket has a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, but the display's 800x480 resolution is a tad lower than devices like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. AT&T LTE connectivity is a nice feature of the Skyrocket, but it's worth noting that AT&T's LTE network isn't quite as widespread as Verizon's as of this writing. The Skyrocket is currently running Android 2.3, but it's also expected to receive a bump Android 4.0 in the future.

Finally, we've got the Nokia Lumia 800. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Windows Phone offers a look that's unlike other smartphone platforms, but its app selection is slightly lacking compared to the likes of Android and iOS. The Lumia 800's polycarbonate body is very attractive and is available in black, cyan, magenta and white. There aren't any U.S. carriers that offer the Lumia 800, but an unlocked (AT&T-friendly) version is available. If you'd prefer a carrier-subsidized Nokia Windows Phone, you check out the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile or wait for the Lumia 900, which is coming soon to AT&T with a 4.3-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  3. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
  4. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  5. Nokia Lumia 800 (unlocked)
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and coming soon to Sprint, is next on my list. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can produce some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger with you or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at as well as the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night. The RAZR MAXX features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.

Next is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which has AT&T 4G LTE connectivity. The Skyrocket has a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, but the display's 800x480 resolution is a tad lower than devices like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. AT&T LTE connectivity is a nice feature of the Skyrocket, but it's worth noting that AT&T's LTE network isn't quite as widespread as Verizon's as of this writing. The Skyrocket is currently running Android 2.3, but it's also expected to receive a bump Android 4.0 in the future.

Finally, we've got the Nokia Lumia 800. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Windows Phone offers a look that's unlike other smartphone platforms, but its app selection is slightly lacking compared to the likes of Android and iOS. The Lumia 800's polycarbonate body is very attractive and is available in black, cyan, magenta and white. There aren't any U.S. carriers that offer the Lumia 800, but an unlocked (AT&T-friendly) version is available. If you'd prefer a carrier-subsidized Nokia Windows Phone, you check out the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile or wait for the Lumia 900, which is coming soon to AT&T with a 4.3-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  3. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
  4. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  5. Nokia Lumia 800 (unlocked)
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and coming soon to Sprint, is next on my list. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can bring some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at and the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night, and possibly even into the next day. The RAZR MAXX features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will eventually be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.

Next is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which has AT&T 4G LTE connectivity. The Skyrocket has a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, but the display's 800x480 resolution is a tad lower than devices like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. AT&T LTE connectivity is a nice feature of the Skyrocket, but it's worth noting that AT&T's LTE network isn't quite as widespread as Verizon's as of this writing. The Skyrocket is currently running Android 2.3, but it's also expected to receive a bump Android 4.0 in the future.

Finally, we've got the Nokia Lumia 800. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Windows Phone offers a look that's unlike other smartphone platforms, but its app selection is slightly lacking compared to the likes of Android and iOS. The Lumia 800's polycarbonate body is very attractive and is available in black, cyan, magenta and white. There aren't any U.S. carriers that offer the Lumia 800, but an unlocked (AT&T-friendly) version is available. If you'd prefer a carrier-subsidized Nokia Windows Phone, you check out the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile or wait for the Lumia 900, which is coming soon to AT&T with a 4.3-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  3. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
  4. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  5. Nokia Lumia 800 (unlocked)
Why I made my choices...
The iPhone 4S, which is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and coming soon to Sprint, is next on my list. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can bring some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at and the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night, and possibly even into the next day. The RAZR MAXX features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will eventually be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.

Next is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which has AT&T 4G LTE connectivity. The Skyrocket has a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, but the display's 800x480 resolution is a tad lower than devices like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. AT&T LTE connectivity is a nice feature of the Skyrocket, but it's worth noting that AT&T's LTE network isn't quite as widespread as Verizon's as of this writing. The Skyrocket is currently running Android 2.3, but it's also expected to receive a bump Android 4.0 in the future.

Finally, we've got the Nokia Lumia 800. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Windows Phone offers a look that's unlike other smartphone platforms, but its app selection is slightly lacking compared to the likes of Android and iOS. The Lumia 800's polycarbonate body is very attractive and is available in black, cyan, magenta and white. There aren't any U.S. carrier's that offer the Lumia 800, but an unlocked (AT&T-friendly) version is available at Microsoft Stores. If you'd prefer a carrier-subsidized Nokia Windows Phone, you check out the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile or wait for the Lumia 900, which is coming soon to AT&T with a 4.3-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity.
  1. Apple iPhone 4S
  2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE
  3. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
  4. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  5. Nokia Lumia 800 (unlocked)
Why I made my choices...
First up the iPhone 4S, which is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The 4S offers a high-res 960x640 display, an 8-megapixel camera and a battery that allows me to make it through (usually more than) a full day without having to reach for a charger. Some may feel that the 3.5-inch display is a tad too small, but the iPhone's combination of hardware and software, which includes a nice app selection, make it worth your time if you're hunting for a new handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, offered by Verizon and coming soon to Sprint, is second on my list. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus features 4G LTE connectivity, which can bring some impressive download speeds but can also suck a battery dry quicker than a 3G device. If you use a lot of 4G, you may want to carry a charger or spring for an extended battery. The Galaxy Nexus also offers a high-res 1280x720 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display that's nice to look at and the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

Next is the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX. The RAZR MAXX is known for its 3,300mAh battery, which should offer enough juice to keep you surfing on Verizon's 4G LTE network from morning until night, and possibly even into the next day. The RAZR MAXX features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display and an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p video. It's not packing Android 4.0 out of the box like the Galaxy Nexus, but Motorola has said that the RAZR MAXX will eventually be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If battery life is important to you, the RAZR MAXX is worth checking out.

Fourth is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which has AT&T 4G LTE connectivity. The Skyrocket has a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, but the display's 800x480 resolution is a tad lower than devices like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. AT&T LTE connectivity is a nice feature of the Skyrocket, but it's worth noting that AT&T's LTE network isn't quite as widespread as Verizon's as of this writing. The Skyrocket is currently running Android 2.3, but it's also expected to receive a bump Android 4.0 in the future.

The Nokia Lumia 800 takes the last spot on my list. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Windows Phone offers a look that's unlike other smartphone platforms, but its app selection is slightly lacking compared to the likes of Android and iOS. The Lumia 800's polycarbonate body is very attractive and is available in black, cyan, magenta and white. There aren't any U.S. carrier's that offer the Lumia 800, but an unlocked (AT&T-friendly) version is available at Microsoft Stores. If you'd prefer a carrier-subsidized Nokia Windows Phone, you check out the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile or wait for the Lumia 900, which is coming soon to AT&T with a 4.3-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity.
  1. Apple new iPad
  2. ASUS Transformer Prime
  3. Amazon Kindle Fire
  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  5. Apple iPad 2
Why I made my choices...
Apple's new iPad makes my list of the best tablets because of its high-res Retina display and the number of quality apps available to it. The ASUS Transformer Prime is another solid tablet option thanks to the fact that it's already been upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and continues to get updates on a fairly regular basis) and also has an optional keyboard dock accessory. The Amazon Kindle Fire is tough to ignore thanks to its low $200 price tag, and Amazon Prime members can also use it to access features like Amazon's video service and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a little long in the tooth, but it's still a nice, thin Android tablet that'll eventually be receiving a bump to Ice Cream Sandwich. Finally we've got the iPad 2, and while it may not feature a Retina display like its new iPad brother, it does have access to the same app selection and comes in at $100 less than the base model of Apple's newest tablet.

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