As we enter 2013, we take the first few steps into a world that is almost entirely driven by smartphones. But most people are often overwhelmed when they walk into their service provider’s shop or an electronics store because there are so many smartphones to choose from! We’ve condensed the list from the seemingly million smartphones in the world to the top five smartphones we’ve seen thus far going into 2013. You can pick and choose from different shapes, sizes and features, but really any of the phones from below are a smart choice for your new smartphone.
1. Apple iPhone 5
The Apple iPhone 5 is Apple’s most recently released touchscreen-based smartphone. The iPhone 5 has improved immensely, whether it be the slimmer structure, the lighter weight or the higher-resolution, the new iPhone 5 has it all. The screen is even a whopping 4 inches wide with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Apple calls it, “The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.”
2. Samsung Galaxy S II (S3)
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Samsung Electronic’s newly released Samsung Galaxy S II (S3) is a slate-format Andriod smartphone. With additional software features, expanded hardware and a redefined shape, people are calling it light-years ahead of its predecessor.
3. HTC Droid DNA
Originally known as the HTC J Butterfly created by top developers in Japan, the HTC Droid DNA is remodel and even further improved version. It’s the second smartphone in the world to ever feature a 1080p display after Oppo’s Find 5.
4. Motorola Droid Rzr Maxx HD
The Android-based, 4G LTE capable smartphone developed by Motorola surpasses its successor to the Droid Razr line of smartphones. It now has a 720p resolution, while maintaining the same conveniently sized screen. The Maxx HD’s biggest draw though is the battery life. Motorola has dubbed this phone as the “all-day phone” implying that its battery doesn’t need to be frequently charged.
5. Nokia Lumia 920
The new Windows Phone 8 operating system runs flawlessly on Nokia’s new Lumia 920. This with a 1.5 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Krait CPU and a 4.5 inch LCD display with high-sensitivity touchscreen. This is all covered with the curved Gorilla Glass, which is the trademark for an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet manufactured by the United States glass manufacturer Corning. Gorilla Glass is known for its damage re-resistance, thinness and lightness.