Choosing a new smartphone can be a complex and time-consuming process. With all the different options available it can be really tough to know which ones are the most reliable, have the best features and are truly built to last.
Not all smartphones are created equal, so read on for some of the top smartphones of 2013 and make a choice.
This is the bargain smartphone for those entering the arena for the first time. With just 8GB or 16GB of storage it does not have a lot of capacity for thousands of photos or hours of songs, but it is a great option for younger smartphone users.
A true rival to the iPhone 5, the HTC One is among the best available. It offers great performance and feels like a quality gadget in the hand. Audio and visual is excellent so it really is an option to watch movies on the train.
Apple iPhone 5
For some, only an iPhone will do. The new model, released last October, was not revolutionary in terms of enhancements, but it does satisfy Apple’s billions of die-hard fans around the world. An iPhone 5s is touted for release later this year, but it could be delayed by fingerprint sensor developments.
Sony Xperia Z
The first smartphone which Sony really got right, the Xperia Z has performance, an excellent screen and a great camera. In fact, it is hard to find anything bad about this handset.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 is another real rival to the iPhone. The massive 13-megapixel camera is a real selling point for many, and with the microSD slot for additional storage owners can boost their capacity. The 5-inch screen and impressive processor ensure everything stays sharp and responsive.
BlackBerry has fallen out of favour with some in recent years. Often seen as the make of choice for business types and teenagers it has something of a limited market. But the new model has a lot of hopes pinned to it and aims to take on the likes of more “playful” and entertainment-based handsets.
It always pays to compare the latest smartphones, and the contracts and deals available, before making a decision. Go through every single feature and compare them depending on which are the most useful and which will not realistically be that important.