This year has been a strong one for smartphones, as evidenced by this incredible collection – one of which will bag Stuff's 2013 Smartphone of the Year award!
Its mapping issues are well publicised, but there’s no doubting that Apple has once again delivered a stupendous piece of hardware. It’s an evolution rather than a revolution, but the iPhone 5’s camera, screen, build quality and processing power are something to behold. And finally, it’s 4G!
LG may not be the first name that springs to mind when you think of top class smartphones, but if it keeps turning out handsets like this, that’ll change. The 4X HD’s quad-core power and razor-sharp 720p screen make it yet another high-end Android phone worthy of your wallet’s contents.
Sony Xperia S
A tough cookie crafted from kevlar and aluminium, the Android-powered RAZR i is nicely pocketable despite its large screen – and benefits from being significantly more affordable than most of its rivals.
Check out the Stuff Gadget Awards 2012 – and don't forget to come back on November 1st, when we'll be announcing the winners!