smartphones 2013

We have seen some of the best Smartphones launch till now and there is more to come in 2013. If you are looking for affordable yet high end devices packed with awesome features and classy style, take a look at our list of top 10 Smartphones to buy in 2013. The devices are not ranked by us. All of them are great in their own way.

1.       Samsung Galaxy Note II


The Galaxy Note II is a large tablet-like Smartphone with dimensions of 15.11 x 80.5 x 9.4. It has its own pen and weighs just 180 grams. The device runs on the latest Android operating system and connects with the 4G LTE network. You can upgrade the device memory till 64 GB and the phone is available for purchase with memory of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.

2.       Nokia Lumia 920


The Lumia series were Nokia’s effort to win back the lost market. The Lumia 920 is really an awesome Smartphone that runs on the Windows Mobile 8 operating system. It is compatible with 4G LTE and has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor. It has two cameras. The rear one is of 8.7 megapixels and the front one of 1.3 megapixels. However, the memory is limited to 32 GB but it’s sufficient for many users.

3.       HTC One


The latest device from HTC is a powerful Smartphone. The device has 2GB of RAM and a 1.7 GHz quad core QUALCOMM snapdragon processor. The display screen is of 4.7 inches and has an ultra utilitarian camera to take awesome snaps in any light and any condition. The device has 32 GB and 64 GB of memory. It also has a Super LCD 3 display and the screen size is 4.7 inches. The front and rear camera is 2.1 megapixels and 4 megapixels respectively. It has a new feature called HTC TV which allows you to control your television set with infra-red technology.

4.       Google Nexus 4

Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 device runs on the 4.2.2 Android Jelly Bean operating system and it is compatible via 4G connectivity. Since it’s a Google device, you have all the basic Google tools pre-installed within it. You have the Google Chrome browser and full access to Google Play app store. It has 2GB of RAM and can be bought with either 8 GB or 16 GB of memory. It has an 8 megapixel camera at the rear and a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front. The device runs smoothly n 1.5 GHz quad core Krait CPU.

5.       Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4 device has undergone major and interesting upgrades. There is a 2 megapixel camera at the front and a 13 megapixel camera at the rear which can record 1080p HD videos. The screen has a Full HD Super AMOLED display and runs on 1.6 GHz quad core Cortex-A15 processor. There is an interesting feature called ‘Smart Pause’ where the Smartphone automatically detects your eye movement to pause videos when you look away from the screen!

6.       Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

The Xperia Z device packs all what is good about Sony technology and reaches out to Smartphone users. It has Sony Playstation and runs on the latest Android operating system. The Smartphone is compatible with 4G LTE network and runs on 1.5 GHz quad core Krait processor. There are both front and rear end cameras. The top feature is that the device is waterproof and dustproof. If it drops in water, it will remain unharmed for approximately 30 minutes!

7.   iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

People criticized the iPhone 5 because the usual verdict was that it is an upgrade of iPhone 4 basically. Nonetheless, compared to other Smartphones available in the market, iPhone 5 is truly superior. It runs on Apple’s own operating system, iOS 6 and has a screen of 4 inches. The touch screen has fingerprint resistant coating and has multi-touch display. It has an 8 megapixel camera at the rear and a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front. The Smartphone is compatible with 4G LTE network and comes with the marvelous Siri, the voice activated information service, application.

8.       LG Optimus G

LG Optimus G

There are various LG devices in the market but the Optimus G is one such Smartphone to covet. The device has 2GB of RAM and runs on 1.5 GHz quad core QUALCOMM Krait processor and it can store up to 32 GB of data. Some of the Optimus G devices have a slot for extending the memory till 64 GB. It runs on the latest Android operating system, it is 4G LTE compatible, has 13 megapixel rear cameras and 1.3 megapixel front cameras.

9.       HTC First

HTC First

Recently Facebook announced their own interface, the Facebook Home, and HTC First is the first ever Smartphone to install the Facebook interface. It runs on Android Jelly Bean and is compatible with 4G LTE network. Though the cameras are not that impressive and many users booing the Facebook Home itself, it will be too soon to discard this Smartphone from the market. It is a recent release and could become a more worthy contender in the next few weeks.

10.   Samsung Galaxy S3

 Samsung Galaxy S3

Even though Galaxy S4 is already in the market, the Galaxy S3 device hasn’t lost its charm at all. It is really an awesome device and deserves to be in this list. The Samsung Galaxy S3 device runs on Android 4.1, it is compatible with 4G LTE network and uses 1.4 GHz quad core processor. The device comes with either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage but it can be expanded till 64 GB of memory. It has S-Voice, which is similar to Apple’s Siri application and comes with a powerful HD screen.

All the above 10 Smartphones comes with variety of prices and other specifications. Do a bit of comparison shopping on eCommerce portals to get the best deal for any of the featured devices.


 About the author:

This is a Guest Post contributed by Sanjeev Kumar  who has avid interest in latest technology & Mobile Trends. Being  a tech critic and social media addict, he is the part of – a price comparison site for mobile phones, laptops, cameras and tablets.

  • Jai R

    I’m surprised the Xolo Play T1000 doesn’t make it to the list. With the specs it has, it should easily top this and many other lists. NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor with a 5th battery-saving core, plus a 12-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU for killer performance during gaming.  Gamers and non-gamers alike will be blown by this phone.