The top 20 best smartphones you can buy

So what is the best smartphone around? Always a tricky question. In terms of hardware, it should be a compelling mix of the latest connectivity, impressive battery life, a great digital camera and a high quality screen. There’s also screen size to consider, software, the storage capacity, even the size, weight and design.

Our list below represents what we think are the best smartphones you can buy. It is constantly updated as we see and evaluate new handsets. Click on a phone to find out more information about it and see its fighting history…

Date Title Rating
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2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa-core) ★★★★★
2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 (Quad core) ★★★★½
2013 HTC One ★★★★½
2013 Sony Xperia Z1 ★★★★½
2013 Sony Xperia Z ★★★★½
2013 LG G2 ★★★★½
2013 LG Optimus G Pro ★★★★½
2013 LG Optimus G ★★★★½
2012 Samsung Galaxy S3 ★★★★½
2012 HTC One X+ ★★★★½
2013 Sony Xperia ZL ★★★★½
2013 Huawei Ascend P2 ★★★★½
2013 HTC Butterfly ★★★★½
2012 Google Nexus 4 ★★★★½
2013 Sony Xperia SP ★★★★½
2013 Nokia Lumia 1020 ★★★★½
2012 Apple iPhone 5 ★★★★½
2012 HTC One X ★★★★½
2013 Sony Xperia S ★★★★½
2013 Sony Xperia T ★★★★½