Top 5 smartphones of the year 2013 – The Ultimate list

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Right at the beginning of the year 2013 as well as in the last three or four months of 2012 most mainstream smartphone makers introduced their models to compete with each other in the year 2013. It would not be wrong to say that year 2013 just like past 5 years will be filled with launches of smartphones filled with excitement and features. Here in this post we are going to take a look at the top 5 smartphones of the year 2013 to help you figure out which smartphone should you go for in the coming months.

Samsung Galaxy S4

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Topping the list of top 5 smartphones for the year 2013 is the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4 is a great successor to the Galaxy S3 and has already taken a sweet spot in everyone’s wishlist. Announced in the mid of March and scheduled to hit the market in April, the Android 4.2.2 powered Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A15 processor and PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. Galaxy S4 has a 5.0-inch display with full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. It sports a 2GB RAM and comes in 16/32/64 GB storage capacities. To expand the memory Galaxy S4 features a microSD card slot that allows users to memory extension of up to 64GB. Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 13-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and dual shot feature using which users can record video simultaneously from front and rear cameras of the device. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, NFC and more.

Apple iPhone 5

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Its almost impossible to compile a top 5 smartphones of the year 2013 list without the inclusion of iPhone 5 (unless you are totally biased and hate Apple). Apple announced iPhone 5 in the last quarter of 2012 and it instantly became the most successful iPhone ever. It runs iOS 6 and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics), 4.0-inch Retina Display with 640 x 1136 pixels, 1GB of RAM, and is available in 16/32/64 GB storage capacities. iPhone 5 features an 8-megapixel camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS, LTE and more.

HTC One

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HTC One is a smartphone that is considered to be a come back phone for the Taiwanese manufacturer thus it is including in our list of top 5 smartphones of the year 2013. It features a sleek and attractive design that makes it one of the best looking smartphones available in the market today. HTC One runs Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Krait 300 processor with 2GB of RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage, 4.7-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4-megapixel camera with 1/3” sensor size, 2.1-megapixel front camera, A-GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n and more.

Sony Xperia Z

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Sony made a come back with the announcement of Sony Xperia Z smartphone. This device has all the features that make it a worthy contender in the list of top 5 smartphones of the year 2013. It features some unique capabilities that are not found in its competitors, one of which is this phone is water resistant and can withstand even if you pour a full bottle of water on it. Specs wise it is a great smartphone as well with 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 5.0-inch HD display with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 13-megapixel rear and 2.2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and more.

Nokia Lumia 720

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The list of top 5 smartphones of the year 2013 couldn’t be completed without the mention of Nokia Lumia 720 smartphone. The phone by Nokia which is powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8227 processor, 8GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB, 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixels display, 6.7-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, wireless charging, NFC and more.

So there you go folks, these are the top 5 smartphones that you should definitely consider before making a purchase for a high end smartphone. Let us know of your thoughts in the comment section below.

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