We might have just finished Halloween time but the holidays are coming up fast! If you’re looking for a new smartphone for yourself or someone else this year, IntoMobile is here to help you out and lay out your best options for you right here. Whether it’s a smartphone, tablets, or just same games and apps, we’ll have you covered in the coming weeks!
For now, take a look at our top five smartphones for the year!
This is probably no surprise to you, as the iPhone 5 is definitely the best of its kind since it launched in 2007. Whether it’s the thinner profile, the bigger display, or whatever new feature the iPhone 5 touts, it’s a great device across the board. It’s also probably one of the best devices for a first time smartphone user, too.
Rocking the new dual-core A6 processor, 4 inch Retina display, and a refined and sexy design, the iPhone 5 is the sweet spot among smartphones today. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s not without competition.
Screen: 4 inch Retina display (1136 x 640)
Processor: 1GHz dual-core A6
Camera: 8 megapixel
Storage : 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Like the iPhone 5, there’s no need for an introduction with the Galaxy Note II. Samsung’s flagship phablet device may be in a niche market, but it it’s still one of our favorites. There are more features on the Galaxy Note II to shake a stick at on the software side, and the hardware is sure to impress. Rocking a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 8 megapixel camera, and S-Pen, the Galaxy Note II is sure to turn some heads when you whip it out of your pocket or bag.
Screen: 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720)
Processor: 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor
Camera: 8 Megapixel
Storage : 16GB, 32GB, 64GB + microSD card slot
While the 8X isn’t the only Windows Phone to make this list, it’s certainly one of the most interesting devices we’ve seen before running the OS. The ultra sleek design of the HTC 8X is something that will make you want to keep it in your hands at all times. And although the design aesthetic looks as if it was just ripped from Nokia’s blueprints, holding the device will instantly remind you that this is a HTC device in your hand.
The 8X rocks a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2, a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, a wide-angle 8 megapixel camera, NFC and more. It’s also one of HTC new flagship Windows Phone 8 devices, so if you’re looking for something a little different from your run of the mill iPhone and Android phones for your next device, make sure that the 8X is on your list.
Screen: 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 display (1280 x 720)
Processor: 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
Camera: 8 megapixel
Storage : 8GB, 16GB (no microSD card slot)
While the Nexus 4 may lack LTE like the other aforementioned devices, it’s still one of the most powerful handsets to land on the market. While you can find the device exclusively at T-Mobile on the 14th, you can buy the handset directly from Google for $349 off contract, and take it to AT&T if you want.
The Nexus 4 is a powerhouse of a phone that rocks a 4.7 inch Super IPS+ display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and 8 megapixel camera. With all of this power under the hood of this device, you’re sure to be satisfied with this purchase.
Screen: 4.7 inch True HD IPS + display (1280 x 768)
Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
Camera: 8 megapixel
Storage : 8GB, 16GB, (no micro SD card slot)
If you like the specs of the Nexus 4 but wish it was rocking some LTE love, then you might want to direct your attention to the phone it was based off of, the LG Optimus G. The Optimus G not only supports LTE, but the Sprint version of the device bumps the 8 megapixel camera to a 13 megapixel shooter.
Nokia Lumia 920
The Nokia Lumia 920 is by far one of the most anticipated Windows Phone handsets, and alongside the HTC 8X, the 920 screams Windows Phone. From bright colors to a smooth design that is similar to the 810, the Lumia 920 shows the world what a Windows Phone is supposed to look like.
Decked out with a 4.5 inch HD display and PureView Camera, the 920 may be the ultimate Windows Phone this year.
Screen: 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
Camera: 8.7 megapixel PureView camera
Storage : 32GB (7GB in SkyDrive)