Smartphones are an integral part of our daily life now. There are lots of Smartphones on the markets and choosing the best out of them can be a challenge. There are a lot of aspects involved and some of them include choosing the right OS, research, budget, age and popularity. Then there is the anxiety of what you should do : Should you buy the one instantly or wait to check out the phones being released in the coming days. Each of them has their own share of advantages and disadvantages. But the one in which the former far out runs the latter is the one which should finally land in the pocket of the consumer. So, Here we have a look at the 5 best Smartphones that were released in 2013 arranged in no particular order.

1. HTC One: Best Smartphones Launched in 2013

The HTC One is the flagship phone of the brand. It was released earlier this year. It is a beautiful phone and looks premium from the outset itself mainly due to the stylish aluminium body. Apart from good looks it is also loaded with some extraordinary hardware inside like a 4.7″ LCD3 display, a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, a Adreno 225 GPU and a 4MP ultra-pixel camera. Such a phone which has both beauty and brains was always expected from HTC and they have come out with one at last. It has received positive reviews from most critics as well. This phone is definitely one which will give its competitors a tough fight.

2. Nokia Lumia 925:

The Nokia Lumia 925 was announced earlier this week as a successor to the flagship model Lumia 920. It is expected to release in the month of June. As is well-known the latest Lumia phones run on Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform and this is no exception either. The Windows OS provides a refreshing change from the traditional Google’s Android and Apple Inc.’s is platforms which have engulfed the smart phone market for quite some time now. The Lumia 925 is available in a lot of vibrant colors. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU and 1 GB RAM. The display is about 4.5 AMOLED screen with Nokia’s ClearBlack Technology. The phone has a display density of 352 ppi and can be operated even when wearing gloves and with fingernails. The 8.7MP Preview camera has better low-light imaging than the iPhone 5 as well. With such a power-packed smart phone, Nokia has sent a strong message to its competitors that they are not yet ready to call it a day in the smart phone business.

3. Samsung Galaxy S4:

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was released just a few days back and despite of the poorly executed launch event the phone was a hit even before it came out of the manufacturing blocks. With an octa-core processor and a 5″ Super AMOLED HD+ display being some of its power packed features and the innovative new Smart features from Samsung like Smart Pause, Smart Shoot, Group Play, this is one of the best phones available in the market. The phone also has an innovative feature Air Gesture with which the phone can be operated with a wave i.e. without touching the phone. These features have put Samsung on par with Apple, or maybe, even a step ahead.

4. BlackBerry Z10: Best Smartphones Launched in 2013

The BlackBerry Z10 is the “do-or-die” attempt of the Canadian brand to revive it”s name and position in the Smartphone market and that they have done a better job at that will provide some much-needed relief to the brand loyalists. It runs on the brand new BB 10 OS which is a change from the simple yet effective OS which we have been used to seeing over the last few years. The OS itself has garnered some positive reviews. It keeps in mind that the phone is mainly for business use but this time it has installed some youth in it as well and that is what makes it a tad different and likeable. Features like BlackBerry Hub, BBM Video Chat, BlackBerry Balance and especially the security features have made quite a ripple in the minds of the businessmen. The phone itself has a display of 4.2″ WXGA screen which is both sharper and sleeker. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU, Adreno 225 GPU and 2GB RAM. In a nutshell, the BlackBerry Z10 is a smart phone which should definitely go a long way in bringing the company back on track.

5. Sony Xperia Z: Best Smartphones Launched in 2013

The Sony Xperia Z is the recently launched smart phone from Sony which is also the flagship of the brand. With the device, Sony has packed almost all of its renowned brands in one device namely BRAVIA for display and WALKMAN for music. It has a display of 5.0” with a pixel density of 441ppi. Inside it is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU and a Adreno 320 GPU. On the back there is a 13.1 MP camera with Sony’s Cybershot technology. But the fact that really sets it apart is the fact that it has been certified as dust and water proof. It looks wonderful too due to the aluminium unibody as well. This phone shows that Sony is prepared to challenge for the 3rd spot in the Smartphone market behind Apple Inc. And Samsung.

To conclude, all of the phones listed above are winners in their own right as they are the current flagships of their respective brands. It’s up to the consumer which feature or brand he prefers over the others and that is the phone he will ultimately end up with. The loyalty issue also comes to the fore as one may prefer a certain company or OS over the other ones. His choices are limitless but then choosing the best smartphone which is equally good in features as much as it is value for money is a challenge as well.