1. iPhone 5
The most important factor in deciding which smartphone is the best is not the design or the hardware, it’s the operating system. And considering Microsoft and Google still have not perfected theirs, Apple will continue to be the winner. iOS 6 is even smoother and faster than the previous operating system and with iOS7 around the corner there has never been a better time to get an iPhone. Hardware-wise it features Apple’s A6 dual-core CPU, a bigger high-resolution Retina display, an improved FaceTime front camera and a fantastic 8-megapixel rear camera which records 1080p enhanced HD videos. On top of the great design and its intuitive operating system it offers great features like Siri, iCloud and Apple’s own navigation Apple Maps.
2. HTC One
HTC has a history and reputation of making good smartphones, so the HTC one does not come as a surprise. It’s a fantastic smartphone running on Android, and for multimedia purposes the best one out there. It has a stunning 4.7-inch display with full HD resolution, that’s 1920 x 1080 pixels. As one of the best displays on a mobile device it makes gaming and watching videos surreal. The audio and video output is unsurpassed. The sleek, metal body feels and looks great. The powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor makes sure all tasks can be handled without any performance delays.
3. Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung has been at the top of it’s game ever since the first release in their Galaxy series. The Samsung Galaxy S4 design might look the same as the old, but it’s not. The new squared-off sides make the device feel a lot nicer than previous models. Hardware-wise it offers Qualcomm’s 1.9GHz processor, which is the most powerful mobile processor available. Even running multiple programs in the background will not cause any lag. It has a vibrant 5-inch display and a superior 13-megapixel camera. What makes this phone unique is the remarkable motion-gesture which makes it possible to give commands by waving a hand across the screen.