Number 1: Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone needs no introduction because its (arguably) the best phone on the market, especially when everyone is fascinated with Siri Virtual Assistant. Siri on iPhone 4S allows users to use their voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and many more. Running on iOS 5, it brings over 200 new features to iPhone 4S. Although it does not allow many customizations nor packed with the fastest data connection, but it has best in class camera, tons of applications, decent battery life, strong signal strength and stunning display. iPhone 4S is powered by dual core A5 processor which deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics. It is also equipped with iSight camera which can capture 8 megapixel resolution and a custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture. The camera is also capable of shooting 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. iPhone 4S takes advantage of iCloud which stores your contents and wireless pushes it to all your devices. iPhone 4S also offers Retina display which enables crisp text, sharp graphics, and stunning images.
Number 2: HTC One X
The HTC One X which will be available from AT&T this spring may take the lead as the top Android smartphone with robust hardware, snappy performance, top of the line camera and audio improvements that will take your breath away. The HTC One X encased in polycarbonate unibody design is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 CPU, with a 1.5GHz Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor and an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core. HTC One X also sports a 4.7-inch, 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass, 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 8 megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens and Beats Audio. HTC One X runs on Ice Cream Sandwich with newly streamlined HTC Sense 4.0 UI. Despite not supporting micro SD card, Dropbox is integrated so so users can store all your music, documents and photos without fear of ever losing them again. It is also one of the fastest Android devices around with support for LTE data network from AT&T.
Number 3: Nokia Lumia 900
The outlook of Nokia Lumia 900 looks promising and is expected to shake up the smartphone market because it is one of the best of the new smartphones not only among Windows 8 offerings but also among similarly priced Android smartphones. The first 4G LTE Windows Phone with unibody polycarbonate design inherits the sleek form factor on the Nokia N9. The Lumia 900 flexes its muscles through large 4.3 inch AMOLED ClearBlack display, 1.4GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera, long-lasting 1830 mAH battery, 16GB of storage, Wi-Fi and LTE. The rear camera includes Nokia’s exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, with large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm) for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions. Lumia 900 runs an updated version of Windows Phone Mango (7.5) that includes support for 4G LTE. On the downside, it runs on just 1.4 GHz single core processor and only have 16 GB of internal storage, though free cloud storage is available through Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Nokia faces uphill battle competing with the iPhone and Android but with an alluring price, improved operating system and a surging supply of apps, Nokia may be well on the right path to crafting a compelling comeback story.
Number 4: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Galaxy Nexus hogged the limelight because it is the first handset to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Despite several drawbacks like poor battery life and mediocre 5.0 Megapixel camera, its still one of the best smartphones at the moment with rather high end specifications that include 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, generous 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD (1280×720) Contoured display, and HSPA+ or LTE support. Galaxy Nexus also features NFC-based sharing with a feature called Androd Beam, face-recognition unlocking, advanced battery and data monitoring options and a lot more that is possible with the enhancements brought by Android 4.0 ICS.