RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World Right Now (VZ, T, DT, S)
That should be it for major smartphone launches this year.
Now that Google has made its newest Nexus 5 phone official, we have a clear idea of what will be available for the holidays and through the end of the year.
If you're looking for a new phone, here are the devices you should consider.
Note: We update this list approximately once a month. We did not have a ranking in August or September as there was a brief lull in new smartphone releases. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, and price. We only consider phones that are on sale in the U.S. at the time of publication. You can see October's smartphone rankings here.
#14 The BlackBerry Z10
Even though it hasn't been a hit with consumers, the BlackBerry Z10 is still a pretty good phone.
The device is the first to run BlackBerry's new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which is pretty good but doesn't offer much past what iPhones and Android phones can do. BlackBerry 10 also has a very poor app selection, so you shouldn't buy this phone if you like having the latest and greatest apps.
#13 BlackBerry Q10
If you absolutely must have a phone with a physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 is your best (and pretty much only) option.
Like the Z10, the Q10 runs the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The phone is great for those who want an old-school look and feel. However, the only reason to buy this phone is for the keyboard. There are far better options out there.
#12 Nokia Lumia 1020
By most accounts, Nokia's flagship phone, the Lumia 1020, has the best camera of any smartphone. If photos are your top priority, then this should be one of the first phones you look at.
But there are a few drawbacks. The Lumia 1020 is very thick and heavy compared to most smartphones in order to make room for that fancy camera. There's even a giant bulge on the back. It's also a Windows Phone, which doesn't have the same robust app selection as iPhone or Android.
Price: $199.99 on AT&T.
#11 Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia's Lumia 925 is the best Windows phone you can buy. It's the most attractive of Nokia's Lumia devices and includes a really good camera. If you're interested in Windows Phones, this is the first smartphone to consider.