The Top 5 Cell Phones of 2012: A Roundup

2012 has seen an influx of new phones hitting the cellular market and people have been grabbing them up in droves. The iPhone 5’s newest release could barely stay on the shelves and the Samsung Galaxy SIII was one of the most talked about and controversial phones to ever find its way to the shelves. So, you might be wondering what the very best phones of the season were. We have rounded up some of the most loved phones of 2012 for you.

iPhone 5

There isn’t much to say besides the iPhone 5 made a huge splash when it released in late September. The newest incarnation of the iPhone is the first product released since innovator, Steve Jobs, passed away last year. The phone features a taller screen, a lightning fast processor and several new features that make the iPhone a bigger lifeline for its owners than ever before.

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The Samsung Galaxy SIII

After Apple took them to court many wondered if Samsung was going to continue producing Smartphones for the U.S. market. After all, a $1.5 billion judgment must put a damper on research and development funds. Well, Samsung did release the Galaxy S III and the fully customizable interface, large screen, and fun features make it an ideal phone for people who aren’t interested in the iPhone craze. Plus, Samsung’s Android skin is one of the best in the business.

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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

Motorola is probably the company who began the “Droid” craze. Yes, actually, they are. Motorola on the Verizon network set out to create a legion of fans that all sang the praises of Droid and they did just that. The Razr Maxx is a great device that takes full advantage of the 4G LTE network. The phone is impossibly thin and offers an amazing battery that simply does not quite. Motorola claims that 21 continuous hours of talk time is possible with the battery.

Motorola’s camera bump shows up on the Atrix HD, as it has the Droid Razr, Droid Razr Maxx, Droid Bionic, Droid X and X2 & even the Droid 4.

Nokia Lumia 900

We aren’t going to lie; things looked bleak for Nokia for a while, but they produced a smartphone that is one of the best around recently. The Nokia Lumia 900 hit the market in the early summer and soon began selling quickly. The phone offers a sleek design and a comfortable size for those who are looking for a smaller smartphone. The Lumia also packs a punch with a nice processor, a high quality screen and a couple of impressive color options.

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The Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia didn’t make a huge splash on the market, but we just can’t figure out why. The phone is great to handle, has a fast processor and a screen that is pretty much unbeatable. The phone is similarly designed to the Nokia Lumia and runs off the android system. This might be one of the most stable phones out there and can be considered the true “underdog”. It truly is a top-of-the-line phone that is worth a second look.