The biggest phone event of 2012 was a lawsuit: Apple & Samsung went at each other’s corporate throats in international courts over alleged copyright infringements between two of the phones in our 2012 top 10. The Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 weren’t the only two mobiles to hit the market, though. From HTC, Nokia, and Google all brought it with innovative hardware options this past year.
Because carrier options, rebates, and bonuses make value comparison
impossible a pain in the ass, we’ve selected our favorite phones of the year independent of price. Instead, we looked for devices that nailed the form/function balance, and boasted features that actually make your life easier.
These are our favorite phones of 2012. What are yours?