12 December 2012 16:27 | By MSN Tech UK
Top 10 Smartphones of 2012

Countdown: Best handsets of the year

Best handsets of the year - countdown (© Getty Images)
  • Best handsets of the year - countdown (© Getty Images)
  • 10. Sony Xperia S (© Sony)
  • 9. Orange San Diego (© Orange San Diego)
  • Huawei (© Huawei)
  • 7. Samsung Galaxy Note II (© Samsung)
  • Google Nexus 4 (© Google)
  • HTC (© HTC)
  • 4. Nokia Lumia 920 (© Nokia)
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After much deliberating, it’s time for us to present to you our final verdict on the best smartphones of 2012. These are the smartphones that landed with the biggest splashes throughout the year, the ones that caused the biggest ripples in the tech world and, essentially, the ones that impressed us the most after hours and hours of rigorous testing. We’ve included excerpts from our comprehensive reviews in the countdown, along with the views of other well-respected figures from the industry. So read on to see if your favourite handset made the grade...

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