The year 2013 was a tough one to be a standout smartphone. Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, and — surprise, surprise — Motorola made the decision-making process for mobile phones very, very difficult.
If you're ready for a new contract and a new phone, look no further. We've broken down all of the last 12 months' major releases in this guide. Continue on to see which features made the most recent crop of Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices shine.