Top 5 Smartphones of 2012

The year 2012 ends today and we hope that it was great for you. It was definitely good for the mobile industry as we saw many smartphones being launched throughout with innovation to outdo the others. We have compiled a list of Top 5 smartphones of 2012, which according to us were the best in the market and attracted buyers.


Samsung Galaxy S III:

Topping the list is the Galaxy S III smartphone from Korean giant Samsung which went on to prove a tough competitor for the Apple iPhone 4S and also the iPhone 5. The 4.8-inch smartphone was picked up on by many buyers when they were let down by Apple with the launch of the iPhone 5.

The Samsung Galaxy S III packs in the following specifications:
  • 4.8” Super AMOLED Display
  • Display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 Megapixel rear camera
  • 1.9 megapixel front facing camera
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage
  • Expandable up to 64 GB
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB v2.0, NFC
  • 2100 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Next in the list is the 5.5-inch phablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Note II which is a great product from the Korean giant and the upgraded specs that the phablet packs when compared to its predecessor, were a great welcome and the improved S-Pen functionality and the features that Samsung packed in the phablet made other OEMs to follow suit and launch their own 5-inch phablets.

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note II are: 
  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen
  • Display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • Rear-facing 8-megapixel shooter
  • Front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera
  • Internal storage option of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
  • 3G
  • Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Improved S-Pen
  • 3100 mAh battery

Apple iPhone 5:


Every year, iOS users wait desperately for the next-generation of iPhone to launch and see what new has Cupertino based Apple Inc. has packed into the new smartphone. This time around, Apple finally upped the screen of its smartphone to 4-inch from the previous standard of 3.5-inch.
The iPhone 5 is powered by a dual-core A6 chipset while there is an 8 MP camera on the back. The smartphone’s body is made up of aluminum alloy which makes it lighter and thinner but this has also been an issue for Apple as users reported issues like the bending frame, scuffed edges and more.
Specifications of Apple iPhone 5 are:
  • 4 inch LED-Backlit IPS TFT touchscreen
  • Screen resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels
  • Dual-core Apple A6 processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 Megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3 megapixels front facing camera
  • iOS 6
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, 3G
  • 1440 mAh battery
Nokia Lumia 920:
Finnish giant Nokia had announced the launch of its Nokia Lumia 920 back in September 2012 and the device went on sale only at the end of October but since then, the 4.5-inch smartphone has been selling well in the countries where it is available.
Nokia made it a point to pack in something innovative in its next-gen Lumia and brought the PureView technology with OIS and superb low light camera performance which is attracting buyers. The smartphone runs on Windows Phone 8 OS which allows support for multi-core processor and thus the Lumia 920 is powered by a dual-core processor.
The Lumia 920 comes with a 4.5 PureMotion HD+ display which is great to use in all conditions. We expect Nokia to launch the Lumia 920 alongside the Lumia 820 and Lumia 620 in India in January 2013. We also expect the Lumia 920 to sell at an attractive price.
The specifications of the Nokia Lumia 920 include: 
  • 4.5-inch TFT touchscreen
  • Display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8.7 MP Camera with PureView technology
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • microUSB v2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G, Bluetooth 3.1
  • 2000 mAh battery
LG Nexus 4:
Last but not the least in our list of the Top 5 smartphones of 2012 is the LG Nexus 4. Google tied up with LG to bring in the next-generation of Nexus smartphone and launched the Nexus 4 in October 2012 which packed in some sweet specs and arrived with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box.
The LG Nexus 4 is selling out as soon as Google is adding more stocks to its Google Play Store and the demand is high, thanks to the attractive price tag of $299 for the 8 GB unlocked version of the 4.7-inch smartphone. We are still awaiting Google and LG to launch the smartphone in India.

The LG Nexus 4 packs in: 
  • 4.7-inch screen True HD IPS Plus screen
  • Display resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels
  • 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB and 16 GB internal storage
  • 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3G, NFC, Wireless Charging, Wi-Fi
  • 2100 mAh battery
So these are the Top 5 smartphones of 2012 according to us but we do know that you might have your own favorites. And if your favorite is not in the list above, then do let us know which smartphone it is, in the comments section below.