All should have good battery life, but the Razr Maxx HD stands out
That's lots of 8-megapixel cameras
The Snapdragon S4 was a popular chip this year
Sizes are similar, with the iPhone 5 having the smallest footprint, and the Galaxy S III the largest
We're in the super-sized era of smartphone displays
Read the "Intangibles" section to make sense of this (Battery image: Shutterstock, Dr. Dre: Wikimedia Commons, tumbleweed: Shutterstock)
Nothing to worry about here
The only red flag is the Nexus 4's base 8 GB of storage: that's not a lot
The iPhone 5 is the lightest, the Lumia 920 is the heaviest
The Nexus 4 isn't compatible with the fastest 4G network, but its HSPA+ can perform well too
How do 2012's best smartphones stack up?
In just five years, smartphones have gone from expensive novelties to fundamental parts of our lives. If you're shopping for a new smartphone, the choices can be daunting. How do you sort through the mess? Our 2012 Smartphone Comparison Guide is designed to help you decide which model is best for you.
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