The guide tries to address a broad range of manufacturers and developers of smartphones, as well as an analysis oriented toward both a novice and experienced smartphone buyer.
Use this guide as a reference to your late 2012 and early 2013 purchases, as it will carry relevant information (as of October 2012) on the statistics of the phones featured and relevant carriers on the market.
Prices are not accounted for in this guide, as they vary greatly depending on where you live and the time of year. This guide will also not say any one phone is better than another, and instead suggest phones based on your needs, and compare specifications (with easy to read explanations along the way). For now, let’s just break down the facts.