Top 10 High-End Smartphones Launched in 2013 – Flashback

2013 was full of latest developments and introduction of new technologies. Many smartphones were launched by technology giants to stay ahead of the competition. There was long-awaited version of Apple devices to Samsung’s wide variety of smartphones.

We have created a flashback on some of the top smartphones launched in 2013 ranked according to the preference of general users.

Apple iPhone 5S

Apple iPhone 5S was the most anticipated cell phone of 2013 launched on September 21. A lot of rumors were made on the specification and the design, but it was almost the same as iPhone 5. However, there were new features that made the difference like finger print scanner, iOS7, and new user interface.  Apple iPhone 5S managed to receive good applause from all over the world and increase Apple iPhone share all over the world.

apple iphone 5s with leather cover

Apple iPhone 5C

Another smart phone launched by Apple on September 21st was iPhone 5C. The rumor of Apple launching budgeted iPhone turn into reality after the launch of iPhone 5C. Not many people liked the idea, but iPhone 5C is a ground breaking achievement by Apple to capture the markets all over the world. Apple launched iPhone 5C with variety of vibrant colors to attract consumers from different tastes.

apple iphone 5c green color


LG G2 may not be the best looking smart phone, but it is one of the best Android smart phone available in the market launched in 2013. The innovative back controls are first time introduced for easy to use functionality. LG already sold more than 3 million G2 devices and their goal is to reach 10 million LG G2 handsets sales worldwide. It is a strong competitor for Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3 and iPhone 5S.

lg g2 smartphone

Google Nexus 5

LG Google Nexus 5 is a latest version from Google Nexus series having all the Google flare. It is also one of the best smartphone available in the market launched in 2013. It is based on LG G2 that is already appreciated by the consumers. The only drawback with Google Nexus 5 is poor battery performance.

lg google nexus 5 black

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

When Samsung announced Galaxy Note 3, not many people were impressed because of similar design from the earlier model. However, some of the unique features like an S Pen and a gadget watch certainly made the difference. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still gaining market share and popularity because of high introductory price.

samsung galaxy note 3

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung users were disappointed with S4 launch because it was very similar to Galaxy S3. Samsung made only few changes like Apple did to iPhone 5S. However, still Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the powerful Droids available in the market.

samsung galaxy s 4

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 is another waterproof high quality smart phone by Sony and it was one of the highest quality camera cell phones available in the market. Sony is trying to capture and regain the market share for cell phones, but still they have to do a lot of home work to defeat the competition. Sony Xperia Z1 offers 20.7 megapixel camera that takes high quality images just like any compact digital camera.

sony xperia z1


HTC introduced their HTC One in 2013 having aluminium uni-body that made HTC One smartphone stand out. HTC One is one of the good-looking smartphones available in market, but it fails to get recognition because of certain features, price and poor camera. Due to aluminium, the price of HTC One is very high that limited the number of sales.

htc one

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia is trying to capture the market for camera lovers and photographers by introducing 41 mega pixels Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. Not many people feel comfortable using Windows Phone and it is one of the main reason for Nokia devices not getting famous. Once Nokia was the market leader, but they are behind in Smartphone war. Nokia is now catching up with their Lumia series with other brands. Nokia Lumia 1020 is an example of Nokia’s hard-work to gain recognition.

nokia lumia 1020

BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry is struggling hard to stay in the market and BlackBerry Z30 did not manage to attract the attention of the consumers. Although, it was one of the refined smartphones introduced in 2013. BlackBerry Z30 stays behind because there are so many alternatives that users don’t prefer to use BlackBerry devices any-more.

blackberry z30

These are some of the top high-end smartphones that were launched in 2013. Stay tuned to GSM Reviews for all the latest news and updates from 2014. Happy New Year!

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