With handset manufacturers and operating system designers releasing more and more impressive devices into the market there has never been a better - or more confusing - time to by a new phone.
Market reserach and analysis firm IDC reprted that 660 million smart phones were shipped worldwide in 2012 and estimates this figure will surpass 1.1bn in 2016.
Choosing the right phone can, to say the least, be difficult. Arabian Business rounds up 20 of the best mobile phones and looks at the features making the different models stand out from the crowd.
Apple iPhone 5 Best for: Apps Price: From $650
Billed by Apple as the “biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone”, the latest iteration of Apple’s wildly popular range of smartphone devices packs a 1.3 Ghz dual core processor and 8MP camera.
Built on the US vendor’s new iOS 6 operating system, the iPhone 5 supports better Facebook integration, speedier internet browsing and an enhanced edition of the Siri personal assistant software. The phone is sold in models starting from 16 Gb memory upwards.
If that’s not enough, it all comes packaged in the sleek, uber-cool form factor that Apple is renowned for.