Dec 21st, 2013 publishUpdated   Nov 2nd, 2017, 3:23 pm

best android phone 2013

The year 2013 is quickly coming to a close, and we’ve been talking about the best phones of each month all year (check out the best Android phones as of December 2013). But the month-to-month power rankings are nothing compared to the showdown we’re about to witness. It’s the best phone of the entirety of 2013!

There was a ton of competition this past year. Many companies went with new device strategies, such as HTC sticking with the “One” line as their go-to bread and butter, and LG deciding to drop the Optimus moniker and focus on the “G” aspect of it. Then there’s Samsung, of course, who kept their train rolling with the steam generated by the hot-selling Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The year came to a close with many formidable  options, including the LG-made Nexus 5 and the CyanogenMod-ready Oppo N1. Motorola and Sony’s efforts aren’t to be overshadowed with the likes of the Motorola Moto X and the Sony Xperia Z1.

So who is going to snag the honor of best phone of 2013? Well, we can’t say just yet… because it’ll be you deciding who gets to take that crown. This is a special readers’ choice edition, where you guys will get to make your voice heard and decide — as a community — which phone was good enough to be considered the very best that came out in 2013.

How is it going to work? We’ll be collecting private votes in the poll below over the course of the next few days, but we won’t be revealing the results until sometime later. You’re still free to voice your opinion in the comments section below, but it won’t be until the big reveal that you’ll see what everyone decided to exalt as the number one option of the year. Get voting!

[PS]: Don’t fret if the phone you were planning on voting for isn’t there. Just pen it in using the “other” option!