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As we start 2014, let’s take a look at the best smartphones of the previous year.  

Smartphone - Size Matters

Heading the list for mobile phone is Samsung Galaxy Note III. This is a worthy successor to the best mobile phone of 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE.

The Android Galaxy Note II LTE sports a huge 5.5-inch Super Amoled display with a high resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The Note II is a pleasure to use. However, the Samsung Note III surpasses that with a massive 5.7-inch Super Amoled display. Its multitasking feature put it ahead of all other competitors. You can easily toggle between apps by running and displaying two at the same time. It is a breeze attach a photo to an email or cut & paste between different documents. The stylus is easy to use and do not leave fingerprint smudges on the screen. With the aid of Samsung's AirView function, you can hover the stylus over the screen and see a preview of images and e-mail messages. Sorry, Apple but even the iPhone 5S is a distance second.

If you always on the go and roughing it out, you should consider the Sony Xperia Z1. It is dustproof and waterproof. It has a great 20.7 megapixel camera and built-in social media sharing features for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Sony shows that the high-resolution camera is not just a side feature by installing a dedicated shutter button. With all these great features, it is perfect for the weekend adventurers who need to be constantly online.

For those who want a mobile phone with the features of a tablet, it is no longer necessary to lug two gadgets around any more. The Asus PadFone Infinity gives users the best of both worlds. As a mobile phone, the PadFone Infinity is a feature-packed 5-inch Android. Slot it into the dock of the 10.1-inch screen accessory and the smartphone's powerful processor will power the screen, instantly transforming the phone into a full size tablet. This is one of my top favourite smartphones for 2014.