The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2013, Plus A Bonus


BlackBerry Z30

Despite some very good devices, the once-mighty BlackBerry (formerly the once-mighty RIM) has lost most of its juice. Its latest smartphone, the Blackberry Z30, is a beautiful and capable device with a 5-inch 1,280-x-720 (395 ppi) all-touch Super AMOLED screen and 25-hour-rated time between charges. It's built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz dual-core SoC with 2 GB of RAM. It's a little lean on factor storage options; it comes only in a 16-GB model, but an internal microSD card slot supports the addition of as much as 64 GB to the Z30's storage capacity. Its 8MP main and 2MP front cameras are standard fare. There are two other major drawbacks to BlackBerry's latest: It's on Verizon only (for $199 with a contract) and it lacks a wealth of apps.