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The Best Smartphones to Buy Right Now

By Sam Mattera – Feb 9, 2014 at 7:45PM

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Shopping for a new smartphone? Here are the best models available right now.

Shoppers looking for a new smartphone have plenty of choices. Whether it's Apple's (AAPL -2.54%) iPhone, a device running Google's (GOOGL -2.51%) Android, or (soon to be) Microsoft's (MSFT -2.03%) line of Lumias, there are dozens of high-end smartphones on the market right now.

The following slideshow features the best nine smartphones you can buy today, and the merits of each model. While others may be content to offer smartphone lists in ranked order, the market has differentiated itself to the point where particular models are more appealing to particular buyers. Whether it's the best-in-class camera, the most apps available, waterproofing, great value for the money, or a big screen, there's plenty to choose from when it comes to selecting a new handset.

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