Welcome to smartphone launch season.
Samsung has already announced its new flagship phone, and more from HTC and Nokia are reportedly on the way.
If you need to buy a new device now, here are the best ones.
Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are on sale in the U.S. at the time of publication. We've listed discounted prices carriers give for signing a contract at the time of publication. You can see February's smartphone rankings here.#17 BlackBerry Q10
If you need a physical keyboard on your smartphone, the BlackBerry Q10 is the best phone you can buy. The phone doesn't have as many apps as the iPhone or Android phones, but that never seems to be a problem for BlackBerry users.
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Price: $0 on AT&T, $49.99 on Verizon, $0 down plus $22 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile, $149.99 on Sprint.
#16 LG G Flex
LG released the first-ever curved screen phone, the G Flex, in the U.S. this year. The G Flex has a large, 6-inch curved screen and a self-healing backing that can repair minor scratches.
Unfortunately, LG had to make a few compromises to get that curved screen on the device. The resolution is a lot lower than Apple and Samsung phones, so images, text, and video look very grainy in comparison. LG's user interface for Android is also unattractive and buggy.
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Price: $299.99 on AT&T, $249.99 on Sprint. $0 down plus $28 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile.
#15 HTC One Max
The HTC One Max is the company's first phablet. It has a giant 5.9-inch screen and a fingerprint sensor that can unlock the phone and launch apps.
It's an attractive device made out of metal, but it's also extremely thick and heavy. That could be a turnoff for many people.
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Price: $199.99 on Verizon, $249.99 on Sprint.
#14 Nokia Lumia Icon
If you're on Verizon and want a Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia Icon is pretty much your only option. It's not the most attractive device, but it is well-constructed and has an amazing camera.
Click here for the Nokia Lumia Icon review >>
Price: $199.99 on Verizon.
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