The Nokia Lumia 1020 ($300) changes everything we know about photography on a mobile device — and will likely become the new benchmark for smartphone cameras. It boasts a 41 megapixel camera (no that wasn't a typo), with optical image stabilization, a xenon flash, and Nokia Pro Camera software for expert image editing. That huge sensor captures images at 7712 x 5360 resolution, so no matter how far you are from your subject, you'll be able to crop and zoom to create an image like you were right there. And, because it's powered by Windows Phone 8, you'll be able to share those gorgeous shots with all your friends.
If you're the kind of guy who doesn't want his stuff to look quite like everyone else's, then the Jolla Smartphone ($520) might be the one for you. Interchangeable backs — referred to as "the other half" — come in a range of colors, and automatically force the phone's UI to adopt a complementary color scheme. Ships with their Android-app compatible, yet proprietary Sailfish OS, a dual core processor, 4G connectivity, and 16GB of storage. The battery is user-replaceable, and the phone features a 4.5-inch screen and 8MP camera.