Somewhere along the way the lines between a phone and a tablet became blurry, and our smartphones turned into hulking masses of silicon that barely fit in our pocket. The Android-powered HTC One Mini ($TBA) — at about five by two and a half inches, and just a third of an inch thick — aims to curb that trend. Made from polished metal alloy, the body of the phone fits comfortably into your hand. Dual front speakers, a 720p HD 4.3-inch screen, 16 gigs of storage, and a 1 gig processor make it great for entertainment and gaming.
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.