Although carriers make it easy for you to upgrade your smartphone, majority of mobile users choose to use the same device for at least a couple of years. That said, your next device has to deliver the perfect mix of speed, features, ease-of-use, and battery life.

While there’s no such things as a future-proof smartphone, the best models will keep you satisfied for months on end. But before you make your decision to purchase a new smartphone, make sure tocheck out our top 5 smartphones that are currently out in the market to see which one suits your needs. Whether you’re looking for a device with a big screen, one with a highly advanced camera or a compact powerhouse, there’s bound to be one for you here.

Enjoy!

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a perfect choice for photographers. It’s the epitome of smartphones, with a superb 41-megapixel camera sensor that not only takes breathtaking photos, but also lets you zoom in after the shot to reframe your photo while still enjoying amazing detail. Lumia 1020 also comes with a highly advanced camera app, allowing you to adjust white balance, shutter speed, and focus on the fly. What’s more, Windows Phone’s dynamic Live Tile interface truly stands out on this handset’s 4.5-inch AMOLED screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a powerful and long-lasting Android device that packs a punch! It features a big and bright 5.7-inch display, and you can easily take notes on-the-go using its built-in S Pen. It’s a multi-tasking marvel, thanks to its powerful Snapdragon 800 processor. With Samsung’s Multi Window feature, you can run two apps simultaneously and drag content between apps. You can also run a third app on top of all that with the Pen Window feature. Best of all, it offers more than 10 hours of battery life! Who needs a smartphone or a tablet when you can have both in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Also from Samsung, the Galaxy S5 looks similar to its predecessor at first glance, but there are a lot of improvements here that add up to your favorite smartphone. For instance, there’s the much faster 16-megapixel camera with real-time HDR capability, a built-in fingerprint sensor that’s compatible with PayPal, as well as a built-in heart rate monitor so you can keep better tabs on your fitness. Best of all, the Galaxy S5 has an amazingly bright and colorful display, water-resistant design, and longer battery life.

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Google’s very own smartphone, the Nexus 5, isn’t just a device for Android purists. It’s simply one of the best smartphone values anywhere. For only $349 off-contract, you’ll get to enjoy innovative specs and advanced features such as a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 5-inch 1080p display. Android 4.4 KitKat provides some amazing new features to the table as well, including the ability to perform searches, send SMS and more, just by using your voice from the home screen. Another neat feature is the new dialer that integrates a local business search field right into the application. Although the built-in camera isn’t the best around, the Google Nexus 5 definitely givesvalue for money.

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5s

Other than offering its consumers an elegant gold color option, Apple’s iPhone 5s doesn’t seem much different from its predecessor. However, the A7 chip inside this sleek beast blows the doors off of most Android devices, and there’s a growing number of apps and games that take advantage of its 64-bit architecture. One other reason to entice you to get this device is its awesome iSight camera that comes with larger pixels and a dual LED flash, making this 8-megapixel smartphone capture stunning photos,both indoors and out. Another great feature is its TouchID sensor that makes it easy for you to unlock your phone and make purchases. It’s easy to see why the iPhone 5s is one of the best smartphones in the market today.