Nokia Lumia 1020

The almost-forgotten Nokia made a splash with its Lumia 1020, which boasts the single-best camera in any phone. The exact workings of that camera are complex – it doesn't really capture a full 41-megapixels of data per shot, but it can pull more detail from a given image than other, lesser sensors – and there are drawbacks to consider, like the hump that prevents it from laying flat (due to the mammoth sensor array), and the fact that Windows phones have fewer apps to pick from than Android and iOS phones. But for those who have officially abandoned standalone cameras, but still want something that shoots print-quality photos, the 1020 remains the best choice.

Standout Feature: 41-megapixel camera

[$99 with AT&T; att.com]