In the last 12 months, we have seen the inexorable rise of the Android smartphone continue, with Google smartphone OS now dominating 80% of the smartphone market.
We have also seen the rise of Windows Phone as a viable third option in the smartphone wars, especially when it comes to the cost-conscious customer.
Consumers are showing that when it comes to smartphones, Android and Windows Phone devices with larger screens but at a much lower price point are what a lot of people are looking for, and not Apple's iPhone, which is seen as expensive and (for some at least) too small.
We have seen dozens if not hundreds of Android and Windows Phone devices launched this year, but if you are wondering which handset is the best for you, take a look at our pick of the best budget smartphones from 2013.
Read our list of the best budget smartphones here: http://goo.gl/sCbAVW