Over the last 12 months, a bewildering number of new smartphones have been released. We've seen the continued rise of Android, the return to form of Sony, Apple stalling and Samsung's continued domination.

But, as we approach Christmas, how do you decide which one to get for your nearest and dearest? Well here is our choice of the top 10 smartphones from 2013, including phones from LG, Apple, Nokia and HTC.

Read our full roundup here: http://goo.gl/hK7ViL

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