Buying a smartphone for yourself is complicated enough, but getting one as a gift is even tougher. Should you get your wife the new iPhone 5s or Galaxy S4? Does your husband need a phone that can survive being splashed or submerged, or does he demand a huge screen? What should you get your kids — or parents? To help make sure you get the perfect gift, we’ve selected the best smartphones for the holidays for everyone on your list.
Know someone in need of a big-screen smartphone with all-day battery life? Get them Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM, this behemoth has serious speed and sports a stunning, 5.7-inch, 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display. The Note 3 also offers the best pen functionality of any phablet. On the multitasking front, the Note 3's enhanced Multi Window and Pen Window functions let you run up to three apps on the screen at once. That's power.