Year: 2012 

While it never matched the sales of the Galaxy S3 or garnered the popularity of the iPhone 4S, the One X was still a phenomenal piece of overlooked hardware that should have garnered the accolades of its competitors. HTC familiarized us with its groundbreaking ImageSense technology, boasting insane shutter speeds of 0.7 seconds and allowing us to snap stunning photos at over four frames per second. It also made simultaneous photo capture and video recording a mainstay on next-gen smartphones. The sleek ergonomics of the phone was a testament to HTC’s design pedigree and its eye-catching 4.7-inch Super LCD display produced amazing visuals. Salute a boss when you see it.