8. LG Optimus G
Release Date: November 2
Carrier/Price: AT&T and Sprint; $200 w/two-year contract
It’s been a few months since we last heard about LG’s flagship smartphone, but it never fell off our radar. Powered by a monstrous 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory, the Optimus G may be the most overlooked handset of the season. A 4.7-inch IPS display (1280 x 768), 8MP camera, and 2,100 mAh battery round out the handset's key specs.