With limitless bells and whistles, smartphone models dial up the wow factor this holiday
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It should come as no surprise Smartphones continue to be a top holiday gift. With powerful processors, incredible cameras and hundreds of thousands of apps, they are the gift that keeps on giving. Here are some of the best smartphones of the holiday season.
HTC One A9 — $649 (no contract)
This Android smartphone features an edge-to-edge 5-inch high-definition screen which displays 40 per cent more colour than normal LCD screens. Games and apps not only look good, they sound amazing. Built-in DAC converts 16-bit audio into 24-bit high resolution sound for added richness and depth, unlike anything you have ever heard on a smartphone.
Lumia 950 — $749 (no contract)
The first new Windows phone in nearly two years! The Lumia 950 features some high-end specs and runs Windows 10 for ultimate productivity. A 20-megapixel camera blurs the lines between point and shoot cameras and smartphones, plus you can also connect your Lumia 950 to the Microsoft Display Dock and use it with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse just like a full-fledged PC.