5 Best Phones [August, 2014]

Those of you in the market for a new phone in the month of August are going to encounter a mind boggling number of options. From the iPhone to Samsung’s Galaxy series to Microsoft’s Lumia line, the smartphone market is chock full of options. While the decision will come easy for some people, others are going to struggle weeding through them all. In an effort to help those in need, we take a look at the devices we think are the five best phones for the month of August, 2014.

The last seven months have been extremely kind to smartphone enthusiasts and those that are in the hunt for a brand new phone. We’ve seen a number of new devices hit the shelves including the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3, and many of these devices have taken their place amongst the best smartphones of all time. The market is simply littered with fantastic smartphones many of which come without expensive price tags.

As we’ve pointed out many times in the past, having that kind of choice is great for consumers. However, the smartphone market can be extremely difficult to navigate for those that don’t keep a close eye on the smartphone industry. And that’s where we come in.

We are constantly bombarded with questions about the best phones money can buy. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend, the  smartphone market is absurdly crowded, but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at the devices we think represent the top five phones available.

These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.

That said, here are the five best phones for August, 2014.  (Note: The Moto X+1 is rumored for August and could be one of the month’s best options. We can’t include it here because it’s rumored. Keep an eye on rumors as we push through the month.)

iPhone 5s

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iPhone 5s

Until the iPhone 6 release arrives later on this year, the iPhone 5s wil remain Apple's top smartphone option and one of the best phones money can buy.

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Apple's iPhone 5s comes with the whole package. A beautiful high-resolution display, a speedy 64-bit processor, one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, Apple's iOS software, and a top notch design that's certainly among the best smartphone designs ever made.

What makes the iPhone 5s even more attractive is that we're starting to see iPhone 5s deals ahead of the iPhone 6 release. Walmart, for instance, recently dropped the price of the iPhone 5s. With solid hardware, an upcoming iOS 8 update and a cheaper price tag, this is a smartphone to take note of in the month of August.

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