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The world's hottest smartphones

John D. Sutter, CNN
Perhaps you've heard of it. The sixth version of Apple's pioneering phone went on sale in stores Friday and boasts a larger screen, more powerful processor, better camera and the ability to run on faster 4G LTE wireless networks. Apple took 2 million pre-orders for the phone in the first 24 hours. Perhaps you've heard of it. The sixth version of Apple's pioneering phone went on sale in stores Friday and boasts a larger screen, more powerful processor, better camera and the ability to run on faster 4G LTE wireless networks. Apple took 2 million pre-orders for the phone in the first 24 hours.
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iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC One X
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820
Motorola Razr
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Sony Xperia Ion
Motorola Photon Q
Samsung Galaxy Note II
LG Optimus Vu
Asus PadFone
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • New smartphones are coming out in droves
  • CNN looks at some of the hottest models on the market

(CNN) -- This time of year, it seems like a new phone comes out every couple days.

With the Apple's brand-new iPhone 5 now on sale, here's a roundup of some of the hottest smartphones on the market, along with a few that are coming soon. Many of these gadgets are getting faster and bigger -- so big, in some cases, they won't fit in a pocket. For the most part, tactile keyboards are disappearing, too.

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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