Our fast-paced world can make it difficult to stay on top of all the tasks and to-do lists on our plates. Top Ten Reviews has released a lineup of the best smartphones that can make life flow more smoothly. Because smartphones inlcude calendars, reminders, lists, apps and more, they can help anyone stay organized and in control of a busy schedule. Additionally, they help you stay in touch via text, email, social media and even the traditional phone conversation.

"In today's busy world many of us seem to live life at breakneck speed," said Lecia Monsen, Managing Editor of Top Ten Reviews. "The right smartphone can simplify your hectic schedule and help you stay on top of all the little details in your life." 

 The Top 3:

1. Apple iPhone 4S: Claiming the top-rated smartphone spot, the Apple iPhone 4S earns high scores across the board. From the slick design to its huge feature set, everything about the Apple iPhone 4S impresses   including an easy-to-use interface and an unprecedentedly functional operating system. Its massive app store provides never-ending apps for entertainment, productivity and fun. Apple iPhone 4S is the first to feature the Siri personal assistant to help you navigate and use the iPhone by speaking to it.

2. Apple iPhone 4: Another Apple product takes the second slot on Top Ten Reviews' comparison. Its operating system is identical to the 4S operating system, minus the Siri feature. Additionally, the iPhone 4 was the first to turn heads with its retina display and video calling capabilities.

3. Motorola Atrix: A unique Webtop application sets the Motorola Atrix apart from its competitors and lands it in the third spot on the review. The Webtop application connects to your laptop and allows you to use your Motorola Atrix on the laptop. The phone also features a slim design, a duel-core processor and 4G capabilities. With the Motorola Atrix, you'll be able to do everything quickly and efficiently.

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What Makes Top-Notch Smartphones?

Staying in touch anytime and anywhere can be a challenge. A top-notch smartphone should offer features to help you stay organized and communicate with people beyond just voice calling. TTR evaluated the smartphones based on design, multimedia features, call features and quality, battery life and memory and additional features.

Design: A smartphone design should be slim and light, and feature a touchscreen that boasts excellent resolution and is large enough to watch videos, make video calls, surf the web and much more with ease. Depth, height, width and weight are important in a smartphone design because it will affect handling of the device.

Multimedia: Top-of-the-line smartphones have excellent multimedia features, including email, calendars, a digital player and at least a 5-megapixel camera for taking pictures and capturing video.

Call Features & Quality: The best smartphones come with calling options such as three-way calling, call hold, call timer, call waiting, caller ID and speakerphone options.

Battery Life & Memory: A top-rated smartphone should come equipped with a battery that can last throughout the day, even with heavy call and feature usage.

Additional Features: A quality smartphone includes additional features such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, internet-browsing capabilities, tethering and the ability to run on a 4G network.

Staying on top of a busy schedule can be a treacherous task, but a smartphone can simplify that process and help keep you organized and constantly in contact with family, friends and clients.

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