Apple iPhone 4S ($200 to $400 on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon); HTC Rezound ($300 on Verizon); Motorola Droid Razr ($300 on Verizon)
Though 2011 may be the year of the tablet, smartphones remain a must-have item. Apple's latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S, boasts an impressive camera and the best smartphone display around. Android fans will enjoy HTC's multimedia-friendly Rezound, which will come prepared to support Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. And don't forget Motorola's Droid Razr, which features the slim design made famous by the very first Razr handset, but adds the brains of a smartphone and 4G speeds.