samsung vs apple vs HTC vs huwaei vs nokiaSmartphones have become a  way of life for us. What a luxury just a decade ago, they have become a necessity for everyone today. The emergence of many manufacturer companies in mobile phones has made it easy for people to buy them. Improved operating systems and many associated applications make them truly spectacular. Lets take a look at the top 10 best mobile phone brands over the last decade.

10. LG: This South Korean multinational company gets credit for being the 4th largest electronics company globally. Even though this is a popular brand for consumer durables, it has not gained much popularity when it comes to cell phones. It gained most popularity with the Chocolate flip phone they had launched in 2006. Some of their recent popular phones include the Nexus Series, Optimus Series and Lucid Series.

9. ZTE: A Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment maker, ZTE is the 4th largest cellphone company measured by the sales. Their most popular cellphone models include V Series, Blade Series, PF Series and Grand Series.

8. Huawei: This is a Chinese multinational company that manufactures some goodlooking phones at reasonable prices. They have partnered with companies like Motorola, Vodafone, Portugal Telecom, Talk and Bell Canada to produce some stunning models. Their most popular cellphones include Ascend Series, Ideos Series, Huawei Series and G Series.

7. Motorola: This US-Based company has produced some elegant cellphones. Their popular series of cellphones included Z, W, WX, V, RIZR, ROKR and RAZR series.

6. HTC: This Taiwan-Based company is widely known for its range of tablets and smartphones. Their smartphones and tablets are generally based ont the Windows or Android OS. HTC One Series is their most popular series, followed by the Desire, LTE, Butterfly and Windows Phone 8X.

5. Sony: Based in Tokyo, this company has excelled in the manufacture of tablets and smartphones as well. Their smartphones have gained popular because they are extremely sophisticated—Xperia Acro, Xperia SX, Xperia GX, Xperia TX, Xperia Z, Xperia S and Xperia LTE Series.

4. Blackberry: Research in Motion Limited, popularly known as RIM is known for manufacture of BlackBerry smartphones. These started as popular business phones and were available with QWERTY keyboards. If you are looking out for a cellphone with excellent email and push mail features, this can be the ultimate choice for you. The popular Blackberry smartphones include Curve series, Bold series, Storm series, Pearl series and Torch series.

3. Nokia: A popular cellphone maker for years, this Finland-based company dominated the cellphone market for many years. With their latest technologies and easy-to-use features, they remain popular among people even today, despite the fall in sales. Nokia N Series phones, Nokia E Series phones and Nokia Lumia Series are some of their popular phones.

2. Apple: Founded by Steve Jobs, this is a modern smartphone company with extreme focus on design. Most popular for their iPhone, iPod and iMac products, Apple smartphones are based on the iOS. The renowned Apple smartphones include iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S iPhone 3G and iPhone 5. iPhone sales are possibly the highest seen in recent times. Apple Sold 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs In the last quarter of 2013.

1. Samsung: This South Korean manufacturer has gained a lot of popularity recently with their Galaxy range of products. They surpassed iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 as a record 86 million Samsung smartphones were sold.