Although the smartphone industry keeps producing tons of new smartphones every year, the amount of really good phones that we saw was this year incredible.

There was a great phone for everyone this year, no matter what your budget was.

That definitely made it much harder to choose our favorites from the year, but it is something that needs to get done.

Today, we're announcing the categories in which we'll be honoring products from 2018 as well as opening our People's Choice awards up for voting.

Voting will close by mid January, following which we will reveal our Editor's picks as well your picks.

Categories for Editor's Choice Awards

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