The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 13th year celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months, across 14 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and games to cameras, smarthome and cars and as usual, we will be giving you a run down of all the nominees in each category through a series of features.

Best game and camera were up first so you can read all about the nominees of these categories by visiting the Awards hub, but this feature concentrates on the Best Phone of 2016. There have been quite a few changes in the smartphone market this year, not just in terms of design, but also in terms of the technology within them.

Of course they have all become faster with upgraded processors, but fingerprint sensors are now a given, dual rear cameras are now a thing and some displays continue to take things one step further with either dual-edges or force touch.

Design has greatly improved too with Samsung really pulling it out of the bag yet again with the Galaxy S7 edge, HTC making some big improvements with this year's flagship and OnePlus and its third flagship killer also making design a key focus. Which smartphone will be crowned winner of the Best Phone of 2016 though?

Click here to see the Awards nominees for 2016's Best Phone in a little more detail to help you make your mind up about which one should get your vote.

Voting in the 13th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open so you can let us know which one of these great devices you think should win the Best Phone award for this year and give us your verdict on all the other tech across the 13 categories.

Winners will be announced at the exclusive event in London on 23 November in association with EE. For now, keep an eye on the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 hub for all the latest on how the voting works, who the elite judges are and the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist.