For instance, Google (GOOG) is winning the war on scale, with its now ubiquitous Android OS. When it comes to security, BlackBerry (BBRY) is the safest bet and comes out on top hands down. On price, it’s hard to beat the $159 Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon (AMZN).
But the most important metric for an investor isn’t megapixels in the camera or even raw device sales. The best smartphone stocks are the ones that are doing brisk sales but also running their businesses well enough that the profits come back to shareholders.
So while you probably have a favorite gadget manufacturer, put your feelings aside for a moment and let’s explore the three best smartphone stocks based on some hard metrics like revenue and valuation. We’ll also explore three dangerous investments to steer away from in the consumer tech space, even if you like their products for personal use.