The 10 most-read Smartphones posts in 2012 include both iPhone and Android tips and tricks. Thanks to our Smartphones contributing writers and readers for your contributions this year. Let us know what topics you’d like to see cover here in 2013.

1. iPhone or Android: Five questions to help you decide

When people ask if they should buy an iPhone or an Android device, which do you recommend? Donovan Colbert lists five questions to ask prospective buyers that will help them decide.

2. Infographic: The true cost of an iPhone

What are you willing to pay Apple’s smartphones? This infographic, developed by Madeline Harris, outlines the true cost of an iPhone.

3. How to reset your Android screen lock security pattern

Jack Wallen walks you through the steps to get into your Android phone if you’ve forgotten your security pattern.

4. Connect your iPhone to Microsoft Office 365

Office 365, the cloud-based collaboration platform from Microsoft, can actually be iPhone-friendly. Will Kelly shows you how to connect your iPhone to Office 365.

5. Easily forward calls and SMS on Android phones

Jack Wallen highlights two Android apps that allow you to easily forward calls and SMS — Simple Call Forwarding and SMS Forwarding.

6. Migrate Outlook contacts to your Android phone

Jack Wallen walks you through the steps for migrating your Outlook contacts to your Android phone if you’re using IMAP or POP3.

7. Configurations that will make GO Launcher EX your favorite UI

Jack Wallen highlights more configuration options for GO Launcher EX. Find out why this Android home screen replacement is his favorite UI for mobile devices.

8. Configure Samsung’s S Voice for a more efficient mobile experience

Jack Wallen highlights some of the S Voice capability, and how you can use this tool to make your mobile experience even more efficient.

9. Five Samsung Galaxy S III features that might blow you away

Jack Wallen highlights five of the coolest features found in the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

10. Set up avast! Anti-Theft on an Android phone

Find out why Jack Wallen recommends the free avast! Mobile Security application for your Android phone.