Top 10 Smartphones of 2011

Smartphones are becoming a necessity in modern day life, but with so many choices, it can be hard to choose. in fact many people make the mistake of choosing a smartphone based on it’s look and feel, without actually knowing anything about it, and that can certainly be a big mistake. the last thing you want to do is get stuck on a contract with a smartphone that you wished you didn’t buy, especially because they can get pretty expensive.

Below is a randomized list of the top ten smartphones of 2011, hopefully it will help you on your journey in finding the smartphone that’s right for you.

Samsung Infuse 4G – the Infuse 4G is what Samsung calls the nations thinnest 4G smartphone coming in at 8.99 mm thick, making it easier to fit into almost any pocket. You’ll find this Android 2.2 (Froyo) based smartphone on the AT&T network for $199.99 on a two year contract, and a hefty $549.99 without.

  • Single core 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 5 Super AMOLED plus touchscreen display
  • 8 MP rear facing camera
  • 3 MP front facing camera
  • 720p HD video recording/playback
  • Full HTML web browsing
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • HDMI out via micro USB
  • DLNA support

HTC Inspire 4G – the Inspire 4G is another 4G smartphone on the AT&T network. It was first announced in Jan of 2011, and is definitely one of the top 10 smartphones of 2011. Not only is the Inspire 4G affordable (coming in at $99.99 on a two year contract), but it also comes equipped with a massive 4.3 touchscreen display, making it very easy to navigate through the UI.

  • Single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3 touchscreen display
  • 4GB internal memory
  • 768MB RAM
  • 8MP camera
  • 720p HD video recording/playback
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • DLNA support
  • FM Radio
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement

Motorola Atrix 4G – the Atrix 4G is said to be revolutionary because of it’s powerful dual core processor, and it’s unique accessories like the Webtop Dock that allows users to plug into a dummy laptop that’s powered by the Atrix 4G smartphone. This awesome smartphone with the worlds first qHD display starts at $99.99 (Online deal) with a two year contract, from AT&T.

  • Dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
  • 0 qHD display
  • Ability to view full HTML, tabbed browsing using Webtop Dock
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash
  • 1080p HD video recording/playback
  • 16GB of internal memory, expandable to 32GB
  • 1GB RAM
  • HDMI out via micro USB
  • DLNA support

HTC ThunderBolt – the Thunderbolt from HTC is a newly released Android 2.2 (Froyo) based smartphone on the Verizon network. It boasts a large 4.3 touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard and super fast 4G speeds using Verizon’s 4G LTE. This smartphone is a bit pricey, coming in at $249.99 on a two year contract, but you may be able to find it a bit cheaper.

  • Single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3 touchscreen display
  • 0MP rear facing camera/1.3MP front facing camera
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Built in kickstand
  • DLNA support
  • 720p HD video recording/playback
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • 768MB of RAM
  • FM Radio

Samsung Galaxy S II – Samsung’s Galaxy S II is one of the few smartphones with a 4.3 Super AMOLED plus display, which helps save battery life as well as provide users with enhanced readability. although some are confused about whether there actually going to be able to get there hands on the Galaxy S II, it should be releasing on Verizon as Function, Sprint as Within, and AT&T as the Attain. the pricing and release date aren’t exact but it should be releasing around August for $199.99 in the US.

  • Dual core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A-9 processor
  • 3 Super AMOLED plus touchscreen display
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 16GB of internal memory/expandable to 32GB
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear facing camera with auto focus and flash/2MP front facing camera
  • 1080p HD video recording/playback
  • HDMI out via micro USB
  • DLNA support
  • FM Radio
  • Gorilla Glass

Motorola Droid Bionic – the Droid Bionic, Motorola’s latest edition to the Droid line, is already gathering interest and positive reviews before it’s release. This smartphone is one of the most powerful smartphones available, not only because of it’s 1GHz dual core processor, but because of it’s ability to utilize Verizon’s 4G speeds. Pricing and release date have not been officially announced yet but it should be out sometime in 2011. Note that the Bionic may actually ship with twice the RAM than whats listed below.

  • Dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 3 touchscreen display
  • 8MP camera with auto focus/flash
  • 720p HD video recording/playback
  • HDMI out
  • DLNA support
  • up to 16GB of internal memory
  • 512MB RAM

Apple iPhone 4 – Apple’s iPhone 4 made the top ten list because of it’s ability to continue to grab all the attention in the smartphone world. Apple has sold millions of iPhone 4 handsets, and continues to do so. with it’s ultra sleek design and Apple branding, the iPhone 4 revolutionized the smartphone industry, and continues to grow in popularity. Today the iPhone 4 is sold in white or black on the Verizon and AT&T networks for $199.99 for the 16GB version, and $299.99 for the 32GB version.

  • Single core 1GHz ARM Cortex A-8 processor
  • 720p HD video recording/playback
  • 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash
  • 5 touchscreen display
  • 16GB or 32GB of internal memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • iOS (operating system)

HTC Sensation 4G – the Sensation 4G has got allot of buzz going on around it because it’s one of the most powerful smartphones to come to T-Mobile. the powerful Sensation 4G hit stores June 15th 2011 for $199.99 on a two year contract and a mail in rebate. with it’s super fast 1.2GHz dual core processor, 4.3 display, 4G speeds and high ratings, there’s no doubt that this handset would make the top 10 smartphones of 2011.

  • Dual core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3 qHD touchscreen display
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 1080p HD video recording/playback
  • 8MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • DLNA support
  • 1GB internal memory
  • 768MB RAM
  • SRS virtual surround sound for wired headphones
  • HTC Sense UI
  • 4G speeds

HTC EVO 4G – HTC produces many smartphones, but one of the most popular, if not the most popular one, is the EVO 4G. HTC’s EVo 4G got it’s debut back in June 2010, and to this day it remains a staple in the smartphone industry. the HTC EVO 4G offers up a massive 4.3 display where others don’t, it also comes with an upgrade to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as well as both front and rear facing cameras. the EVO 4G goes for $99.99 on a two year contract from Sprint, and you’ll also get your choice of black or white.

  • 720p HD video recording/playback
  • Single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3 touchscreen display
  • 8MP rear camera with auto focus and flash
  • 3MP front facing camera
  • 1GB of internal memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • HDMI out
  • FM Radio

LG G2X – LG’s G2X constantly rates high as one of the best smartphones available on the T-Mobile network. It’s built for glorious HD video and gaming, that’s powered by a dual core Tegra 2 processor. with the G2x, you won’t only get one of the fastest processors around, but you’ll also get great features like a 4.0 touchscreen display, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 1080p HD video recording and both rear and front facing camera’s. you can find the LG G2X at T-Mobile for as low as $149.99 with a mail in rebate and a two year contract.

  • Dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
  • 0 touchscreen display
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 8GB of internal memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1080p HD video capture and sharing
  • 720p HD video recording/playback
  • 8MP rear facing camera
  • 3MP front facing camera
  • DLNA support
  • HDMI out

Top 10 Smartphones of 2011


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