Five best smart phones of the year 2011


    The year 2011 was a great year for smart phone market. We can say that the year saw a phenomenal improvement in the quality of smart phones we used to have. From Apple to Samsung, HTC, Motorola all have launched great smart phones with a lot better smart specs than we could have even thought in the previous years.

    HTC Evo 3D
    When launched it was an innovative smart phone with capabilities better than most of the smart phones launched so far in the market. The device came with a 3D capable display that can be enjoyed without glasses thanks to its auto stereoscopic feature. HTC Evo 3D is capable to capture 3D videos and upload them on YouTube. It sports a rather powerful 1.2GHz dual core CPU and a 4.3-inch qHD 960×540 3D display. The device came with 5-MP rear camera capable to capture 1080p 2D video and 720p 3D video and 1.3-MP front-facing camera for video chatting.

    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 4S is the ultimate phone that anyone can think of right now. It is the best phone going by any yardstick. iPhone 4S is the highest selling smart phone in the market and despite great strides made by Android smart phones, it remains the best smart phone available in the market right now. It comes with its outstanding features like iOS 5, iCloud, Siri voice recognition and innumerable other specialties that contain iMessage, Notification Center, Newsstand and much more. Cupertino based tech giant’s iPhone 4S comes with a 3.5-inch, 960 x 640-pixel widescreen multi-touch retina display. It is powered by a dual-core A5 chip processor and sports the new iOS 5 operating system, which the company claims offers faster web browsing and enhanced gaming experiences. Its camera is outstanding and the gadget is being loved by users across the world.

    Motorola Droid Razr
    The new smart phone from Motorola is among the best phones available in the market. Motorola smartphone has a height of 130.7 mm, width of 68.9 mm and thickness of 7.1 mm. it is the thinnest and very light phone. Yes, the phone is a bit lighter and thinner than most of Motorola and other Android phones. It weighs a mere 127 grams. It means it will rest perfectly in your pockets. Droid RZAR features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at 256 ppi. The screen is a Gorilla Glass display and it offers multi-touch input method, accelerometer and proximity sensor. The phone comes with a 8 megapixel camera unit, 3.5 mm (headphone), micro HDMI and micro USB ports are on the top inside the ‘hump’ – a design highlight that dates back to the first Razr.

    Samsung Galaxy Note
    Samsung Galaxy Note is a great phone that can work almost as effectively for conversation as it can be doubled up as a tablet and used for viewing videos and other media. The Korean tech giant wanted to give users a combo tab and smart phone experience. Galaxy Note comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, sports a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen and comes with a capacitive stylus called S Pen. The giant of a phone comes with 8 megapixel camera. Almost as thin as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note is pretty fast and its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED is display is stunning and large! At the presentation of 1280 x 800 pixels, it is at par with a full-size laptop or the Galaxy Tab 10.1. With a screen that is way bigger than any phone out there, it surely stands apart. But tablets have 7-inch screens, so this is a hybrid! One is reminded of another 5-inch gadget – the Dell Streak 5. It had a 5-inch touchscreen, ran Android and crashed in the market. Dell later made it up by bringing out another 7-inched Streak and customers were happy.

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the best smart phones to have hit the market. It was almost the last and the best Android phone to have hit the market at the end of the year. It is hogging the limelight for that that it is the first gadget to have Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone comes with 4.65-inch, Super AMOLED HD display with 1280×720 resolution. Measuring 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm, the phone weighs mere 135 gram. Google’s latest baby Galaxy Nexus comes with 5 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. Galaxy Nexus is a new addition to the thick year-end smartphone frenzy. The device comes with lots of incredible features like Ice Cream Sandwich and many others. Thanks to the cutting edge features, Galaxy Nexus is capable to defeat its competitors like iPhone 4S and others. All Android 2.3 Gingerbread phones like Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Rezound and Motorola Droid RAZR will fail in front of Galaxy Nexus, because it has Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system.


    1. To call the iPhone 4S the best smartphone is blatant fanboyism at best. From slower speeds, to crappier browsing and topping it off with a dated and childish-looking OS, it is far behind the pack of Androids when it comes to the best smartphone. I’d say that would be currently tied between the Galaxy S2 line of phones and the Galaxy Nexus (which is itself a derivative) with the GNex winning out due to its screen and the latest OS (being a nexus device)

    2. Every one of your “pro iPhone” remarks is related to the OS with None for the phone itself. Your title suggests a review of PHONES. Every other Phone on your list is Better than the iPhone specs-wise. Either re-title your Article or adjust accordingly. Thank You.

    3. Apple’s iphone 4s is rotten to the core. The battery lasts about four hours, it is so small it is hard to read text, it crashes about once a day, and the Apple support forum goes ballistic if there is any criticism of the iphone or the ipod touch. The service center is non-service in that they promise to return the call but never return anytime. I’ve moved to a Samsung Galaxy and it has all of the features of the iphone without the problems. You need to do a bit more research befor lauding the iph0one 4s.

    4. Lol… Look at these fan droids. The iPhone 4s is the best smartphone that is currently on the market. From the camera, OS, Siri, and it’s amazing dual core A5 chip makes this phone unbeatable. SG2 is not even comparable to the latest iPhone, it scored below the 4S in all the performance benchmarks. Android is just a copy cat of this superior phone. There is a reason why Apple is the worlds most valuable company, not Google. Sorry to let you Android users know. =(

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