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Buyers Guide and Review on Top 10 Smartphones of 2012

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Smartphone is defined as a hybrid device that has the feature of a mobile phone and features of PDA such as office application, web browser, email and  calendar. Smartphone market is a very competitive market and every month new models are released. This guide will help you in finding the best smartphones available in the market today and will be updated regularly for this yr.

  1. Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone from Apple still remains the best smartphone available in the market.  The image resolution is very high and the pixels are made so low that it is almost invisible to human eye. The 3.5inch and 326ppi screen remains the best ever released in the world of smartphones. Other feature includes a 5MP camera, with a wide f2.4 aperture and digital image stabilization.  The phone is powered by a A5 processor which provide a fast and smooth user experience, and it runs iOS 5 as its platform. One of the major complaints about the model is lower battery life, but it seems Apple almost nailed the problem after some tweaking. Without doubt, Apple iPhone 4S is still the best in smartphones market. Get the best deals for Apple iPhone 4S here.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S2

This brand is perhaps the most popular model from Samsung. Galaxy comes with a 4.3inch screen and 8MP camera which is incredible for still pictures and capable of shooting videos with 1080p full HD. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 use Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. The OS is overlaid with Samsung’s proprietary user interface of TouchWiz 4. After iPhone, this is one of the best smartphones in the market. Battery life is good and can last for 8hrs in use. Get the best deals in Samsung Galaxy S here.

  1. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Sony is making a comeback with this model. This is one of the thinnest and lightest smartphones available in the market. Equipped with a 4.2 inch screen and 8MP camera capable of taking 3D panoramas. The Smartphone use  a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor and use Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread). They are planning to upgrade to Android v4.0. Samsung could beat this model only because of its superior might and build. Battery life is good and can last for 7.5hrs in use. The biggest drawback for this model is the low internal memory compared to the other phones in the category. Get the best deals in Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc here.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

This is the first to use Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich phone. The model also sorts the best phone display with a phenomenal 4.65 inch ,1280*720 retina pleaser and comes with a 5MP camera. The phone is incredibly powerful with a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU processor. Battery life is also pretty good. However its build quality and camera don’t quite match the best. Get the best deals for Samsung Galaxy Nexus here.

  1. Nokia Lumia 800

Finally Nokia is back in business in this highly competitive Smartphone market with this windows phone 7 flagship. Its got a charming unibody build with a vibrant 3.7 inch screen and ever developing Mango OS. The processing power comes from a 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU. The battery life is incredibly large compared to other smartphones in this category . However the lack of useful apps compared to the other smartphone platforms and absence of card slots make this ranked below the top smartphones. Get the best deals for Nokia Lumia 800 here.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy comes with 5.3 inch screen with a resolution of 1280*800 makes gaming a wonderful experience. The phone gives a powerful performance with dual core 1.4GHz ARM Corten A9 processor. It also comes with 8MP camera.   Battery life is also very good. Probably the biggest drawback of this model is lack of HDMI connector and bulky design compared to other smartphones. Again a good choice, but not up to the top ranked in this category. Get the best deals for Samsung Galaxy Note here.

  1. Blackberry Bold 9900

Loaded with a Blackberry 7 OS, this phone will be your choice for a touch screen phone with a simple QWERTY keyboard layout. The phone is powered by 1.2 GHz processor with good internal memory. It holds a 5MP camera. The major drawback is the screen which is only 2.8 inch which reduce the viewing quality of multimedia and web browsing compared to other smartphones. Also the apps are not up to the mark compared to the ones provided by Android and iOS. Get the best deals for BlackBerry Bold 9900 here.

  1. HTC Sensation XE

Another Smartphone with a fast processing 1.5 GHz processor and use Android 2.3 Gingerbread . The phone use sound smarts from Beats Audio, the audio quality is really good for multimedia. Low battery life, presence of capacitive touchscreen compared to resistive touchscreen(most smartphones use this type and is said to be better than the other model) and weight failed to impress this model to earn the top spots on the list. Get the best deals on HTC Sensation XE.

  1. Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

This sliding type Smartphone is compact, affordable, have a touch screen and include a physical QWERTY keyboard. It runs a 1GHz processor and runs Android v2.3 Gingerbread smoothly. Even though the model is good, smaller screen, smaller touch screen, presence of no HDMI port and overweight compared to its size prevented it from going any further up the list. Get the best deals for Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro here.

  1. LG Optimus 3D

This LG Smartphone is 3D enabled and glass free. The phone comes with tonnes of pre-loaded games and a 3D enabled camera. Even with a dual core processor, the processing is not up to the expectation especially when 3D is enabled. Screen resolution is good, but not good enough compared to some of the top smartphones in the market. Still this model is a decent buy for a smartphone. Get the best deals for LG Optimus 3D here.

Hope you find this guide informative and will help you finding the best smartphone for your needs. As I mentioned before, this market is always changing and I will keep this page updated as changes happen.

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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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