Top 10 Phones of 2011

Unarguably, we have now reached an age where most things that you could do on your computer or laptop can now be done on your phone. It is true – technology has now truly become ‘on the go’! The year 2011 saw its own glories and mishaps when it comes to technology. It gave us some of the best technology that we know in the world of phones today. Here’s a sneak-peak into the year’s best phones.

1. Samsung Galaxy S II

Out of the Galaxy S product line, this phone is undeniably the best yet. It has an amazing 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display that can show you visuals or even videos or movies with better clarity than ever before. Its 8 megapixel camera lets the phone take breathtaking pictures that you would otherwise expect from a good quality DSLR. The main reason why this phone is here to stay is its amazing display, hands down!

2. Motorola Droid

Motorola Droid Bionic on the Verizon platform is one in the USA that can truly be considered as a 4G network. It has a dual-core 1GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera just like the Galaxy S II. Running on the Gingerbread OS of Android, this one is sure to break some barriers in the field of technology. What more can you want when you have 16 GB of memory and a 4.3 inch display?

3. Apple iPhone 4S

Yes – Siri is here. And she’s here to stay! Compared to iPhone 4, this might not be a great update but the inclusion of an improved camera, faster performance and of course, Siri, makes this a top-ranking smartphone. This pretty much has all the features of the iPhone 4 but as the company says, the user has a companion too in Siri.

4. HTC Sensation

With an aluminium construction for a solid look and feel, this is more like a multimedia platform than a phone itself! It includes the HTC Sense experience that makes this phone an easy entertainer and makes it all the more simpler to use. Complete with contoured glass edging, this phone feels great just when you touch it!

5. HTC Thunderbolt

Similar to HTV Evo 4G, this phone has second-generation Snapdragon single core processor and has more RAM too. It has a brilliant wireless network support and if you think that you need speed in your phone, you’ve got your answer already!

6. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Welcome to a gaming zone on your own phone! This phone is meant for the gamer and is fully optimized for that purpose. It even has 3G wireless radio and stereo speakers. Other features like a 5 megapixel camera and a good display are just shadowed by what these phones can do with the Play and PlayStation Android functionality.

7. Google Nexus S and 4G

Samsung definitely reached greater heights with the second official Google development phone, Nexus S. The Nexus S 4G is a pure Google phone and receives OS updates almost immediately. It is fast when it comes to browsing the internet and offers a range of features that you can do in your pass time. With a lot of Google features already embedded in its working, there’s little that you might need to download.

8. Nokia Lumia 800

Yes – this is the first Windows phone to be launched from the Microsoft-Nokia tie-up. The phone has Nokia N9’s 16-bit AMOLED ClearBlack display. It has a deep colour depth. It has everything organized on its display in the form typical Windows tablets. It’s a Windows 8 experience even if you don’t have that OS on your computer yet!

9. Blackberry Torch 9800

The latest on the Blackberry line, this phone is a touch and type sensation. It is the solution for every man who wants quick navigation but a QWERTY keypad. It runs on the latest Blackberry OS 6.0 and has an optical track pad. LED flash, a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera and improved GPS navigation – this is a good phone to splurge on if you are used to the RIM platform.

10. Blackberry Storm2 9520

This is a phone for all touch lovers. It has the smoothest touch possible and a large display. This is the next version of the popular Blackberry Storm. The Sure Press and Sure Type technology ensures that the typing is more intuitive. If your primary requirement is email and web browsing, this phone is meant for you.




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About Lipi Mehta

I am a student of the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (UG). Apart from acting like I am busy at college day, I actually manage to do some work as the Editor of, a youth-oriented e-magazine. I enjoy reading though I wish I wasn't so addicted to my laptop!

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