2nd place: Samsung Galaxy S IIWhy: It was a tough call between the Samsung Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S for 2nd place in our top 2011 list, but the Galaxy S II gets the nod for its huge screen and excellent performance. This is a slim, fast and functional smartphone with stable software and decent battery life. It has a few minor flaws, but none should be enough to deter potential buyers: the Galaxy S II is simply an exceptional smartphone and one of the most popular tech devices of the year.
Read our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S II here Where to buy: On a plan through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, and Virgin Mobile.
How much: Varied pricing for a range of telco plans.
Next page: We reveal the number one smartphone of 2011!