Best smartphones: Editor's choice (August 2011)

PC World's Editor's choice smartphones are a rank of the top 10 phones based on personal selection by the PC World Australia editorial team.

Are you in the market for a new smartphone? See what our expert reviewer's recommend with our editor's choice selections. These smartphones are a rank of the top 10 handsets based on personal selection by the PC World Australia editorial team.

The smartphone market is dominated by Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platform, and this is reflected in our August editor's choice list. Along with the iPhone 4, our top 10 list for this month includes six Android smartphones, including HTC's flagship Sensation, and the excellent Samsung Galaxy S II. We also found room for two Windows Phone 7 devices, and the BlackBerry Bold 9780 remains a favourite, even though its soon to be superseded by the Bold 9900.

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LG Optimus Black

The LG Optimus Black possesses a great design and a good quality camera, along with a screen that offers superb sunlight legibility. The Optimus Black isn’t as fast as the latest dual-core smartphones, but if you’re after an Android phone with style, this should be near the top of your list.

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  • 24th June, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • LG
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  • Pros:
  • Tapered, lightweight design
  • Good quality camera with flash
  • Excellent display
  • Cons:
  • Back cover scratches easily
  • Not running latest Android software
  • Performance is not blazing fast
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