Top smartphones: Best buys (August 2011)

PC World's best buy smartphones are a rank of the top 10 phones based on perceived value for money

Looking for a smartphone on a budget? You should look no further than PC World Australia's best buys. These smartphones are a rank of the top 10 handsets based on perceived value for money.

Although the smartphone market is dominated by Apple's iPhone, it isn't exactly the cheapest proposition. It is here in the best buy category that Google's Android platform shines through, making up the entire 10 selections in our August list.

The best buys for August is topped by the Huawei Sonic, which sells for just $188 in supermarket chain Woolworths and electronics retailer Dick Smith. HTC is the most popular best buy smartphone vendor in August, with a high four models including the new Desire S which is exclusive to Telstra.

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HTC Salsa

The HTC Salsa provides easy integration with the world's most popular social networking service, but its ultimate appeal will depend on how much you use Facebook on a daily basis. The Facebook key is not a deal breaker, but putting that aside, the Salsa remains an excellent value smartphone with a great design.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 18th July, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Unibody aluminium design
  • Great Facebook software integration
  • Latest Android software
  • Cons:
  • Facebook button not a deal breaker
  • Poor sunlight legibility
  • Vodafone exclusive
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