The best touch-screen smartphones

Let your fingers do the talking with the latest and greatest touch-screen smartphones on the market

Smartphones are all the rage in the mobile market, and it's touch-screen smartphones that have made the biggest splash. Apple's iPhone 3GS has hogged much of the limelight in this space, but there remains plenty of valid alternatives for those who want to let their fingers do the talking.

Touch screens are either capacitive — which require your finger to operate — or resistive, which can be operated by using a stylus or other object in addition to your finger. Generally, capacitive touch screens are much more responsive than their resistive ones, but there have been a few examples of responsive resistive displays.

Without further ado, here are our top six touch-screen smartphones (not in any significant order).

Apple iPhone 3GS


We couldn't possibly write a feature involving touch-screen phones and not include the iPhone, could we? Apple's smartphone has had a huge impact on the mobile industry across the world and for good reason. The iPhone's touch screen is without doubt the best on the market and the 3GS is faster, more efficient and has more memory than the previous 3G model. The iPhone also kick-started the mobile app market with the iPhone app store, enabling users to download a range of third-party applications including games, productivity suites, utilities and social-networking apps.

The iPhone 3GS is currently available from all major Australian carriers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, 3 and Virgin Mobile.

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