Back to school guide: mobile phones

Grab a back to school bargain as we roundup the best phones for students

The latest Internet-capable smartphones are a great study tool if used wisely.

These days a smartphone is a must-have for many students, whether they go high school, college, TAFE or university. We've rounded up some of the best phones for students, from basic budget offerings like the Android-powered Huawei IDEOS U8150 to the waterproof Motorola Defy, and the ever-popular Apple iPhone 4.

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HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire HD builds on the original Desire by adding a larger screen and updated software (from both Google and HTC). Aside from its questionable battery life, most of the Desire HD's flaws are minor. Put simply, the HTC Desire HD is a multimedia and Web powerhouse; it is one of the best smartphones on the market.

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  • 3rd Nov., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Massive 4.3in screen
  • Excellent performance
  • Great Web browser
  • Cons:
  • Poor battery life
  • Removable plastic compartments are awkward
  • Poor volume buttons
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