Top rated smartphones: August 2011

PC World's top rated smartphones are a rank of the top 10 phones based on review scores by the PC World Australia editorial team.

Looking for a new smartphone? Why not start with our top rated selections? These smartphones are a rank of the top 10 products based on review scores 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 top rated list. Along with the iPhone 4, our top 10 list for this month includes no less than eight Android phones, headed by the excellent Samsung Galaxy S II, which scored a whopping 4.75/5 stars.

HTC is the most popular smartphone vendor in August, with its flagship Sensation joining the Incredible S, the Facebook inspired ChaCha, and the popular Desire HD, still a top seller at Vodafone.

We test all smartphones accurately and to the highest standards, so that our readers are as informed as possible. Our review process is designed to ensure that smartphones are assessed equally. The basic criteria used by our reviewers includes value, features, performance and design. We rate each product using a five-star scale, with one star being poor, and five stars being highly recommended.

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Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II is without doubt the best Android phone on the market, and may also be the best smartphone on the market, period. The Galaxy S II combines one of the biggest and best screens on the market, with blazing performance, functional, stable software and decent battery life. It has a few minor flaws, but none are enough to deter buyers: this is simply an exceptional smartphone.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 25th May, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Excellent performance and brilliant display
  • Ultra-thin and light design
  • Great multimedia features
  • Cons:
  • Text hard to read when zoomed out in browser
  • Plastic battery cover and no camera button
  • Volume on earpiece could be louder
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