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room for two Windows Phone 7 devices, and the BlackBerry Bold 9780 remains a favourite, even though its soon to be superseded by the Bold 9900.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc has a few minor flaws, but these are easily overlooked thanks to its exquisite design. The XPERIA Arc is fast, super-thin and combines a great camera with an excellent display.

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  • 6th April, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Sony Ericsson
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  • Pros:
  • Super-thin and concave design
  • Excellent camera
  • Fantastic display
  • Cons:
  • Tiny buttons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Poor default keyboard
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