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room for two Windows Phone 7 devices, and the BlackBerry Bold 9780 remains a favourite, even though its soon to be superseded by the Bold 9900.

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HTC HD7

The HTC HD7 impressed us with its massive screen and built-in kickstand, but a few annoying quirks in its design detract from this smartphone's overall appeal. The HD7 remains an excellent Windows Phone 7 smartphone but sits a notch below Samsung's Omnia 7.

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  • 7th Dec., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Massive 4.3in screen, no negative impact on footprint despite screen size, built-in kickstand, 16GB memory
  • Cons:
  • Questionable build quality, poorly designed physical buttons, touch-sensitive keys aren't backlit, location of headphone jack, display lacks vibrancy compared to competitors
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