Top smartphones: Best buys (August 2011)

PC World's best buy smartphones are a rank of the top 10 phones based on perceived value for money

Looking for a smartphone on a budget? You should look no further than PC World Australia's best buys. These smartphones are a rank of the top 10 handsets based on perceived value for money.

Although the smartphone market is dominated by Apple's iPhone, it isn't exactly the cheapest proposition. It is here in the best buy category that Google's Android platform shines through, making up the entire 10 selections in our August list.

The best buys for August is topped by the Huawei Sonic, which sells for just $188 in supermarket chain Woolworths and electronics retailer Dick Smith. HTC is the most popular best buy smartphone vendor in August, with a high four models including the new Desire S which is exclusive to Telstra.

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Huawei Sonic

The Huawei Sonic provides a reasonable features list for quite a low price. As long as you can live with its limitations, such as the lack of Flash and a poor camera, it's very hard to beat for value.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 1st Aug., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Huawei
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.25
  • $ 248.00
  • Pros:
  • Very low price
  • Android features and flexibility
  • Responsive 3.5in display
  • Cons:
  • No flash
  • Menu icons look ugly
  • Poor quality camera
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