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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7 / 10
HTC ChaCha

The HTC ChaCha offers smart integration with Facebook and also possesses an excellent physical keyboard. Its small screen will frustrate users keen on mobile Web browsing, but if you can live with these drawbacks, the ChaCha is very good value for money.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 13th July, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Smart Facebook integration
  • Excellent design and keyboard
  • Smooth and polished software
  • Cons:
  • Small and cramped screen
  • Mediocre Web browsing experience
  • Vodafone exclusive
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