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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LG Optimus Me

The LG Optimus Me has a low-res display, and its price tag isn't as low as some of its competitors, but it still offers most features and functions of higher priced alternatives.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 3rd May, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • LG
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Reasonable price
  • Capacitive touchscreen with multitouch
  • Most features and benefits of Android
  • Cons:
  • Small, low-resolution display
  • Occasional sluggish performance
  • Poor on-screen keyboard
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