Top rated Android phones: August 2011

PC World's top rated Android phones are a rank of the top 10 Android smartphones based on review scores by the PC World Australia editorial team

Looking for a new Android phone? Why not start with our top rated selections? These Android smartphones are a rank of the top 10 products based on review scores by the PC World Australia editorial team.

Our August top rated list is headed by the excellent Samsung Galaxy S II, which scored a whopping 4.75/5 stars. Its followed closely by HTC's flagship Sensation, which is exclusively sold through Telstra. HTC is the most popular Android smartphone vendor in August, with its flagship Sensation joining the Incredible S, the Facebook inspired ChaCha, and the popular Desire HD, still a top seller at Vodafone.

We test all smartphones accurately and to the highest standards, so that our readers are as informed as possible. Our review process is designed to ensure that smartphones are assessed equally. The basic criteria used by our reviewers includes value, features, performance and design. We rate each product using a five-star scale, with one star being poor, and five stars being highly recommended.

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Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II is without doubt the best Android phone on the market, and may also be the best smartphone on the market, period. The Galaxy S II combines one of the biggest and best screens on the market, with blazing performance, functional, stable software and decent battery life. It has a few minor flaws, but none are enough to deter buyers: this is simply an exceptional smartphone.

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  • 25th May, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent performance and brilliant display
  • Ultra-thin and light design
  • Great multimedia features
  • Cons:
  • Text hard to read when zoomed out in browser
  • Plastic battery cover and no camera button
  • Volume on earpiece could be louder
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