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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HTC Desire S

The HTC Desire S is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade over the original Desire. It remains an excellent smartphone, but it hits the market at a time when competition is fiercer than ever. We think it's a good all-rounder at a competitive price, but the Desire S does little to stand out amongst the crowd.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 6th June, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 4.00
  • $ 649.00
  • Pros:
  • Latest Android OS and slick Sense integration
  • Unibody aluminium design
  • Competitive price
  • Cons:
  • Evolution rather than evolution
  • No real advanced features
  • We miss the physical buttons
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