What’s you’re favourite Android smartphone of 2011? Could it be the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc or perhaps you’re a HTC Wildfire S fan? Choose your ultimate handset in T3’s poll of the best Android smartphones 2011
Google has a lot to shout about. Aside from being the biggest search engine in the world (as you do), the search giant has spread its wings even further and ventured into the unfamiliar territory of social networking and manufacturing smartphones. If we don’t say so ourselves, the latest spate of Android handsets are spectacular pieces of kit. And with so many smartphone manufacturers, such as HTC and Samsung jumping on board, Google’s mobile OS is set to rule the smartphone market once and for all (sorry Apple).
But with so many handsets out there, we think it’s time to separate the winners from your average, run of the mill handsets. That’s where you come in. Using our poll below, you can vote for your favourite 2011 Android smartphone. Are you a Samsung Galaxy S 2 fan or perhaps you’re partial to the HTC series of smartphone handsets? As the BB man himself keeps saying: "Who wins, you decide..."
LG Optimus 3D The Optimus 3D differs from the HTC EVO 3D in that its 3D screen operates all the time. While this pushes it further into the ‘marmite’ category it’s still a titan of a phone boasting a 4.3inch screen and a superfast processor. LG Optimus 3D review I LG Optimus vs HTC EVO 3D review
Samsung Galaxy S2 Arguably one of the best phones to appear this year let-alone in the Android department, the Galaxy S2 took the fight to the iPhone boasting a slim form-factor and a screen that could truly rival Apple’s retina display. Add to that the 8MP snapper with 720p recording and you’ve got a contender for best phone of the year. Samsung Galaxy S2 review I Samsung Galaxy S2 hands on review
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc After the Xperia X10 Sony Ericsson needed to pick up its game to catch up with the other handset makers. In the Xperia Arc they not only fulfilled that requirement but far excelled it, offering one of the best looking handsets launched this year. It’s dual-core processor and screen made it a joy to use and Sony Ericsson’s UI over Gingerbread has become a minimalist revelation. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review I Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc hands on review
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Receiving a much needed revamp the Xperia Mini Pro now boasts an improved processor and redesigned keyboard. These changes have hugely improved the phones speed and made it one of the smallest yet most-powerful handsets available.
HTC Wildfire S With the original Wildfire offering Android on a budget, the Wildfire S gives you more for your money. With an improved screen resolution of 480x320, the latest version of Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 on-board and a superb 5MP snapper this is easily one of the best smartphones you can buy without breaking the bank. HTC Wildfire S review
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Following in the footsteps of the small but stylish HTC Legend, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Ray may have a small form-factor but don’t let that deceive you. Pushing the boundaries of what’s expected in mid-range smartphones the Xperia Ray has a 1Ghz processor and 512RAM inside which means that it’ll whiz through tasks quicker than any of its rivals. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review I Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray video review
Motorola Atrix Offering up something entirely original is difficult in today’s tech world but the Atrix managed it. Utilising its huge processing grunt in the form of a Tegra 2 processor, the Motorola Atrix, when connected to the Motorola LapDock turns the phone into a fully fledged laptop making it truly the ultimate business hub. Motorola Atrix review I Motorola Atrix hands on review
LG Optimus 2X The LG Optimus 2X is where it all started; the first dual-core smartphone to be released it showed what could be achieved with smartphones. While it may not be the most responsive phone, it certainly has one of the best looking screens and can be considered the benchmark with which all dual-core smartphones have been compared. LG Optimus 2X review I LG Optimus 2X hands on review