Top 10 cell phones of 2011

Updated on 11 May, 2012 at 10:58 am


Cell phones have become an undeniable accessory in everyone’s lives today. Not so far down memory lane, people were carrying around bulky handsets which would do the minimum of what cell phones used to do. Today however things have changed drastically as cell phones have become highly versatile gadgets that have almost every function that the brain can think of. Better processing speeds and higher resolutions have given to the world the smart phone and the smart phones have taken the world by storm. With changing trends and rapid advancements in technology, cell phones today have become micro computers that let you do anything a computer can and maybe even a little more in some cases. Coming up with a timeless list for the top 10 cell phones is practically impossible however we can look at the top 10 that are making waves in the world today. 


10. Nokia Lumia 900:

The Nokia Lumia is a windows powered smart phone that has managed to hold its own at a time when Andriod seems to be the only thing that people want. It was named the best new smart phone when it was launched in January 2012. The phone comes with a 4.3” display that has a AMOLED 800*480 touch screen which is stunning to say the very least. The phone also performs exceptionally well with regards to speeds and has often been touted as the best windows smart phone available today.


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9. Blackberry Bold 9900:

This series of phones was first unveiled in 2008 with the blackberry bold 9000. Although many people feel that this phone is slightly expensive, it is nonetheless a great phone to have in your hands. The OS 7 that has been so talked about gives off a similar feel to the OS 6 with some slight improvements. The keypad of the phone has only gotten better and it is extremely addictive in use. One drawback of the phone though is that it has a small-ish touch screen which takes getting used to.

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8. Motorola Droid Razr Maxx:

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is one of the very few smart phones available today that boasts of an amazing battery life. Run by a Dual Core processor at its heart, this phone has excellent performance, amazing looks and a battery life that will outlast most android phones. The camera and the display do leave some room for improvements but it makes up for all that with efficiency and a long battery life.

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7. Apple iPhone 4S:

The iPhone 4S is just like its predecessor an excellent phone to have in your hands. The new iOS5 has been updated to consolidate on most of the features of the previous operating system that the iPhone used. The rectangular shape of the phone may put some users off initially if they haven’t used the 4S but its easy to get used to and love. Undoubtedly the performance has been improved as the new iPhone 4S runs faster and smoother, the camera is still among the best that money can buy in a phone and the display is a treat to the eyes. All in all it’s a hard pick if you can’t decide between an iPhone and an Android phone.

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6. Huawei Ascend P1 S:

The new Ascend P1 S is the world’s slimmest smart phone at 6.8mm of thickness. This phone runs on Android 4.0 with two good cameras at the front and the back. This new entrant into the android market is all set to take on the competition. It packs 1 GB of RAM and a 1.5 Ghz dual core processor which should give it good speeds. It also has an excellent display screen which is protected by a Gorilla glass. All in all it is definitely one new smart phone to look out for.

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5. T-Mobile My Touch 4G Slide:

The T-Mobile My Touch 4G Slide is one heck of a smart phone that boasts of possibly the best cameras. The camera has some amazing shooting modes and boasts of a zero shutter lag which sounds too good to be true. The super touch LCD display, slim design and its dual core snapdragon processor make this phone extremely competent as it delivers well on performance too. The only drawback perhaps is that the slider keyboard which is a little difficult to navigate, besides that it is a great all round phone with excellent dynamics and performance.

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4. HTC Rezound:

The HTC Rezound comes with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon dual core processor that delivers excellent performance. It is a great all round smart phone with only one major drawback which is the shoddy battery life. It runs on the Android 2.3 gingerbread operating system which is among the most consistent of all its versions. The phone has a simplistic design as is common with most HTC phones and is also on the bulkier side. If you are looking for a smart phone which will not be outdated for quite some time then this is the one for you.

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3. Sony Ericson Xperia Arc:

The stunning display on the Sony Ericson Xperia Arc makes it one of the best phones to look at. Besides that it also has great performance despite the fact that it runs on a single core processor. It comes with many smart features and has a decent battery life. The stunning looks of the phone will strike you weeks after you buy it even as you marvel at its slim and curvy body over and over again.

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2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been often touted as the best Android phone so far. The new Ice Cream sandwich Os is a treat to have with this phone as it has extremely fast data transfer speeds even with 4G. The phone not only works well but looks great too and it has a great camera to boot with zero shutter lag that has been tested by many and verified. All in all this phone is a great buy for anyone who wants the best of what an Android phone can offer.

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1. HTC One S:

The best multimedia phone that you can get your hands on, the HTC One S is a class apart in many ways. The gaming performance is excellent and it does not have a shoddy battery life. It handles pictures and videos as good as any other phone and has the looks to kill too. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich update is one of the best that Android have come up with so far. The only drawback of this phone is perhaps that it does not have a micro SD slot and the audio quality on calls is not that great but as far as multimedia goes, this is the best phone that money can buy.


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