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Review round-up: Smartphones

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galaxys2thumbSmartphones are the most popular products we talk about here on Tech Guide and have combined all of our reviews in one place to make it easier for readers who are in the market for a new device. There’s a wide range of choices out there with various screen sizes operating systems and features.

Here’s Tech Guide’s round-up.

Apple's iPhone 4S

APPLE iPHONE 4S

Operating system: iOS

Screen size: 3.5-inch.

Processor: A5

Main features: Excellent design and operating system, huge choice of apps and content, one of the best smartphone cameras on the market.

Tech Guide’s iPhone 4S review

The HTC One X

HTC ONE X

Operating system: Android 4.0

Screen size: 4.7-inch

Processor: Quad core 1.5Ghz

Main features: First smartphone with a quad core processor, large touchscreen display, latest Android operating system, excellent 8 megapixel camera.

Tech Guide’s HTC One X review

The Samsung Galaxy Note

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE

Operating system: Android 2.3

Screen size: 5.3-inch

Processor: Dual core

Main features: Huge 5.3-inch screen, ability to write and draw on the screen with the included S-Pen, tablet features but all the features of a smartphone.

Tech Guide’s Samsung Galaxy Note review

The Nokia Lumia 800

NOKIA LUMIA 800

Operating system: Windows Phone

Screen size: 3.7-inch

Processor: Single core 1.4Ghz

Main features: Excellent design and sharp AMOLED display, under-rated Windows Phone operating system with growing number of apps, free turn by turn GPS on board, easy access to apps and content.

Tech Guide’s Nokia Lumia 800 review

The Sony Xperia S

SONY XPERIA S

Operating system: Android 2.3 (upgradeable to Android 4.0)

Screen size: 4.3-inch

Processor: Dual core 1.5Ghz

Main features: Excellent design, sharp high definition display, access to a wide range of content and compatibility with other Sony products.

Tech Guide’s Sony Xperia S review

The Samsung Galaxy S II

SAMSUNG GALAXY S II

Operating system: Android 2.3 (upgradeable to Android 4.0)

Screen size: 4.3-inch

Processor: Dual core 1.2Ghz

Main features: razor thin design, impressive Super AMOLED display, excellent 8 megapixel camera. 4G version available through Telstra and Galaxy S III is weeks away.

Tech Guide’s Samsung Galaxy S II review

The HTC Velocity

HTC VELOCITY

Operating system: Android 2.3

Screen size: 4.7-inch

Processor: Dual core 1.7Ghz

Main features: Australia’s first 4G smartphone available through Telstra, large screen size, 4G speeds to download and upload content, good 8 megapixel camera.

Tech Guide’s HTC Velocity review

The Galaxy Nexus

GALAXY NEXUS

Operating system: Android 4.0

Screen size: 4.7-inch

Processor: Dual core 1.2Ghz

Main features: First smartphone to feature Android 4.0 and its many features, built by Google and Samsung, NFC (near field communication).

Tech Guide’s Galaxy Nexus review

The HTC Sensation XL

HTC SENSATION XL

Operating system: Android 2.3

Screen size: 4.7-inch

Processor: Dual core 1.5Ghz

Main features: Large display, HTC Sense user interface, Beat Audio on board for enhanced music experience, comes with Dr Dre headphones.

Tech Guide’s HTC Sensation XL review

The Nokia N9

NOKIA N9

Operating system: MeeGo

Screen size: 3.9-inch

Processor: Single core 1.5Ghz

Main features: Simple design, sharp AMOLED display with simple MeeGo operating system.

Tech Guide’s Nokia N9 review

The BlackBerry Bold 9900

BLACKBERRY BOLD 9900

Operating system: BlackBerry OS 7

Screen size: 2.8-inch

Processor: Single core 1.2Ghz

Main features: Thin sleek design, excellent physical keyboard, touchscreen display, secure email, access to wide range of apps.

Tech Guide’s BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

SONY ERICSSON XPERIA ARC S

Operating system: Android 2.3.4

Screen size: 4.2-inch

Processor: Dual core 1.4Ghz

Main features: Sleek curved design, large sharp screen and above average 8 megapixel camera.

Tech Guide’s Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S review