Top Smartphones (Mid 2011)

By on August 27, 2011
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We pick the best Smartphones for different categories of users.

Remember the good old days before Starbucks became popular- When coffee was either black or with milk and sugar? At some of the more exotic cafes, you had the additional option of choosing between a cappuccino or an espresso. What you wanted was pretty straight forward and buyer’s remorse hardly every existed. Nowadays, stepping into Starbucks is the equivalent of sitting in your SATs where choosing the correct option is almost always uncertain. And sadly, with a new smartphone releasing almost every week, we think the average consumer that wants to pick up a smartphone is pretty much in the same situation.

We wanted to help by picking out five of the best smartphones for you, but soon realized that choosing five smartphones from OUR experiences was not the best way forward for this article. Thus, we decided that instead of simply picking the five best, we should categorize different usage models and then chose something for each of these usage models. For example, the best smartphone for someone who wants to play games will be very different from the one who wants to use it for corporate emails or one who wants to do social networking.

With that in mind, we have defined different usage models in the following pages and accordingly, listed the best phones for each of these categories.

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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

  • Rhys Lewis

    lol .. soo Apple basied 

  • Guest

    I second Rhys look like an Apple fan boy..

  • Abbas Jaffar Ali

    Thanks guys- I personally use a BlackBerry so no, I’m not an Apple fan boy. But I can see why it has revolutioniized the Smartphone market and am just trying to portray my honest opinions.

  • Mina Romany Azer

    I was about to get the Samsung Galaxy S2 then found an iPhone 4 for cheap so I got it instead. Amazing phone indeed in all aspects. I may try the S2 down the road and share my experience comparing them 

  • Helios

    xperia play is way better than the iphone 4 in the gaming section

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