Top Smartphones (Mid 2011)

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

The Gamer

Have withdrawal symptoms every time you step outside your house and away from your PlayStation? Then this is you and we look at the smartphones that offer you the best games.


Winner: iPhone 4

Why: The quality of games available on the iPhone 4 is matched by no other mobile phone. Titles like Angry Birds, Infinity Blade and Monkey Island have put Apple above all other mobile platforms and a threat to portable gaming platforms like the 3DS.

Runner Up: The Android platform also has its share of good games, and a lot iPhone games end up being converted for the Android platform. Since games are more enjoyable on a bigger screen, we think the Galaxy SII will be an excellent Android device to play games on.


The Mediaholic

Do you like to take your music and videos everywhere you go and watch them to keep yourself entertained? If not your library, do you run to YouTube to get your fix of people making a mockery out of themselves?

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S2

Why: The first thing that a Mediaholic looks for is a great screen, and nothing comes close to the Super AMOLED Plus screen that is featured on the Galaxy SII. Add the incredibly thin profile, the built-in 32GB storage and the optional HDMI output and you have a portable movie theatre with you at all times.

Runner Up: Like it or not, Apple has build an incredible eco-system with their iTunes where you can get everything from music and movies to TV shows and music videos. And no other Smartphone syncs as well with iTunes as the iPhone 4

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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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