With the announcement of the iPhone 4S still ringing in the ears of anyone with said hearing appendages it’s easy to forget that there are indeed other phones out there wanting to part you with your monies.

So here in glorious Technicolor is a list of the Top 5 best mobile phones available right now.


1. Samsung Galaxy S2.

The Galaxy S was a great phone by itself but add a duel-core processor, a Super AMOLED Plus screen which also has one of the best touchscreen software upgrades (TouchWiz 4.0) of any phone and you have a truly amazing piece of hardware. The fact that all this technical wizardry is crammed into an 8mm thick chassis is extraordinary.


2. HTC Desire HD.

With HTC’s success with the Desire it seemed logical that they’d capitalise on its popularity in much the same way Samsung did with its Galaxy class phones i.e. make the next model slimmer and more compact, but no HTC had other ideas. The Desire HD was a larger, meatier affair than its sleek predecessor, an 11.8mm thick body, 4.3 inch screen and weighing in at a hefty 164g the HD may seem large and inelegant but oddly it just works. The weight make the phone feel like you really are holding a technology packed smartphone and the screen, while not a Super AMOLED, displays everything in a lush but balanced way.


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3. HTC Sensation.

That Korean manufacturer can’t seem to stop producing exceptional quality phones and the Sensation doesn’t buck this trend. Very much like the Desire HD in terms of dimensions, the Sensation is slightly smaller but still manages to pack in an 8MP camera, 1080p video recording, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm chipset and a qHD resolution 4.3-inch screen.


4. Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini.

Unlike other phone in its Xperia range the Mini is actually pretty impressive, a 1.7 GHz processor and a 3” capacitive touchscreen that is as clear and sharp as any of its larger competitors. The fact the screen is over an inch smaller than the Galaxy S2 doesn’t hamper usage. The icons are bright, large and thanks to the responsive screen, easy to access.


5. HTC Incredible S.

With a name like that you hope that the phone manages to knock you sideways with its, well, incredibleness. Luckily this offering from HTC (are you seeing a trend here?) goes a long way to justify the ambitious moniker. The impressive 8 megapixel camera is augmented with HTC’s usual eye meltingly powerful LED flash that makes even night photos clear and bright. The vacuum packed finish of the back chassis that is moulded to the battery is a strange addition, but the rubbery finish makes it feel secure in your hand.

Images courtesy of the HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Sony Xperia


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