Winner Phone of the Year
Samsung Galaxy S II
This year a real Android leader emerged. With its ultra-bright 4.3in, Super AMOLED screen, 1.2GHz dual-core brain and an 8MP camera capable of shooting 1080p video, the Galaxy S II brought the greatest arsenal of hardware weaponry ever seen on the smartphone battlefield. And while Android had previously lacked refinement, Touchwiz-flavoured Gingerbread brought a slickness that tempted even iOS zealots to the green side. Clever new ‘Siri’ sidekick or not, the iPhone 4S should be a very worried smartphone indeed.
An Android powerhouse with a 4.3in screen, 1.2GHz processor, 8MP camera and snazzy HTC Sense interface.Read review
BlackBerry Bold 9900
The best BB yet, thanks to a nicely sculpted keyboard, hi-res touchcreen and improved BlackBerry 7 OS.Read review
LG Optimus 3D
The king of the glasses-free 3D phones shoots seriously tasty tri-dimensional videos.Read review
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
A beautiful, Bravia-powered, 4.2in screen fronts this new Gingerbread contender.Read review
Google Nexus S
The first phone to run Gingerbread is still one of the best. An Ice Cream Sandwich successor is imminent.Read review
Bomb-proof build and an 8MP camera make this a fine BlackBerry alternative for the QWERTY crowd.