Top 10 Smartphones

 Apple iPhone 4S from £500
The odds were stacked against the iPhone 4S claiming the number one smartphone spot. But after putting it through a Tokeshi's Castle--style assault course with its fiercest rivals, there was only one conclusion- it remains the world's best all-round smartphone. Its imaging skills are class - leading thanks to a new 8MP camera, which has a wide f2.4 aperture and digital image stabilisation. The 3.5in, 326ppi screen remains the crispest in smart- world. And rivals still can't match its peerless sound quality, choice of apps or the charm of its voice-controlled Siri personal assistant.

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Samsung Galaxy S II £400
The Galaxy S 11 has it all: an incredibly vivid 4.3in screen, superb 8MP camera (with 1080p video shooting) and Android Gingerbread. After extended testing we've come around to thinking this is the Android phone to buy, although the iPhone still has better apps.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S £340
A major return to form for Sony Ericsson. The Arc S pushes the Galaxy S II close as the iPhone's main rival. lt has a dazzling 4.2in screen. and the impressive 8MP camera takes 30 panoramas. Only the Samsung's superior might and build give it the edge.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus £500
The first Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' phone also sports the best phone display we've seen – a phenomenal 4.65in. 1280x720 pixel retina-pleaser.  Dual-core power makes it speedy too, but its build quality and camera don't quite match the best.

Nokia Lumina 800 £470
The Finns are back. Nokia's Windows Phone 7 flagship is a triumph. Thanks to its charming unibody build, vibrant 3.7in screen and increasingly capable 'Mango' OS, which now has Spotify. The dearth of apps, however, remains WP7's Achilles' heel.

HTC Sensation £345
The Sensation XE, which will bring a faster 1.5GHz processor and audio smarts from Beats Audio. But the original Sensation remains a fine Android buy, particularly with its price quickly dropping towards the £300 mark

BlackBerry Bold 9900 £455
If you're after a touchscreen phone will a physical QWERTY keyboard, buy this. The Bold combines a premium, stainless steel chassis with a slick new Blackberry 7 OS. Its diddy 2.8in screen is, though, a major handicap for enjoying media or web browsing.

HTC Titan £445
The aptly-named Titan is a Windows Phone 7 'Mango' pocket-hogger with a huge 4.7in screen. This is bright and crisp, though the 800x480 resolution can make text blocky, and storage maxes out at 16GB thanks to the lack of an SD card slot.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro £200
Compact, affordable, touchscreen Android phones with slide-out QWERTY keyboards are a rarity. But the Xperia Mini Pro fills this niche admirably. lts 1GHz processor runs Gingerbread smoothly, and only a sluggish camera shutter blots its copybook.

LG Optimus 3D £385

LG's glasses-free 3D phone trumps HTC's Evo 3D thanks to its bevy of pre – loaded games and a capable 3D camera. A dual-core processor means that performance is nippy too, and the long-awaited Android 2.3 update has now arrived.

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