Current Popular Smartphones

HTC EVO 3D
Available: June 24, 2011

The HTC EVO 3D is the legitimate heir to Sprint's mobile kingdom, featuring a dual core 1.2GHz CPU and Adreno 220 GPU, 1GB RAM, 4.3" QHD glasses-free 3D screen, and 3D video recording and picture taking capabilities. Internal storage is only 4GB but the phone comes packaged with an 8GB class 4 microSD card. The EVO 3D is by no means a small phone, but for those used to the EVO 4G or similar phones it will feel at home in your hand.

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Carrier: Sprint Talk Time: 7.5 hours
Price: $180 with two-year contract Standby Time: 17. 5 days
Manufacturer: HTC Weight: 6 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3 Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
Network: CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A, WiMAX Storage: 4GB internal, expandable via microSD


HTC Sensation 4G
Available: June 8, 2011 - Review

The HTC Sensation 4G features a 4.3-inch qHD display (540 x 960 resolution), a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of internal storage, 768MB of RAM, an 8MP rear lens with dual LED flash capable of 30FPS recording at max 1080p resolution with full stereo sound. It can push download rates to a maximum of 14.4Mbps on T-Mobile's network and comes loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Sense 3.0.

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Carrier: T-Mobile Talk Time: 8 hours
Price: $200 with two-year contract Standby Time: 14.5 days
Manufacturer: HTC Weight: 5.2 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3 Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
Network: GSM, WCDMA , HSPA+ 14.4 Storage: 1GB internal, 8GB microSD card included


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Available: May 26, 2011 - Review

In portrait mode, this Android 2.3 device is your typical smartphone with a 5-megapixel camera, a 4-inch capacitive multitouch 480 x 854 screen, and social networking features. In landscape mode, the slide out keyboard reveals a digital D-pad, two analog touchpads, two shoulder buttons, and the four geometric PlayStation buttons (circle, cross, square, and triangle). The first PlayStation Certified device, as Sony Ericsson is calling it, is powered by a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 205 GPU, and 512MB of RAM.

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Carrier: Verizon Talk Time: 6 hours
Price: $0.01 with two-year contract (normally $200) Standby Time: 17 days
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson Weight: 6.2 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3 Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
Network: CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A Storage: 400MB internal, 8GB microSD card included


Samsung Droid Charge
Available: May 16, 2011

The Samsung Droid Charge is the second 4G LTE capable phone for Verizon Wireless. It offers longer battery life than the HTC ThunderBolt and boasts some pretty decent specs, including a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus touch screen with 480×800 WVGA, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, single-core 1.0 GHz Hummingbird processor, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and comes with a 32GB microSD card.

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Carrier: Verizon Talk Time: 11 hours
Price: $200 with two-year contract (normally $300) Standby Time: 12 days
Manufacturer: Samsung Weight: 5.06 ounces
Platform: Android 2.2 Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
Network: CDMA, EVDO Rev. A, LTE Storage: 2GB internal, expandable via microSD


Samsung Nexus S 4G
Available: May 8, 2011

This smartphone ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread in its raw version without any fancy UI on top, which means that unlike most Android phones out there, the Nexus S 4G will always get timely updates directly from Google. It's also among the first with NFC technology for mobile payments. Other features include a front-facing camera, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, 4-inch OLED display, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, and 16GB of built-in memory.

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Carrier: Sprint Talk Time: 6.7 hours
Price: $150 with two-year contract Standby Time: 17.8 days
Manufacturer: Samsung Weight: 4.55 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3 Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Network: CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A Storage: 16GB built-in


T-Mobile G2x (LG G2x)
Available: April 15, 2011

Like its European cousin the LG Optimus 2X, the T-Mobile G2x features a large 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen and Nvidia's 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 SoC under the hood. It strikes an impressive balance between performance and quality hardware, while offering plenty of multimedia features and HSPA+ speeds. Also, showing T-Mobile's commitment to plain Android, the G2x ship without any skins and overlays so it should be easily upgradeable.

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Carrier: T-Mobile Talk Time: 7.8 hours
Price: $250 with two-year contract Standby Time: 16.5 days
Manufacturer: LG Weight: 5.0 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3 Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Network: GSM, WCDMA , HSPA+ 21 Storage: 8GB internal, expandable via microSD


HTC Arrive
Available: March 2011

The HTC Arrive (aka HTC 7 Pro) is one of the few handsets in the Windows Phone 7 family that sports a full QWERTY keyboard. Combined with a generous 3.6-inch display and a WVGA resolution of 480x800, the device is sure to find a sweet spot in the hearts of heavy texters. Specs include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 576MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video, and 16GB of internal storage.

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Carrier: Sprint Talk Time: 5.5 hours
Price: $100 with two-year contract Standby Time: 17.5 days
Manufacturer: HTC Weight: 6.5 ounces
Platform: Windows Phone 7 Wireless: 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
Network:CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A Storage: 16GB internal