Most Popular Smartphones for April 2011

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Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones and other devices our readers are most interested in. This report is compiled based on the number of views each product page receives, so every time someone clicks on a product, they’re giving it a vote in these monthly rankings.

This listing doesn’t necessarily indicate which models are the best selling, just which ones Brighthand readers are most interested in learning more about during the preceding four weeks.

Plenty of new and upcoming models made the list, but not a single BlackBerry did — this is the first time that has happened in years. These were replaced by Android-based smartphones, to the point where Google’s operating system dominates this month’s list.

1. Samsung Galaxy S II (Previously #4) – The Galaxy S II is going to be the follow-up to the very popular smartphone from 2010. It will have a larger display than its predecessor, a faster processor, and better camera. This model will run Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a 1 GHz dual-core processor with TouchWiz 4.0 as its user interface. It is going to include an 8.0-megapixel camera, while a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera will be used for video conferencing. Read a Review

Samsung Galaxy S II

2. Apple iPhone 4 (Previously #7) – Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone is a significant upgrade from the iPhone 3GS, offering a much better screen, faster processor, and video conferencing. It has a slimmer design and runs iOS 4.0, the latest version of Apple’s operating system. The iPhone 4 has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash and either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage. Read a Review

Purchase the Apple iPhone 4

Apple iPhone 4

3. HTC ThunderBolt (Previously #1) – The HTC ThunderBolt is part of Verizon’s lineup of 4G devices as it will be one of the world’s first LTE smartphones. It is a high-end model with a tablet shape and a 4.3-inch, WVGA screen. The ThunderBolt sports a 1.3 megapixel, front-facing camera and Skype video-conferencing software, as well as an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. Read a Preview


4. HTC EVO 3D (New) – Sprint’s next flagship smartphone will be very advanced, as it will offer a combination of glasses-free 3D, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and 4G. It is going to have a 4.3-inch, qHD touchscreen and 5 megapixel camera, and is scheduled to debut this summer. Read a Preview


5. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (New) – The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is an upcoming Android OS smartphone that will features a set of dedicated gaming controls, as well as the ability to play PlayStation games. It is gong to have the standard PlayStation D-pad, and X, O, square and triangle action buttons, and a trackpad has also been included. This device will be released by Verizon soon. Read a Preview

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

6. T-Mobile Sidekick 4G (New) – This is the first model with the “Sidekick” name that runs Google’s Android OS, and the first with a touchscreen, but it retains the hardware keyboard its predecessors were known for. It also has front- and rear-facing cameras, and a suite of communication and entertainment apps. Read a Review

Purchase the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

7. Samsung Captivate (Previously #9) – Previous AT&T smartphones running Google’s mobile operating system have been entry-level devices, but the Samsung Captivate is this carrier’s first with cutting-edge features like a 4-inch, WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED display and 16 GB of internal storage. It also has a 1GHz processor, 5.0 megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, and much more. Read a Review

Purchase the Samsung Captivate

Samsung Captivate

8. Kyocera Echo (New) – The Echo is an Android OS smartphone with an unusual design featuring two 3.5-inch touchscreens. This allows it to offer a number of different configurations, including a tablet shape with a 4.7-inch, 960 x 800 viewing area. On the inside is Google’s Android OS 2.2 and a selection of software modified to take advantage of this smartphone’s dual displays. Read a Review

Purchase the Kyocera Echo

Kyocera Echo

9. HTC Inspire 4G (Previously #5) – The HTC Inspire 4G is an Android phone offered by AT&T. It has an impressive list of features, with a large 4.3-inch super LCD touchscreen display, a 1GHz processor, 4 GB of memory and a microSD card slot, an 8 megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, and a personal hotspot feature. Read a Review

HTC Inspire 4G

10. HTC Arrive (New) – The Arrive is Sprint’s first model running Microsft’s new mobile operaing system, Windows Phone 7. It has a 3.6-inch, WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen that can slide aside (and tilt up) to reveal a landscape-oriented keyboard. This device also includes 16 GB of internal storage and a 5 megapixel camera. Read a Review

Purchase the HTC Arrive

HTC Arrive

Falling out of the top ten most popular devices from the previous month are the:

For last month’s rankings, see Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of March 2011.




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