Most Popular Smartphones for April 2012

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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.

With the announcment of the imminent release of the Samsung Galaxy S III, interest in its predecessor plummeted. Interest in other Samsung models remains strong, however. Still, it’s a Windows Phone from Nokia that sits atop this month’s list.

1. Nokia Lumia 900 (Previously #3) – The Lumia 900 is the flagship of Nokia’s new Windows Phone line of smartphones. It packs a large, ClearBlack AMOLED display, as well as a range of other cutting-edge features, including LTE. It will have just a single-core processor, however. In the .S., it is available exclusivly from AT&T.  Read a Preview


Nokia Lumia 900

2. Samsung Galaxy Note – (Previously #5) Thanks to its 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note skirts the line between smartphone and tablet. It also has a stylus. This device runs Android OS 2.3, but an upgrade to OS 4.0 is in development The Note includes a rear-facing 8MP camera plus a 2MP front-facing camera that enables video conferencing when on the go. AT&T is the only U.S. carrier that offers it. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy Note

3. Apple iPhone 4S – (Previously #4) The fifth-generation iPhone wasn’t what many had expected, but it’s nevertheless selling very well. It’s a moderately-updated version of its predecessor, with a 1GHz dual-core processor and an 8 megapixel camera. The Retina screen and over-all design of the handset have not changed. The device is available from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Read a Review


Apple iPhone 4S

4. Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G – (New) This is a mid-range model running Google Android and available exclusively from T-Mobile. It’s a modest device in many ways, but it does boast a speedy 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ service. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

5. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket – (Previously #7) This smartphone from AT&T is the only version of the Galaxy S II that supports 4G LTE high-speed wireless networks. Aside from that it has the usual 4.5-inch WVGA screen, 1.5GHz processor, and 8 MP camera. It shouldn’t be confused with the other “Galaxy S II” model from this carrier, which is smaller and lacks 4G support. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

6. HTC One X – (New) The One X sports a range of high-end features, including a very large display, 4G, high-res camera, much more. It was the first handset released by HTC with Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

There are actually two versions of this smartphone. The U.S. one supports AT&T’s 4G LTE network but has a dual-core processor. The international (European) version has a quad-core processor but no LTE.  Read a Review



7. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Previously #2) This Samsung model has a 4.65-inch, 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display. It runs Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has 16GB of internal storage. Verizon’s version has 4G LTE, NFC, plus it has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3 megapixel one on the front. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy Nexus

8. HTC Titan II – (Previously #9) The follow-up to one of the bigger Windows Phone models released last year, this is equally epic in size, with a 4.7-inch display. The Titan II is one of the first smartphones running this operating system from Microsoft to include support for 4G LTE. At this time, it is available exclusively from AT&T. Read a Preview


HTC Titan II

9. Sony PlayStation Vita – (New) The Sony PlayStation Vita is the replacment for the PlayStation Portable (PSP)But it’s more than just a portable gaming machine, with two cameras, a web browser, Bluetooth, WiFi, and even 3G data service from AT&T. Read a Review


Sony PlayStation Vita

10. BlackBerry Bold 9930 – (Returning) The most powerful of RIM’s latest models is the Bold 9930, which runs BlackBerry OS 7 on a 1.2GHz processor. This is the first in Bold series with a 2.8-inch touchscreen as well as a keyboard. It is offered by both Verizon and Sprint. Read a Review


BlackBerry Bold 9930

Falling out of the top ten most popular devices are the:

For last month’s rankings, see Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of March 2012.




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