Most Popular Smartphones for August 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.

Four new devices made the list for the first time this week, three running Android, and the other is one of RIM’s latest crop of BlackBerrys.

1. Samsung Galaxy S II – (Previously #2) The Galaxy S II is the follow-up to the very popular smartphone from 2010. It has a larger display than its predecessor, a faster processor, and better camera. This model runs Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a 1 GHz dual-core processor with TouchWiz 4.0 as its user interface. It includes an 8.0-megapixel camera, while a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera can be used for video conferencing. Read a Review

Samsung Galaxy S II

2. BlackBerry Bold 9650 – (Previously #6) The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a high-end smartphone, and the successor to the BlackBerry Tour. It has a tablet shape with a 2.4-inch 480 x 360 display above a small but complete keyboard. This device is offered by Sprint and Verizon, and is one of these carriers’ few models that can be used in the U.S. and abroad. Read a Review

Purchase the BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Bold 9650

3. Samsung Infuse 4G – (Previously #1) This smartphone from AT&T stands out with its 4.5-inch touchscreen — the largest on an 4G device. It runs Google’s Android OS on a 1.2GHz processor, and offers 8GB of storage and an 8 megapixel camera. Read a Review

Samsung Infuse 4G

4. Apple iPhone 4 (Previously #3) – 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 4.3, 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

5. Samsung Conquer 4G – (New) This mid-range smartphone has a 3.5-inch, HVGA (320 x 480) touchscreen. It runs the latest version of the Android OS on a 1GHz single-core processor. The Conquer 4G supports Sprint’s WiMAX network, plus it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. This device also has front- and rear-facing cameras. Read a Preview

Samsung Conquer 4G

6. HTC Droid Incredible 2 – (Previously #8) This is the replacement for one of Verizon’s most popular Android models of last year. It has a 4-inch, WVGA display — bigger than the one in its predecessor — 16GB of internal storage, an unusually good 8 megapixel camera. Read a Review

Purchase the HTC Droid Incredible 2

HTC Droid Incredible 2

7. LG Thrill 4G –  (Previously #4) The Thrill is AT&T’s first smartphone with a large “glasses-free” 3D display. It runs Google’s Android OS on a 1GHz dual-core processor, and comes with 16 GB of storage, a 3D camera, and a few 3D games. Read a Preview

LG Thrill 4G

8. Motorola Photon 4G – (New) This smartphone from Motorola is well supplied with cutting-edge features, including a 4.3-inch, qHD touchscreen and a 1GHz dual-core processor. The Photon 4G  — available exclusively from Sprint — also has WiMAX, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera, and much more. Read a Preview

Motorola Photon 4G

9. HTC Status (New) The Status is an AT&T handset with a dedicated Facebook button that allows users to quickly post what they are doing, and a physical keyboard that makes it easy to make status updates. It offer more than just social networking, of course, as it’s a full Android-powered smartphone. Read a Review

HTC Status

10. BlackBerry Bold 9930 – (New) The most powerful of RIM’s latest models is the Bold 9930, which runs the newly-released 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 July 2011.




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