Most Popular Smartphones for February 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.

Samsung dominated January’s list, with five out of the ten coming from this Korean manufacturer. Android took the lion’s share of entries, although iPhone, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry are still in there swinging.

1. Samsung Galaxy S II – (Previously #2) The Galaxy S II is the follow-up to a 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 1.5GHz dual-core processor with TouchWiz 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. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Previously #1) 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

3. Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 – (Previously #4) This isn’t a smartphone — it’s a handheld computer for those who want to watch movies, play games, access the Web, or read their emails on a small Android-based device that doesn’t require a monthly contract. It has a 5-inch display, 1GHz processor, and 3.2 MPx camera.  Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

4. Apple iPhone 4S – (Previously #5) 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

5. Nokia Lumia 900 (New) – When it is released by AT&T this spring, the Lumia 900 will be the flagship of Nokia’s new Windows Phone line of smartphones. It will pack 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. Read a Preview


Nokia Lumia 900

6. Motorola Droid RAZR – (Previously #6) The hallmark of the new Droid RAZR is its very slim design. In addition, it has a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) touchscreen, Android OS 2.3, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It can connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and sports an 8 megapixel camera. Read a Review


Motorola Droid RAZR

7. Samsung Galaxy Note – (New) 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. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy Note

8. Samsung Epic 4G Touch – (Previously #7) The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is Sprint’s version of the  Galaxy S II. As such, it has a 4.5-inch, WVGA display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera, 16GB of internal storage, and 4G WiMAX.  Read a Review


Samsung Epic 4G Touch from Sprint

9. LG Spectrum – (New) This is a 4G LTE-enabled Android smartphone from Verizon. It has a 4.5-inch LCD display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, and other high-end features. This device costs less than some other LTE-enabled models from this carrier. Read a Review


LG Spectrum

10. BlackBerry Torch 9850 – (Previously #9) The Torch 9850 was designed for fans of touchscreen-oriented smartphones — its 3.7-inch display is larger than the one on any previous BlackBerry, even the old Storm series. It has BlackBerry OS 7 running on a 1.2GHz processor, and a 5 megapixel camera. Read a Review


BlackBerry Torch 9850

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

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




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