Most Popular Smartphones for July 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.

The Samsung Galaxy S III continues to do very well, and this company almost dominates the monthly listing. Still, two HTC’s One-series devices came near the top of the list.

1. Samsung Galaxy S III – (Previously #1) This is Samsung’s flagship smartphone for the rest of 2012, as it offers just about everything one could want in a cutting-edge Android handset — including a number of notcable improvments over its predecessor. It sports a 4.8-inch display, the latest version of Google’s Android OS, 4G, and plenty more. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy S III

2. HTC One S – (Previously #6) The One S sports a large touchscreen, 4G (HSPA+) capability, and was the first handset from T-Mobile to feature Android OS 4.0. It isn’t HTC’s flagship smartphone, but it is a powerful device that is a bit smaller than the One X. Read a Review



3. HTC One X – (Previously #2) The One X has 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



4. Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 (Previously #3) The Galaxy Player 3.6 is an Android-based handheld computer created for those who want all the features of a smartphone except the phone. This is smallest, and least expensive, model in a series of Galaxy Player models. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6

5. Nokia Lumia 900 (Previously #4) – The Lumia 900 is the flagship of Nokia’s new Windows Phone line of smartphones. It packs a 4.3-inch 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 U.S., it is available exclusivly from AT&T.  Read a Review


Nokia Lumia 900

6. Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (New) The Galaxy Player 4.2 is quite similar to the Galaxy Player 3.6, except that it has a larger display and better speakers. Read a Review


Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

7. Samsung Focus 2 – (Previously #9) The Samsung Focus 2 has an entry-level price but is a cut above most entry-level phones, making it a viable option for those seeking a bargain on a Windows Phone with 4G LTE. It is available from AT&T. Read a Review


Samsung Focus 2

8. BlackBerry Bold 9930 – (Previously #8) 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

9. Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G – (Returning) 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

10. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Previously #5) 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

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

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




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