Most Popular Smartphones for May 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.

Verizon and AT&T have been releasing smartphones at a fast pace recently, and many of these showed up on last month’s list — five of the Top 10 are new products.

1. Samsung Galaxy S II (Previously #1) – 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. HTC Droid Incredible 2 (New) – 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

3. HTC EVO 3D (Previously #4) – 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


4. Apple iPhone 4 (Previously #2) – 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

5. BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Returning) – This is the latest in this popular line of smartphones. It offers a redesigned look, Wi-Fi, and other consumer-oriented features. The device has a QVGA display above a QWERTY keyboard, and puts an emphasis on multimedia; in addition to the necessary audio and video players, on top is a set of hardware keys dedicated to controlling music and video playback, Read a Review

Purchase the Blackberry Curve 8530

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530

6. Casio G’zOne Commando (New) – Verizon’s G’zOne Commando is a smartphone designed to take a beating, as it meets Military Standards for immersion, rain, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation and altitude. Unlike the other members of the G’zOne series, this one runs the Android OS, and includes a range of powerful software. Read a Review

Casio G'zOne Commando

7. LG Optimus 2X (New) – The highlight of this smartphone is a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, plus it has a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 8GB of storage, and rear- and front-facing cameras. It runs Google’s Android OS 2.2 (Froyo). In the U.S., it’s sold as the T-Mobile G2xRead a Review

LG Optimus 2X

8. Samsung Captivate (Previously #7) – Early AT&T smartphones running Google’s mobile operating system have been entry-level devices, but the Samsung Captivate was 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

9. Samsung Infuse 4G (New) – 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 Preview

Samsung Infuse 4G 

5. HP Veer 4G (New) – The HP Veer is just about the size of a credit card, but still has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen, as well as a 5-megapixel camera, 8 GB of storage, Wi-Fi, and other features. It’s the latest model with the webOS, and is available now from AT&T.  Read a Review

HP Veer 4G

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 April 2011.




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