Most Popular Smartphones for October 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.

New devices from Apple, HTC, and Motorola made the list, but Samsung stands firmly at the top with its new Galaxy S II. Still, RIM made a surprisingly strong showing with three smartphones.

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 1.5GHz 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 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. Its touchscreen is big enough that this might be considered a tabphone — half tablet, half phone. Read a Review

Samsung Epic 4G Touch from Sprint

3. Apple iPhone 4 (Previously #4) – Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone has been surpassed by the iPhone 4S, but it’s still available at a cheaper price: $100 with contract. It has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash and 8GB of storage. The model can be purchased from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Read a Review

Purchase the Apple iPhone 4

Apple iPhone 4

4. HTC Titan –  (New) The HTC Titan is going to live up to its name, as it will sport a 4.7-inch touchscreen. And with its 1.5 GHz processor, this is likely to be the new flagship device for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 operating system. Other features will include 16GB of internal storage and an 8 megapixel camera. It is headed for AT&T. Read a Preview

HTC Titan

5. Apple iPhone 4S – (New) The fifth-generation iPhone wasn’t what many had expected, but it’s still 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

6. BlackBerry Torch 9850 – (New) 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

7. Motorola Droid Bionic – (New) This Android smartphone is well-supplied with cutting-edge features such as a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen, and a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It can connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and sports an 8 megapixel camera. The right accessories can turn this Webtop-enabled device into a simple laptop or desktop. Read a Review

Motorola Droid Bionic

8. BlackBerry Bold 9650 – (Previously #5) 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

9. Samsung Conquer 4G – (Previously #1) 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 Review

Samsung Conquer 4G

10. BlackBerry Bold 9930 – (Previously #3) 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 September 2011.




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