Top five smartphones at CES 2012 [Video]

by , Technology Researcher CES 19/01/2012
Sony Xperia S

In no particular order, we’ve rounded up the top five mobile phones on show at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Take a look at our list, and let us know which model you think is the best.

Top five smartphones at CES 2012

Sony Xperia S

This is Sony’s first smartphone to be announced independently of Ericsson. OK, it’s actually joint first as the Sony Ion has also been announced, but we don’t expect that model to make it to the UK.

The Sony Xperia S runs Android, has a 12Mp rear-facing camera. The 4.3-inch display offers plenty of space for a decent web-browsing and video watching experience.

LG Spectrum

The LG Spectrum is another Android device, but it’s the display that sets this handset apart from the crowd – according to LG.

The screen has a 720×1280 resolution, measures 4.5 inches from corner-to-corner and employs LG’s True HD technology – something LG claims is used on its TV line up.

  • Find out more about the LG Spectrum and its impressive screen on the Which? Tech blog

Huawei P1 S

The Huawei P1 S’ unique selling point is its profile. At only 6.68mm at its slimmest point, Huawei, the up-and-coming Chinese handset manufacturer, claims it’s the slimmest smartphone in the whole wide world.

Once again the P1 S is a Google phone, running the Android operating system. IT’s got a 1.5Ghz dual-core processing engine, 1GB of RAM, and a 4.3-inch hi-resolution and toughened Gorilla glass screen.

Asus Padfone

The Asus Padfone is an interesting device: it’s a phone that come with a rather interesting accessory – a tablet.

The phone is a regular Android device, while the tablet, on its own, is not much more than a display and a battery. When the phone (or should that be ‘fone’) is docked with the tablet, it awakens and become a 10-inch Android tablet.

Motorola Defy Mini

Making up our top five smartphones at CES 2012 is the Motorola Defy Mini, because sometimes simple is better. It has a 3.2-inch screen, a 3.2Mp camera but breaks the symmetry by running the 2.3 version of Android OS.

It not the most powerful of handsets, but it’s solidly built and should withstand knocks, drops and splashes.

Also rans

Also ran are the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus and Nokia Lumia 900. The latter is likely to only be available in the US.

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