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The world's 10 top mobile phones

Last updated on: October 1, 2009 

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Mobile phones have become an inseparable part of our lives, keeping us connected with the world. There are thousands of mobile handsets available in the market. But which are among the best in the world? Well, the top-10-list.org gives such a list.

It is, of course, a very subjective issue and there might be other phones that are as good, if not better. However, here is a list of 10 of the best phones available today. Take a look...

1. Apple iPhone 3G

More than 50 million iPhones have been sold worldwide, making the iPhone an iconic gadget. It combines three devices into one: a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device, says Apple.

You can make a call simply by tapping a name or number in your contacts or favorites list. The visual voicemail lets you select and listen to messages in whatever order you want - just like email. iPhone uses fast 3G and Wi-Fi wireless connections to deliver HTML email, Maps with GPS, and Safari, the most advanced web browser on a mobile device.

You can listen to music, movies, TV shows on a 3.5-inch display. The price for the iPhone 3G S starts from at $199 while the iPhone 3G price starts from $99.


Image: Apple iPhone 3G S

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2. Nokia 5800 Music Express

Touted as Nokia's answer to the iPhone, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is jazzy phone with a colour display. The device has variety of input methods: stylus, plectrum and finger touch support for text input and UI control (alphanumeric keypad, full and mini qwerty keyboard, handwriting recognition).

It connects to mobile broadband using WLAN or HSDPA (3.5G). It helps you find directions and locations with the integrated A-GPS and included maps. It also has a 3.2 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, Bluetooth 2.0, and USB 2.0 high-speed. It is priced at Rs 16,500.

Key features:

3.2-inch 16.7M touchscreen (resistive[25]), 360 x 640 pixels resolution (16:9 display ratio).
Dimensions 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc
Weight 109 gm
S60 5th edition OS with touch input running Symbian OS v9.4
Integrated hands-free speakerphone
Accelerometer for auto screen rotation.
3.2 MP AF Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash, 3x digital zoom and geotagging support.
GPS with A-GPS function
FM Radio 87.5-108 MHz with RDS (max. 20 stations).
MicroSDHC card slot (up to 16 GB) and 8GB card included in box.
Micro-USB 2.0 connector, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR/A2DP/AVRCP) and Wireless LAN.


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3. Nokia E71

Nokia scores high with this trim profile phone and a 3.2-megapixel camera. QuickOffice let you create, edit and send Word/Excel/PowerPoint files easily and can browse PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Nokia E71 is among the best-equipped Nokia smartphones. It's quick and compact with great connectivity.

It is priced at Rs 18,500.

Key Features:

Quad-band GSM support
3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support
Landscape 2.36" 16M color display of QVGA resolution
Comfortable full QWERTY keypad
Symbian 9.2 OS, S60 UI with FP1 (topped with some FP2 goodies)
369 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM
Wi-Fi
Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS
3.15 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
110 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion, ships with a 2GB card
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support
FM radio
Provider-independent VoIP support
Infrared port
Office document editor
User-friendly Mode Switch for swapping two home screen setups


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4. Blackberry Bold

Flawless connectivity, a great screen and one of the most comfortable qwerty keyboards makes the Bold 9000 great smartphone. The BlackBerry Bold smartphone embodies elegant design - without sacrificing the features or functionality you expect from a premium smart phone.

Key features:

2.6" 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels
Comfortable four-row full QWERTY keyboard
Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
Wi-Fi and built-in GPS and BlackBerry maps preloaded
2 megapixel camera, LED flash
624 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM
BlackBerry OS v4.6
Responsive trackball navigation
Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 8GB)
Excellent build quality
DivX and XviD video support
Good web browser
Office document editor
3.5 mm audio jack


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5. Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

The XPERIA X1 is a high-end smartphone from Sony Ericsson, manufactured by HTC Corporation, and is the first in the manufacturer's XPERIA series. The X1 is an arc-slider phone with the Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System. It is Sony Ericsson's first mobile phone to feature Windows Mobile. The device also has a Java virtual machine (JBed) and supports JavaME.

Key features:

Display: 3" resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels (WVGA)
65 thousand colour TFT display
Dimensions: 110.0 x 53.0 x 16.7 millimeters; 4.33 x 2.09 x 0.66 inches
Weight with battery: 158.0 grams; 5.57 ounces
Battery: Lithium-Polymer, 1500 mAh.
Talk time: GSM: 10h, WCDMA: 6h, WCDMA video call: 3h
Stand by: GSM: 20.8 days WCDMA: 26.7 days


Image: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

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6. HTC Touch HD

With the HTC Touch HD phone, you can enjoy music videos, films and streaming like you never thought possible on a mobile device, says HTC. It offers fast internet browsing option.

The ultrafast 3.5G technology lets you surf and download at true broadband speeds. On HSDPA networks, the Touch HDTM delivers downlink speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps there is no need to slow down while you work or play.

It is priced at Rs 42,990.

Key features:

Processor Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 MHz
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Memory ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
Dimensions 115 mm x 62.8 mm x 12 mm
Weight 147 grams (5.185 ounces) with battery
Display 3.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
Network HSDPA/WCDMA:
Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
Europe/Asia: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
Device Control HTC TouchFLO 3D
Touch-sensitive front panel buttons 
GPS Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsetsWi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)
Camera Main camera: 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Second camera: VGA CMOS colour camera
Audio Built-in 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, speaker, and FM radio


Image: HTC Touch HD

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7. Nokia N97

Designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 combines a large 3.5" touch display with a full qwerty keyboard, providing an 'always open' window to favourite social networking sites and Internet destinations.

It is priced at Rs 37,000.

Key features:

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 
Size Dimensions 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm, 88 cc 
Weight 150 g
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches 
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Handwriting recognition
Internal 32 GB storage, 128 MB RAM
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 32
Features OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
CPU ARM 11 434 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS, Visual radio; FM transmitter


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8. Nokia 6300

The Nokia 6300 offers a robust range of easy-to-use features, including a 2 megapixel camera with zoom, expandable memory, built-in MP3 player and FM radio.

The phone is priced at Rs 6,700.

Key features:

2 megapixel camera, 8x digital zoom
2-inch QVGA screen
USB/PC Synchronization
In-box memory of 135MB, with support for up to 2GB microSD cards
Voice dialing, voice commands and voice recording
MP3 player, FM radio
Integrated hands-free speaker
The Nokia 6300 has a talk-time of up to 3.5 hours and a standby time of up to 14 days.


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9. Nokia E51

The slim and elegant Nokia E51 adds greater simplicity, faster access and tighter integration to key applications, while maintaining the smartphone capabilities and stylish design that customers have come to expect in a Nokia Eseries device. An all-round device, Nokia E51 is ideal for business professionals.

It is priced at Rs 10,500.

Key features:

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100 
Size Dimensions 114.8 x 46 x 12 mm, 61 cc 
Weight 100 g
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 130 MB storage, 96 MB RAM
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB, hotswap, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 32
HSCSD Yes
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps


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10. Blackberry Storm

The new Blackberry touchscreen smartphone from Research In Motion is a sleek phone with a 3.15 MP autofocus camera with flash,3.5mm stereo headset capable,3G and Built-in GPS. The new BlackBerry Storm lacks Wi-Fi and FM radio, which is one of its drawbacks. The new BlackBerry Storm has a 3.25-inche touchscreen display screen.

It is priced at Rs 27,900.

Key features:

Built-in GPS
Media Player
Video Recording
BlackBerry Maps
Wireless Email
Organizer
Browser
Corporate Data Access
SMS/MMS


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