This year we have witnessed a lot of fresh smartphones. A host of Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones hit the stores in 2011. Amazingly, most Android phones have been competing with iPhone 4, which has not yet received a 2011 version, in speed and performance. Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, Motorola and LG have been remaining top in the smartphone market this year with a set of brilliant smartphones. Here is a list of ten fastest smartphones of 2011.
1. Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 4 can arguably be called as the fastest smartphone of 2011. Though launched in June 2010, Apple’s magical smartphone has been belligerently dominating the smartphone market. Any Android phones, including Samsung Galaxy S II or HTC Atrix 4G could not cause cracks in the supremacy of iPhone 4. Apple iPhone is known for its high performing A4 processor. The device’s display offers 960 x 640 pixel resolution, thanks to its much-appreciated Retina Display. Front facing and rear cameras and iOS 4 are other features of the device.
2. Motorola Atrix 4G
Though a smartphone in shape, we can better describe this Motorola product as a mini computer. The Libertyville firm announced Atrix 4G at CES 2011. The smartphone is well known for its web top application, which will let users enjoy contents of the device on a laptop-like accessory. Thanks to a dual core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB built-in memory, Atrix 4G has been one another fastest product of the year.
3. Samsung Galaxy S 2
Samsung brought out the second version of its famous Galaxy S smartphone in competition with Apple’s possible iPhone 5. But, Apple has not yet released its iPhone 4 heir. Galaxy S II is certainly one of the prominent smartphones of the year. The device features a 2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM and advanced storage options. Above all, its 4.3-inch 2-Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels is another outstanding feature. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is Galaxy S 2’s operating system.
4. Motorola Droid X
We also witnessed the launch of a new iteration of Motorola’s famous Droid series this year. Motorola Droid X is equipped with a dual core 1GHz Texas processor for high performance. The gadget features a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Its 8-megapixel camera is capable of capturing stunning HD video and images. Dual LED flash and auto-focus make the device’s camera far stronger.
5. BlackBerry Torch 9800
No floods of Apple iPhones or Android phones have prevented the traditional smartphone maker Research In Motion from launching its own products. RIM added an advanced version to its famous BlackBerry series this year. It is BlackBerry Torch 9800, a slide-out QWERTY smartphone, which is counted as one of the fastest smartphones of the year. BlackBerry Torch is enriched with a 624 MHz processor and internal memory of 4GB. The device features a display of 480 x 800 pixels and 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and auto focus in the rear panel.
6. Apple iPhone 3GS
Apple used to bring out only a single upgrade for its flagship smartphone iPhone a year. But, it is enough for the company to gather up mass revenues and maintain its battle against competitors. Apple iPhone 3GS may be a phone of 2009. But still in 2011, the device will be in a list of ten fastest smartphones. Thanks to its 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 256 RAM, iPhone 3GS is indeed one of fast smartphones of the year.
7. Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Neo has been one another shining smartphone of the year with a high performing 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The device also features an 8GB microSD card. Its 3.7-inch display offers 854 x 480 FWVGA pixel resolution. HDMI out and a backlit Exmor R image sensor are two other great features of the smartphone.
8. LG Quantum
It is an LG smartphone with a physical keyboard. The device is equipped with a superfast 1GHz processor and 3.5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. LG Quantum is running on Windows Phone 7. 16GB storage, 256 MB RAM, and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and auto focus are notable features of the LG smartphone.
9. HTC HD7
HD 7 is a Windows-based smartphone from HTC. Running on a 1 GHz Scorpion processor and 576GB of RAM, HTC HD7 has been one of the fast smartphones of the year. The device features Microsoft Xbox live and Zune entertainment. Its 4.3-inch display is offering 480 x 800 pixel resolution and 16 million colors. It features a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash.
10. Samsung Vibrant
Samsung Vibrant is also one of the fastest smartphones of the year. The Android 2.1 smartphone from Samsung is touted as an eco-friendly device. It offers 16 million colors and a SVGA resolution. The device packs in the company’s own Hummingbird processor clocking at 1GHz speed. 512 RAM and 16GB built-in storage add more power to the device.