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Gift Guide 2011: Best 4G smartphones

Smartphones are in high demand these days with many people replacing their old cell phones with the modern and innovative smartphones. The latest to enter the market is the 4G smartphones. These days nearly all major handset makers are releasing 4G smartphones. This festive season you can gift 4G smartphones to your near and dear ones in order to make them happy. Here is a list of seven best 4G smartphones which you can buy as a gift item.

1. HTC Evo 4G

HTC Evo 4G

Available on Sprint network in the US, this 4G smartphone was released in March 2010. The dimensions of this smartphone are 122 x 66 x 13 mm and it weighs 170 g. With 4.3 inch TFT touchscreen supporting 65K colors, the Evo 4G features Gorilla Glass display. This phone features a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. The internal memory is 8GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB. Featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, this smartphone sports an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash in the rear. This phone runs Android OS Éclair and is powered by 1 GHz Scorpion processor.

Price and availability

Priced at $373.50, the Evo 4G is available for sale across the US.

Why gift

The Evo 4G is a perfect gift item because it is loaded with all modern features and can be use for various purposes. The display screen of this phone reproduces top quality images. The 1GHz processor makes operations very fast.

2. LG G2X Google Android PDA

LG G2X Google Android PDA

Released in April 2011, the dimensions of LG G2X are 124.5 x 63.5 x 10.2 mm and it weighs 141.8 grams. Sporting a 4.0 inch IPS LCD touchscreen supporting 16M colors, this smartphone’s image quality is excellent. This phone features a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. The internal memory is 8GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB. Featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, this smartphone sports an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. This phone runs Android OS Froyo and is powered by 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor.

Price and availability

Priced at $495.00, the LG G2X is sold by T-mobile in the US.

Why gift

The LG G2X is loaded with all modern features and can be use for various purposes. The display screen of this phone reproduces top quality images. The 1GHz processor makes operations very fast.

3. Motorola Photon 4G

Motorola Photon 4G

Released in August 2011, this phone is also known as Motorola ELECTRIFY. The dimensions of this 4G smartphone are 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm and it weighs 158 grams. The 4.3 inch display of the Photon 4G features TFT capacitive touchscreen supporting 16M colors. This phone features a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. The internal memory is 16GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB. Featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, this smartphone sports an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. This phone runs Android OS Gingerbread and is powered by 1GHz processor.

Price and availability

Priced at $599.99, this phone is available for sale in the US.

Why gift

The Photon 4G is a high-end featuring modern technology. This phone can be used for several purposes. Its 8MP camera captures brilliant images. The 1GHz processor allows user to carry on their work at a quick pace.

4. Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

Released in July 2011, the dimensions of this high-end smartphone are 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 and it weighs 116 grams. The 4.3 inch super AMOLED touchscreen of this phone supports 16 million colors. This phone features a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. The internal memory is 16GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB. Featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, this smartphone sports an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. This phone runs Android OS Gingerbread and is powered by 1.2GHz processor.

Price and availability

Priced at $617.99, this phone is available for sale in Canada on Virgin Mobile and Bell network.

Why gift

This high-end mobile is a perfect gift for those who want to use their smartphone for different purposes. The display screen produces excellent quality images and the 1.2 GHz processor allows user to browse Internet conveniently.

5. HTC Rezound

HTC Rezound

Released in November 2011, the dimensions of this smartphone are 129 x 65.5 x 13.7 mm and it weighs 170.1 grams. Some other names of this smartphone are: HTC Droid Incredible HD, HTC ThunderBolt 2 and HTC Vigor. The 4.3 inch S-LCD touchscreen supports 16 million colors. The internal memory is 16GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB. This smartphone sports an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. The Rezound runs Android OS Gingerbread and is powered by 1.5 GHz processor.

Price and availability

The full retail price of this smartphone is $649.99 and the price with 2-year contract is $299.99. This smartphone is available for sale in the US on Verizon network.

Why gift

The Rezound is one of the few phones available in market powered by 1.5 GHz processor. The sound and image quality of this phone is excellent. It can be used for doing business works as well.

6. HP Veer 4G

HP Veer 4G

Released on May 15, 2011, the dimensions of this smartphone are 84 x 54.5 x 15.1 mm and it weighs 103 grams. The 2.6 inch TFT touchscreen of this smartphone supports 256K colors. The internal memory is 8GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB. This smartphone sports a 5 MP camera with fixed focus. The Veer runs HP webOS 2.1 and is powered by 800 MHz processor.

Price and availability

Priced at $694.99, this phone is available for sale in the US on AT&T network.

Why gift

The Veer 4G is loaded with all modern features. This sleek and stylish phone features a QWERTY keyboard. The 5MP camera captures high quality images.

7. Motorola DROID RAZR 4G Android phone

Motorola DROID RAZR 4G


Released in November 2011, the dimensions of this sleek and stylish phone are 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm and it weighs 127 grams. This phone boasts of a 4.3 inches display screen. The internal memory is 16GB and it can be expanded up to 32GB. This smartphone sports an 8 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. The RAZR 4G runs Android OS and is powered by 1.2 GHz processor. The battery of this phone has a talk time of 12 hours.

Price and availability

Priced at $799.99, this phone is available for sale in the US on Verizon network.

Why gift

It is powered by a 1.2GHz processor. The battery life is better than many other 4G phones available in market.

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