Best navigation-capable mobile phones
- — 31 August, 2010 14:00
Although mobile phones aren't always as reliable as dedicated in-car sat navs for navigation, a GPS-enabled mobile phone has its own advantages — namely they fit in your pocket and you generally carry them with you wherever you go. Most new smartphones feature built-in GPS capabilities, but a large screen, good mapping software (often optional) and a loud speaker are a few things to look out for if you plan to use your mobile phone as a navigation device in the car.
We've rounded up some of the best navigation-capable mobile phones on the market. Some of these include dedicated GPS software on board for no extra cost, such as Nokia's Maps application that comes standard on all Nokia smartphones or Garmin-Asus' embedded navigation solution. Others, like the Apple iPhone and the range of Google Android smartphones, offer third-party navigation applications that can be purchased separately.
5 / 7
The Samsung Galaxy S possesses the best display we've seen on a smartphone (though we're yet to review the iPhone 4). However, this Android handset is let down by a few niggling annoyances, particularly the all-plastic build and the TouchWIZ UI, which that lacks the polish this premium smartphone deserves. The Galaxy S is a great smartphone, but it sits a notch below HTC's Desire.
- Review Date:
- 28th June, 2010
- Ross Catanzariti
- From $ 199.00