Back to school guide: mobile phones

Grab a back to school bargain as we roundup the best phones for students

The latest Internet-capable smartphones are a great study tool if used wisely.

These days a smartphone is a must-have for many students, whether they go high school, college, TAFE or university. We've rounded up some of the best phones for students, from basic budget offerings like the Android-powered Huawei IDEOS U8150 to the waterproof Motorola Defy, and the ever-popular Apple iPhone 4.

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HTC Wildfire

The HTC Wildfire boasts impressive build quality and the full suite of Android features, but it has a low-resolution display and sluggish performance. When you consider its price though, these minor issues are much easier to live with and are a small compromise to pay for a handset that offers outstanding value for money.

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  • 20th Aug., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Good build quality, well-designed on-screen keyboard, HTC Sense UI, capacitive touchscreen, multitouch and Flash support, battery life
  • Cons:
  • Low-resolution display with poor viewing angles, keystroke lag, often sluggish

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