Holiday gift guide: Best mobile phones for Christmas

The best mobile phones and smartphones this Christmas season, from the Apple iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S.

The 2010 Christmas season has already arrived, and it is a great time to buy a new phone for a loved one (or yourself!) Apple's iPhone is the dominant player in the mobile phone market, but you can also choose from a great range of Android smartphones from companies like Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG. Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 platform also offers plenty to get excited about. We round-up the best mobile phones on the market this Christmas.

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Apple iPhone 4

Despite antenna issues, Apple's iPhone 4 is definitely the best iPhone yet. Its superb design, outstanding display and excellent camera make it an ideal upgrade for owners of older Apple handsets and enticing for non-iPhone owners. Many competing smartphones can do more, but none of them do it in a manner that's as slick or polished as the iPhone 4.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 3rd Aug., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Apple
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 4.00
  • $ 999.00
  • Pros:
  • Superb design and construction
  • Outstanding display
  • Snappy performance and strong app ecosystem
  • Cons:
  • Antenna issues when held in a certain way
  • Glass back susceptible to cracking if dropped
  • Lacks flexibility and scope for customisation
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