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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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

We really want to like the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, but as it stands, it has too many niggling issues to recommend. If Sony Ericsson upgrades its software to correct the performance issues then this will be a very impressive smartphone.

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  • 14th April, 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Sony Ericsson
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  • Pros:
  • Impressive 4in display, sleek design, visually impressive UI, Mediascape app much better than regular Android offering, 8-megapixel camera
  • Cons:
  • Largely plastic build, sluggish performance, Android 1.6 rather than 2.1, keyboard isn't as polished as the iPhone's, no multitouch
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