Top Android phones: Best buys (August 2011)

PC World's best buy Android phones are a rank of the top 10 Android smartphones based on perceived value for money

Looking for an Android phone on a budget? You should look no further than PC World Australia's best buys. These Android smartphones are a rank of the top 10 handsets based on perceived value for money.

Google's Android platform has not only provided a genuine competitor for the Apple iPhone, but it has also opened up opportunities for powerful smartphones at the lower end of the market. The 10 selections in our August list are headed by the Huawei Sonic, which sells for a super low $188 in supermarket chain Woolworths and electronics retailer Dick Smith.

HTC is the most popular best buy Android phone vendor in August: four models from the Taiwanese giant made our top 10, including the Telstra-exclusive Desire S.

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HTC Salsa

The HTC Salsa provides easy integration with the world's most popular social networking service, but its ultimate appeal will depend on how much you use Facebook on a daily basis. The Facebook key is not a deal breaker, but putting that aside, the Salsa remains an excellent value smartphone with a great design.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 18th July, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Unibody aluminium design
  • Great Facebook software integration
  • Latest Android software
  • Cons:
  • Facebook button not a deal breaker
  • Poor sunlight legibility
  • Vodafone exclusive
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