Best upcoming smartphones in 2012

The best smartphones launching in 2012

2012 has been another huge year for the mobile phone industry but it's certainly not over yet! There are a number of quality new smartphones on the way in the final few months of this year.

The biggest buzz seems to be around the Nokia Lumia 920. It could represent a last throw of the dice for Nokia as it attempts to gain traction at the top-end of the market. Along with the Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 820, HTC's Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8X handsets and the Samsung ATIV S are some new Windows Phone 8 devices that are expected to hit the shelves before the end of 2012.

Not to be left out, Google's new Nexus handset is also expected to launch before the end of the year. Along with the as yet unannounced Nexus phone, Android is well served with upcoming releases like the HTC One X+, the Sony Xperia T, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini and the wacky ASUS Padfone 2.

Click through on each phone below to read our comprehensive preview of these upcoming smartphones.

Previous Frame Next Frame
Item:
13 / 14
Huawei Ascend P1 S

Huawei is the latest manufacturer to hold the "world's thinnest smartphone" tag. It's Ascend P1 S was unveiled at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and is just 6.68mm thin. Unfortunately we won't see it in Australia until later this year.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 12th Jan., 2012
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Huawei
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Just 6.68mm thin
  • Large Super AMOLED screen
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cons:
  • Screen res slightly lower than new competitors
  • No Australian release date
Show Comments


Most Popular Reviews

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?