Samsung Galaxy S II
At the time of writing, this is the world’s thinnest phone. That slight 8.49mm profile manages to cram in dual-core power, 16 or 32GB of storage, NFC, and a 1650mAh battery, and still weighs only 116g, less than both the Optimus 3D and Motorola Atrix.
The Galaxy S II boasts Samsung’s latest SAMOLED Plus screen, promising to be both brighter and less reflective in daylight than previous models. The 4.27-inch screen will have a 800×480 resolution screen, matching that of the Optimus 3D. You’ll be able to share videos and phones through WiFi, and wireless sync with your PC will be possible through Samsung’s updated Kies Air software. It will come ready-loaded with Gingerbread Android (2.3), which means no waiting for the latest Android experience.
One of the first wave of dual-core phones, the Atrix packs a four-inch touchscreen, displaying an eye-watering 960×540 resolution, proteccted by Gorilla glass. According to Motorola, it will running the now-dated Android 2.2, but we’re sure the high-profile Atrix will be on 2.3 by its release, if not soon after.
The Atrix packs a whopping 1930mAh battery, but that pushes the weight to a pocket-straining 135g. That big battery should come in helpful though, as the Atrix has a whole range of accessories, including a multimedia dock for HDMI link-up and a laptop shell, made of a large screen and keyboard. Plug in your Atrix, and you’ll get a laptop-flavoured Android experience.
Fingerprint security is also included on the Atrix, for security-conscious business types.
LG Optimus 3D
The first truly 3D mobile phone has a glasses-free 4.3-inch screen, with a dual-lens camera on the back, making it possible to create your own 3D content, and is truly a new breed of smartphone.
The two rear-facing five-megapixel cameras are joined by a front-facing camera for videochat and self-portraits, and a special tie-up with YouTube means you’ll be able to share your 3D creations through the web, or simply connect through the HDMI port to your 3D TV, if you have one.
All that 3D technology has meant the phone is bigger than Motorola’s Atrix, and is just under 130mm long. It will come with Android 2.2 on release, but LG have promised Gingerbread (2.3) won’t be far behind.
There is a measly 8GB storage, but like both the Atrix and Galaxy S II, it’s expandable by microSD.