Rating of the best phones of 2012

The capabilities of the modern smartphone are so great that it increasingly replaces the user's personal computer, photo and video camera, TV and music center. In the market there is a huge selection of devices from different manufacturers, so making the right choice is not easy.

Today we offer the rating of the phones 2012 , which included the top ten top-end smartphones, which have the most outstanding features.


  • To begin with, outsiders by the end of the year:
    • . .. HTC ONE S
    • . .. Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
    • . .. HTC Sensation
    • . .. Samsung Lumia 800.
    • . .. HTC Desire S
    • . .. Samsung Galaxy SII.
  • And now, the best smartphones in 2012:
    • 10.( 2?) IPhone 4S
    • 9.( 6?) SE Live Walkman
    • 8.( 8 =).HTC ONE X.
    • 7.( 5?).Samsung Galaxy Note.
    • 6.( 5?) Nokia 808.
    • 5. Samsung GALAXY Note II
    • 4.( 4 =).Sony Xperia S.
    • 3.( 20?) SonyEricsson Xperia Arc S
    • 2. Nokia Lumia 920.
    • 1. Galaxy SIII tops the rating of the best phones of 2012.

To begin with, outsiders by the end of the year:

. .. HTC ONE S

is the first of the two new ONE line phones included in our mobile phone rating of 2012 .Unlike its predecessor, the Sensation series, the device has become thinner than 10 mm. The display is 4.7 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 protected by Gorilla Glass 2. The smartphone is equipped with a powerful 4-core Nvidia Tegra III processor. The camera has a resolution of 8 mp.

. .. Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The Nexus line is released in close collaboration with the Google search giant. The device is equipped with a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 1.2 GHz processor running Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich. The camera has a resolution of only 5 mp, which is a minus in comparison with competitors. However, the smartphone has an excellent Super AMOLED display of 4.65 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The slot for memory cards, alas, is not available, so users have to accept 16 GB of internal Flash memory.

. .. HTC Sensation

The market has been around for a long time and is among the most popular top-end smartphones, despite the appearance of the updated ONE line. The device has a Qualcomm MSM 8260 1.5 GHz processor. The screen has a diagonal of 4.3 inches and a resolution of 960 × 540.The camera has a resolution of 8 mp. Dimensions of the device: 126 x 65 x 11 mm.

. .. Nokia Lumia 800.

Most recently, it was one of the top ten phones in 2012.The bright and stylish device has a 3.7-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800. Low power consumption provides the matrix AMOLED.There is a smartphone based on the QualComm MSM8255 1.4 GHz processor running Windows Phone 7. The 16 GB of memory, unfortunately, can not be expanded - there is no card slot. The smartphone allows you to take photos of decent quality thanks to a camera at 8 mp equipped with CarlZeiss optics.

. .. HTC Desire S

- the first of four devices from HTC, presented in the rating. In the heart of the phone is a powerful Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm with a frequency of 1.1 GHz, the amount of RAM - 768 MB.In the near future, users will be able to update the operating system HTC Desire S to Android 4.0.3.The phone has a relatively compact size and optimum performance at an affordable price.

. .. Samsung Galaxy SII.

One of the most popular top-end smartphones has an excellent Super AMOLED plus display and one of the fastest Exynos processors on the market. The screen has a diagonal of 4.27 inches, resolution 480 x 800. Dual-core Exynos with a frequency of 1.2 GHz allows the device to cope with the requirements of any of the market-famous applications for mobile phones. The downside of the device is the plastic case. One of the best phones of last year, but in 2012 he gets the place of an outsider.

And now, the best smartphones in 2012:

10.( 2 ? ) iPhone 4S

- until recently is the best phone of 2012 in in the top segment based on sales results. For the first quarter of 2012, sold more than 30 million iPhone 4S.The device runs on a dual-core Apple A5 processor running iOS.Excellent removes the 8-megapixel camera, equipped with a new 5-element optics. However, Apple has the smallest screen size among all the participants of the tens - only 3.5 inches at 960 x 640 resolution. Although the clarity and color rendition is at height. Made of glass and metal, the case has a thickness of 9.3 mm, weight of the device is 40 g.

The global leadership of the iPhone in terms of sales is due not only to the quality of the smartphone itself, but also to the well-thought-out policy of involving users in the world of "apple" devices. A huge number of applications, games, services, the ability to synchronize with the iPad make this particular smartphone the most desired and best gift for the New Year.

9.( 6 ? ) SE Live Walkman

- the most musical phone in the ranking of the best. For fans of using the phone as a player SE Live Walkman - the best option. The sound quality is provided by the xLOUD amplification technology. The device has a 3.2-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The amount of RAM - 512 MB, Qualcomm processor with a frequency of 1 GHz. The phone running Google Android 2.3.

8.( 8 = ).HTC ONE X.

Eighth place in top 10 phones 2012 gets another smartphone from HTC. The device is enclosed in a metal case, has a 4.3-inch screen and a Super AMOLED matrix. The smartphone is based on the dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260A1.5 GHz processor. Built-in 16 GB memory, no memory card slot. The camera has a resolution of 8 mp.

7.( 5 ? ).Samsung Galaxy Note.

The device hits its screen with a diagonal of 5.3 inches, convenient for viewing the best films included in the rating of films in 2012. Skeptics predicted a low demand for such a large-sized smartphone, however, for 5 months of sales, 5 million GalaxyNote was sold. According to the characteristics of the device is almost identical to GalaxySII.There is only a more capacious battery, a stylus and ample opportunities for manual input.

6.( 5 ? ) Nokia 808.

Not just a phone, but a real cameraphone with a 41 m sensor and advanced optics from Carl Zeiss. The device features an original appearance and a rather impressive weight in 169g. The best camera phone of the year is on a single-core 1.3 GHz processor. The main drawback of the device can be called the operating system - it's archaic Symbian. For those who value the quality of "mobile" photography, Nokia 808 has no competitors among the participants in the rating.

5. Samsung GALAXY Note II

is an innovative design and a luxurious 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The best phones of the year 2012 can boast a wide variety of dimensions, and Note II, certainly, will please fans of large and stylish devices. The smartphone runs on a quad-core processor of 1.6 GHz and Android 4.1.A distinctive feature of the device is the presence of an electronic pen S Pen.

4.( 4 = ).Sony Xperia S.

The newly formed Sony Mobile company has launched the Xperia line of smartphones, the top segment of which is represented by the XperiaS.The first thing that impresses with this smartphone is the 4.3-inch diagonal screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The screen is protected with hot glass. Probably, if you choose a phone for the quality of the display, the Xperia S - is the best phone of the year 2012 .The device operates on the basis of the QualComm MSM8260 processor. Camera with a resolution of 12 mp. The case made of soft plastic is resistant to scratches.

3.( 20 ? ). Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S The

is the latest device from SonyEricsson, which left the mobile device market in 2011.The smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor MSM8255T, has 512 MB of internal memory and a connector for microSDHC.The camera with flash and autofocus has a resolution of 8 mp. TFT-screen with a resolution of 480h854 has a diagonal of 4.2 inches.

2. Nokia Lumia 920.

Another flagship, a participant in the ranking of 2013 phones, this time from Finnish Nokia. The device is running Windows Phone, has a bright high-quality display of 4.5 inches and a stylish body of polycarbonate. Designers have provided 5 color variations for every taste: black, white, gray, red and yellow. Among the features worth noting dual-core processor Qualcomm 1.5 GHz, 32 GB of non-expandable built-in and 1 GB of RAM.

1. Galaxy SIII tops the rating of the best phones in 2012.

The current flagship from Samsung set a record in the first week of sales, ahead of its predecessor Galaxy SII seven times. The device has a HD Super AMOLED display with a diagonal of 4.8 inches with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The performance is provided by a quad-core Exynos processor with a core frequency of 1.4 GHz, RAM - 1 Gb. By the totality of the characteristics of the Galaxy SIII can easily be recognized as the best smartphone among those offered on the market. It is this device that currently leads in the ratings of preferences around the world.

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