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The Best Smartphones

The ten best smartphones on the market today.


Smartphones are everywhere you look, it seems. But not all smartphones are created equal. Read on to find out which phones have earned a spot on my list of today's 10 best smartphones.

And if you're still not sure which phone is right for you, take my quick cell phone chooser quiz to find out which phone is your perfect phone.

1. HTC Sensation 4G

HTC Sensation 4G
4G support. An 8-megapixel camera. The latest version of Android. HTC's slick Sense user interface. A dual-core CPU. These are just a few of the features packed into the HTC Sensation 4G, and just a few of the reasons why it's earned the top spot on this list of today's best smartphones. The Sensation 4G is available from T-Mobile.
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3D technology isn't just for TVs and movie screens anymore: it's now made its way to cell phones, too. Meet the HTC EVO 3D, a smartphone that allows you to capture and record 3D images and video, and view 3D content on its screen, all without those annoying 3D glasses.
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3. Apple iPhone 4


The iPhone 4 is not without its problems -- yes, we've heard about those pesky antenna issues. But it remains one of the best smartphones around, thanks to its gorgeous display, elegant design, and incredible ease of use. And its even better now that you have a choice of carriers.

4. HTC Thunderbolt


The HTC Thunderbolt was Verizon's first 4G smartphone and it remains the carrier's best high-speed option. But the Thunderbolt delivers more than just speedy data access: it also offers a big, bright 4.3-inch touch screen, excellent call quality, and a top-notch camera.

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5. T-Mobile G2x with Google

T-Mobile G2x 4G Phone

T-Mobile's G2x with Google is big and beautiful, featuring a 4-inch touch screen and a slim, sleek design. But it's more than a pretty face: on the inside, the G2x offers support for T-Mobile's 4G network, Google's Android OS, and an 8-megapixel camera.

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6. Samsung Droid Charge

Samsung Droid Charge

If you like speed, you'll love Samsung's Droid Charge. This smartphone takes full advantage of Verizon's speedy 4G LTE network, while also offering a top-notch camera and a big, bright Super AMOLED touch screen.

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7. Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola Laptop Dock

No, that's not a computer you see pictured here. It's the Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone, paired with an accessory dock which turns the phone into a computer of sorts. But even on its own, the Atrix 4G is impressive. It features a dual-core processor, a big qHD display, and a 5-megapixel camera. It runs on AT&T's network.

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8. T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide

With its big screen, slide-out keyboard, and solid construction, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is not a petite phone. But it is a powerful one, running the latest version of Google's Android OS and featuring a dual-core processor. The myTouch 4G Slide also packs in one of the most powerful cameras seen on a smartphone so far.

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9. Samsung Epic 4G

Samsung Epic 4G

The Samsung Epic 4G is not the newest phone on this list; in fact, it debuted while some of its rivals were still designs on a drawing board. But the Epic 4G remains one of today's best smartphones thanks to its excellent design, 4G support, and a top-notch camera.

10. HTC Arrive

HTC Arrive

Handsets running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software haven't exactly made waves in the smartphone market. But that doesn't mean you should overlook them -- especially if you're considering the HTC Arrive. This phone features a solid design, a great keyboard, and is easy to use. It lacks support for Sprint's 4G network, but if you can live without that, you'll appreciate what the HTC Arrive has to offer.

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