43 Hot Smartphone Specs Compared.... (Including iPhone 5)

We're seeing more and more high-end smartphones enter the market, and keeping up with all of them is nothing short of overwhelming. How will you decide which one will be your next handset? Here’s how popular beasts like the Galaxy S III stack up against upcoming options like the iPhone 5 and Lumia 920.

The list below is something new for us here at Gizmodo Australia: think of it as a living document. As new phones are announced/released, we’ll add them to our list for your easy reference. Here we’ll be focusing on the hottest phones, including 4G models earmarked in Australia. We’ll be sure to let you know when we’ve done so and encourage you to drop a comment if you spot a sexy new device.

So which of the phones below take your fancy?

Note: Specs below may change without notice.

Phone In Australia? OS Screen CPU / RAM Cameras Storage Weight
Acer
Liquid Gallant Duo
TBC Android 4.0 4.3-inch TFT LCD (960x540) 1GHz / 1GB 5MP rear / no front camera 4GB / up to 32GB microSD 145g
Apple
iPhone 4S
Everywhere iOS 5 (upgradeable to iOS 6) 3.5-inch LCD (960x640) 800MHz dual-core A5 / 512MB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 0.3MP front 16/32/64GB / not expandable 140g
Apple
iPhone 5
Telstra, Optus, Vodafone iOS 6 4-inch LCD (1136x640) 1GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.2MP front 16GB/32GB/64GB / not expandable 112g
Asus
Padfone
Harvey Norman, MobiCity Android 4.0 4.3-inch (smartphone) / 10.1-inch (tablet) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear / 0.3MP front 16GB/32GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 129g
HTC
Desire X
Expected September 2012 Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4 4-inch Super LCD (800x480) 1GHz dual-core / 768MB 5MP rear (shoots 480p) / no front camera 4GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 114g
HTC
One S
Telstra, Virgin, Optus Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 (960x540) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 0.3MP front 16GB internal / not expandable 119.5g
HTC
One X
Everywhere Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 (1280x720) 1.5GHz quad-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 32GB internal / not expandable 130g
HTC
One XL
Telstra Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 (1280x720) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 16GB internal / not expandable 129g
HTC
Sensation XL
Vodafone Android 4.0 / Sense 3.6 4.7-inch LCD (800x480) 1.5GHz/ 768MB 8MP rear (shoots 720p) / 1.3MP front 16GB internal / not expandable 162.5g
HTC
Velocity 4G
Telstra Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 3.6 4.5-inch LCD (960x540) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 163.8g
Huawei
Ascend D quad
TBC Android 4.0 4.5-inch IPS LCD (1280x720) 1.2GHz quad-core / 1GB 8MP rear (1080p) / 1.3MP front 8GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 130g
Huawei
Ascend D quad XL
TBC Android 4.0 4.5-inch IPS+ LCD (1280x720) 1.5GHz quad-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front (shoots 720p) 8GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 150g
Huawei
Ascend P1 S
TBC Android 4.0 4.3-inch Super AMOLED (960x540) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 4GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 130g
LG
Optimus 4X HD
MobiCity, Expansys Android 4.0 4.7-inch True HD IPS (1280x720) 1.5GHz quad-core / 1GB 8MP rear (1080p) / 1.3MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 133g
LG
Optimus L7
iPrimus, MobiCity, Optus Android 4.0 4.3-inch NOVA display (800x480) 1GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (720p) / 1.3MP front 4GB / up to 32GB microSD 122g
LG
Optimus L9
TBC Android 4.0 4.7-inch IPS LCD (960x540) 1GHz dual-core / 1GB 5MP rear / 0.3MP front 4GB / up to 32GB microSD 125g
Motorola
RAZR
Everywhere Android 4.0 4.3-inch Super AMOLED (960x540) 1.2GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 2MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 127g
Motorola
RAZR HD
Telstra, expected Q4 2012 Android 4.0 (upgradeable to Android 4.1) 4.7-inch Super AMOLED (1280x720) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 12GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 146g
Motorola
RAZR M
Telstra, expected Q4 2012 Android 4.0 (upgradeable to Android 4.1) 4.3-inch Super AMOLED (960x540) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 0.3MP front 8GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 126g
Nokia
808 PureView
Not official, MobiCity Symbian (Belle) 4.0-inch AMOLED (640x360) 1.3GHz / 512MB 41MP rear (shoots 1080p)/ 0.3MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 169g
Nokia
Lumia 610
Vodafone, MobiCity, Boost Mobile Windows Phone 7.5 Mango 3.7-inch LCD (800x480) 800MHz / 256MB 5MP rear (shoots 720p) / 0.3MP front 8GB internal / no external 131.5g
Nokia
Lumia 710
Virgin Windows Phone 7 3.7-inch LCD (800x480) 1.4GHz / 512MB 5MP rear (shoots 720p) / no front 8GB internal / not expandable 125.5g
Nokia
Lumia 800
Everywhere Windows Phone 7.5 3.7-inch AMOLED (480x800) 1.4GHz / 512MB 8MP rear (shoots 720p) / no front 16GB internal / not expandable 142g
Nokia
Lumia 820
TBC Windows Phone 8 4.3-inch AMOLED (480x800) 1.5GH dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 720p) / 0.9MP front 8GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 160g
Nokia
Lumia 900
Optus, MobiCity Windows Phone 7.5 4.3-inch AMOLED (800x400) 1.4GHz / 512MB 8MP rear (shoots 720p)/ 1MP front 16GB internal / not expandable 159g
Nokia
Lumia 920
TBC Windows Phone 8 4.5-inch TFT LCD (1280x768) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 720p) / 1.3MP front 32GB internal / not expandable 185g
Samsung
Ativ S
TBC Windows Phone 8 4.8-inch Super AMOLED (1280x720) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.9MP front 16GB/32GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 135g
Samsung
Focus S
Not official in AU, Electronic Bazaar, MobiCity Windows Phone 7.5 4.3-inch Super AMOLED (800x480) 1.4GHz / 512MB 8MP rear (shoots 720p) / 1.3MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 110g
Samsung
Galaxy Nexus
Kogan, Dodo Android 4.0 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) 1.2GHz dual-core / 1GB 5MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 16/32GB internal / not expandable 135g
Samsung
Galaxy Note
Everywhere Android 4.0 5.3-inch Super AMOLED (1280x800) 1.4GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 2MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 178g
Samsung
Galaxy Note II
TBC Android 4.1 5.5-inch Super AMOLED (1280x720) 1.6GHz quad-core / 2GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.9MP front 16GB/32GB/64GB internal / up to 64GB microSD 180g
Samsung
Galaxy S II
Everywhere Android 4.0 4.3-inch Super AMOLED (800x480) 1.2GHz dual-core / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 2MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 130g
Samsung Galaxy
S III
Everywhere Android 4.0 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Cortex-A9 quad-core / 1GB 8MP rear / 1.9MP front 16GB/32GB/64GB internal / up to 64GB microSD 133g
Samsung
Omnia W (aka Focus Flash)
Telstra, MobiCity Windows Phone 7.5 3.7-inch Super AMOLED (800x480) 1.4GHz / 512MB 5MP rear (shoots 720p) / 1.3MP front 8GB internal / not expandable 115.3g
Sony
Xperia Go
Optus, Allphones, TeleChoice, MobiCity Android 2.3 (upgradeable to Android 4.0) 3.5-inch LCD Reality Display (480x320) 1GHz dual-core / 512MB 5MP rear (shoots 720p) 8GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 110g
Sony
Xperia V
TBC Android 4.0 (upgradeable to Android 4.1) 4.3-inch LCD Reality Display (1280x720) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 13MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 0.3MP front 8GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 120g
Sony
Xperia J
TBC Android 4.0 4-inch TFT LCD (854x480) 1GHz / 512MB 5MP rear (shoots VGA) / 0.3MP front 4GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 124g
Sony
Xperia S
Vodafone, Virgin, Optus, MobiCity Android 4 4.55-inch LCD (1280x720) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 12MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 144g
Sony
Xperia SL
TBC Android 4.0 4.3-inch LCD Reality Display (1280x720) 1.7GHz dual-core / 1GB 12MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 32GB internal / not expandable 144g
Sony
Xperia T
TBC Android 4.0 4.55-inch LCD Reality Display (1280x720) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 13MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 1.3MP front 16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 139g
Sony
Xperia U
MobiCity Android 2.3 (Android 4 coming) 3.5-inch TFT LCD (854x480) 1GHz / 512MB 5MP rear (shoots 720p) / 0.3MP front 4GB internal / not expandable 110g
Sony
Xperia V
TBC Android 4.0 (upgradeable to Android 4.1) 4.3-inch LCD Reality Display (1280x720) 1.5GHz dual-core / 1GB 13MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 0.3MP front 8GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 120g
ZTE
Grand X IN
TBC Android 4.0 4.3-inch TFT LCD (960x540) 1.6GHz / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 0.3MP front 4GB/16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 141g

Comments

    I'm looking at the Lumia 900 or TItan II depending on when things release in Aus.

    also WPDownUnder is reporting May 22 for the Titan II at Telstra - http://www.wpdownunder.com/?p=4929

    iPhone 5 for me. Waiting very impatiently.

      Why not say "iphone 8"? or 10 or 1000000?

        i believe they meant out of the LIST of phones there!!! .. not the phone that at the moment only exists at apple RnD....

        I'm waiting very impatiently for my Vietnamese delivery to show up right now, does that make me a Vietnamese fanboy?

      I bet it will be iPhone 4g and then 4gs.. Just saying...

    How many times have you guys run this article? 3? 4?

    Seriously, if your going to run it again then at least update and correct the information.

      @dionysus Agreed and thanks (status on all phones now updated). What you suggest is the exact goal of this table -- continually updated to make it easy for readers to make comparisons.

      Though care was taken in piecing the table together, if you notice an incorrect spec, simply drop us a note or comment here and we'll fix it.

        I have an HTC A8183 from 2010 called by various names Bravo and Desire. Which of the HTC phones in the table is the closest?

      agreed, apple has a dual core 1ghz chip, not a dual core 800 mhz.

      gizmodo is too android loving.

        @deshan To the best of my understanding and research, the 1Ghz chip used by the iPhone 4S is downclocked to 800Mhz to preserve battery life. If you have info that says otherwise, I'd be more than happy to explore.

        I find gizmodo the only site that has no bias at all. That is very refreshing compared to other sites that constantly coo on about everything Apple

    None of them yet. Neither One X nor SIII are significantly better than the Galaxy Nexus for me to bother. If I didn't have an ICS device, I'd probably lean toward the One X.

    Have an LG Optimus 3D, wicked phone, don't use the 3D much anymore, not much use for it. The 3D Max in this article, the younger brother to my phone, has the same memory expandability that mine does, I don't know where the writer got the impression that it does not. You can put up to a 32 Gb Micro SD into it. Highly anticipating the ICS release from LG.

    The D Quad is packing 1.4 ghz kthx

    Where the lumia 920 in this?

    Could this list be updated with another column or something to indicate 4G status?

    The table confirms for me that the ifone 5 is just an improved iphone 4. Hardly an evolutionary leap from a company that prides itself on innovation.

    Where's the Lumia 920 and 820? iPhone 5 isn't on shelves yet, neither is the Samsung Ativ-S.

    Name any phone model that is not just an improved phone. The SIII is an improved SII, the Lumia 820 is an improved Lumia 800. It will always be just an incremental change until someone innovates another category defining device. I don't see any great innovations from anyone, just a level playing field now. The same time next year will be interesting.

      I agree there has been a slow down, but some phones are still better than others. I suspect your referring to the iPhone. Its inferior on almost every metric compared to a number of phones already out. So its not just a matter of improving, but not improving enough.

    Why include an unreleased Samsung WP8 phone and not the Nokia models? But if I had to buy a new phone this month, I don't think I could go past a Sony Xperia U or Xperia Go. The U looks fantastic, the Go is probably sensible for life on the water and both are nice and compact. I'd put up with Android for either of them, I reckon.

    The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 8.7Mp Camera, the 820 has a 8Mp Camera.

    Very minor point: might want to check Samsung galaxy s2 weight (116g I think).

    The Galaxy S III at 64Gb isn't available I think you'll find. It was never relased, otherwise i might have bought one instead of my HTC One X (which i love).

    I'll stick with my Sonim XP3300, you can borrow it when your smartphones recharging.

    I'm picking nits, but the current OS available for the iPhone 4S is iOS 5.1.1

      And I'll be getting the iPhone 5 when my contract expires next year :)

    Specs for the Lumia 920 are incorrect. Camera is 8.7mp and shoots 1080p and the Screen is clear black puremotion.

    Would have loved to have seen 'Dimensions/Weight' instead of just 'Weight' and at least a crude figure of battery life in there. I use gsmarena.com at the moment, but I've only been able to compare two phones at a time. I think the perfect tool for deciding would be something with sliders and check boxes. For example, I'd like Android, approximately 4 inch screen, maximum resolution, with maximum battery life and minimum dimensions/weight as cheap as possible. Not so concerned about speed, the old HTC Desire I've got is perfect except the battery if not good enough anymore, and the resolution is a bit low.

    Hi, can you include expected* battery life in this chart. I'd happily choose a phone that weighs more if it has a better battery.

    This is an awesome article! Just sayin'

    32GB version of the Galaxy Nexus has been discontinued months ago. Should be removed from list.

    I would love to see an indepth comparison between the iphone 5, lumia 920 and galaxy 3 (thats one of the top android phones right now, right?)

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