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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 (960×540) 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 (960×640) 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 (1136×640) 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 (800×480) 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 (960×540) 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 (1280×720) 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 (1280×720) 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 (800×480) 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 (960×540) 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 (1280×720) 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 (1280×720) 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 (960×540) 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 (1280×720) 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 (800×480) 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 (960×540) 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 (960×540) 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 (1280×720) 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 (960×540) 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 (640×360) 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 (800×480) 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 (800×480) 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 (480×800) 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 (480×800) 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 (800×400) 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 (1280×768) 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 (1280×720) 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 (800×480) 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 (1280×720) 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 (1280×800) 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 (1280×720) 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 (800×480) 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 (1280×720) 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 (800×480) 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 (480×320) 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 (1280×720) 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 (854×480) 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 (1280×720) 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 (1280×720) 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 (1280×720) 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 (854×480) 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 (1280×720) 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 (960×540) 1.6GHz / 1GB 8MP rear (shoots 1080p) / 0.3MP front 4GB/16GB internal / up to 32GB microSD 141g

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