The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2011


6. HTC Amaze

It takes a bold company to name its products with superlatives, and the universe of names like "Incredible" can quickly grow thin. Undaunted, the HTC Amaze will do just that, particularly when used to capture and display images. Its 4.3-inch qHD display offers a nearly uninterrupted 960 x 540 pixels (exactly one quarter of HD, hence qHD).

Picking up the slack is an eight-megapixel camera with 28-mm lens and f/2.2 aperture that captures full HD. The Amaze includes a dedicated camera button, LED flash and a two megapixel front-side camera to boot. Android 2.3.4 runs on a 1.5-GHz, dual-core processor on 1GB of system memory plus 16 GB of storage, expandable to 48 GB. Includes support for Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, HSPA+ and quad-band GSM/EDGE. Oh, and video processing is handled by an Adreno 220 discrete GPU. Pretty cool.