Although we may be motivated to buy a phone based on specific features, such as battery life, power or connectivity, we end up using it more often for features we may not have originally thought were so important: camera, streaming video, and especially social networking. Social network integration is becoming a standard in mobile operating systems; users expect to have instant and convenient access, shortcuts in menus for sharing photos, and visible notifications and updates at a glance. So, if Facebook and Twitter account for the majority of time spent on your phone, any of the following smart phones would suit your needs.
Samsung Galaxy S3
One of the most popular phones on the market also happens to be great for browsing and sharing. Fun features such as an interactive lock screen mean you can snap a picture or open your browser instantly, with a single touch. Now you can connect to social media, and capture a moment and then share it in mere seconds.
Along with many other notable improvements on the previous 4S model, the [easyazon-link asin=”B0097CZJEO” locale=”us”]iPhone 5[/easyazon-link] has integrated your favorite social networking features. By getting information from your facebook account, you can now see your friends birthday on your calendar, and view contact information right in your address book. You can also instantly snap and share a photo on twitter with integrated social networking shortcuts.
Blackberry Curve 9320
Blackberry has always been known for it’s messaging and emailing based interface, and with a full QWERTY keyboard and plenty of security, it makes for easy status updates and chatting with friends. You also don’t have to pay a fortune to get the features you want, the Curve goes for half of what some other handsets are asking.
HTC One X
Another highly coveted handset, the One X combines the best of the latest Android technology, along with HTC Sense, which makes for a streamlined user interface. With an 8MP rear facing camera, and 1.3MP front facing camera, you can snap vanity shots or record HD video and share it across your social networks. Not to mention, the quad-core processor and 4G LTE support makes connecting and sharing lightening fast.
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
Social networking on the go is made easy with it’s generous battery life, with up to 21 hours of talk time. You can also use it’s micro HDMI slot to connect to peripherals, which makes it easy to view photos and videos shared by your friends right on your TV.
HTC tried their hand at a Blackberry type design, and geared it specifically towards those who love social networking. It’s the first phone with a dedicated Facebook share button, which allows you to instantly share photos, chat, or check in. You can enjoy an intuitively designed QWERTY keyboard, and all the perks of a touchscreen as well.
Nokia Lumia 900
Running Windows Phone 7, this user interface is unique and a breath of fresh air from what we usually see on smart phones. With it’s “tile” widget system, useful information is visible at a glance, including social networking notifications, the number of unread email or messages and missed calls; less time is spent navigating menus to find the information you need. You can also share important moments in high definition with the 8MP camera boasting a Carl Zeiss lens.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
If you love QWERTY keyboards, but are not a fan of the “candybar” phone design, you’ll love this pint-sized slider. With a backlit keyboard and crisp touch screen, you have two options for typing. Shortcuts in menus make it easy to share pictures, import information into your contacts straight from your facebook account and more.
LG Optimus 4x HD
Yet another ultra-powerful, quad-core smart phone, the Optimus 4x HD allows you to browse at incredible speeds, run multiple apps (facebook, twitter, Google+) at once, seamlessly. With an 8MP camera, you can share quality photos thanks to image stabilization and smile/face detection, plus geo-tagging and HD video.
Sony Galaxy Note
Sitting on the fence between a mobile and a tablet, this hybrid has a huge 5.3 inch display, accompanied by a stylus pen, which makes it easy to type messages and statuses, and navigate menus on the touchscreen with efficiency. With 4G LTE support and 26 hours of talk time, social networking on the go is fast and easy.
The author of this article is Chloe Parker, a gadget and tech enthusiast and editor for MobilePhones.org.uk, where she writes about the very latest in smartphone news and rumors.
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