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Top Smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy S II

The battle of the phones continues as Samsung knocks HTC and Apple off the top spot for favourite mobile phone in May, new figures reveal.

The array of different smartphones on the market, all offering the latest technology and features, has led to a close battle between which is the favourite.

Last month saw the iPhone 4 hit top spot, while May sees the Samsung Galaxy S II sweep past both Apple and HTC handsets to steal first place, becoming the UK’s most popular phone.

The latest uSwitch Mobile Tracker ranks the most popular handsets based on live searches and sales.  While Samsung is the most popular, HTC continues to dominate the table with this Taiwanese manufacturer holding the most handsets in the top ten.  Five different HTC models, including the Desire S and the dual-core Sensation featured on the list.

“Samsung has leap frogged Apple and HTC’s best handsets this month with its Galaxy S II deservedly stealing a march,” said Ernest Doku, uSwitch technology expert.

“With a number of great deals being offered by networks and retailers, this powerful and slick Android smartphone could be around and dominating the chart for a while.”

The list also showed Android takes the largest market share in the UK, as Google’s operating system powers 80 percent of the phones that featured in the Top 10 list.

The Samsung Galaxy S II only came on sale at the beginning of May, and has already made a huge impression with consumers.

The HTC Desire S meanwhile has been a consistent performer over the months, and has in May climbed three places.

BlackBerry remains subdued however on the list, with its BlackBerry Curve 8520 experiencing the biggest fall from last month.  This handset fell two places to ninth place, just sitting above the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc which came in at 10th place in May.