Android Phones Take Over Mobile World Congress

The next round of hot Android phones were on display in Barcelona. Will one of them seriously threaten the iPhone’s supremacy? Let's take a look at them.

Android Phones Invade Barcelona

The next round of hot Android phones has arrived at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, seriously threatening the iPhone's supremacy. More Android devices are sold altogether than the iPhone, but one single device hasn't managed to dethrone Apple's phone. Can one of these phones topple the iPhone this year alone? You'll be the one voting with your credit card.

HTC Incredible S

Lowdown: The Incredible upgrade goes high-end

What's hot: Feels more expensive than previous model, as it comes with elegant aluminum unibody, 8-megapixel camera and 720p video recording.

Not so hot: Doesn't come with the latest OS, but only with Android Froyo (2.2)

Go hands-on with the HTC Incredible S

Samsung Galaxy S II

Lowdown: Strong iPhone competitor with amazing display, dual-core processor and Android 2.3

What's hot: Great 4.3-inch high-resolution display, light and thin, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p recording and HSPA+ (21MBps) connectivity.

Not so hot: Looks like a bigger iPhone 4

Go hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S II

HTC Desire S

Lowdown: Slight update over previous model arrives in the second quarter

What's hot: Bright 3.7-inch display with 1GHz processor and 720p recording with 5-megapixel camera in an aluminum unibody.

Not so hot: No dual-core processor, few design improvements.

Go hands-on with the HTC Desire S

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Lowdown: PlayStation Portable meets Android 2.3

What's hot: Has a slide-out panel containing the Sony gaming D-pad on the left side, the four symbol-etched game control buttons on the right, and a set of circular touchpads in the middle, which act like analog joysticks.

Not so hot: Bulky, plasticky, will only work on Verizon initially.

Go hands-on with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

HTC Salsa

Lowdown: The official unofficial Facebook phone

What's hot: Dedicated Facebook hardware button for uploading photos, videos and update statuses on the fly via Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Not so hot: Average specs; positioning of the Facebook button looks slightly out of the way.

Go hands-on with the HTC Salsa

LG Optimus 3D

Lowdown: Create and share 3D content without glasses

What's hot: 4.3-inch display to watch 3D content without glasses, dual 5-megapixel cameras for 3D video recording and 3D HDMI out video.

Not so hot: 3D experience works only at certain viewing angles, won't come with latest Android version.

Go hands-on with the LG Optimus 3D

HTC Wildfire S

Lowdown: Budget Gingerbread phone arriving in the second quarter

What's hot: Nice, clean design with rounded corners and solid build, coming in three colors: a light purple, stone gray and black.

Not so hot: Average specs, with a low-resolution 3.2-inch display, 5-megapixel camera and 600MHz processor.

Go hands-on with the HTC Wildfire S

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

Lowdown: Refreshed Sony Ericsson Android 2.3 line

What's hot: 8.1-megapixel camera with Sony's Exmor R CMOS sensor for bright photos and videos even in low light and HDMI output. Pro version has full QWERTY slide-out keyboard.

Not so hot: No dual-core processor, average display

Will the new Xperia line get any love?

HTC ChaCha

Lowdown: BlackBerry-style Android phone with Facebook integration

What's hot: Full QWERTY keyboard and hardware Facebook button for quick posting content on the social network and dual cameras.

Not so hot: Only 600MHz processor, small 2.6-inch touchscreen.

Meet the HTC Facebook phones

Samsung Galaxy Mini

Lowdown: Highly-pocketable budget Android 2.2 phone

What's hot: Small form-factor with a 3.1-inch display, QuickOffice and Swype keyboard for easy texting.

Not so hot: Sluggish 600MHz processor, 3-megapixel camera, only Android 2.2.

View Samsung Galaxy Mini specs

T-Mobile (Samsung) Move

Lowdown: Budget-conscious 2.8-inch Android 2.2 smartphone

What's hot: Handset costs as low as $50 on a two-year contract with T-Mobile starting this spring in the United States.

Not so hot: Slow processor, 150MB internal memory, 2-megapixel camera

More on T-Mobile's budget line