Samsung Galaxy Note

Remember that ex-girlfriend? The one who always insisted that size matters? Well, call her up and tell her the smartphone of her dreams has arrived. The Samsung Galaxy Note features a massive 5.3” WXGA (1280 x 800) HD Super AMOLED display. Is that big enough for you, Jennifer? Well, is it?! Sorry. Back to the phone now. The 3G Note also comes with Samsung’s S Pen stylus which lets you take notes or doodle poodles right on your phone. Under the hood you’ll find a dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1 GB RAM. The 8 megapixel camera also captures 1080p video, and it comes loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is much more than we can say for Jennifer.

Motorola Droid Razr

Ready to blow your friend’s mind? When he asks you what kind of phone you have, tell him it’s a Razr… wait a few seconds for the chuckles to die down, then shock his world when you whip out the brand new Motorola Droid Razr. Verizon’s newest and perhaps most lethal smartphone does indeed borrow half its name from the trendy Razr of the mid-2000s, but after the super-slim profile, the similarities come screeching to a halt. The Droid Razr packs a dual–core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of LP DDR2 RAM, and a 4.3” Super AMOLED display to show off the 8MP pictures and 1080p video of your buddy’s jaw landing on the floor. Motorola has thought of everything – including the fact that your friend may be so jealous that he attempts to shoot you – so  the Razr is shielded with a kevlar backplate. Add to that some reinforced Gorilla Glass, and you’ll have Captain America dealing with some serious shield envy. Pick one up for $299 with a new 2-year deal.

HTC Sensation x Beats by Dre

For the audiophiles out there, HTC plans to bring  integrate the Beats by Dre technology into a special edition, HTC Sensation. HTC recently invested $300m into Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats by Dre line. Not wasting a beat, they’re maximizing their partnership in this new HTC Sensation. The new phone features increased processing power from 1.2 Ghz to 1.5 Ghz. Onboard memory doubles to 4Gb. Finally, the battery jumps from 1520 mAH to 1730 mAH.

What else increases? Oh yea, the price. Unlocked HTC Sensations go for about $570. Your special edition, Dre Day HTC Sensation? $847. On the one hand, you’re paying for a more powerful phone having better sound quality. On the other hand, you’re still listening to smudgy carbon copies of pristine music, aka MP3s. You could just buy Beats by Dre headphones and use them with your old phone, but hey, that’s just me. Rollout starts in the UK and then likely makes its way to China.