Apple iPhone 4
When it comes to choosing the best handset to give as present, there is probably no better choice than the Apple iPhone 4. Both loved and hated, the mighty iPhone has now acquired the status of a household name, which is by no means by accident. The latest iteration of the device offers an incredibly delicious design with its glass plus stainless steel construction, while managing to stay the thinnest smartphone out there. It's hard to imagine how so much great stuff has been tucked inside though, given the iPhone 4's incredible hardware potential. Furthermore, its countless applications make it a gift that will surely come in handy in a lot of ways.
Samsung Galaxy S
If you are looking for a powerful Android device, that's probably as good as it gets, at least for the time being. The Galaxy S is an unstoppable machine that finds its key points in the wonderful Super AMOLED screen, lightning-quick Hummingbird chipset, as well as Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, which offers some unique features like full Flash Player 10.1 support. The latter will be highly-appreciated by all users who love surfing the web on their handsets.
Finally, here's a Nokia handset that has managed to win a place in our Holiday Gift Guide 2010! Undoubtedly, the Nokia C7 is a worthwhile device that should not be overlooked in any way. After all, the phone sports a 3.5" capacitive AMOLED screen, along with an 8MP camera and the latest Symbian^3 operating system. To top it off, it is designed in the best traditions of the leading Finnish manufacturer.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
A very affordable, yet nicely-made Android phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is capable of delivering a very satisfying overall performance, while not making a dent in your pocket. It has a straightforward user interface that is great to use on the 3" capacitive screen, while the device packs just enough punch to take care of most Android applications. It's only significant drawback is the lack of multi-touch support, but one just cannot have it all when buying a budget-oriented smartphone.
Nokia X3 Touch and Type
On paper, the Nokia X3 Touch and Type seems like a strange hybrid between a standard-looking numpad candybar and a touchscreen handset, however, in reality the phone turned out to be quite good, with the 2.4" resistive touchscreen being put to good use, while the usability of the classic form-factor remains unquestionable.
As it seems, European users are also up to their necks with great offerings, which they can pick for their close ones. Finally, we would advise you to base your decision on the particular person's needs and desires - that would help you make the best choice for a present.