Samsung Galaxy S II
Even though it has been on the European market for many months, the Samsung GALAXY S II remains one of the hottest devices your money can buy. And what your money gets you is the performance of a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and the eye-pleasing visuals delivered by a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Oh, and let's not forget that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to the GALAXY S II as well, so it is definitely a future-proof device we are talking about here.
HTC Sensation XE
Enhanced with Beats Audio, the HTC Sensation XE is the device for those who simply cannot live without their tunes. The iBeats earphones that come in the set are probably the best a smartphone has been equipped with out of the box, and the Beats Audio software profile makes sure they sound their finest. But besides a flashy portable multimedia player, the Sensation XE is a powerful smartphone too. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm chipset, a gorgeous 4.3-inch qHD display, and an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot video at 1080p.
Apple iPhone 4S
This list would simply feel incomplete if we don't include the iPhone 4S – a smartphone outstanding both on the inside and on the outside. The iPhone 4S is what you get for someone very special, and presenting it as a gift is like saying: “Thank you for being so awesome! Please, enjoy playing with this shiny gadget!”. Your gift will be accepted with gratitude, and heck, you might even get a kiss after that!
Nokia Lumia 800
The Nokia Lumia 800 is the company's very first attempt at delivering a Windows Phone device, and our first hand experience with the smartphone showed that Nokia has done a pretty good job. The handset sports a slick design, its front is graced by beautiful screen, and a handful of useful apps like Nokia Maps, Drive and Music come pre-installed out of the box. If you need a gift for someone who would use no other phone but a Nokia, (and we are sure you know someone like that), the Lumia 800 is what we recommend buying.
Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
Being the cutie that it is, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray would fill the heart of every lady with warmth once it is found laying in their hand. It sports a slim waistline and its petite size is a guarantee it will fit inside the tiniest of handbags. On the ray's front you will see a beautiful 3.3-inch display with a stellar for its size resolution of 480 by 854 pixels, and resting on the device's back is an 8-megapixel camera for capturing those special moments.
Apple iPad 2
If a smartphone simply won't cut the mustard, getting your loved one an iPad 2 is probably the best you can go with. A lot of these are going to fly off the shelves in the forthcoming months, so you might want to jump on the bandwagon as well. The iPad 2 is a great gift for couch potatoes who can enjoy watching their favorite TV shows on its crisp 9.7-inch display, and its dual-core A5 chip is powerful enough to satisfy the needs of the casual gamer.