As the most high-tech phone of the bunch, we were surprised that the Sony Xperia Ion shipped natively with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. And though it has a 12-megapixel camera, its photo quality didn't impress us.
In matters of love, it's all about timing -- and due to the ZTE Render's poor timing, we couldn't love it. The handset operated on Windows Phone 7.8, even though WP8 would be released just a few weeks after. Talk about an already dated debut.