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Launching November 19, the elegant OnePlus X is a $249 unlocked handset with dual glass panels, expandable storage, a 5-inch display and a 13-megapixel camera.
Unveiled at MWC 2015, the BlackBerry Leap runs the new 10.3.1 OS, and is equipped with a 5-inch HD display and 8-megapixel camera.
Available for $250 unlocked, the P8 Lite has a 5-inch 720p display, dual-SIM capabilities, and a 13-megapixel camera.
Available in July, the wallet-friendly handsets run Android 5.0 and come in 5-inch and 5.5-inch options.
The Chinese handset maker gives its 5-inch Ascend P7 a sapphire display which will make it more resistant to scratches.
The waterproof 5-inch handset is expected to cost around $600 and is equipped with a 21-megapixel camera and up to 256GB of expandable storage.
Featuring a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera, the affordable ZTE Grand X is available prepaid from US carrier Cricket.
Check out our video review of the Microsoft Lumia 535, the first non-Nokia Lumia phone, which boasts a 5-inch display, colourful covers and the latest Windows Phone software.
Available for Boost Mobile, the Aquos Crystal has a quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 5-inch edge-to-edge display.