ZTE Blade S6
Though it looks like the iPhone 6, the ZTE Blade S6 feels like a cheap Android phone. However, its low price and some useful features makes this a viable choice for those on a budget.
Motorola Moto G ( 2015)
The big screen, 4G LTE data speeds and low price make the Motorola Moto G a solid choice both for people who want to watch movies on the move and for smartphone newbies.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ( 64GB, black sapphire)
Samsung's striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition.
HTC One M9 ( 32GB, gun metal)
The updated HTC One M9 packs speed and software improvements into a handset that remains lustworthy in middle age, but it doesn't exceed the competition where it counts.
Motorola Moto E ( 2015, black)
The Moto E delivers in enough of the right areas to make it a fantastic option for a tight budget.
Samsung Galaxy S6 ( 32GB, white pearl)
Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.
LG G Flex 2 ( red)
No longer just a daring experiment, the G Flex 2 finally has the killer screen and top-of-the-line processor that its bold design deserves.
Oppo N3 ( white)
The N3 is definitely an upgrade to the N1, but its unadventurous body means you'll really only want this for the innovative camera.
Nokia 215 ( black)
There's no need to hold back from buying this cheap, simple Nokia 215, which does exactly what it promises.
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The Speed's price may be tempting, but skip it for better prepaid handsets that are faster and more reliable.
Xiaomi Mi Note
The Mi Note showcases Xiaomi's top-class potential to the world -- it's just a shame so few outside Asia will get to see it.
ZTE Grand X Max+
Despite its few drawbacks, get the ZTE Grand X Max+ is a good, low-cost buy for a big-screen handset.
Oppo R5 ( silver)
Oppo has created a beautiful phone that shows plenty of promise, but it needs to iron out the kinks in its performance if it's to stand out against the cheaper competition.
ZTE Grand X
The ZTE Grand X will satisfy your basic smartphone needs, but the carrier has better prepaid handsets at the same price, if not cheaper.
If you're willing to trade screen size for a superior physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Classic is a fantastic productivity phone for old-school QWERTY junkies.
Get the Kyocera DuraForce if a rugged handset is a priority; otherwise, AT&T has other handsets in the same price range with better cameras and faster internal speeds.
Microsoft Lumia 535 ( white)
The Lumia 535's cheap price, big screen and colourful body earn it plenty of points, but its lack of 4G LTE, unimpressive display and sometimes sluggish interface mean this phone isn't suitable for anything more than the basics.
Posh Orion Pro X500 ( blue)
The Orion Pro's disappointing features completely overshadow its low price and dual-SIM setup.
Although the YotaPhone 2's e-ink display is wonderfully novel, and can result in much better battery life, the phone needs to be considerably cheaper if it's going to be a sensible purchase over other Android phones.
HTC Desire 510 ( black)
The HTC Desire 510 doesn't have the specs to excite committed tech fans, but it handles the basics well, has 4G LTE for superfast data speeds, and it doesn't cost the earth.