Best phones


With so many new phones popping up sporting a wide array of specs, it's difficult to know which one is the best for you. That's where we come in. We cast our critical eyes over everything the mobile world has to offer in order to give you the best buying advice so you don't waste your cash on a duffer. Below are some of the top phones we've reviewed.

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.

Price: £514.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Sony Xperia Z2

Sure, it costs a bundle, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone. Its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog, but the Z2's slick glass and metal design trumps the S5's plastic body. If you're looking for both style and substance from a phone, you've come to the right place.

Price: £444.33 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

HTC One M8

The HTC One has a successor in the form of the One M8. It's a 5-inch, quad-core Android phone with a slick metal body and some neat camera tricks up its sleeve.

Price: £499.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Apple iPhone 5s

With an identical design to its predecessor, and the same software you can now get on most iPhones, the iPhone 5S doesn't really offer enough to justify upgrading from the iPhone 5. If you're on older iPhones though -- or you're looking to take your first steps into Apple's world -- its astonishing power, excellent camera and fingerprint scanner make it a great option to consider.

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Its huge 5.7-inch size means the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 really won't be to everyone's taste. If you're after a big screen, however, and a phenomenally powerful phone to help tackle anything your working life is likely to throw at it -- and you fancy hand-writing notes with a stylus -- the Note 3 is the best massive mobile around.

4.5 stars Outstanding Samsung's huge, powerful Galaxy Note 3

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.

4.5 stars Outstanding

Nokia Lumia 620

With its colourful, interchangeable cases and extremely reasonable price tag, the Nokia Lumia 620 is an excellent choice for younger phone fanatics or just those wanting to take their first steps into Windows Phone 8.

4.5 stars Outstanding Nokia Lumia 620
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