Oppo R5 (silver)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 14 January 2015
Microsoft Lumia 535 (white)

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on 10 December 2014
4 stars User rating out of 2 votes
YotaPhone 2

YotaPhone 2

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on 3 December 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
HTC Desire 510 (white)

HTC Desire 510 ( white)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 28 November 2014
CAT B15Q (black)

CAT B15Q ( black)

The Cat B15Q is a thoroughly rugged phone, but archaic connectivity options and a disappointing display keep it from shining outdoors.

3 stars Editors' rating on 19 November 2014
Nokia Lumia 735 (green)

Nokia Lumia 735 ( green)

Although the Lumia 735 doesn't have the best camera, it's colourful, curvy and comfortable, has a good display and an affordable price -- all of which go a long way to making up for it.

4 stars Editors' rating on 17 November 2014
Nokia Lumia 830 (black)

Nokia Lumia 830 ( black)

A great example of a Windows-based smartphone and a killer option for what it costs, although there's still not quite enough going on with Windows Phone to pull people away from Android or iOS.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 14 November 2014
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Typical price: £287.10

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (charcoal black)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge ( charcoal black)

Samsung's swooshing Galaxy Note Edge is a triumph of novel design, but its high price tag and minimal extra usability make for a niche appeal.

4 stars Editors' rating on 13 November 2014
4.6 stars User rating out of 10 votes

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Google Nexus 6 (32GB)

Google Nexus 6 ( 32GB)

Although the Nexus 6 trails the slimmer Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in processor performance and native productivity features, it's still the most powerful pure Android handset available and the largest Nexus yet.

4 stars Editors' rating on 12 November 2014
4.2 stars User rating out of 11 votes
Huawei Ascend Y550 (black)

Huawei Ascend Y550 ( black)

Even with its affordable price, the Huawei Ascend Y550 offers little to get excited about. If you're after a budget Android phone, you'd be wise to look elsewhere.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on 7 November 2014
5 stars User rating out of 5 votes