HTC One M9 ( 32GB, silver gold)
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 ( black)
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 ( black)
The N3 is definitely an upgrade to the N1, but its unadventurous body means you'll really only want this for the innovative camera.
Typical price: £400.00
Nokia 215 ( black)
There's no need to hold back from buying this cheap, simple Nokia 215, which does exactly what it promises.
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.
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.
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.
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.