Samsung's Beat DJ sports some interesting and well-implemented features, but the user interface isn't uniformly polished and the sound quality isn't all we'd hoped for. A beautiful AMOLED touchscreen, however, makes it a decent twist on a standard budget touchscreen phone
Motorola's V1050 offers a decent mid-range option for users of Vodafone's 3G service.
If you are fan of thin, sleek, black phones and want a smart phone rather than something that is all style and no substance, the i320 could be well worth a look. Try the keyboard out first if you can, though, as it won’t suit everybody
With its decent midrange feature set and eye-catching design, the LG dLite is a wonderfully girly phone that would appeal to the young, or just the young at heart.
The Sanyo Katana LX is a decent entry-level camera phone for its price range.
The LG P7200 features a good camera and quality specs, but is let down by the slow interface and badly designed keypad. If you can overlook these flaws you could be on to a winner, but after trialling it for a couple of weeks we're not jumping with joy or showing it off to our mates
LG has brought the first 5-megapixel camera phone to the UK -- it produces good quality images, but a separate digital camera gives you more options. We don't like the blingy design, and while it is by no means a giant, the KG920 is larger and heavier than we'd like
The Samsung SGH-T109 is fine for occasional callers, but an uncomfortable keypad means that the texting-happy should look elsewhere.
Samsung SGH-C225 (T-Mobile)
The addition of push-to-talk compatibility gives the Sony Ericsson Z525a a boost over the previous Sony Ericsson Z520a, but its smaller memory, poorer battery life, and persistently bad photo quality are detractions.
The latest in Nokia's fashion phone line, the 7270 serves up a steely look and mediocre audio quality that leaves much to be desired.
The B3410 is best at basics, it gives the user a great messaging experience, with a well-spaced keyboard and solid call quality. However, if you're looking for more, then you'll need to look further afield.