At $400, the OnePlus 3 is the best budget Android phone you can buy, with a premium look and feel, and performance fast enough to go head-to-head with any high-end handset on the market.
The wildly ambitious Samsung Gear S smartwatch doubles as a full standalone smartphone, but the software and apps available don't let it do as much as you'd expect.
With its generously sized screen and smooth performance, the LG Exalt is a top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.
The Nokia 3310 won't replace your iPhone, but this dirt-cheap feature phone is packed full of nostalgic charms that old-school Nokia fans will love.
The $350 "pure" Android phone has dual cameras and selfie flair.
The LG V20 is the best phone you can buy with a removable battery, and its audio recording prowess is a cherry on top, but skip the phone if neither is a priority.
Observers called it "tiny" and "adorable," not "must-have."
Big display. Some AI. Coming soon.
Even if you don't give two licks about its cool modular capabilities, get the Motorola Moto Z for an affordable phone with an impressively enduring battery life.
Light users will do fine with Samsung's entry-level Galaxy J3, but you'll want a higher-powered phone if you plan to keep it around for two years or more.
The D800 is certainly thin, and it has a rather nice look about it. But it's let down in several ways, most notably by its average camera, lack of memory expansion and, most importantly of all, outer and inner keypads, which leave something to be desired. If you half-fancy this handset, take a look at an earlier model, the D600, which we think is a better bet
The smaller of HTC's new U phones pairs software smarts with a more pocketable size and midrange price.
The Blade V8 Mini and Lite are 5-inch phones from ZTE that are expected to go easy on your wallet.
The phone maker's latest offering packs a brand new chipset, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and will set you back only $220.
The new phone has the best features from last year's V20, along with welcomed improvements like being water resistant.
This year's new iPhones have so much new technology, Apple appears to be skipping the "S" update altogether.
Although it bears the same "G2" name as its big brother, the LG G2 Mini is watered down in every respect. Its screen has a disappointingly low resolution, its processor doesn't put up much of a fight and it has an 8- rather than 13-megapixel camera. Unless you crave 4G, the Motorola Moto G is a much better buy as it offers a better screen, the same processor and costs half the price. If however you're after the best mobile tech but in a more pocketable size, Sony's superb Xperia Z1 Compact is where your money should go.
At IFA 2015, Alcatel announced two mid-range handsets, the OneTouch Pop Star and Pop Up, which feature vibrant color options.