While the LG Nexus 4 wins on internal performance and user experience, anyone shopping for an unlocked phone should consider a comparable LTE handset first.
Durable and water resistant, the Kyocera DuraXV is one of the most capable feature phones available.
While its camera isn't best-in-class and Windows Phone's underwhelming app selection still stings, the elegant and sophisticated HTC One M8 is an enticing alternative to Nokia models.
Although it's a disappointment Sony hasn't increased the screen resolution along with its size, and the camera's quirks are rather odd, the Xperia Z3 Compact's improved design, vast amounts of power, decent battery life and waterproof body help it maintain its position as one of the best mini flagships around.
Given its midrange specs, the LG G Vista for AT&T and Verizon is a solid buy if you want a big "phablet" at a low cost.
Although the Ascend P7 is certainly skinny and not too expensive, its unimpressive power and sometimes awkward interface makes it an acceptable -- albeit uninspiring choice. If you can find the P7 on a subsidised contract at a good price then it's worth a look, but some of last year's flagships could be a better choice for the same money.
Bogged down by sluggish performance and a lacklustre UI, the Nokia X only disappoints.
If you can live with unimpressive photos, the Sonata 4G is a reliable phone for those on a budget, but LG's prepaid Optimus F6 is the better option.
The Xperia E3 is a good looking phone, with a colourful body -- and it'll apparently be the most affordable Xperia phone to date.
If you've been hoping for a fully-fledged flagship phone with all the bells and whistles of the the other elite mobiles just in a more compact size, prepare to be disappointed. The Galaxy S5 Mini matches the regular S5 in name and looks, but not in specs. If you're after a comfortable to use phone with the Samsung name and enough power for everyday use, it'll suit well. For a true compact flagship, look towards Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact.
One of the toughest phones around, the Rock RX2 can handle almost anything you throw at it.
The LG Volt 2 is a solid performer, but there are better options to sift through at this price.
The iPhone 5C is a great $99 phone that basically replicates the well-reviewed iPhone 5 in a more colorful case.
Price-conscious users will dig the LG Expression 2's competitively low price, but AT&T has other feature phone alternatives that are worth the extra dough.
While in screen quality and storage capacity it lags behind rival superphones, the Moto X's superbly compact and comfortable design, whiz-bang voice controls, and long battery life make it a worthy Android contender.
Expected to cost under $200, the BlackBerry Z3 packs a large touch screen but no physical keyboard.
The Moto G4 Plus adds a fingerprint sensor and slightly better camera to the mix, but its cheaper sibling is still the better deal.
The Axon 7 is ZTE's best to date, but the OnePlus 3 is a better phone at the same price.