The Moto G4 Plus blew us away with its high value for the low price. Photos, casual gaming, 4G speeds...the Plus adequately handled whatever we threw at it, and it has a fingerprint reader, which is handy for Android Pay's mobile payments. For £199 (SIM-free on Amazon), you simply cannot find another phone that performs as well for the price.
A stellar midprice phone, the OnePlus 3 (which costs £329 direct from OnePlus) is cheaper than a pricey flagship and brawnier than a £199 Moto G4 Plus. This is what you get when you want a great all-rounder that will happily last you the next two years. Does it have a fingerprint scanner? Of course, and a battery that outpaces many of its rivals to boot.
A terrific, affordable phone, the smaller iPhone SE is so easy to use one-handed, you could practically operate it in your sleep. It's a great all-rounder that plays well with Apple's tools and your Mac, but for less than the brand-new iPhone 7 that we expect in September.
A phone that comes with its own built-in digital pen, the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was made for jotting down notes, or doodling. It promises to be a pricey one, and it probably won't replace your laptop for lectures, but it's great for everyday campus life.