Nokia has put the pieces of the puzzle together very well as far as music is concerned: it is easy to store tunes on the phone, there are plenty of supported formats, playback controls are convenient and straightforward, sound quality and volume are impressive and you can use your own headset. There's a myriad of additional features, not least a 2-megapixel camera, FM radio and 3G support. But this is one beefy handset, and it'll require a sizeable pocket
With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.
This model is almost like the entry-level Lumia 532, with just a few slight variations.
Nokia's lovely Lumia 925 delivers a high-end Windows Phone experience, but camera snobs with deep pockets should hold out for AT&T's Lumia 1020.
For a relatively small and lightweight 3G phone the Sony Ericsson K800i is positively dripping with features and the headline 3.2-megapixel camera isn't the only good thing about it. We aren't big fans of Sony's new tiny Memory Stick Micro, but if nothing else the K800i stylishly shows that 3G handsets have at last made it mainstream
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.
While it doesn't have all the Galaxy Note 8's features, the Mate 10 Pro earns its place in the high-end big-screen pack.
The CAT B15 is water, dust and shock proof, but unlike some tough phones it boasts a 4-inch touchscreen and Android Jelly Bean software. It's strong enough to put up with a tough life on a building site, while letting you enjoy apps and games from the Google Play store when you've finished constructing things.
The Sony Xperia Z1 packs a Full HD display and a ludicrously powerful processor into a gorgeous, totally waterproof body. It has some serious bragging rights, but it's let down by its unimpressive battery life and chunky size.
Motorola has tried to breathe new life into an old handset by beefing up a few of its features. Always a tricky thing to pull off, especially when the original was well received, Motorola hasn't achieved total success. Yes, the design is still cool, but the improvements are small in scale and we'd have liked more
Too heavy and thick to be of interest to style-loving mobile consumers, the JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart is better suited to people who don't mind getting their hands dirty. It's unquestionably the most robust Android phone available.
If you want to move into the world of Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the phone to get. With a stunning screen, smart design and some great included apps, it's the best way to experience the new operating system. Windows Phone isn't for you if you like apps though, and the 920's battery life is less than impressive.
The Huawei P20 Pro's groundbreaking low-light mode and stunning twilight colour scheme make it a serious contender to Galaxy, iPhone and Pixel phones. Sadly, you can't buy it in the US.
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.
There's no need to hold back from buying this cheap, simple Nokia 215, which does exactly what it promises.
The LG Chocolate phone is the best-looking phone we have seen this year. With a seamless casing and glowing red touchpad, this phone took everyone by surprise. It definitely has that wow factor at first, but after using it for a couple of weeks you may realise that not everything is perfect. The touchpad looks great but doesn't always respond and the lack of external memory means this won't replace your iPod nano
Samsung's made the right sacrifices to keep the cost of the Galaxy Ace down. It has a relatively low-res screen and lacks the power to play Flash video, but this Android phone is packed with fun features and looks much more expensive than it is.
This 5.7-inch beast of a midrange smartphone goes a step past the Lumia 640 in size and specs.