It lacks high-flying hardware, but this 5.25-inch smartphone could appeal to those shopping for a big-screen phone.
The HTC One Max's huge, Full HD display and metal body make it the ideal phone for those of you craving the sleek design of the normal One, but wanting a bigger screen for movies and games. Its older processor, however, is disappointing.
The Huawei D1 Quad XL makes some very ambitious claims for its battery, as well as sporting a crystal-clear screen.
The Nokia 808 PureView's 41-megapixel camera is a rocket strapped to a rollerskate. It easily trumps all the better smart phone cameras, including the iPhone 4S and the HTC One X. But the Symbian operating system is less easy to use than Android or iOS and has fewer apps. Web browsing is also woefully sluggish.
The Sony Xperia S has an undeniably gorgeous HD screen, high-quality audio, an impressive camera and plenty of clout. But it's let down by clunky handset design and software that could be more streamlined.
Kudos to Samsung for trying something different with the Galaxy Beam. The projector isn't amazing quality but it's a cool gimmick. If you've always wanted to project a booty-shaking Beyoncé onto your bedroom wall, this is the phone for you, but you'll have to shell out serious cash for what is otherwise an average smart phone.
The HTC One V is an attractive addition to Android's mid-range. It looks good, feels great, has a reasonable camera and apps aplenty. The con? Slightly sluggish web browsing.
The LG Optimus L7 has the latest Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and a big, shiny 4.3-inch face, but the single-core engine is sluggish. At this price, there are faster mid-range Androids to choose from. If you want a large display, then you're better off saving up for a more powerful phone that can handle all those pixels.
The LG Optimus Vu is a ludicrously large mobile that packs some impressive hardware into its thin, light frame.
The Huawei Ascend P1 is super-slim, has a good screen and a decent helping of power. It won't cost you the Earth either. Just make sure you buy a capacious microSD card with it.
The One S is the Goldilocks choice of HTC's new Ice Cream Sandwich-packing range -- neither too big nor too small, and with just the right amount of oomph under the hood allowing it to throw pixels around like a hyperactive clubber throws shapes.
The Nokia Lumia 900 looks big and bold in the hand but it's no more powerful than the Lumia 800 so Windows Phone fans are paying a premium for a larger screen and a front-facing camera. Microsoft's OS is easy to use but can feel slightly sterile and lacks apps. At this price, there are better Android and iOS phones.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is a slightly souped-up version of the Galaxy Ace. Read on for our first impressions.
If having a superpowered battery is your priority then the Motorola Razr Maxx is the marathon-running phone you've been waiting for. But if you also value speed and style in a phone, there are slicker devices in the Android and iOS camps vying for your cash.
For a mid-range smart phone, the Nokia Lumia 710 has loads to offer -- it's well built, runs on easy-to-use Windows Phone, and comes with free music, sat-nav and mapping apps. Windows Phone won't suit tinkerers, however, and has relatively few apps.
The HTC Titan's big and beautiful design and impressive features make it one of the better Windows Phone offerings on AT&T.
BlackBerry enthusiasts will love the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but its high price tag will be a deterrent to many.
The LG Optimus 3D is a pretty humdrum smart phone with one spectacular trick up its sleeve -- a glasses-free 3D screen. If you're into three dimensions, it'll be worth a look.