The G2 is a turbo-charged smartphone with an excellent-quality screen that really comes into its own in this handset. LG's latest top-of-the-range smartphone is a first-rate multimedia machine for games, videos, photos, web browsing and more. The G2 sets a new standard! Plus, battery life is particularly impressive.
The Apple iPhone 5s is best iPhone yet—no surprises there. It may not have a huge-sized HD screen, a quad-core processor, NFC or a pixel-packed camera, but who needs all that when the iPhone is still such a stylish, lightweight, compact handset that's fast, powerful and runs a stable, user-friendly OS. Plus, it takes great-quality pictures and offers access to a richly stocked world of apps and content. It's just a shame that the SAR level is quite high.
Best of the rest
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Galaxy Note 3 is a worthy inheritor of the GS4's awesome power and capabilities. It's the ideal follow-up to the Galaxy Note 2 and, while it doesn't revolutionise the genre, it refines a number of its predecessor's best features, exhibits fluidity rarely seen among the competition and is incredibly versatile. The camera may not be anything special, but the Note 3 is a fine device that will satisfy any big-screen mobile fans.
Google Nexus 5
The Nexus 5 gives loads of bang for your buck. It has a superb screen, it's flawlessly responsive and it runs Android KitKat. The camera and sound quality aren't the best, but they're nothing to gawk at either. Our biggest complaint is the battery life, which frankly can't compete. This is definitely a phone for anyone who wants fun, convenience and high performance without breaking the bank.
Motorola Moto G
The Moto G hits hard for a handset of this price. It has a great screen and a responsive interface; you'd almost forget it's a budget phone. The camera and storage are always there to remind you of its caste, but otherwise it's a rare feat for an entry-level smartphone.
Compct & Waterproof
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the scaled down version of the Xperia Z1, but it isn't scaled down in terms of performance. With a gorgeous display, exemplary responsiveness and good battery life, it can proudly stand up to the competition. All that's really missing is a better camera function, because this one doesn't really cut it.
Budget Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 625
The Nokia Lumia 625 is a good smartphone that gives smooth, responsive performances and has a decent-sized screen. Battery life is impressive too. It's a good choice for anyone looking for a 4G handset that doesn't break the bank. For the performances on offer, it's a great-value buy.