Updated: October 14, 2014 2:27 PM
By Florence Legrand
The 6 best mobile phones of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value mobile phone, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Editor's choice

LG G3 award
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LG G3

The LG G3 is a more than worthy follow-up to the fantastic G2. We love the way it handles, the big display's picture quality, the flawless performance and the camera's ability to quickly snap photos in any lighting. Both highly competent and versatile, the G3 is easily one of the best smartphones of this year, if not the best!

Best of the rest

The Apple Option

Apple iPhone 6 award

Apple iPhone 6
Faster, more comfortable and longer-lasting, the iPhone 6 is definitely a great successor to the 5s. It's versatile and similar in performance to the iPhone 6 Plus, though more reasonably sized. It goes without saying that the iPhone 6 is one of the best smartphones of the year. How could we not recommend it?

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Top Value

LG G2 award

LG G2
The G2 is a fast, responsive smartphone whose highlight is its gorgeous display. LG has come up with a handset that's perfectly tailored to multimedia consumption (games, videos, photos, surfing...). When its successor, the G3, came out, the G2's price dropped, making it the best deal right now.

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Budget Option

Archos 50 Helium 4G

Archos 50 Helium 4G
The 50 Helium is a worthwhile 4G smartphone. It has a lovely screen and great multimedia capabilities, especially given its price range. The only drawbacks are somewhat short battery life and a humdrum camera function.

More options

Waterproof Mobile

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact award

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
As the "mini" version of the Xperia Z3 smartphone, the Xperia Z3 Compact boasts nearly all of its big brother's selling points, but trimmed down into a 4.6" body. Like the Xperia Z's before it, it's IP68-certified to go underwater up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes.

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4G Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 635

Nokia Lumia 635
Whether you're a Windows Phone fan or someone who wants to discover Microsoft's mobile OS without breaking the bank, the 4G-compatible Lumia 635 is an excellent choice. It's responsive and comes with Windows Phone 8.1, as well as all of Nokia's exclusive apps.

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