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
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
In its niche, the Galaxy Note 4 has no serious rivals. We may have been expecting more new features, but it's still a step up from the Note 3. It's high in performance, elegant and heavily laden with productivity tools and apps. We might not necessarily recommend it if you already own a Note 3, but for everyone else, the Note 4 has incredible advantages that by far make up for its minor shortcomings.
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.
ZTE Grand S Flex
While 4G connectivity might be its major selling point, the Grand S Flex certainly lacks in other departments. Not only does it run the ageing Android OS version 4.1.2, but its GPS fixes aren't accurate. That said, it has an excellent HD screen and a great camera for a phone this price.
The Apple Option
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?
Nokia Lumia 735
We can certainly recommend the new Nokia Lumia 735. The latest phone from Microsoft Mobile is really nice to use, providing a fluid interface, top-quality screen, excellent battery life and a great media player. We like the way Windows Phone is evolving, and the ever-expanding choice of apps. If you're looking for an easy-to-use 4G smartphone with a great set of features, you won't be disappointed by the Lumia 735.