The best smartphones on the market

Sony’s Xperia Z2 smartphone is excellent, says John McCann on Techradar.com. It does everything you’d expect from a high-end device and provides a pleasing user experience. “A great all-rounder.” Price: £599. Contact: www.sonymobile.com.

The Samsung Galaxy S5The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the superphone of 2014, says Sophie Charara of Stuff magazine. It is the most feature-packed smartphone on the planet and is “just millimetres from greatness”, let down only slightly by plasticky design. Price: £540. Contact: www.samsung.com/uk.

Apple iPhone 5SThe latest version of the Apple iPhone, the 5S, may look disappointingly like the thing it replaced. But there’s one thing worth remembering, says Stuff magazine: the iPhone 5 was already the best-made and best-looking smartphone in the world, and this is a minor improvement on that. It’s “one hell of a phone”. Price: from £550. Contact: www.apple.com/uk.

Google Nexus 5For the price, you won’t find a better smartphone on the market today than the Google Nexus 5, says Simon Hill on Techradar.com. It is a “lean, mean Android machine” – satisfyingly fast and refreshingly minimalist. Price: from £299. Contact: www.google.co.uk/nexus/5.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Can you build a smartphone small without hopelessly compromising what it can do? The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact at last has proved that the answer is yes, says Stuff magazine. Price: £450. Contact: www.sonymobile.com.

 

 

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