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The Sony Xperia X is a high-end smartphone with a sleek, minimalist design. Boasting a 23 megapixel camera with hybrid autofocus, and a front-facing 13 megapixel camera, photography is a key strength. But the X is a solid all-rounder - fast, capable, and affordable.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is a beautiful phone, with a metal and glass design that's similar to the flagship S6. It's a capable performer with an AMOLED display, fingerprint scanner, 8-core processor and good battery life. But in our opinion it's been priced incorrectly, and doesn't offer very good value for money.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016-edition is probably our favourite mid-range phone! We doubt that you'll find another compact premium handset this good for less than £300. Sleek metal-and-glass looks give the new A3 killer looks, and it packs in a high spec too - a HD AMOLED screen, a fast quadcore processor, and strong battery life.
The Samsung UE55KS7000 SUHD TV is the best television you can buy for £1500 in 2016! The 55-inch KS7000 has a superb Ultra HD premium screen with full HDR support, and produces outstandingly good picture quality. Sound quality is good too, and the Smart TV has everything you might want. The design is premium, and the only thing missing is 3D.
The HTC 10 introduces a new style for 2016, but one that makes it look much like a Samsung - at least from the front. It's a beautifully crafted phone, but not one that offers distinctive looks. Inside, it's a high performer, with a Snapdragon 820 processor, good memory, a USB Type-C connector, and an impressive Quad HD screen. The front camera is superb, although the main camera doesn't match it. It it was priced more competitively it would earn a 5 star rating from us here at S21.
The Samsung KS8000 is the best of the Korean company's 2016 range of LED TVs, and the 55-inch model seems like the ideal choice to enjoy 4K HDR viewing at its best. The super-bright screen shows more subtle shadow details than most rivals, and is the best screen you can buy for the price, in our opinion. Audio quality is excellent too, as is connectivity, and Samsung's 2016 Smart TV system is simply outstanding.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT280EB is an excellent mid-range Blu-Ray player with support for 3D playback and upscaling to 4K resolution. It supports a fair range of Smart TV services including the BBC iPlayer and Netflix, and includes built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity. You can also stream content from your home network using DLNA, Wi-Fi screen mirroring from a smartphone or tablet, or a connected USB device.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is a top buy. Costing a little over £100, this is a smartly-styled superslim phone with a high-definition 5 inch AMOLED screen that outperforms any rival at this price. Benefiting from a quadcore processor, 4G Super-Voice compatibility, and a big battery, the J3 is an all-round performer. Budget smartphones don't offer more!
The Huawei P9 is the most capable phone you can buy for less than £30 per month right now. With a superslim aluminium body, impressive 5.2 inch Full HD screen, 8-core processor and 3GB of RAM, it's definitely a top performer. Add in a big 3,000mAh battery, USB Type-C connectivity, and dual rear cameras, and you'll find that the P9 really is something quite special.
The LG 55UH850V UHD HDR TV is an excellent choice for family viewing, with a big 55 inch screen and support for the Dolby Vision and HDR10 standards for High Dynamic Range (HDR). This TV incorporates catch-up TV, Netflix & Amazon streaming services, as well as YouTube, plus Freeview HD & Freesat HD tuners. With designer looks and a beefed-up sound system from Harmon Kardon, it has all the bases covered.