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|Samsung Galaxy S6 review|
The Samsung Galaxy S6 brings premium metal-and-glass looks to Samsung's winning formula of a high-spec Android smartphone. The S6 features a stunning quad-HD AMOLED screen, an 8-core processor, enhanced cameras, Android Lollipop and a wealth of other features. The only things holding it back are the lack of expandable memory, and the rather average battery life.
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review|
Just when you thought all smartphones looked the same, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge brings a fresh new look. Featuring a double-edged curved screen with special edge display features, it's one of the best-looking phones you can buy. It's also super-powerful, with an 8-core processor, outstanding cameras, plenty of memory and the latest Lollipop flavour of Android. But make sure you're sitting down before you look at the price!
|Apple iPhone 6 review|
The iPhone 6 finally catches up with Android and comes with a big 4.7 inch screen and NFC cashless payments. It's probably the most beautiful, most practical, most desirable phone in the marketplace in 2014.
|Apple iPhone 6 Plus review|
The iPhone 6 Plus is like the iPhone 6 but with a larger screen and stronger battery. It's a beautiful device, but super expensive.
|HTC One M9 review|
The HTC One M9 smartphone looks almost identical to the iconic One M8. The UltraPixel camera of the M8 has been replaced by a much better 20 megapixel main camera, and the processor has been upgraded to an octa-core Snapdragon 810. The M9 isn't a great leap forward, but is one step closer to perfection.
|LG G4 review|
The LG G4 is even better than the G3, with a unique leather finish giving it a distinctive premium look & feel. It's a large phone with a huge 5.5 inch screen, yet it doesn't feel too big, thanks to its light weight and tapered edge design. The screen is a super-bright Quad HD display and is one of the best available. Add in a superb camera, hexa-core processor and a large battery, and you have a superb all-round smartphone.
|HTC One M8s review|
The HTC One M8s is the same as the One M8, but with a new camera, updated 64-bit 8-core processor, a larger battery and Android Lollipop. It's cheaper too! If you missed out on the M8, perhaps this is the upgrade you've been waiting for.
|Sony Xperia Z3 Plus review|
We've been huge fans of Sony's Xperia Z series, and the Z3+ should have been another slam dunk phone. But massive overheating problems make this one to avoid. It's a shame, because in every other way, this is the best Sony smartphone ever.
|Sony Xperia Z3 review|
The Sony Xperia Z3 is quite possibly the best Android superphone of 2014. With premium styling and awesome specs, it's one of the best camera phones ever, able to record 4K UHD video. Battery life is superb, and it's waterproof and dustproof too!
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus review|
First impressions of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ are that this is the best Android phone money can buy. On paper, it beats the iPhone 6+ hands down. It's very expensive, but if you want the very best that smartphone technology can offer in 2015, the Edge+ really does have the edge. Due for release on 4 September, this is our initial hands-off review.
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Sharp phones - Find the best prices for Sharp phones in the UK. Reviews, guides and best buys.
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Sony Ericsson phones - Sony Ericsson was a joint venture company between Sony and Ericsson. Ericsson brought with them years of experience in mobile phones, and Sony provided world-leading expertise in core technologies such as LCD displays, digital photography and audio, as well as a solid reputation for innovative design and high quality. The company is now wholly owned by Sony.
T-Mobile phones - Find the best prices for T-Mobile phones in the UK. Reviews, guides and best buys.
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The smartphone of 2014 - Traditionally only the brave or the foolish try to predict the future, but fortunately Brave and Foolish are S21's middle names. In any case, the future has already revealed itself to the astute observer.
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