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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. Click for more
|Sony Xperia Z5 review|
The Sony Xperia Z5 has fixed the overheating problems that plagued the Z3+. It brings a new, less flashy design with a fingerprint sensor built into the power button, and sports an upgraded 23 megapixel camera too. It's one of the fastest smartphones available, with an excellent screen and plenty of memory. Click for more
|Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review|
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact offers a superphone experience in a compact form factor. With a 4.6-inch HD screen and a premium, lightweight build, the Z5 Compact is easy to handle, but delivers the power of an 8-core processor, a 23 megapixel camera with 4K video capability, and a two-day battery. Click for more
|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! Click for more
|Apple iPhone 6s review|
The Apple iPhone 6s has a faster A9 processor, improved cameras, pressure-sensitive touchscreen, and is less prone to bending. It's basically an updated iPhone 6, and comes in new colour options too. As always, Apple has delivered a good product, but it's vastly over-priced. Click for more
|Huawei Nexus 6P review|
The Huawei Nexus 6P isn't a phone for everyone. It's a phone for those seeking the latest Marshmallow version of Android in its pure form, with incredibly powerful hardware to accompany it. With an awesome screen, ultra-fast processor, solid camera, excellent battery life, and too many bells and whistles to mention in this summary, we give it 9 out of 10. Click for more
|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 The UltraPixel camera of the M8 has been replaced by a much better 20 megapixel main camera, and the processor has been upgraded to an octa-core Snapdragon 810.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. Click for more
|Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen review|
The third generation Moto G is a competent mid-range Android phone with colourful, changeable covers. It's a good all-rounder with a nice camera and good battery life. Click for more
|Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review|
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium's headline feature is its 4k screen - the first in any smartphone. But look beyond the headline, and you'll find one of the most glamorous phones of 2015, with killer features all round. Our heart was won over by the near-perfect design and mirror chrome finish. Our head was won by the Snapdragon 810 processor, 23 megapixel camera and ample storage. Overall, it's one of the very best phones of the year. Click for more
|Samsung Galaxy A3 review|
The Galaxy A3 from Samsung is a mid-range phone with a premium metal design. It's compact, ultraslim, and exceptionally light in weight, and is quite possibly the nicest-looking phone you can own in this price category. Click for more
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Sharp phones - Find the best prices for Sharp phones in the UK. Reviews, guides and best buys.
Siemens phones - Find the best prices for Siemens mobile phones in the UK. Reviews, guides and best buys.
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.
The highs and lows of MWC 2014 - The good, the bad and the ugly from Mobile World Congress 2014.
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.
World Cup 2014: Android and iOS football app reviews - I have been lucky enough to pre-test the best World Cup football apps and speak to the developers behind them. After testing a whole series of football apps I found the best football prediction game and the best app for following the World Cup.
Young Mobile Phone Designer of the Year Award 2014 - The Young Mobile Phone Designer of the Year Award is open to all university students enrolled on a design-related course within the UK.
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