Mo­torola Moto X

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Af­ter the Moto X, you won’t want to go back to any other An­droid. It’s smart, fast and beau­ti­fully crafted. Mo­torola’s soft­ware works to­gether seam­lessly to make your life that bit eas­ier and its bril­liant Moto Maker means a per­son­alised top-spec smart­phone like never be­fore. The Mo­torola feels like it’s built for ev­ery­one, some­thing made even sweeter by the price. It’s no bud­get Moto G, but it is a rea­son­able US$550 ($720) for the 32GB model. Who could say no to that? LG sur­prises us again. There’s barely a sin­gle thing wrong with the G3… and so, so much that’s right. Up­grades range from sleeker back but­tons to the big­ger, bet­ter 2K screen and laser-as­sisted cam­era. And it still lasts 15 hours. How do they do it?

LG G3

Ap­ple iPhone 6

With its slim, deeply at­trac­tive build and soft­ware over­haul, the iPhone 6 is the fresh­est-feel­ing iPhone in years. Its larger screen is big enough to be a use­ful im­prove­ment, with gor­geous colours, and this is Ap­ple’s best ever bat­tery.

Sony Xpe­ria Z3 Com­pact

This is, with­out a shadow of a doubt, the best sub-5in An­droid phone around. The power of a full-size flag­ship, an ex­cel­lent cam­era and an im­pres­sive bat­tery life are all crammed into a de­vice that’s a plea­sure to use no mat­ter the size of your dig­its. Im­pres­sive stuff. Only just top­pled by the new LG, HTC’s flag­ship phone has enough power to take it to the top of the AnTuTu bench­marks. It’s a beaut to look at and to use, and it’s even got a whole load of Lytro-style post-snap re­fo­cus fea­tures for pho­to­graphic fun.

HTC One M8

Sam­sung was first at the ph­ablet game, and with the Note 4 it’s still the best. The ace cam­era, Multi Win­dow fea­ture and pres­sure-sen­si­tive S Pen make proper use of the ex­tra screen real es­tate. Plus, it has the long­est bat­tery life of any 2K phone we’ve tested.

Sam­sung Galaxy Note 4

Sony Xpe­ria Z3

The re­fined Xpe­ria Z3 is the phone the Z2 should have been and ev­ery bit as good as that sounds. It’s sleeker and eas­ier to hold, but with the same stunning screen, cam­era and hi-res au­dio. Not to men­tion the in­cred­i­ble bat­tery life. PS4 Re­mote Play is due soon. Be­lieve the hype. To get one of the best smartphones on the planet, you don’t need $1000 or $80 a month any more. You just need an in­vite. In terms of de­sign, per­for­mance, screen and bat­tery life you sim­ply can’t get bet­ter than this for any­where near $400.

OnePlus One

Big, bold and stuffed with tech, the Galaxy S5 is a bona fide su­per­phone that will de­light Sam­sung fans, although it has some very stiff com­pe­ti­tion. It has a faster pro­ces­sor, a slightly big­ger screen and a more solid (if not quite stylish) feel than the S4.

Sam­sung Galaxy S5

Dollar-for-dollar, this is undis­put­edly the best An­droid phone you can get for your money. At just $169 with­out con­tract for ex­cel­lent per­for­mance, solid hard­ware, and the gor­geous MIUI, you’ll be hard pressed to find a re­al­is­tic al­ter­na­tive.

Xiaomi Redmi

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