Mobile phones GSM and 3G review 2008

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Test results for 33 GSM and 3G phones

See our latest review of GSM and 3G phones.

Buying the best mobile phone for your needs can be a daunting task, especially if you want to buy one outright and have the whole market to pick from, rather than a selection of models that are available with a particular plan.Mobile

This article contains our test results for a range of GSM and 3G models, as well as general information on what to consider when buying a mobile phone.

  • Check what to buy for the mobile that best suits you.
  • See what all the features and functions do.
  • What should you consider when choosing a call plan?
  • Got an old phone and don't know what to do with it? We show you how to recycle it.

We rated each model for:

  • sound quality
  • music quality
  • ease of use
  • durability
  • battery performance
  • sensitivity

Brands tested

  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Samsung
  • Sony Ericsson

What else you'll get in this report

As well as the test results for 33 models you'll also get:

  • Our interactive database with test results, prices, specs and features for all models
  • Invaluable buying information: Plus practical tips on how to choose the right plan for your needs. Read this before you buy!
  • CHOICE Shopper: Buy a membership and get this exclusive members' service that can save you time and money on your purchase.


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