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Mobile phones GSM and 3G review

The latest mobiles deliver lots of features, but make sure you aren't paying for things you don't need.
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01.Introduction

Please note: this information was current as of November 2009 but is still a useful guide to today's market.


Test results for 55 mobile 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 choose from.

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

  • camera performance and picture quality
  • ergonomics
  • SMS performance
  • music quality
  • internet performance 
  • sound quality
  • durability
  • ease of use
  • portability
  • sensitivity
  • syncronization with a PC
  • battery performance

Brands tested

  • Apple
  • BlackBerry
  • HTC
  • LG
  • Nokia
  • Samsung
  • Sony Ericsson

What else you'll get in this report

As well as the test results for 55 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!
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