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Smartphone reviews

We test over 80 smartphones, including models from Apple, Samsung, Sony and more.

Last updated: 11th August 2015

For most of us, the smartphone is an essential tool in our daily lives but choosing the right mobile can be mind-boggling. You need to consider a range of factors such as operating system, size, features, functions and price. And that's before you even get started navigating the complexities of a mobile phone plan.

Here we test and review more than 80 smartphones, ranging in price from $99 to $1129, to help you choose the best phone for:

  • web-browser performance
  • sound, picture and video quality
  • battery life
  • display
  • reception
  • email and SMS performance
  • handling
  • durability.
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