'Some might see the plastic as regressive rather than progressive - it depends how much a lick of colour does for you - but any fears that you may have that C in 5C stands for "cheap" will disappear the moment you pick up the phone.'
'With the camera app, you have a new Automatic HDR mode, which applies HDR filters to objects and scenes before image capture. .'
Bright and cheerful new colors, Solid value
It's a cheaper iPhone, not a cheap iPhone
'The Sony Xperia Z1 looks stunning, it's a distinctive design and there's no questioning the quality of the build. '
'For normal media viewing everything looks great, but you really notice the difference when watching or viewing full HD 1080p content where, as with the Xperia Z, everything takes on an incredible and cinematic, almost 3D-like quality.'
The next level of Sony's Android ambitions or a needless mid-cycle vanity upgrade?
Dedicated camera button for underwater shooting
'Updated with Motorola’s newest Mobile Computing System, which is comprised out of a natural language processor, contextual computing chip, and a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM, we’re seriously impressed by the Moto X’s super snappy responsiveness. '
'However, sharpness is slightly disappointing at the resolution, with less fine detail in evidence than the best 8-megapixel phones. '
'With normal use, we could picture most people getting an entire day's life without any battery-saving adjustments. '
Google and Moto almost made a truly standout Android phone
'At just over £80, locked to Virgin Mobile, the ZTE Blade V is clearly pitched towards the very budget conscious, ideal for those that want a cheap smartphone to take to school.'
'Neat-looking metallic rear. '
'For today's standard, the Blade V's screen is pretty small at 4in. '
All the right ingredients
'The Z30 is arguably the best BlackBerry to date, but it's devoid of any truly unique features that might draw fans from the other side of the fence.'
'The BlackBerry Z30 is a great phone for messaging, whether it’s through SMS, email, Whatsapp, BBM or Facebook Messenger. '
'The good news is that the Z30 is unquestionably the best touchscreen BlackBerry to date. '
'The app ecosystem needs to be more advanced.'
'decent overall spec'
'The HTC Desire is one of the best looking smartphones available right now.'
'It looks and feels like a great little phone, but it’s impossible to view it in isolation and on the current market there are choices which present better value for money at (and in fact below) this price point. '
'The Desire 500 tackles the essentials well, doesn't cost the Earth and has a more interesting design than most budget smart phones. '
'There's no mistaking the Acer Liquid Z3 for a premium device.'
'The camera, as with the phone’s screen, suffers from poor colour management, weak image definition and sharpness concerns. '
'The display of our test model is quite bright: up toÂ 355 cd/mÂ².'
Good camera, Vibrant Display, Ergonomic build