'The Oppo F1 is a neat phone, particularly if you're after something that'll keep you away from pricey contracts. '
'Slim, part-metal frame.'
'Sleek design and sturdy build.'
'The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fine budget smartphone. '
'TouchWiz interface still feels relatively smooth and responsive, and apps don't take an age to open either.'
'This display is pretty incredible for the price, despite its resolution.'
'Specs bordering on dated.'
'Also included with the Asus ZenFone Max is a 1A/5V charger that is horribly inadequate for a phone with a battery of this size.'
'Rarely did we get a great shot. '
'The Zenfone Max puts its 5,000mAh battery to good use to post an endurance rating of 121 hours;. '
'Different chipsets, RAM, display resolutions and storage capacities make it a difficult phone to purchase, and you need to study the spec-sheet and price carefully before hitting the 'buy' button. '
'No change to the camera’s quality.'
'Cheap look and feel.'
'The size and shape of the device is nice too.'
'With decent hardware and a price tag of around ?300, it is a solid phone. '
'Video recording quality is bad.'
'It will feel comfortable to most users and the Xperia M4 Aqua is very thin and light for a mid-range phone at 7.3 mm and 136 g.'
'the upper half of the rear of the phone became noticeably hot after just a few minutes of even ordinary use.'
'Along with its low price, the device has some decent specs and features that make it a respectable mid-tier performer. '
'Being ‘competitively’ priced sometimes warrants inferior qualities, which unfortunately for this, is what’s evident with its display.'
'Noise cancellation worked well, dispensing with moderately loud street noises. '
Lite in both the name and benefits
'HTC has taken a minimalist approach when designing the Desire 816.'
'My review handset was white, which did a pretty good job of hiding the fingerprints and smudges that will no doubt find plaguing the colour versions.'
'The 720x1280 resolution might be stretched thin over the 5.5in screen, but the resulting 267 pixels-per-inch is dense enough to deliver a solid viewing experience.'
'Footage is smooth, but again, you lose some detail in low light.'
'Giant screen great for video and gaming. '
'Bad. Loudspeaker is not good.'
A good 6in phablet that surprised us with its £250 price tag