'The Galaxy S5 was already great, but the Note 4 finds a way to push things even further.'
'It's powerful, the screen is gorgeous, there's a great camera and the battery life is massive.'
'Samsung can make truly great, uncompromisingly fantastic phones.'
'The earpiece gets loud enough to hear over noisy streets, with good depth and natural tones, even at maximum volume. '
'The M9 is an exceptional phone, but it's just not the best option out there. '
'However, this is still one of the best phones you can get and it just goes to show how far HTC has come in the last few years that we hold its products to such lofty standards. '
'All in all the HTC One M9 is a very desirable smartphone when held in the hand – easily one of the most desirable. '
'the M9 looks JUST like the M8, which is odd because anybody that’s being paying attention to HTC’s fortunes over the past couple of years knows it needs something BIG like the M7, not more incrementalism. .'
'polished overall experience'
'It’s easily the most impressive phone available under $300, and it doesn’t force you to make the compromises that are commonly required by cheap phones. '
'Mesmerizing IPS-based display'
'While the software and audio hardware are great, the Idol 3 is not a smartphone you’ll pick for its visual design. '
'It looks great, has class-leading battery life and we love its light, bloatware-free approach to Android.'
'And with the new Moto E, Motorola has crafted one of the most compelling budget smartphones yet. '
'The new Motorola Moto E is proof that a cheap phone can be good, too; you're getting reasonable performance, a sharp display and LTE connectivity for $150, unlocked.'
'competent, affordable smartphone'
'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. '
'If you've made it this far, you've already discovered that the Moto X compares pretty favorably to premium phones like the One M8 and the Galaxy S5. '
'this smartphone doesn’t need flashy casing to prove outstanding.'
'Despite this, the Moto E remains an impressive phone that puts rival low-cost smartphones well and truly in the shade. '
'Basically, Motorola still hasn't figured out how to make good cameras for low-end smartphones. '
'Like its predecessor, camera quality disappoints.'
'The surface is very reflective though and the pixel density isn't helping for sharp images.'
'The Lumia 640 is one of the most capable affordable phones currently available, which is why we gave it a TrustedReviews award at this year’s Mobile World Congress.'
'Distinctive Lumia design with bright color options. '
'Something completely new for the Lumia 640 is a front-facing camera.'
'Large 5-inch screen'
'It’s disappointing that Sony hasn’t matched the Z3’s Full HD display, but this is still good for a phone this size, and it matches what the competition currently offers.'
'The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact packs a larger screen than its predecessor in the same size body, it has tonnes of power, it's completely waterproof allowing for underwater photography and it has a good camera.'
'fairly sharp picture'
'Very heavy Android skin.'
'The G Flex 2 is a refreshing approach to smartphone design, but it doesn't mask a phone that's behind the smartphone curve.'
'One thing is clear though: it's distinct, it's unique, it's something a little different - so why not go for a curved model'.'
'LG made sure the G Flex2 is the sort of phone that turns heads, but the company also seemed content to play it safe with the software.'
'The 720p screen was no match for its competition, the phone was too unwieldy, and it had an exorbitant price tag. '