'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
'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. '
'The HTC Desire 601 is a phone that gets close to the sort of specs you’d get in a top-end One-series phone, but at a slightly lower price.'
'The viewing angles of this IPS LCD screen are also quite decent.'
'capable dual-core processor'
Want BoomSound and Zoes but without the expense?
'All said, the display is actually of passable quality and offers an overall proper color reproduction, though there is a barely detectable cyan tint to it and viewing angles are just poor. '
Great bang for your hard-earned buck