'The LG G4 is the follow-up to 2014’s TrustedReviews Phone of the Year, the LG G3 and as such has a great deal to live up to.'
'The LG G4 isn’t just a decent update to an already very good phone, it is now vastly improved with vastly superior imaging capabilities, improved battery performance and a beautifully refined display, which illustrates profoundly just why QHD, power hog that it is, is very much here to stay in flagship Android handsets. '
'From the pared-down user interface to the tight integration with Google to the strong camera performance, the G4 is a great phone... not to mention a very logical step forward from last year's G3. '
'The LG G4 improves on the three best features of its predecessor: design, screen, the camera - and does so decisively.'
'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.'
'In a market full of unwieldy phones, it is refreshingly good to come across a mobile that's actually handy.'
' The Xiaomi Mi 4i packs some fairly impressive hardware, including a 5-inch full-HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a solid compact build while still sticking very close to the lower end of the cost spectrum. '
'Sound quality is the most responsive in the mid-range frequency.'